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Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ayodele Oni is a firm favourite among clients who consider him a top name in the energy market adding, “He has done a lot of work in the electricity space.” ​

Biography

Ayodele has been recognised as an “excellent lawyer” and has also been ranked amongst the world’s leading lawyers in leading international legal directories.

He is a prominent energy law and policy expert in Nigeria, with vast experience spanning almost 13 years. He is the partner and chair of the energy and natural resources practice group at Bloomfield Law Practice, one of Nigeria’s fastest growing law firms.

Ayodele has carved a niche for himself advising on multifaceted, simple and complex energy transactions and has advised on several power transactions including advising on aspects of the hugely popular Azura power project. Specifically, he has also been advising ministries, departments and agencies of the federal government on the post-privatisation restructuring of the electric power sector.

Ayodele is currently advising on several electric power projects especially including advising an industrial cluster on the eligibility regime. He is also advising on an interconnected mini-grid project and a transaction under the newly issued Meter Asset Provider Regulations.

Ayodele is part of the legal team advising the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on a number of oil and gas projects and transactions and was named the Nigerian young lawyer of the year 2010. He was also in the year 2016, named amongst the top 40 lawyers under the age of 40.  

He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association and the Nigerian Gas Association.

Ayodele studied at Lagos State University (LLB), the Nigerian Law School (BL), the University of Calgary (energy and environmental law and policy, LLM) and he holds a PhD in energy law from the Univ of S'ampton.

He was admitted to the Bar of Nigeria.

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