Tobenna Erojikwe is an “excellent” lawyer who draws praise for his “wealth of experience” and “great understanding” of the energy sector.
Tobenna is a partner at The Law Crest LLP, a full-service law firm in Nigeria. He heads the firm’s finance and energy practice group. He is admitted to practise in Nigeria, and in England and Wales, and has had significant practice experience in both jurisdictions.
Tobenna’s core areas of practice are energy and natural resources; corporate finance; project finance; public-private partnerships; and mergers and acquisitions. He has been involved in most of the firm’s energy and natural resources transactions; recent matters in this area include advising the borrower in a US$450 million financing in respect of a participating interest in an oil mining lease, and advising the acquirer in the acquisition of a major oil servicing company as part of an offshore takeover of the parent company. He currently leads the team advising the acquirer in a US$600 million debt restructuring and acquisition for a major oil and gas company in Nigeria.
Tobenna has also done significant work in project finance and public private partnerships in Nigeria and worked on various ground breaking project finance and public private partnership initiatives when he worked as legal adviser to the London Borough of Barnet on Urban Regeneration Projects.
Tobenna has, in the course of his career, facilitated training courses accredited by the Law Society of England and Wales, which focus on infrastructure development and urban law. He currently serves as chair of the continuing professional development committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA) (Lagos branch). He is also a member of the NBA’s executive committee (Lagos branch) and its national executive committee.
Tobenna obtained a bachelor’s degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, in 1998. He was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2000, and admitted as a solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales in 2005. He holds an LLM in corporate finance law from the University of Westminster.