The Energy & Natural Resources Team is able to advise various clients on matters such as the regulatory framework for oil and gas in Nigeria; the processes and procedures for obtaining leases, licenses and permits from the Nigerian Upstream Petroleum Regulatory Commission (NUPRC), the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board, and the Nigerian Export Processing Zones; licensing procedures under the bidding rounds; joint ventures, investments, technical service and management relationships with local companies; the tax regime applicable to oil and gas transactions in Nigeria; the viability of certain proposed oil and gas investor financing arrangements under Nigerian law; foreign investment in companies operating within the Marginal Oil Fields Programme; and the negotiation, drafting and resolution of disputes under petroleum industry contracts.
The Team can also provide advice and dispute resolution representation to multinational and indigenous exploration and production companies as well as oil service companies.
We are able to assist strategic investors in the emerging natural gas and energy sectors with structuring their investments and formalising their arrangements with local partners through the requisite transactional documentation and contracts.
The Projects & Infrastructure experience of the Partners and members of the firm covers the broad spectrum of structuring, documenting and negotiating in relation to local, national, international and multi-national projects. The Partners developed extensive experience in this regard by consistently working on some really notable and complex projects in Nigeria.
The Real Estate Team is able to provide first rate support in real estate transaction from due diligence, to legal advisory on transaction structure to acquisition, documentation and registration of title. The team also advises clients on real estate financing transactions, project finance, mortgage schemes and other property acquisition transactions.