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Managing Partner: Tunde Oyewole
Partners: Tunde Oyewole, Bola Tinubu, Sandra Oyewole, Sola Oyebolu, Abutu Odu, Dayo Idowu, Samuel Salako, Solape Peters, Muyiwa Ogungbenro
Number of partners: 9
Number of lawyers: 38
Language: English

Firm Overview:
Established in 1965, Olajide Oyewole LLP is one of the largest firms in sub-Saharan Africa. Olajide Oyewole LLP is leading the market in client-centric innovation. The firm’s attention to the minutest detail, ensuring that its solutions are adaptive and tailor made for clients in relation to their problems, makes it one of the most sought after business and legal solutions providers in the market. The firm has been able to deliver outstanding legal services to a broad range of clients, from private clients to governments. Olajide Oyewole LLP (OOLLP) is the exclusive Nigerian member of DLA Piper Africa. DLA Piper Africa combines the resource and expertise of DLA Piper’s global practice together with leading business law firms across the African continent to provide an unrivalled pan-Africa service. This approach makes Olajide Oyewole LLP a leading firm in Africa.

Main Areas of Practice:

Banking & Finance:
2 partners, 9 fee earners based in Lagos
■ $461 million Oando – Vitol/Helios downstream joint venture
■ Sale and leaseback transaction for a leading FMCG Nigerian company
■ $3 billion FPSO EPC Project by Samsung Heavy Industries
■ $1.79 billion acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigerian assets by Oando Energy Resources Inc.
■ $450 Million Reserve Based Lending for upstream oil and gas acquisition
■ Acquisition and business combination of two major oil companies – US$500 million
■ Acquisition of a major oil and gas company and its related assets US$2 billion
■ NGN60 billion (US$400 million) syndicated medium term financing for an oil and gas company
■ Establishment of a mass rail transport system in Lagos State—‘Blue Line’ US$900 million + N33 billion
■ Legal advisory to Mainstream -concessionaire of Kainji and Jebba Power p
Contact: Tunde Oyewole
Tel: +234 808 888 1111 (m) +234 1 279 3677
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Dayo Idowu
Tel: +234 703 405 5428 (m) +234 1 279 3851 (d)
Email: [email protected]

Infrastructure, Transportation, Telecoms:
1 partner, 4 fee earners
■ Joint legal counsel for the establishment and operation of a mass rail system of transportation in Lagos State—‘Blue Line’ and ‘Red Line’ for Lagos State Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA)/Lagos State Government – US$870 million
■ Legal counsel for the Build, Operate and Own Agreement for construction of a 50MW IPP (Independent Power Project) for Lagos State Water Corporation
■ Lead legal counsel to the Lagos State Government in respect of Lekki-Ikoyi Toll Bridge and concession restructuring to the Lagos State Government – Lekki –Epe Expressway
■ Legal counsel and adviser to the sponsors Badagry Deep Sea Port Project (PPP Port Development)
■ Joint legal counsel in the matter of Econet Wireless Ltd v. Delta State Ministry of Finance Inc. and others where we represented the interest of Lagos State in Ibile Holdings
Contact: Tunde Oyewole
Tel: +234 808 888 1111 (m) +234 1 279 3677 (d)
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Solape Peters
Tel: +234 802 222 6268 (m) +234 1 279 3850 (d)
Email: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution (Litigation, Arbitration & Investigations):
1 partner, 5 fee earners
The purpose of the dispute resolution service is to effectively and economically resolve client issues through the best methods available using adjudicative or consensual processes. The firm’s dispute resolution lawyers bring to bear a very rich experience in all aspects of dispute resolution within and outside Nigeria. The firm’s practice areas includes arbitration, mediation, litigation.
Contact: Sola Oyebolu
Tel: +234 816 587 0315 (m) +234 1 279 3673 (d)
Email: [email protected]

Taxation, Compliance, Private Client:
Due-Diligence: As in-depth and thorough due diligence is a bedrock for financing transactions, the firm has been involved in numerous due diligence exercises. Subject to the nature of the transaction, in such assignments, the firm regularly carries out investigations and inquiries into all relevant areas and subject matters. The firm also provides advice as to the outcome of the exercise to assist clients in making an informed decision regarding the transactions or project.
Contact: Tunde Oyewole
Tel: +234 808 888 1111 (m) +234 1 279 3677
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate:
1 partner, 3 fee earners based in Lagos
■ Structured finance for real estate development valued US$125 million
■ Financing package for development of commercial real property valued at US$170 million
■ Transaction solicitors in the acquisition of over 40 hectares of land at Eko Atlantic City, Lagos for the development of the proposed Eko Energy City valued at over $400 million
■ Advisers to the developer of one of the largest property developments in Nigeria covering 145 hectares for the acquisition, development, financing, construction of a residential estate valued at over $1 billion
■ Successfully defending the corporate owner of approximately 1,500,000 square metres of prime property in Lagos State, valued at over $1 billion, against all disputes regarding title, ownership and legal challenges to government revocation pertaining to that development (dispute resolution)
Contact: Abutu Odu
Tel: +234 805 096 0009 (m) +234 1 279 3853 (d)
Email: [email protected]

Media, Entertainment & Technology:
1 partner, 6 fee earners
■ Consultancy and legal services to a group of investors seeking to establish a creative industry fund valued in hundreds of millions of naira and for purposes of investment in the industry
■ The preparation of the production, finance and distribution documents for a film with production costs valued at over N200m
■ Licensing the music catalogue of one of Nigeria’s greatest musicians to one of the highest grossing computer game of all time
■ Negotiating and licensing of the life story rights of one of Nigeria’s music legends for a stage production
■ Reviews, attendance at key meetings and the lobbying in relation to the redraft and promulgation of Nigeria’s Copyright Act and draft bill respectively
■ Working with the relevant ministries, departments and agencies within the Federal Government to establish an anti-piracy task force in Nigeria and strengthen the country’s intellectual property regime
Contact: Sandra Oyewole
Tel: +234 802 223 0170 (m) +234 1 279 3674 (d)
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Services:
2 partners, 8 fee earners
The firm’s corporate service assists clients with all aspects of mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, IPOs, debt offerings, venture capital and private equity investments, regulatory compliance, secretarial services, employment, company law and strategic transactional matters. The firm provides tailor-made, bespoke advice that sets it apart from the crowd. Its corporate practice is complemented by experts across the firm in practice areas such as banking and finance, tax, competition/antitrust, employment and pensions, financial services, real estate, IP, technology and regulatory. The firm will put together the right team with the right expertise for your unique transaction.
Contact: Bola Tinubu
Tel: +234 802 777 1001 (m) +234 1 279 3672 (d)
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Samuel Salako
Tel: +234 802 377 0456 (m) +234 1 279 3852 (d)
Email: [email protected]