Mr Kunle Ayansola > Abdulai, Taiwo & Co > Lagos, Nigeria > Lawyer Profile

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co
Kunle Ayansola photo

Work Department

Energy, Projects and Infrastructure


He is Partner in Projects and Infrastructure department, and the Head of the Energy practice.


Admitted Nigerian Bar, 2007. Previously State Counsel, Ministry of Justice, Katsina State. Joined Abdulai, Taiwo & Co. in 2008, and became partner in January, 2021.




Nigeria Bar Association;

International Bar Association


Adekunle Ajasin University (LL.B Hons; 2006); Certificate of the Council of Legal Education; 2007; Certified PPP Training Programs:

(i)       Jeff & O’Brien Training International: “Public Private Partnership”, 2012

(ii)      Development Bank of South Africa (DBSA): “Tolled Roads and Management: A Sustainable Approach”, 2013


Youth Pastor: Holy Spirit Gospel & Ministries (2008 – Date)

Coordinator Brothers’ Forum: Nigeria Christian Corpers’ Fellowship, Katsina (2008)

Lawyer Rankings

Nigeria > Energy and natural resources

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co is active in the PPP space for the energy sector, provides advisory services for a number of international energy companies, and has assisted in the acquisition of licenses for a number of clients. Ladi Taiwo heads the team, which has been bolstered by the promotion of Kunle Ayansola, who brings his industry experience from his secondment to the Energy Company of Nigeria plc.

Nigeria > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co provides a full range of commercial and IP services, and is particularly active in M&A and due diligence. Ladi Taiwo leads the practice, working alongside Alayo Ogunbiyi who supplements the team with her work in finance and capital markets. Kunle Ayansola is also of note, bringing his in-house experience with the Energy Company of Nigeria to his energy sector-focussed work for the firm.

Nigeria > Shipping and transport

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co specialises in PPP in the transport space, working on a number of high-profile infrastructure projects across the aviation, shipping, and rail sectors and undertaking the related finance work. Ladi Taiwo heads the team, working alongside Kunle Ayansola who brings his broad experience in the energy sector, and more specifically power purchase agreements and due diligence, to transport and infrastructure project finance.

Nigeria > Banking, finance and capital markets

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co is particularly active in the PPP/PFI space and is routinely involved in a number of significant infrastructure and utilities projects in the Nigerian market. Alayo Ogunbiyi heads the team, working in finance transactions that cover a range of sectors such as transport, infrastructure, and utilities, operating alongside Ladi Taiwo and Kunle Ayansola who primarily support on project finance, with a focus on infrastructure and energy mandates.