Vera Cruz, Edward O.

  Lagos, Nigeria
 +234(1)2717769, +234(0)906 6405839
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Edward's practice extends over 25 years and has covered a comprehensive range of international corporate and commercial transactions. In particular, he focuses on Oil and Gas Law, Law of Credit and Security, International Business Transactions Law, Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law.

In the energy sector, Edward has acted for sponsors and a wide variety of other clients in major project finance, general corporate and commercial transactions and regulatory matters.

Edward has held various leadership positions in most of the firms he has worked with. He was the Head of Chambers in the Firm of Lanre Olaoluwa & Co. (now Matrix Solicitors) and later Managing Partner in the Firm of Victor and Charles Solicitors (now part of AELEX Partners), a position he held for over 7 years.

He is a regular participant at local and international seminars and was for a number of years both a visiting lecturer in the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies 'Advance Legal Drafting Course' and the contributing rapporteur for Nigeria for the Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law.


  • Oil and Gas 
  • Energy 
  • International Trade 
  • Public Procurement 
  • Project Finance


  • University of Lagos (LL.B)
  • London School of Economics & Political Science (LL.M)
  • Legal Practitioner of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales