Oritsemone Awala-Velly


  • Corporate/Commercial
  • Energy and Natural Resources
  • Banking and Finance

Email: oawala-velly@aelex.com



LL.B University of Lagos, 2013


Bar Admission

Barrister and Solicitor, Nigeria 2014


Professional Associations

Member, Nigerian Bar Association



Oritsemone’s main practice areas are: Corporate/Commercial, Energy and Natural Resources and Banking and Finance. Advised the Seller in the acquisition of a Nigerian mining company by a Canadian mining and exploration conglomerate for a mixture of a cash payment and a minority interest holding in the purchaser.
He is part of the team that advised the Lenders on refinancing of a US$750 million facility granted to an indigenous oil company for the acquisition of an oil mining lease from an international oil company.
He is presently advising on a gas intervention project which requires a third party processor to process raw gas supplied by a gas supplier and deliver processed gas to designated power plants. This has involved reviewing legal and regulatory framework governing gas production, processing, sale and transportation; drafting relevant transaction documents such as the gas supply, gas processing and gas transportation agreements that underpin the transaction.