Department profile submitted by Banwo & Ighodalo
Our Firm’s Energy Practice Group (comprising of oil, gas and power) is internationally recognized and consistently ranked as Tier 1, by leading journals and directories. We have advised numerous clients (Nigerian and international) in virtually all aspects of the energy value chain. Our lawyers are constantly involved in complex, and high profile deals in this specialist practice area. Our clients include governments, public and private companies, corporate investors, financial institutions, foreign law firms and international consultancy firms. Various members of our team sit on a variety of executive and judicial rule making committees involved in the evolving Nigerian legal system.
Our experience in the oil and gas space spans acquisition and disposal of petroleum assets, gas monetization and utilization projects, cross-border capital raising and listings, legislative drafting and review, litigation and alternative dispute resolution relating to oil and gas disputes, environmental pollution matters, community and stakeholder engagement, local content advisory, amongst others.
Banwo & Ighodalo remains the go-to firm in the Nigerian electricity supply industry. We currently advise numerous clients seeking to develop and establish independent power projects (including renewable energy projects) in Nigeria, and also provide legal support to service providers and regulators in the electricity market.