Plot 5 Block 14 Bashorun Okusanya Avenue
Lekki Peninsula Scheme 1
Lagos, 101007

+234 1 279 3670

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Partner: Tunde Oyewole
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 40
Network memberships: 8
Languages: English, French, Yoruba, Ibo, Hausa

Olajide Oyewole LLP, the DLA Piper Africa member firm in Nigeria, grew out of a corporate law practice established in 1965 by the founder of the firm, Chief Olajide Oyewole. Over time, Olajide Oyewole LLP’s areas of practice expanded with the development of the Nigerian business environment and the firm now has over 50 years’ experience in different practice areas and sectors. 

With over 40 multi-jurisdictional qualified lawyers with cross-disciplinary skills and expertise, our partners and associates, provide first class independent advice to our clients.

For many years, Olajide Oyewole LLP and DLA Piper have acted jointly on several successful multi-jurisdictional matters for a broad spectrum of clients. With formalisation of this alliance, Olajide Oyewole LLP is part of a group of leading law firms, working together across Africa to deliver seamless legal services to our current and future clients. This presents a tremendously exciting opportunity for our clients and ourselves; and the advantages this brings to our clients’ businesses in various sectors, is simply immeasurable.

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Trade finance

Finance and Projects (Power, Energy and Natural Resources)

Dayo Idowu 

Tunde Oyewole


Mergers and Acquisition (Energy)

Dayo Idowu


Mergers and Acquisition

Bola Tinubu

Samuel Salako



Tunde Oyewole

Solape Peters


Corporate Commercial:

Bola Tinubu

Samuel Salako


Real Estate:

Abutu Odu


Technology, Media and Entertainment

Sandra Oyewole


Litigation and Arbitration

Sola Oyebolu

Muyiwa Ogungbenro


Recent transactional highlights:

  • Advised on the acquisition of a 3G telecoms operator by Etisalat Nigeria worth US$250,000,000.
  • Advised seller on the $461 million Oando – Vitol/Helios downstream divestment
  • Advised Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria on the $3 Billion Egina FPSO EPCI Project, the EPC contractor to Total Upstream Nigeria in respect of the Egina FPSO project
  • Advised borrower on the Oando Plc NGN108 Billion Syndicated Medium Term Financing
  • Buyer’s adviser on the $1.79 Billion Acquisition of ConocoPhillips Nigerian assets by Oando Energy Resources Inc.
  • Advised Oando on the  $450 Million Reserve Based Lending for upstream oil & gas acquisition
  • Advised Oando on the $350 Million Corporate Facility for acquisition of oil and gas assets
  • Advisers to SHI-MCI FZE on the Financing and Development of a US$270 Million development of a Fabrication and Integration and deep draught quay wall at the Ladol Free Zone (within the Apapa pilotage area)
  • Advised on the Acquisition and Business Combination of 2 major oil companies – US$500 million
  • Transaction legal adviser  on the Acquisition of a major oil and gas company and its related assets US$2 billion
  • Adviser to Oando on the NGN60 Billion (US$400 million) Syndicated Medium Term Financing
  • Advised on the East Horizon Gas Project finance for construction of 124 km natural gas pipeline – US$200 million
  • Counsel to Oando on the US$ 200 million Convertible Notes Issue by Oando Plc/Oando Energy resources
  • Advised Target on the US$680 million Cross Border Investment (equity, debt/hybrid) in Oando Plc
  • Transaction adviser for the Financing package for acquisition of oil fields – US$525 million 
  • Purchaser’s Solicitors in the transaction for the acquisition and perfection of title of the Waves Building Development located at Ozumba Mbadiwe Avenue, Victoria Island, Lagos; 
  • Adviser the Purchaser in the acquisition of over 40 (forty) hectares of land at Eko Atlantic City, Lagos valued at over US$200 million
  • Advised on the acquisition of land for the establishment of an oil storage facility and single point mooring system in the Lekki Free Trade Zone valued at over US$150 million;
  • Representing a foremost and leading building and civil engineering contracting company in the corporate reorganisation of its issued share capital through a scheme of arrangement.
  • Advising on a $50,000,000 corporate acquisition and restructuring of a major FMG group in Nigeria.
  • Advising Boulos Foods and Beverages Limited in connection with the $2.9 Million USD asset sale to Tolaram African Enterprises.
  • Advising a fintech start up, Cosmic Intelligent Lab Limited (Kudi) on its $5M USD Series A funding by Partech Partners
  • Advising Yamaha on the $7MUSD round capital raising by
  • Advising on the $9,000,000 equity acquisition by private equity firms.
  • Assisting a corporate client on the set up of a data room for due diligence in a US$20,000,000 foreign direct investment transaction.
  • Advising Mavin Records Limited in connection with the $5million USD restructuring and asset acquisition by Kupanda Holdings, a private Equity firm.
  • Advising on the proposed global reorganization of the healthcare, transportation and power business of General Electric 
  • Advising on the 17Million USD restructuring and sale of assets of a leading beverage and pharmaceutical company in receivership.

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  • Consumer goods and services
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  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities