Energy & Natural Resources

The advent of the power sector reform in Nigeria, has led to a transformational change in the entire industry, creating new opportunities and a range of economic, infrastructural and technological changes particularly with regard to the rise of renewable energy.

Our energy and natural resources practice has assisted various clients over the years in navigating the various regulations and legal technical matters and issues that arise in the power and renewable energy sectors.

These matters which are multifaceted usually require the provision of advice on transactional issues bordering on electric power supply, engineering procurement and construction, financing of power projects and provision of advice on the divestment of interests in electric power assets.

We provide clients with advice on energy and utilities finance, electricity and gas transmission, distribution and supply, power purchase, off-take and tolling arrangements. We also conduct legal and entry due diligence in relation to the acquisition of commercial assets.

We assist clients on corporate structuring of legal vehicles as well as obtaining permits and working across the value chain with renewable energy Independent Power Producers, investors, financiers, regulators, and government agencies.

We also help clients across the oil and gas sector to take advantage of opportunities, overcome challenges and protect their interests as they arise.

We offer a wealth of resources, local expertise and commitment to key oil and gas players across Nigeria and beyond. We advise on legal, financial, regulatory and commercial issues associated with the industry including the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors.

Our experience cuts across different service areas in the oil and gas sector such as financing, bids, divestments, contracts, regulatory compliance, local content, asset acquisitions and advisory support among others.

We have long standing relationships with major players within the sector and also possess solid relationships with regulators in the sector which enables us to provide timely updates and reliable information to our clients in respect of various matters in the sector which may concern them.

In addition, we have significant experience in the mining/natural resources sector.

We are conversant with the specialist issues that arise in mining investment. We advise our clients on various legal and regulatory issues relating to exploration, mine development and mining operations.