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Soji Awogbade

Soji Awogbade

AÉLEX7th Floor, Marble House1 Kingsway RoadLagosNigeriaPO Box 52901

Thought Leader

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

Global Leader

Energy 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Global Elite Thought Leader

WWL says

Soji Awogbade is a “very experienced” lawyer renowned for his impressive energy-related work across 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.

Mining

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Soji Awogbade stands out among peers thanks to his profound expertise handling projects and transactions across the mining sector.

Biography

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.

National Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Soji Awogbade is held in high esteem by sources who applaud his impressive energy-related work, “not only in Nigeria but also in Ghana”.

Biography

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.

Nigeria - Project Finance 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Soji Awogbade impresses market sources with his remarkable facility for providing first-rate counsel to clients on high-value oil and gas projects.

Biography

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.

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