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Soji Awogbade

Soji Awogbade

AÉLEX4th Floor, Marble House 1 Kingsway RoadFalomo, PO Box 52901Ikoyi, LagosNigeria

Thought Leader

Thought Leaders Global Elite - Energy 2021
WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Global Leader

Energy 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Global Elite Thought Leader Soji Awogbade is a pre-eminent name in the region who “does a lot of energy-related work across in Nigeria and Ghana”. 

Biography

Soji is partner and head of the energy and 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 over 40 years of legal practise have given him considerable experience in the development, supply, transmission and distribution of gas and power, and energy sector restructuring and privatisation issues.

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

Soji is the founding president of the Nigerian Environmental Law Society. He is the past 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 is a Thought Leader in the energy category of Who’s Who Legal and he has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in energy and natural resources by highly respected tables, including Chambers Global and IFLR1000. He was recently conferred with a fellowship by the Energy Institute.

Project Finance 2021

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Soji Awogbade is a key figure for energy-related project financings in Nigeria, an area in which he possesses 30 years’ experience.

Biography

Soji is partner and lead of the international trade practice group of ǼLEX. 

He is an energy and transactions lawyer with over 40 years of legal practice in many sectors of the Nigerian economy.  

He specialises in energy transactions and advisory work and advises clients on oil and gas, environmental, power and infrastructure, project finance and company law. 

Soji is the founding president of the Nigerian Environmental Law Society and the past chairman of the energy and environment sub-committee of the Nigerian Bar Association’s section on business law as well as past chairman of the Nigeria Bar Association’s section on business law agriculture committee. 

He is a member of the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the International Bar Association (IBA). 

Since taking an interest in international trade, he has participated in the formulation of Nigeria’s trade policy and has been a resource person on committees and conferences on trade.

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

He is a Global Elite Thought Leader in the energy category of Who’s Who Legal and he has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in energy and natural resources by highly respected stables, including Chambers Global and IFLR1000. He is a Fellow of the Energy Institute.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Soji Awogbade is a “top practitioner” in the Nigerian and Ghanaian markets, and regularly advises clients on oil, gas, power and infrastructure transactions.  

Biography

Soji is partner and head of the energy and natural resources and the international trade practice groups at AÉLEX. 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 over 40 years of legal practise have given him considerable experience in the development, supply, transmission and distribution of gas and power, and energy sector restructuring and privatisation issues.

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

Soji is the founding president of the Nigerian Environmental Law Society. He is the past 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 is a Thought Leader in the energy category of Who’s Who Legal and he has been consistently ranked as a leading lawyer in energy and natural resources by highly respected tables, including Chambers Global and IFLR1000. He was recently conferred with a fellowship by the Energy Institute.

Nigeria - Project Finance 2020

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Soji Awogbade comes highly recommended by peers for his wealth of experience and extensive expertise on project finance matters. 

Biography

Soji is head of the energy and natural resources and the international trade 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, and international trade issues.

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

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