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Yemisi Awonuga

Principal Consultant

234 (0) 7000 2384 7679 (ext. 102)


Yemisi Awonuga has garnered over 13 years of cross-cutting commercial experience advising clients on the bankability of projects in the energy and infrastructure sectors. She has advised project promoters across a wide spectrum on project risk evaluation and allocation and readily proffers mitigation mechanics through contractual documentation. Yemisi combines her commercial experience with her deep understanding of the Nigerian energy market and has, in the last four years focused solely on the energy sector advising on integrated gas commercialization projects; oil refinery projects; acquisition of oil and gas assets; structured financing for energy projects; gas project conceptualization studies and regulatory matters. She brings with her, from her former years as the head of the banking and finance practice of a leading law firm in Nigeria, a wealth of experience in advising on complex corporate, project and structured finance projects; bond offerings; private equity deal and share capital re-organisation.

Yemisi is currently leading the legal team advising an indigenous marginal field operator on the development and project financing of a 10,000bpsd crude oil refinery in Kwale, Delta State. She advised on the development of a greenfield petrochemical complex which involved the drafting of the project documents and advising on the injection of equity capital into the project. She also advised an independent upstream company on the operation and management of the 128km by 18-inch East Horizon gas pipeline. She recently concluded the documentation for a gas-power commercialization project for an upstream joint venture.

She has been recognised by IFLR1000 as a leading lawyer


  • Msc. with distinction, Energy Studies (specialising in energy finance), University of Dundee.
  • LL.M. (Commercial Law), Cardiff Law School (2005)
  • LL.B. Obafemi Awolowo University (2001)

Bar Admissions

  • Nigeria, 2003

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Energy Institute
  • Lagos Oil Club


  • Ranked as a leading lawyer by IFLR1000 (2013)

Contact Us

ADVISORY Legal Consultants

33B Adebayo Doherty Street
(Off Admiralty Way)
Lekki Phase 1, Lekki
Lagos, Nigeria

Phone:+ 234 (0) 7000 2384 7679

Fax:+234 (0)1 8429442