Oghogho Makinde comes in for high praise from respondents to our research who commend her profound ability on project financings and corporate transactions in the oil and gas sector.
Oghogho joined the partnership of Aluko & Oyebode in 2003. Her main practice areas are energy and natural resources, public private partnerships (PPPs), banking and finance, private equity, corporate restructuring and divestitures, project/infrastructure finance and regulatory compliance. She is the head of the firm’s business advisory practice.
Oghogho is currently advising on a couple of energy and natural resources transactions, including: advising a major international oil and gas company in connection with the regulatory impact of certain divestments in relation to its Nigerian assets; advising a European oil and gas company on acquiring a participating interest in an oil mining lease; and advising the foremost marginal field operator on the restructuring of its joint venture and financing agreements as part of strategic investor funding.
Oghogho received a bachelor’s degree in law (LLB) from the University of Benin in 1988 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1989. She has a master’s degree in law (LLM) from the University of Lagos. She is a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria; an associate member of the Energy Institute, a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), the Nigerian Gas Association, and Women in Management, Business and Public Service (WIMBIZ). She was recognised as an “IFLR woman leader” in 2018.