Streamsowers & Köhn

Chiagozie Hilary-Nwokonko

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Practice Areas

Chiagozie acts for several multinational and indigenous oil and gas companies within and outside Nigeria. He was a member of the Technical Committee of the Special Task Force for the Petroleum Industry Bill, which proposes a restructuring of the oil and gas sector.

Highlights of his recent work include: advising MRI Nigeria Limited (a Cayman Islands company) and its subsidiaries on the $250 million acquisition of 48% working interest in the Tom Shot Bank field and advising Eland Oil and Gas Plc in a series of Reserve Base Lending facilities from a consortium of banks, totaling $ 205 million. He has also acted for clients in the arrangement and negotiation of Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs), processing applications for leases and licences, farm-ins and farm-outs, Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs), and financing.

He is recognized as a domain expert and is a regular attendee and facilitator at events of the Oil & Gas Council.

Professional Memberships

Nigerian Bar Association;

International Bar Association;

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK).

Career

Graduate of Cambridge University. Management Programme at Unilever Plc from 1986 to 1988. Associate Burke & Co, 1989, Associate D.O Akintoye 1989 to 1990. Associate F.O Akinrele 1991-1995. Partner, Coram (legal Practitioners) 1995-1998. Partner, Law Union 1998-2005. PGD in Oil and Gas Law at Dundee University, in 1999. Partner, Köhn Associates 2005 to 2006. Partner, Streamsowers & Köhn 2006 till date.

Publications

Author ‘Designing Global Climate Regulation for Nigeria’ in an article for Acquisition International in July, 2011.

Personal

He is an excellent swimmer and collects artwork.