‘GBITE ADENIJI‘s practice is exclusively dedicated to matters in the petroleum, electric power and mining sectors. His clients include IOCs and Nigerian independent oil companies whom he advises on market - leading commercial transactions, regulatory issues and on the development of projects such as pipelines, gas process plants, fertiliser plants, methanol plants, and power projects.
He is widely regarded for his strong knowledge of legal, policy, technical and business issues and for his contributions over the years on a number of landmark policy and sector reform initiatives in the energy, mineral and infrastructure sectors.
He drafted the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act and has also advised several investors on project development, operations, regulatory compliance and transactions relating to mineral exploration and development projects. He was lead counsel on the Segilola Gold Project and has advised several investors in relation to their mineral exploration projects. He has chaired the board of directors of an AIM - listed gold exploration company headquartered in Perth, Australia, which had exploration projects in Nigeria and Senegal.
He has had stints at the World Bank as a senior consultant on oil and gas policy matters, and in Government where he led the development of the current National Petroleum Policy, the National Gas Policy and the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP). He was also the counsel for the development of the Nigerian Gas Masterplan during which he developed all policy, regulatory and commercial instruments for gas supply into the domestic gas market.
He was a member of the inaugural board of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI); a former member of the Expert Advisory Panel for Nigeria of The Natural Resources Charter and was formerly an Officer of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee and the Sub-Committee on Mineral Law of the Section on Energy Environment Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association. He is listed in leading legal directories as one of the World’s leading Oil and Gas lawyers and as one of the World’s leading mining lawyers.