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Nigeria > Shipping and transport Tier 1

Bloomfield LP has a strong offering in acquisitions of shipping and aviation vehicles and the related financing, with the firm’s broader services extending to tax issues, licenses and deregistration of vehicles, in addition to a range of disputes. The team’s past work with a number of multinational clients makes them well-placed to handle cross-border matters, and it remains active in advising public bodies on the development of maritime law. The ‘excellent and commercially-consciousAdedoyin Afun heads the practice, with a broad-ranging experience in a range of transactions, disputes, and regulatory issues in the shipping space, while senior associate Michael Abiiba specialises in litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Adedoyin Afun

Other key lawyers:


‘The firm has lawyers with sound legal knowledge and an agile approach to legal matters.’

‘Adedoyin Afun is an excellent and commercially-conscious lawyer. Michael Abiiba is a very brilliant lawyer.’

Key clients

Macquarie Rotorcraft Leasing Holdings Limited

Ejovi Dredging and Marine Services Limited

Telford Offshore Limited

The London P & I Club

The China P & I Club

Raytheon Energy Limited

Westfield Subsea Limited

International Charterer

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC

Sea Transport Services Nigeria Limited

Vigeo Shipping Limited

NHV A/S, Société Générale

CapitalTrust Investments & Assets Management Limited

Fast Offshore Supply Pte Limited

Tropical Arctic Logistics Limited

Aramex Delivery Services Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Westfield Subsea Limited, a Nigerian oil servicing company (with operations spanning several countries), in connection with the acquisition of a pipelay barge.
  • Advised Macquarie on the sale and delivery of eight Augusta Westland AW139 helicopters which were on lease with an operator in Nigeria to Caverton Helicopters Limited.
  • Advising Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC on the provision of a US$10,000,000.00 facility to a leading Nigerian shipping company for the acquisition of a large oil tanker vessels.

Nigeria > Banking, finance and capital markets Tier 2

Bloomfield LP advises on the full range of banking, finance, and capital market transactions, with a longstanding relationship with some of Nigeria’s most high-profile financial institutions and a developing presence in the Islamic finance and green bonds spaces. The team is active in a number of other sectors, bringing experience in a number of different sectors to the banking and finance work, including shipping, energy, and real estate. Adedoyin Afun co-heads the practice and has worked on a number of complex deals, with a more recent focus on Islamic Finance, while co-head Ayodele Oni works on regulatory, compliance, and project finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Adedoyin Afun; Ayodele Oni

Other key lawyers:

Ebele Ikpeoyi; John Sunday


The team is young, flexible, and operates with a quick turnaround time. The team has a vast knowledge about multiple areas of banking and capital markets.

Collaborative, diverse, and possessing technical knowhow.

Adedoyin Afun is highly intelligent and a good leader. Ebele Ikpeoyi and John Sunday were both resourceful and hardworking.’

Key clients

Niger Delta Exploration and Production Plc

ND Refineries Limited

Purple Capital Partners Limited

Purple Real Estate Development Company Plc

Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited

Nova Merchant Bank Limited

Glomobile Limited

Africa Pits and Quarries Limited

Capitaltrust Investment & Assets Management Limited

Telford Offshore Group

Conoil Producing Limited

Westfield Subsea Limited

Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc.

OneWattSolar Limited

God is Good Motors

DLM Trust Company Limited

Alagbaka Power Limited

Work highlights

  • Acting as borrower’s counsel to ND Refineries Limited on the financing of a modular refinery and a sulphur hydrotreatment units situated in Ogbele.
  • Advising Glomobile Nigeria Limited in relation to the credit facility of Thirty Billion Naira to be provided by First Bank of Nigeria Limited.
  • Advised Stanbic IBTC Bank Limited regarding the provision of a Three Million, Two Hundred Thousand United States Dollars facility to Propetrol Limited.

Nigeria > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

Bloomfield LP is notably strong in relation to joint ventures, with high-profile work in the oil and gas and fintech spaces. The practice also handles a wide range of transactions, demonstrating a significant focus on TMT and private equity. Practice co-head Adedoyin Afun has advised on the structuring and implementation of a number of complex cross-border transactions and joint ventures, while co-chair Ayodele Oni has experience in key acquisitions and divestments within the energy and natural resources space.

Practice head(s):

Adedoyin Afun; Ayodele Oni


A diverse team dedicated to collaboration.

Key clients

Engie Energy Access Nigeria Limited

Globacom Limited

Conoil Producing Limited

Conoil Plc

Continental Oil and Gas Limited

Mocoh SA

Expand Exploration and Production Limited

Aramex International LLC

Enaro Energy Limited

Harbour Point Marine and Energy Limited

Purple Group

Bukkha Hospitality Limited

CapitalTrust Investments & Asset Management Limited

Purple Capital Partners Limited

Optimera Energy LFZ Enterprise

PurpleMoney Microfinance Bank Limited

Telford Offshore Group

Iwosan Investments Limited

Vista Global Holding Limited

FTI Consulting Inc

MoneyMaster Payment Service Bank Limited

Work highlights

  • Advised Purple Real Estate Income Limited and Purple Real Estate Development Company in relation to a scheme of merger.
  • Acting as transaction counsel for a consortium to build and operate a gas transportation infrastructure and supply gas to the Lagos Free Zone.
  • Advising Aramex and FNO on their joint venture for the establishment of a logistics free zone enterprise within the NAHCO Free Trade Zone in Nigeria.

Nigeria > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Bloomfield LP employs its ‘robust understanding of the Nigerian energy & natural resources industry‘ to advise government bodies and a number of international clients on major infrastructure and other business-critical projects. The firm advises on the full range of energy matters, with a growing focus on natural gas and some notable work in renewables. The ‘excellent, practical, problem-solving and reliable’ Ayodele Oni heads the team and is very active in the energy space, using his experience of high-profile transactions and advising public bodies on policy to assist clients in a range of projects in the sector.

Practice head(s):

Ayodele Oni

Other key lawyers:

Damilola Alada; Michael Abiiba


‘Bloomfied LP turn around time is fantastic and their use of technology in their service delivery is highly innovative and commendable.’

‘They pay special attention to any job given to them. The firm also delivers highly technical and quality service’

‘Ayodele Oni is an excellent solution finder and corporate/energy lawyer, brilliant in structuring deals and finding innovative solutions. He gets very good support from his team and a standout Associate is Damilola Alada.’

‘We received good attention from the partners, especially Ayodele Oni,  and the team worked with speed, commercial awareness and efficiency. They have a dedicated team for each of the different areas of our business.’

‘Ayodele Oni has been excellent, practical, problem-solving and reliable. There has also been very good support from Damilola Alada and Michael Abiiba from a dispute resolution point of view.’

‘Bloomfield is one of the few firms with a robust understanding of the Nigerian energy & natural resources industry. Over the years they have provided advise to Oil and Power Companies on several aspects of the industry, ranging from the structuring and financing of the acquisition of oil and gas assets, on regulatory issues relating to their activities in the upstream, midstream and downstream sectors, and on the development of both off-grid and on-grid power plants.’

‘The team has excellent knowledge and practical experience. The team provides timely advice and is always available to render practical solutions.’

‘Dr Ayodele Oni has substantial hands-on practical experience and always gives solutions you can work with promptly and timeously. He is my go-to person for anything energy, transactional, or policy.’

Key clients

The Central Electric & Utilities Limited

China Energy Engineering Company Limited Consortium

eN Consulting and Projects Limited

Enaro Energy Limited

Tetracore Energy Limited

Milhouse Energy Limited

Infini Power Limited

Sun Africa LLC

Femadec Energy Limited

QSL Gas and Power Limited

Nextier Power Limited

Daybreak Power Solutions Limited

Daystar Power Limited

Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission

Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc

Engie Energy Access Nigeria Limited

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Expand Exploration and Production Limited

Harbour Point Marine and Energy Limited

Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited

ND Refineries Ltd

Nigerian Gas Marketing Company Limited

Nigerian Gas Company Limited

Lafarge Africa Plc

Gas Aggregator Company of Nigeria Limited

Conoil Producing Limited

Vertex Energy Limited

Optimera Energy LFZE

Alphaden Energy Oilfield Limited

Gilgal Global Investment Company Limited

Iganmu-GenCo Limited

Work highlights

  • Advising a consortium of Falcon Corporation, ND Western and First Hydrocarbon on all aspects of a Gas infrastructure Development Project.
  • Advising the prospective lenders and the NNPC on all aspects of project development for the rehabilitation of the Kaduna and Warri refineries.
  • Advising Central Electric & Utilities Limited and China Energy Engineering Company Limited in connection with its bid to acquire two Independent Power Plants in Nigeria.

Nigeria > Real estate and construction Tier 2

Bloomfield LP advise on a broad range of real estate mandates, with notable work on work in the renewable energy and luxury residential property spaces. The firm applies its industry knowledge to legal advisory work for private and commercial clients, and allows the team to engage in a number of innovative projects. Adedoyin Afun heads the practice with an extensive expertise in the full range of real estate work, extending to transactional and litigation work across a variety of asset classes.

Practice head(s):

Adedoyin Afun

Other key lawyers:


‘The team provided a service with excellent structure, affordability, and technical aptness.’

Key clients

Vixen Enterprises Limited

Enaro Energy Limited

The Executors of Mr. Kayode Williams’ Estate

Milhouse Energy Services Limited

P E Bitumen Resources Nigeria Limited

Purple Real Estate Development Plc.

Lekki Retailtainment Limited

Ikechukwu Okolo

Capital Trust Investments & Asset Management Limited

Manzuwa Ventures Limited

United Capital Trustees

Iwosan Lagoon Hospital Limited (formerly known as Hygeia Nigeria Limited)”

Work highlights

  • Advised PE Bitumen in relation to the purchase of a depot terminal in the Apapa region of Lagos State valued at over $100,000,000.
  • Advising LRL in relation to the development, lease and management of a state-of-the-art retail, entertainment, and residential centre in the Lekki Area, Lagos state.
  • Advising PREIP on the construction of its retail and residential developments situated in Lekki and Maryland, Lagos State, all valued at over US$10,000,000.

Nigeria > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Bloomfield LP draws on its sector expertise in shipping, energy, and natural resources for its dispute resolution practice, especially in relation to debt recovery claims, and also has a focus in corporate immigration and employment. The ‘excellent and commercially-consciousAdedoyin Afun heads the practice, working on a number of high-value shipping mandates.

Practice head(s):

Adedoyin Afun

Other key lawyers:

Michael Abiiba


‘Solution-oriented, knowledgeable and very dependable. Adedoyin also possesses great listening and analytical skills, which enable him to break down complex problems into manageable bits for easy and quick resolution. He also possesses outstanding negotiation and personal relationship skills (as well as a vast network) which enable him to successfully resolve very knotty issues between his clients and regulatory authorities.’

‘I have had the opportunity to work with Adedoyin Afun (and his team) on sundry shipping and maritime matters, ranging from ship financing, regulatory compliance, corporate commercial and M&A, dispute resolution (wet and dry), among others. He brings his wealth of knowledge and know-how to handle each cases professionally.’

‘Bloomfield’s dispute resolution is well-versed in a wide range of commercial disputes, ranging from commercial debt recovery actions, employment and trade disputes, finance and securities disputes and shipping and oil services disputes. As an indication of their expertise, the firm’s shipping and oil services disputes team continues to act for some of the members of the world’s largest Protection and Indemnity Clubs, representing them in dispute resolution negotiations, as well as securing the arrest of vessels as security for their maritime claims.’

‘Their dedication and ability to close out issues timeously.’

‘The firm has lawyers with sound legal mind and an agile approach to client matters.’

‘Adedoyin Afun is an excellent and commercially conscious lawyer. Michael Abiiba is a very brilliant lawyer.’

Key clients

Telford Offshore Limited and Telford 31 Limited

Hapag-Lloyd Nigeria Limited

Deserv International Trading LLC

Olam Nigeria Limited

Lafarge Africa Plc

Cosco Shipping Lines Co. Ltd

The Swedish P&I Club

Nestoil Limited

Aris Chartering Co. Limited

Shipowners Claims Bureau (Hellas) Inc.

Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading Company Plc

Dr. Fatai Lawal and Mr. Temitope Lawal

Work highlights

  • Representing Telford Offshore Limited in an action at the Federal High Court claiming sums of money due under an agreement allegedly entered between the Plaintiff and TOL.
  • Representing Sea Transport Services Nigeria in an action against the Nigerian Port Authority in relation to its breach of its statutory duty to maintain the waterway.
  • Defended the Nigeria Bulk Electricity Trading, in a freedom of information suit brought against it by a civil society organization in Nigeria.

The firm: On 12 February 2007, Bloomfield Law Practice was established in Lagos as a specialist commercial law firm for those who expect more. The firm is practical, commercial and goal-driven in its approach. With a nimble team of over ten legal practitioners, the firm works in partnership with its clients, anticipates their needs and offers quality, practical, hands-on and cost-effective solutions.

Bloomfield Law Practice takes pride in its flexibility and accessibility at all times and has earned itself a reputation for prompt response, timely advice and exceeding clients’ expectations.

The firm’s lawyers have a deft understanding of the economic, political and commercial environments in which its clients operate. The firm also keeps abreast of developments in these constantly changing business and political environments. This enables Bloomfield Law Practice to offer relevant and practical solutions to its clients’ issues.

Areas of practice: Bloomfield Law Practice’s experience, clientele (corporate, financial institutions, private equity firms, foreign law firms, governments and individuals) and the reputation of its lawyers cut across several key industries that the firm is dedicated to, namely aviation, financial institutions, consumer goods, entertainment, logistics, media, mining and minerals, oil and gas, power and renewables, real estate, shipping and oil services, and telecommunications. The firm’s lawyers have also contributed to, or authored, leading texts in these industries and are often called upon to serve as resource persons at local and international seminars/workshops and as public and private sector office holders, advisers and consultants.

Asset management and private equity
Aviation and logistics
Corporate, finance and securities
Dispute resolution
Energy and natural resources
Immigration, employment and labour
Intellectual property and information technology
Shipping and oil services
Corporate crime
Regulatory compliance
Number of lawyers : 14+


Social Class

Our firm employs lawyers from all social classes. We have lawyers from poor and uneducated backgrounds in our firm.

Race and Ethnicity

We acknowledge, celebrate and recognise the value and benefits of a culturally diverse environment. We value diversity of opinions, perspectives and ideas. We also recognise that our team is a reflection of our community and we remain committed to recruiting and retaining a culturally diverse workforce. Being in a country with more than 250 ethnic groups, our firm has two (2) of the three (3) major groups – Hausa, Igbo and Yoruba – represented in the firm. We also have minority ethnic groups from the northern and southern parts of Nigeria in the firm.


A key component of our diversity strategy is to have a fair representation of both genders contribute fully to the achievement of the Firm’s goals. We are committed to developing, promoting and retaining both male and female members of the Firm. The ratio of female lawyers to male lawyers is 44: 56.



Bloomfield LP provided pro bono legal advisory services to EaziFunds Capital Limited (the “Company”) in relation to its general operations as an advisory-focused investment banking boutique firm aimed at providing unique solutions to financing challenges in Africa, as well as in connection with the establishment of an investment vehicle as a means of connecting prospective investors with companies seeking funding.

We also advised the Company on the legal and regulatory framework for the development of a crowdfunding platform in Nigeria.

World Bank

As part of our pro bono culture, Bloomfield LP always contribute to the World Bank Doing Business Report for Nigeria. Recently, our Associates contributed to the World Bank Doing Business Report for 2021 (Nigeria) where we opined on various aspect of the report such as Starting a Business, Enforcing Contracts, Protecting Minority Investors amongst others.

Bloomfield sponsored an investment competition organized by for promising start-up businesses in Nigeria. is an online platform that promotes African entrepreneurship by bridging the gap between investors and early-stage startups in Africa’s emerging market. 234Finance provides the support, tools and opportunities required to start, scale and manage African ventures.

Bloomfield provided free of charge legal services for one (1) year for the year 2020 to Kernelinc Resources Limited, Yogurmac Limited and Nwachinemerem Farms, winners of year 2019’s investment competition.

Bloomfield LP is a collaborator with the Lagos Public Interest Law Partnership under the auspices of the Pro Bono Coordinator, Office of the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State.


Bloomfield LP recognizes and awards prizes to outstanding students from the Faculties of Law at the University of Ibadan, Lagos State University, Olabisi Onabanjo University and Swansea University.

Bloomfield LP was one of the sponsors of the 5th NBA-SBL Annual Business Law Conference for the year 2021 themed “Re-tooling Businesses for Change; Leveraging the Tech Explosion”.

Bloomfield LP trains undergraduates by granting bi-annual internship opportunities to qualified students to learn and acquire soft skills at the Firm.