Energy and Natural Resources

Our Energy and Natural Resources practice is the primary point of reference for investors engaging in Nigeria’s oil, gas, mining, power and renewable energy sectors. The team and its members are consistently ranked in the top tier by major legal directories. The specialist skills and significant deal experience gained by our team members from several landmark assignments throughout the energy chain present our clients with a unique one-stop service for energy related issues.

The firm’s expertise covers legal, regulatory and policy issues as well as commercial and fiscal matters that arise in oil, gas, mining, power, and renewable energy transactions. We provide advice on energy and utilities finance, energy mergers, acquisitions and joint ventures, electricity and gas transmission, distribution and supply, power purchase, off-take and tolling arrangements, We 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 local content issues. ǼLEX advises clients on several regulatory and contractual issues involved in renewable energy and CDM projects.

Our clients operate in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry. The firm advised the Federal Government of Nigeria and a development finance institution in the accelerated expansion of power infrastructure under the aegis of the National Independent Power Project. The firm also advised a state owned electricity company on a dispute arising from the purchase of power from an IPP. We are currently assisting industry in the development of a commercial framework for wholesale gas supply to domestic gas utilization projects.

We have significant experience in virtually all matters relating to the mining sector. We are conversant with the specialist issues that arise in mining investment and the advance techniques for structuring mining transactions. We prepared the draft of the current mining legislation and have advised our clients on various legal and regulatory issues relating to exploration, mine development and mining operations. We have also provided legal support on several mining acquisitions and joint ventures.