Adetayo Adetuyi

Adetayo Adetuyi is our exclusively recommended Project Finance expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Adetayo directly using the contact details listed above.

Adetayo is a Senior Consultant in the Energy and Projects practice group at Brooks & Knights Legal Consultants. He has particular expertise in energy related infrastructure and project financings, including advising sponsors, operators and investors on a wide range of transactions involving offshore oil and gas exploration and production facilities, floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) units, gas processing facilities, utilities, real estate and infrastructure and tax related issues.

Prior to joining Brooks & Knights, Adetayo worked with a leading law firm in Lagos and, as in-house counsel to an Independent Power Plant (IPP) developer where he played an active role in negotiating key terms of the company’s gas sale and purchase agreement, gas transportation agreement and power purchase agreement.

Adetayo is a prolific author and his works have appeared on acclaimed legal and business publications and websites such as Mondaq, Lexology, Financial Regulation International, Africa Analyst and Energy Central. He is the author of The 13 Habits of Highly Successful Lawyers, co-author, Banking and Finance Law and Practice, Chambers Global Practice Guide 2019 and co-author, International Comparative Legal Guides Nigerian Chapter on Mining, 2021.

Firm Overview:

Brooks and Knights Legal Consultants (BKLC) is a provider of legal advisory and policy consulting services in Nigeria to individuals, corporates, NGOs and government agencies and organisations. We provide expert advice and bespoke solutions to clients in all their legal, business and policy issues.

Bright Oghogho Odia

Bright Oghogho Odia is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Bright directly using the contact details listed above.

As a top-tier law firm in Nigeria, Perchstone & Graeys provides astounding and unique services to its clients. We strive to make our business one of the best international standards to be recognised globally. With diligence and a sense of duty, we have been able to cater for the complex and intricate needs of our various clients. The quality of our lawyers and breadth of our expertise adds to our unique ability to provide and guarantee excellent service tailored to match and satisfy the intricate needs of our clients. We do not compromise our integrity, which makes us stand out in the legal industry. With years of experience and various competences in different aspects of law, we have been able to establish a dominant presence in the legal field in Nigeria and across the world. We are a law firm that constantly seeks innovation in areas where others see challenges and due to our resilience and dedication, we set a path for others to follow. We were the pioneer law firm to organise an international business-law seminar in India. The seminar presented unique business matchmaking opportunities to attending companies, skirting the usual administrative, bureaucratic, and cultural divides that typically hamper cross-border transactions. The fall-out of these seminars and advocacy gave rise to various legal reforms and implementation of sectoral laws and policies in Nigeria.

We are innovation-driven, approaching each problem with a solution mindset as we understand that every client is unique. The firm remains consistently ranked amongst the foremost Nigerian law firms in many dimensions. Besides the other national and international awards and recognitions (including the first Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC) Impact Award 2017) the firm had received in the past, the firm was recently in July 2019 awarded the “Law Firm of the Year (Nigeria) 2019” by Legal Era at the Africa Law Awards 2019 held in Johannesburg, South Africa, in recognition of the firm’s legal finesse, innovation and accomplishments.

Akinyemi Akinniyi

Akinyemi Akinniyi is our exclusively recommended Labour & Employment Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Akinyemi directly using the contact details above.

Akinyemi is a double First class holder from Babcock University, Ogun State (LLB) and the Nigerian Law School (BL). He also holds a Diploma in History and International Studies with a Distinction.

He graduated top of his class from the University where he received the School Dean’s and Academic Program awards for the best graduating student in the School of Law and Security Studies respectively. At the Nigerian Law School, he received the Director-General’s Prize for First Class graduating students.

Prior to joining Templars, Akinyemi Akinniyi interned at several notable firms including KPMG advisory services.

Firm Overview:

Templars is a full service law firm with the know-­how to handle the legal needs of clients in Nigeria’s peculiar business environment.

With offices in the cosmopolitan cities of Lagos and Abuja, Templars is strategically placed to offer top quality legal services to our clients in the major economic hubs of the country.

The Templars ethos is predicated on our dedication to meeting the commercial objectives of our clients while providing qualitative legal services.

As a team, we assist our clients in analysing the risks involved in their transactions; and we mitigate and hedge those risks by strategising different types of risk management tools.

At Templars, we pride ourselves on our sector strengths which cover diverse areas of the law including Corporate and Commercial, Energy and Natural Resources, Telecommunications.

Uche Okoronkwo

Uche Okoronkwo is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Uche directly using the contact details above.

Minerva Legal (ML) is a full-service Nigerian law firm with international reach and an exceptional breadth of services.  We pride ourselves in providing strategic and pragmatic legal guidance, which is client-focused.

ML is a modern law firm with traditional values, strategy and approach; and this has led to a culture of dynamism and ambition that makes us different.  Our optimum size means you receive a high calibre of service from partner-led teams with strength and depth across our various practice areas.

As a team of experienced lawyers who have depth of knowledge and experience in different areas of law practice, we provide legal solution to our client’s legal need by evaluating any and all risks involved in their transactions and applying varied risk management tools and strategies to mitigate and hedge those risks.

The ML ethos is about delivering a friendly and approachable service, with the commitment that the needs of our clients come first – at every stage.  We are able to keep the needs of our clients in view as well as secure solutions in ways that create value for them through consistency in service delivery, diligence in legal research and cutting-edge information technology support system.

Our international practice means we are structured to advise clients either directly from our well established office in Nigeria, or in collaboration with several leading law firms across Africa and Europe.  This ensures clients receive the most appropriate expertise.

Barr. EdoAbasi Udo

EdoAbasi Udo is our exclusively recommended International Trade Law expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact EdoAbasi directly using the contact details listed above.

EdoAbasi chairs Lex Artifex LLP and coordinates the various practice areas of the Firm. He practices business law, covering a full array of Nigerian and international commercial law. He serves our clients who are involved in transborder trade, shipping and maritime, intellectual property, oil and gas, services and manufacturing sectors, and across the value chains.

He advises on doing business, JVs, public-private partnerships, project finance, and legal and regulatory compliance. EdoAbasi’s additional background in Project Management has been strategic and most expedient in attaining our clients’ business goals.

EdoAbasi Udo earned a BL from the Nigerian Law School, an LL.B from the University of Uyo, Nigeria, and a BSc. in Project Management from the University of Jos, Nigeria.

Firm Overview:

Lex Artifex, LLP, provides a wide range of timely and cost-efficient integrated legal solutions to its clients both internationally and in Nigeria. The firm’s practice areas include corporate and commercial law, intellectual property, trade and investment advisory, mergers and acquisitions, oil and gas, tax advisory, immigration, legal due diligence, dispute resolution.

Lex Artifex, LLP clients’ portfolio includes individuals, companies, international agencies, and foreign law firms.

Andrew Uviase

Andrew Uviase is our exclusively recommended Accounting Services expert in Nigeria on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Andrew directly using the contact details listed above.

Andrew has a B.Sc degree in Economics and M.Sc Economics specialising in Money and Banking, both from the University of Port Harcourt. Andrew is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria, Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria and the Nigeria Institute of Management.

Andrew Uviase has over twenty years experience in professional Accountancy and Audit Practice. During this period, Andrew has worked with various organisations in diverse sectors of the economy such as oil and gas, shipping, financial institutions and multilateral organisations.

Firm Overview:

Kreston OUC is the Nigeria member Firm of Kreston International. The Firm Kreston OUC was formerly known as Peak Professional Services.

The change in name has been necessitated by the need to enhance its global cohesion by tapping extensively on the international resources to provide high quality professional services.

Kreston OUC has a reputation of providing trusted compliance and advisory services to businesses at various stages of their lifecycle.

For Kreston OUC trust means the highest quality of technical skills delivered with integrity, creativity and exceptional service.

By choosing Kreston OUC, you can enjoy the peace of mind assurance that a top firm can offer whilst benefitting from experienced professionals who have for many years dealt with all types of business.