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Oghogho Makinde

Oghogho Makinde

Aluko & Oyebode1 Murtala Muhammed DriveIkoyiLagosNigeria101233

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Nigeria - Banking 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Oghogho Makinde handles sophisticated banking and finance matters and is considered an expert on banking regulation and compliance issues.

Biography

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 an international oil company in Nigerian deep offshore joint venture in connection with the deployment of offshore production facilities in Nigerian deep offshore operations; advising an international oil and gas services company in JV with a Nigerian partner on the termination of the JV arrangement and the buyout of the Nigerian partner; advising a Dublin registered oil and gas company on its investment in an independent oil and gas company by way of subscription to shares and loan notes; advising a foremost marginal field operator on the post completion regulatory aspects of the acquisition of certain joint venture interests and assets; and advising a couple of clients on the Nigerian 2020 marginal fields bid rounds.

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 the sole Nigerian Client Choice Awards winner in 2018 and 2019 and is an "IFLR woman leader" for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Sources heap praise on Oghogho Makinde, who is renowned for her sweeping knowledge of energy-related financings. 

Biography

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.

Nigeria - Project Finance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Oghogho Makinde is a project finance specialist who is highly sought after for the first-rate advice she provides to clients across the oil, gas, healthcare and hospitality sectors.

Biography

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, in the last year has advised on a couple of corporate investments transactions, including: advising a global digital payment services client in connection with the acquisition of a significant minority stake in a leading Nigerian digital payment firm which included Nigerian law and regulations and investor relations; currently advising an international aircraft leasing company in connection with the lease of aircraft to a small Nigerian airline operator which includes advice on leasing and repossession of aircraft, the aircraft lease agreements and transaction structuring to manage regulatory costs; currently advising a fast growing hospital group with multiple facilities in the south-south region of Nigeria with a South African strategic investor on the exit of the strategic investor and purchase of the divested equity stake by a Nigerian HMO.

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 the sole Nigerian Client Choice Awards winner in 2018 and 2019 and is an "IFLR woman leader" for 2018, 2019 and 2020.

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