Energy, Natural Resources and Environmental Law Group

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Our Energy, Natural Resources, and Environmental Law Group continues to build on our experience in acting for leading multinational and local players in the power, water, mining and oil and gas markets, Additionally, we have continued our role in developing and interpreting the regulatory framework in these sectors.

Our team comprises proven hands in handling negotiations and advisory work across the energy sector value chain. Our team has advised upstream companies on the contractual arrangements for participation in the sector and drafted or reviewed production sharing contracts, joint operating agreements, bidding agreements, financial and technical services agreements and a myriad of operational contracts in the upstream oil and gas sector. The experience of our members in upstream oil and gas acquisitions and divestments in the past 30 years is unsurpassed.

We also liaise with the relevant regulators and have assisted companies in processing applications for all types of permits, leases and licenses. We also advise electricity companies, developers engaged in gas processing and pipeline projects and participants in the water and environmental sectors. Our work in this group also includes acting for our clients in respect of labour issues, host community issues and complying with the local content requirements of the Nigerian oil and gas industry.

Highlights of our experience include:

Testimonial 4

Acted as counsel to an international oil company in various new ventures transactions including its farm-in to the Okwok and Ebok fields.

Testimonial 4

Acted as Nigerian counsel to an international oil company in its listing on the Toronto Stock Exchange in Canada and in its subsequent acquisition by another international oil company.    

Testimonial 4

Acting for an oil and gas exploration and production company in its acquisition of a major stake valued at US$130 million in a marginal field in Nigeria.    

Testimonial 4

Acting as legal counsel to the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigeria Electricity Regulatory Commission in respect of the N213billion Nigerian Electricity Market Stabilization Facility, an intervention fund established to resolve liquidity issues in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry by settling outstanding legacy gas debts among other measures.            

Testimonial 4

Advised an AIM listed oil & Gas Company in its acquisition through a Nigerian joint venture SPV of a 45% participating interest in an OML from Shell, Total and Agip and its subsequent listing on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange. This is the largest listing of an oil and gas company on the AIM, in the last five years up to 2012.      

Testimonial 4

Advised a manufacturing company on a gas sale and purchase agreement (GSPA) entered with Shell Nigeria Gas Limited for the supply of natural gas to the client’s polymer manufacturing facility.    

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Acting as Nigerian Counsel advising an international oil and gas company on several iterations of its mulitmillion-dollar Reserve Base Lending Facility taken by one of its subsidiaries, with Stanbic IBTC Trustees Limited as facility agent.  

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Acting as the Nigerian counsel to Eland Oil & Gas (which held a stake in the holder of a participating interest in OML 40) in its acquisition by Seplat Production Development Company Plc for approximately £382 million.    

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