Gbolahan Elias SAN

Gbolahan Elias SAN
Office:
6 Broad Street
City:
Lagos
Country:
Nigeria
Tel:
+234 1 280 6970
Fax:
+234 1 280 6972

Biographies:

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Capital Markets

Gbolahan Elias is a partner at G Elias & Co, one of Nigeria's leading business law firms. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a member of several distinguished professional bodies, including the International Academy of Defence Counsel and the London Court of International Arbitration. He is a fellow of the Energy Institute and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

His work is recognised and commended in leading directories including The Legal 500, IFLR and Chambers Global. Gbolahan has advised clients on significant transactions and disputes in most sectors of the Nigerian economy. He has recently advised on two separate oil-and-gas sector financings to Shell and Chevron joint ventures for US$742 million and US$1 billion respectively.

His recent capital markets work includes advising the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company and two leading commercial banks on bond programmes to raise in aggregate the equivalent of over US$2 billion and the proposed huge initial public offering of MTN Nigeria.

On mergers and acquisitions, he is advising on the acquisition of controlling stakes in a port developer (valued at over US$600 million) and a leading food products manufacturer (valued at over US$400 million), and on the merger of two cement companies (valued at over US$300 million).  In commercial litigation, he represents a global manufacturer of consumer products on an extensive series of product liability cases filed to recover over 5 trillion naira and advises the claimant in US$6 billion Paris ICC arbitration against the Nigerian government over the award of the 6,000MW Mambilla hydroelectric power project. He is also advising a Chinese investor in ICSID arbitration against Nigeria with claims in excess of US$1 billion.

WWL says: Gbolahan Elias SAN is a prominent name in the region and receives accolades for his work advising on many of Nigeria’s largest capital market offerings.

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - M&A and Governance

Gbolahan Elias is a partner at G Elias & Co, one of Nigeria's leading business law firms. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a member of several distinguished professional bodies, including the International Academy of Defence Counsel and the London Court of International Arbitration. He is a fellow of the Energy Institute and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

His work is recognised and commended in leading directories including The Legal 500, IFLR and Chambers Global. Gbolahan has advised clients on significant transactions and disputes in most sectors of the Nigerian economy. He has recently advised on two separate oil-and-gas sector financings to Shell and Chevron joint ventures for US$742 million and US$1 billion respectively.

His recent capital markets work includes advising the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company and two leading commercial banks on bond programmes to raise in aggregate the equivalent of over US$2 billion and the proposed huge initial public offering of MTN Nigeria.

On mergers and acquisitions, he is advising on the acquisition of controlling stakes in a port developer (valued at over US$600 million) and a leading food products manufacturer (valued at over US$400 million), and on the merger of two cement companies (valued at over US$300 million).  In commercial litigation, he represents a global manufacturer of consumer products on an extensive series of product liability cases filed to recover over 5 trillion naira and advises the claimant in US$6 billion Paris ICC arbitration against the Nigerian government over the award of the 6,000MW Mambilla hydroelectric power project. He is also advising a Chinese investor in ICSID arbitration against Nigeria with claims in excess of US$1 billion.

WWL says: Gbolahan Elias SAN has a superb reputation in the market and has an excellent practice, offering a wealth of expertise on matters including joint ventures, strategic planning and governance issues.

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Litigation

Gbolahan Elias is a partner at G Elias & Co, one of Nigeria's leading business law firms. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a member of several distinguished professional bodies, including the International Academy of Defence Counsel and the London Court of International Arbitration. He is a fellow of the Energy Institute and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

His work is recognised and commended in leading directories including The Legal 500, IFLR and Chambers Global. Gbolahan has advised clients on significant transactions and disputes in most sectors of the Nigerian economy. He has recently advised on two separate oil-and-gas sector financings to Shell and Chevron joint ventures for US$742 million and US$1 billion respectively.

His recent capital markets work includes advising the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company and two leading commercial banks on bond programmes to raise in aggregate the equivalent of over US$2 billion and the proposed huge initial public offering of MTN Nigeria.

On mergers and acquisitions, he is advising on the acquisition of controlling stakes in a port developer (valued at over US$600 million) and a leading food products manufacturer (valued at over US$400 million), and on the merger of two cement companies (valued at over US$300 million).  In commercial litigation, he represents a global manufacturer of consumer products on an extensive series of product liability cases filed to recover over 5 trillion naira and advises the claimant in US$6 billion Paris ICC arbitration against the Nigerian government over the award of the 6,000MW Mambilla hydroelectric power project. He is also advising a Chinese investor in ICSID arbitration against Nigeria with claims in excess of US$1 billion.

WWL says: Gbolahan Elias SAN is a favourite among sources and has a great reputation in the market for his work on a range of commercial litigation matters in the energy and telecommunications sectors.

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

Who's Who Legal Nigeria - Project Finance

Gbolahan Elias is a partner at G Elias & Co, one of Nigeria's leading business law firms. He is a Senior Advocate of Nigeria and a member of several distinguished professional bodies, including the International Academy of Defence Counsel and the London Court of International Arbitration. He is a fellow of the Energy Institute and the Chartered Institute of Taxation.

His work is recognised and commended in leading directories including The Legal 500, IFLR and Chambers Global. Gbolahan has advised clients on significant transactions and disputes in most sectors of the Nigerian economy. He has recently advised on two separate oil-and-gas sector financings to Shell and Chevron joint ventures for US$742 million and US$1 billion respectively.

His recent capital markets work includes advising the Nigeria Mortgage Refinance Company and two leading commercial banks on bond programmes to raise in aggregate the equivalent of over US$2 billion and the proposed huge initial public offering of MTN Nigeria.

On mergers and acquisitions, he is advising on the acquisition of controlling stakes in a port developer (valued at over US$600 million) and a leading food products manufacturer (valued at over US$400 million), and on the merger of two cement companies (valued at over US$300 million).  In commercial litigation, he represents a global manufacturer of consumer products on an extensive series of product liability cases filed to recover over 5 trillion naira and advises the claimant in US$6 billion Paris ICC arbitration against the Nigerian government over the award of the 6,000MW Mambilla hydroelectric power project. He is also advising a Chinese investor in ICSID arbitration against Nigeria with claims in excess of US$1 billion.

WWL says: Gbolahan Elias SAN is “very active” in the project finance space according to peers who commend his broad industry experience.

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

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