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Gbenga Oyebode MFR

Gbenga Oyebode MFR
Office:
1 Murtala Muhammed Drive
Ikoyi (formerly Bank Road)
101222
City:
Lagos
Country:
Nigeria
Tel:
+234 1 462 8360 / +234 8032 000 007
Fax:
+44 207 681 3402

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - M&A & Governance

Gbenga Oyebode is the chairman of the firm’s management board and heads the firm’s energy practice. He has significant experience in corporate and commercial law, energy and natural resources, project finance, aviation and telecommunications.

Gbenga is currently involved in a number of complex commercial transactions in various sectors, including the energy sector. He advised on the Brass LNG Project, the US$360 million Lekki Concession Infrastructure Project for the construction of toll roads and bridges in Lagos State – the first major PPP initiative in Nigeria. He also advised on the US$1.25 billion financing of the Exxon Mobil Natural Gas Liquid II Project; the US$1.06 billion financing of trains four and five of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Expansion Project; and the development, financing and implementation of the first IPP project in Nigeria.

Gbenga attended the University of Ife (LLB honours) and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (LLM), graduating in 1979 and 1982 respectively. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (admitted June 1980) and an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of New York State (admitted November 1983). At various times in his career he has worked with White & Case in New York and Gulf Oil Company in Lagos and Houston.

Gbenga is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a council member and a past chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.

WWL says: Gbenga Oyebode is a “standout negotiator” who “always impresses” in transactions.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Energy & Natural Resources

Gbenga Oyebode is the chairman of the firm’s management board and heads the firm’s energy practice. He has significant experience in corporate and commercial law, energy and natural resources, project finance, aviation and telecommunications.

Gbenga is currently involved in a number of complex commercial transactions in various sectors, including the energy sector. He advised on the Brass LNG Project, the US$360 million Lekki Concession Infrastructure Project for the construction of toll roads and bridges in Lagos State – the first major PPP initiative in Nigeria. He also advised on the US$1.25 billion financing of the Exxon Mobil Natural Gas Liquid II Project; the US$1.06 billion financing of trains four and five of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Expansion Project; and the development, financing and implementation of the first IPP project in Nigeria.

Gbenga attended the University of Ife (LLB honours) and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (LLM), graduating in 1979 and 1982 respectively. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (admitted June 1980) and an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of New York State (admitted November 1983). At various times in his career he has worked with White & Case in New York and Gulf Oil Company in Lagos and Houston.

Gbenga is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a council member and a past chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.

WWL says: Gbenga Oyebode is considered a “specialist” with “a keen understanding of the issues and a sharp intellect”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Project Finance

Gbenga Oyebode is the chairman of the firm’s management board and heads the firm’s energy practice. He has significant experience in corporate and commercial law, energy and natural resources, project finance, aviation and telecommunications.

Gbenga is currently involved in a number of complex commercial transactions in various sectors, including the energy sector. He advised on the Brass LNG Project, the US$360 million Lekki Concession Infrastructure Project for the construction of toll roads and bridges in Lagos State – the first major PPP initiative in Nigeria. He also advised on the US$1.25 billion financing of the Exxon Mobil Natural Gas Liquid II Project; the US$1.06 billion financing of trains four and five of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Expansion Project; and the development, financing and implementation of the first IPP project in Nigeria.

Gbenga attended the University of Ife (LLB honours) and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (LLM), graduating in 1979 and 1982 respectively. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (admitted June 1980) and an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of New York State (admitted November 1983). At various times in his career he has worked with White & Case in New York and Gulf Oil Company in Lagos and Houston.

Gbenga is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a council member and a past chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.

WWL says: Gbenga Oyebode is known for his “strong expertise relating to public-private partnerships”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Technology, Media and Telecommunications

Gbenga Oyebode is the chairman of the firm’s management board and heads the firm’s energy practice. He has significant experience in corporate and commercial law, energy and natural resources, project finance, aviation and telecommunications.

Gbenga is currently involved in a number of complex commercial transactions in various sectors, including the energy sector. He advised on the Brass LNG Project, the US$360 million Lekki Concession Infrastructure Project for the construction of toll roads and bridges in Lagos State – the first major PPP initiative in Nigeria. He also advised on the US$1.25 billion financing of the Exxon Mobil Natural Gas Liquid II Project; the US$1.06 billion financing of trains four and five of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Expansion Project; and the development, financing and implementation of the first IPP project in Nigeria.

Gbenga attended the University of Ife (LLB honours) and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (LLM), graduating in 1979 and 1982 respectively. He is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria (admitted June 1980) and an attorney-at-law of the Supreme Court of New York State (admitted November 1983). At various times in his career he has worked with White & Case in New York and Gulf Oil Company in Lagos and Houston.

Gbenga is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the American Bar Association and the International Bar Association. He is a council member and a past chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.

WWL says: Gbenga Oyebode is considered “a standout individual” who is commended for his “extensive experience in the sector”.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

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