Soji Awogbade

Soji Awogbade
Firm:
Office:
7th Floor, Marble House
1 Kingsway Road
Falomo, Ikoyi
PO Box 52901
City:
Lagos
Country:
Nigeria
Tel:
+234 1 2793365
Fax:
+234 1 4617 092

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Energy, Natural Resources & Mining

Soji is head of the energy and natural resources practice group of AÉLEX, a full-service law firm with one of the largest energy practices in West Africa. He specialises in energy transactions and mainly advises clients on project finance, oil and gas, environmental, investment and securities, and company law.

In his 40 years of legal practice, he has garnered considerable experience in the development, supply, transmission and distribution of oil and gas, power, and energy sector restructuring and privatisation. He has also gained a sound understanding of the legal, regulatory and policy issues as well as commercial, fiscal and environmental matters arising in construction and project development. He continues to advise major, independent and marginal field operators on the legal, regulatory, commercial, fiscal and environmental aspects of acquisitions, divestiture and operations. Soji is respected by local and international investors, financial institutions, project owners, developers and contractors for his expertise in energy, project finance, infrastructure and business development.

He advises major, independent and marginal field operators on the legal, regulatory, commercial, fiscal and environmental aspects of upstream operations. He has either managed or directly participated in most of the major FDI transactions in the Nigerian electric power and petroleum sectors.

Soji is the founding president of the Nigerian Environmental Law Society. He is also the chairman of the energy and environment sub-committee of the Nigerian Bar Association’s section on business law. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of the IBA gas committee section on energy & natural resources law (SERL).

Soji is a frequent speaker at domestic and international fora on energy, natural resources and environmental issues.

He has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in energy and natural resources by highly respected stables, including Chambers Global and IFLR.

WWL says: Soji Awogbade is a prominent figure who is "very well-known" for his first-class energy and mining practice.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Energy: Lawyers

Soji is head of the energy & natural resources practice group at ǼLEX. He specialises in energy transactions and advisory work and mainly advises clients on oil and gas, environmental, power and infrastructure, project finance, and company law.

His nearly 40 years of legal practice have given him considerable experience in the development, supply, transmission and distribution of gas and power, and energy sector restructuring and privatisation issues. He understands the legal, regulatory and policy issues; as well as the commercial, fiscal and environmental aspects of project development.

Soji is respected by local and international investors, government parastatals and regulatory institutions for his expertise in energy, oil and gas, project finance and infrastructure and business development.

Soji is the founding president of the Nigerian Environmental Law Society. He is the chairman of the energy and environment subcommittee of the Nigerian Bar Association’s section on business law. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Soji is a frequent speaker at domestic and international seminars on energy, including renewable energy, natural resources and environmental issues.

He has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in energy and natural resources by highly respected stables, including Chambers Global and IFLR.

Soji graduated from the University of Ife, Nigeria, with honours in 1976 and was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria in 1977.

WWL says: Soji Awogbade leads the firm's energy and natural resources team and possesses over 40 years’ experience handling the whole gamut of sector-related matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Energy which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Mining: Lawyers

Soji is head of the energy and natural resources practice group of AÉLEX, a full-service law firm with one of the largest energy practices in West Africa. He specialises in energy transactions and mainly advises clients on project finance, oil and gas, environmental, investment and securities, and company law.

In his 40 years of legal practice, he has garnered considerable experience in the development, supply, transmission and distribution of oil and gas, power, and energy sector restructuring and privatisation. He has also gained a sound understanding of the legal, regulatory and policy issues as well as commercial, fiscal and environmental matters arising in construction and project development. He continues to advise major, independent and marginal field operators on the legal, regulatory, commercial, fiscal and environmental aspects of acquisitions, divestiture and operations. Soji is respected by local and international investors, financial institutions, project owners, developers and contractors for his expertise in energy, project finance, infrastructure and business development.

He advises major, independent and marginal field operators on the legal, regulatory, commercial, fiscal and environmental aspects of upstream operations. He has either managed or directly participated in most of the major FDI transactions in the Nigerian electric power and petroleum sectors.

Soji is the founding president of the Nigerian Environmental Law Society. He is also chairman of the energy and environment subcommittee of the Nigerian Bar Association’s section on business law. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of the IBA gas committee section on energy and natural resources law (SERL).

Soji is a frequent speaker at domestic and international forums on energy, natural resources and environmental issues.

He has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in energy and natural resources by highly respected stables, including Chambers Global and IFLR.

WWL says: Soji Awogbade is a standout mining practitioner in the Nigerian market. He commands over 40 years of experience in a broad range of transactional and regulatory matters.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Mining which can be purchased from our Shop.

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Project Finance

Soji is head of the energy and natural resources practice group of AÉLEX, a full-service law firm with offices in Lagos, Port Harcourt and Abuja in Nigeria, and Accra, Ghana. He specialises in energy transactions and mainly advises clients on project finance, oil and gas, environmental, investment and securities, and company law.

In his 40 years of legal practice, he has garnered considerable experience in the development, supply, transmission and distribution of oil and gas, power, and energy sector restructuring and privatisation. He has also gained a sound understanding of the legal, regulatory and policy issues as well as commercial, fiscal and environmental matters arising in construction and project development. Soji is respected by local and international investors, financial institutions, project owners, developers and contractors for his expertise in energy, project finance, infrastructure and business development.

He is currently advising the borrower in respect of a $171 million financing towards the proposed development of a multi-purpose port terminal in Lagos State and structuring its investment in line with applicable laws and regulations.

Soji is the founding president of the Nigerian Environmental Law Society. He is also the chairman of the energy and environment sub-committee of the Nigerian Bar Association’s section on business law. He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the International Bar Association (IBA). He is also a member of the IBA gas committee section on energy & natural resources law (SERL).

Soji is a frequent speaker at domestic and international fora on energy, natural resources and environmental issues.

He has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in energy and natural resources by highly respected stables, including Chambers Global and IFLR.

WWL says: Soji Awogbade stands out among peers for his strong experience handling transactions and projects across the oil and gas sector.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Other Practice Areas:

Follow us on LinkedIn

Practice Areas

Firms

Browse Firms

Search Firms

The Who's Who Legal 100

Awards

News & Features

Special Reports

Events

Shop

About Us

It is not possible to buy entry into any Who's Who Legal publication

Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

Copyright © 2019 Law Business Research Ltd. All rights reserved. | http://www.lbresearch.com

87 Lancaster Road, London, W11 1QQ, UK | Tel: +44 20 7908 1180 / Fax: +44 207 229 6910

http://www.whoswholegal.com | editorial@whoswholegal.com

Law Business Research Ltd

87 Lancaster Road, London
W11 1QQ, UK