Gbolahan Elias is the presiding partner of the firm. He advised on the development of a standard form power purchase agreement for the Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading Plc. He also advised on the US$1.5 billion NNPC pre-export financing. He advised some electricity power distribution companies on the Central Bank of Nigeria’s Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry Power Intervention Fund. He led the team that advised the purchaser on the recent privatisation of Nigerian Telecommunications Limited (NITEL) by the sale of assets (worth US$252 million) through guided liquidation. He advised Aureos Capital on its investment in Orwell, an oil field service company, and later on the merger of Orwell International and AOS to create the largest Nigerian-owned oil field service company. Gbolahan Elias is a visiting professor of law at Babcock University, Nigeria, and a Senior Advocate of Nigeria.
WWL says: Gbolahan Elias SAN is regarded as “a go-to lawyer in Nigeria for high value securities offerings”.
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