March, 2016

ADVISORY’s ‘Gbite Adeniji Appointed Senior Technical Adviser to the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum

Advisory Legal Consultants is proud to announce that one of its Chief Consultants, Gbite Adeniji, has been appointed by the Honourable Minister of State for Petroleum Resources, Dr. Ibe Kachukwu, to serve as the Senior Technical Adviser on Upstream and Gas. This appointment comes on the back of several prior consulting roles he has held with the Federal Government, international development organisations and industry stakeholders involving the formulation and implementation of oil and gas sector policies, the drafting of sector laws and regulations and the development of a robust commercial framework for the domestic gas market.

In his new role, Gbite is supporting the Honourable Minister on renewed efforts to reform and restructure the petroleum industry. A key part of his assignment will be the passage of four bills that are intended to replace the Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB).

ADVISORY continues to offer unrivalled legal and commercial support to clients in the oil and gas, natural resource and infrastructure sectors.

Published on March 21, 2016


June, 2015

ADVISORY Welcomes AfDB Legal Consultant Back to the Firm

ADVISORY Legal Consultants is happy to announce that Tunde Simoyan, has returned to the firm following a fifteen-month stint at the African Development Bank (AfDB) in Tunis and Abidjan where he served as a Legal Consultant – Private Sector Operations. During his time at the AfDB, Tunde advised on several multi-million dollar financings and public-private partnerships projects across Africa including the financing of a $4 billion cross-border railway project in East Africa. He also advised on the financing of several financial institutions across the continent.

Tunde joined the firm in 2013 as a Senior Consultant with a practice focus on energy and infrastructure finance. Prior to ADVISORY, he served as Chief Legal Advisor at the Sahara Group Limited, Vice President, Legal at Oceanic Capital and Associate at a leading law firm in California. His experience providing corporate counsel to oil and gas firms, financial institutions and other private businesses across multiple jurisdictions will strengthen the firm’s ability to meet the evolving needs of our clients.

Published on June 24, 2015


June, 2015

ADVISORY Ranked and Recommended in IFLR1000 2015 Guide to Energy and Infrastructure

ADVISORY Legal Consultants is pleased to announce that it has been ranked and recommended by the International Financial Law Review (“IFLR1000”) in its 2015 Guide to Energy and Infrastructure. The 2015 Guide also ranks Chief Consultants ‘Gbite Adeniji and Ike Oguine as Leading Lawyers in energy and oil and gas. Additionally, ‘Gbite Adeniji was ranked as Leading Lawyer in mining.

Published on June 18, 2015


June, 2015

NNPC Company Secretary Returns to ADVISORY

ADVISORY Legal Consultants is pleased to announce that Ike Oguine has now returned from a leave of absence from the Firm during which he served as the Coordinator, Legal Services (General Counsel) and Company Secretary at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC). Ike was appointed to this position by former President Goodluck Jonathan in April 2014 and he served in this capacity until May 2015.

His experience overseeing the legal affairs of one the largest national oil companies in the World and advising on a multiplicity of complex projects, transactions and disputes involving NNPC brings a unique perspective to our specialism.

We congratulate Ike on his accomplishments at the NNPC and are very pleased to welcome him back to the firm.

Published on June 16, 2015


April, 2015

ADVISORY Wins “Africa M&A Deal of the Year” at the 2015 M&A Atlas Awards, Global Major Markets

ADVISORY Legal Consultants is pleased to have received the “Africa M&A Deal of the Year” Award in recognition of the firm’s representation of ConocoPhillips (COP) in the $1.5 billion divestment of COP’s Nigerian upstream business to Oando Energy Resources. The award was presented at an annual gala organized by Global M&A Network that held at the Intrepid Air, Sea & Space Museum in New York on March 31, 2015.

The M&A Atlas Awards, Global Major Markets exclusively honours excellence for deals valued above 1 billion USD in the categories of deals, dealmaker teams and outstanding firms. Winners are selected independently based on the deal performance metrics.

Published on April 10, 2015

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