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Aluko & Oyebode

1 MURTALA MUHAMMED DRIVE, (FORMERLY BANK ROAD), IKOYI, LAGOS, NIGERIA
Tel:
Work +234 1 462 8380
Fax:
Fax +207 681 3402
Email:
Web:
www.aluko-oyebode.com
Lagos, Port-Harcourt

Nigeria

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 1

Aluko & Oyebode

Aluko & Oyebode¬†fields¬†‚Äėa¬†strong network of professionals with a supportive, client-driven infrastructure‚Äô; the¬†‚Äėreliable, responsive and committed team‚Äô¬†has 'a well-established track record‚Äô in all areas of banking, finance and capital markets. In a key matter in the oil and gas sector, managing partner Kofo Dosekun¬†advised Mobil Producing Nigeria on the $1.3bn financing of the East Area NGL II natural gas production and sale project. Ayodeji Oyetunde¬†and Jennifer Martins-Okundia¬†handled Guaranty Trust Bank's $400m cash tender offer and Guinness Nigeria's $131.1m rights issue programme. Oludare Senbore¬†assisted Savannah Petroleum with a $20m credit facility loan and Olubunmi Fayokun¬†handled a ‚ā¶120bn debt issuance programme for a leading bank. Reginald Udom¬†is also noted for his lending expertise, with matter highlights including handling Standard Bank of South Africa's $56.5m facility restructuring exercise.

Leading individuals

Kofo Dosekun - Aluko & Oyebode

Olubunmi Fayokun - Aluko & Oyebode

Next generation lawyers

Ayodeji Oyetunde - Aluko & Oyebode

Funmilayo Otsemobor - Aluko & Oyebode

Jennifer Martins-Okundia - Aluko & Oyebode

Oludare Senbore - Aluko & Oyebode

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 1

Aluko & Oyebode

Olubunmi Fayokun heads the commercial, corporate and M&A team at Aluko & Oyebode. In a stand-out matter, she and senior associates Jennifer Martins-Okundia and Lotanna Nwodo are advising Unilever on the Nigerian aspects of its $8bn subsidiary sale to US private equity firm KKR. The team is also advising the Nigerian Stock Exchange on its highly publicised demutualisation process. With support from senior associate Unekuojo Idachaba, Ayodeji Oyetunde is handling Allianz’s 99% equity stake acquisition in Nigerian insurance company Ensure Insurance. The firm also assisted Exxon Mobil with the sale of its 60% equity stake in Mobil Oil Nigeria to Nipco.

Leading individuals

Olubunmi Fayokun - Aluko & Oyebode

Next generation lawyers

Jennifer Martins-Okundia - Aluko & Oyebode

Unekuojo Idachaba - Aluko & Oyebode

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 1

Aluko & Oyebode

Babatunde Fagbohunlu heads Aluko & Oyebode’s dispute resolution practice, representing clients including Total E&P Nigeria, Guaranty Trust Bank, Standard Chartered Bank and MTN Nigeria. The firm is acting for CNOOC Exploration & Production Nigeria in a $1.9bn action against the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation and the Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS) concerning a breach of oil mining lease claim. Fagbohunlu represents a series of defendants including Chevron Nigeria, Total E&P and Brasoil Oil Services Nigeria in a series of claims brought against them by the federal government of Nigeria concerning an alleged under declaration of crude oil exports to the US. Mark Mordi acted for Guinness Nigeria in a £131.1m winding-up petition filed against it. Adeniyi Adegbonmire specialises in commercial, banking, corporate recovery, insolvency and company partnership disputes. He successfully represented the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria in two recovery actions brought against Shoreline Power Company. Tax litigation expert Chukwuka Ikwuazom acts for oil and gas company Trafigura Beheer in a $642m tax action filed by FIRS. Tonye Krukrubo is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Babatunde Fagbohunlu - Aluko & Oyebode

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 1

Aluko & Oyebode

In recent work, Aluko & Oyebode‚Äôs Olubunmi Fayokun¬†advised ExxonMobil and Oando on a number of downstream asset divestments. Oghogho Makinde, Kofo Dosekun¬†and Gbenga Oyebode¬†are praised for their ‚Äėintegrity, professionalism and understanding of the big picture‚Äô when it comes to commercially-focused mandates in the energy and natural resources sector. Oludare Senbore¬†assisted Lafarge Africa with negotiating and drafting a power purchase agreement to procure power from a 20MW mini-hydro dam. The ‚Äėknowledgeable, creative and hardworking‚Äô team advised on transaction-structuring issues pertaining to the construction, operation and management of a solar power plant. The firm is also acting as lender's counsel on the financing of an oil pipeline.

Leading individuals

Gbenga Oyebode - Aluko & Oyebode

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Aluko & Oyebode

Adeniyi Adegbonmire heads Aluko & Oyebode’s real estate and construction practice, which handles transactional and dispute resolution matters. The team regularly assists with the acquisition, sale and construction of industrial and residential property. Other areas of expertise include development finance, leasing, joint ventures and land rights disputes. Adegbonmire assisted an FMCG company with a $2.9m industrial property acquisition and another client on its $524,000 commercial property acquisition. The firm also handled the acquisition of a $1.6m plot of land for another client. Tonye Krukrubo and Joke Aliu are both recommended for their litigation expertise.

Leading individuals

Adeniyi Adegbonmire - Aluko & Oyebode

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Shipping and transport
Shipping and transport - ranked: tier 1

Aluko & Oyebode

Aluko & Oyebode’s practice has particular expertise in shipping and aviation litigation, including handling the litigation portfolio of a leading international airline. Mark Mordi leads on disputes concerning ship arrests, passenger and cargo claims and breach of contract matters. On the transactions side, the firm assists with ship acquisitions, leases, purchases and due diligence exercises prior to purchase. Senior associate Ngo-Martins Okonmah manages Mordi's shipping and transport litigation portfolio.

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