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Top 10 Energy & Natural Resources Law Firms in Nigeria (2024)

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Top 10 Energy & Natural Resources Law Firms in Nigeria

The Energy, Power and Natural Resources sector has gained widespread interest all over the world. It is also central to the economy of Nigeria. Here are some of the outstanding law firms in the energy market.

10. G. Elias

Here at G Elias, we have experience in dealing with Electric Power and Energy Sector issues. 

We have been active with both thermal and renewable power clients in seminal developments in the electric power supply industry for nearly two decades. Among other work,  we have advised on:

  • power sale and purchase agreements
  • engineering, procurement and construction contracts
  • technical support agreements
  • licensing and licensing-driven structuring
  • metering contracts and regulation
  • tariff regulation and pricing etc.

9. Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie

The oil and gas team at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie developed its initial experience in oil and gas when we acted as legal advisers in the negotiations leading to the formation of Nigeria LNG Limited, which operates the Nigeria liquefied natural gas project, under the government of the former President of Nigeria, Shehu Shagari.

We have advised various clients on matters such as the regulatory framework for oil and gas in Nigeria; tile processes and procedures for obtaining authorisations from the Department of Petroleum Resources, the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board and the Nigerian Export Processing Zones, licensing procedures under the bidding rounds; etc.

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8. ENR Advisory

ENR Advisory provides bespoke transactional, regulatory and legal advisory services to businesses and projects in Nigeria’s energy, resources and infrastructure sectors. We engage daily with our focal sectors and routinely proffer cutting-edge solutions to its clients on a myriad of complex legal, regulatory and commercial issues.

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Our focus on these niche areas presents our clients with a deep sector knowledge and understanding that goes well beyond legal issues. In Nigeria’s fast evolving marketplace, this is a value–add for our clients.

7. Bloomfield

With lawyers who have been described as ‘very adept in the industry’ and ‘knowledgeable in the energy sector’, Bloomfield has been pivotal in providing legal advice on numerous transactions in the energy and natural resources sector as well as providing policy advice to government institutions on national policies on energy and natural resources.

In relation to energy and natural resources policy, some members of our team advised the Federal Government of Nigeria on the gas sector, and specifically, on the development of a domestic gas supply policy and the gas sale and aggregation agreement template. 

Our team also advised the World Bank in relation to a multi-dimensional case study on the Nigerian Power Sector, advised the Rural Electrification Agency (as part of a team) on the Rural Electrification Fund and is currently advising the governing institutions of the electric power sector under the auspices of the United Kingdom’s Nigeria Infrastructure Advisory Facility Programme. 

6. Templars

At Templars, our Energy and Natural Resources practice group provides legal and commercial services and support to the upstream, midstream and downstream industry; the power and renewables industry as well as various infrastructure development projects. Our expertise spans the entire value chain from upstream exploration and production to oil and gas processing, transportation, commercialisation and utilisation

The group comprises lawyers with sector-specific energy, finance, tax, dispute resolution and regulatory compliance sub-teams that have extensive private practice and in-house industry experience. This affords them a unique and unparalleled understanding of the industry and the regulatory environment.

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5. Olaniwun Ajayi

With climate change as a dominant global conversation, the power and renewable energy sector is experiencing change at a rapid pace. As always, this comes with challenges but also with opportunities that a trusted adviser can help with maximising.

Olaniwun Ajayi is that trusted firm that can help with providing the full spectrum of legal support to a diverse range of clients in the Nigerian power sector, including governments, project proponents, investors, financial institutions, operators, suppliers and regulators.

The OA team is at the forefront of the renewables space, particularly solar power and wind, where Nigerian legal expertise is rare, having advised on some of the largest photovoltaic projects in the country.

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4. Aelex

Aelex’s Energy and Natural Resources practice 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.

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.

3. Banwo & Ighodalo

Banwo & Ighodalo has advised and continues to provide legal advisory support on many complex oil, gas, power and mining projects, amongst others, which span the energy supply value chain.

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

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2. Denton ACAS-Law

Our Energy and Natural Resources practice provides legal representation and advice at all levels and on every aspect of the oil and gas industry; assisting clients with the negotiation and preparation of various oil industry agreements.

At, Denton ACAS-Law, Our lawyers are experienced in the areas of development, construction, financing and taxation of energy (oil, gas and power) projects including disposition and acquisition of oil and gas concessions, construction, acquisition and disposition of oil and gas processing facilities, refineries and pipelines and the licensing and establishment of independent power projects. With 20 years of industry experience, we have consistently maintained our reputation as a premier energy firm with an international outlook whilst maintaining local significance.

1. Aluko & Oyebode

The energy market is constantly evolving, and our experienced, award-winning and full-service team of energy lawyers represent multiple companies and other organisations which explore and develop these resources. 

Over 35 years of aggregate expertise and experience, ensures that, at Aluko & Oyebode, we are well-versed and deeply knowledgeable in the entire breadth of the energy sector, including oil and gas law; power projects and solid minerals — as well as renewable energy.

Our robust understanding of the commercial and regulatory issues in the energy and natural resources industry is unparalleled, and we are a preeminent energy and natural resources law firm in Nigeria. Our expertise in the energy and natural resources area includes:

  • Legal framework and environmental
  • Litigation, dispute resolution, arbitration, and mediation
  • Awards, grants and assets acquisitions (advisory and financing)
  • Negotiating and drafting industry commercial agreements
  • Regulatory and compliance etc.

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