Biobaku, Gbenga


  Lagos, Nigeria
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Gbenga has almost 3 decades of experience in Corporate/Commercial Law practice predominantly in the oil and gas industry. Previously at Jackson, Etti & Edu, where he was the head of the Energy & Corporate Department for over 5 years, Gbenga’s areas of expertise include oil and gas, foreign investments, joint ventures, acquisitions and disposals, corporate restructuring and project development & finance. Prior to joining Jackson, Etti & Edu, he was a member of the Energy & Corporate/Commercial Practice group at Irving and Bonnar, Nigeria’s oldest (and at one time most prestigious law firm). Whilst at Irving & Bonnar, Gbenga worked on a variety of energy, corporate and commercial transactions for both domestic and international clients. 

Gbenga has been involved in the negotiation of various types of oil and gas contracts including several Production Sharing Contracts (PSCs) and has acted for investors, financiers, operators and contractors on a variety of oil and gas transactions. He was part of the team of lawyers that advised Mobil on the Oso-NGL Field Development Project and the principal Solicitor that acted for Mobil in the Oso-NGL I Project, which at that time, was the largest privately funded project finance arrangement in West Africa. Gbenga also advised one of the participants on the unitization of one of the biggest oil fields in West Africa.

Practice areas

  • Oil & Gas and Energy
  • Project Development & Finance
  • Acquisitions, Mergers & Disposals
  • Foreign Investments
  • General Corporate/Commercial Law

Industries

  • Oil and Gas
  • Banking and Financial Institutions & Services
  • Utilities, Telecommunications & Energy Providers
  • Government Agencies
  • Real Estate
  • Automotive
  • Energy
  • Aviation and Maritime

Education

  • University of Ife (LLB); 1986
  • The Nigerian Law School; 1987