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Expert consultant


Bar admissions:

New York



Practice areas:

Capital markets
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Oil and gas
Technology and telecommunications

Gbenga has over 35 years of experience in corporate and commercial practice with emphasis in the following practice areas: Energy and natural resources, Foreign investment and privatisation, Telecommunications, Project finance, Aviation.

He has been described by Chambers Global as a “Consummate deal maker who has received plaudits from clients and peers alike for his corporate expertise”.

  • Advised on US$1.275 billion financing of the Exxon Mobil Natural Gas Liquid II Project.
  • Advised on US$1.06 billion financing of trains four and five of the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas Plant Expansion Project.
  • Advised on Implementation of the first private Independent Power Production (“IPP”) Project in Nigeria by a major international electricity corporation.
  • Advised on US$3.5 Billion Financing of the NNPC and Mobil Producing Unlimited Satellite Oil Field Project.

  • Banking
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Tech and telecoms

  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators [Fellow]
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

  • Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK) (FCIArb)
  • Nigerian Leadership Initiative (NLI)

  • Certificate in Corporate Governance, INSEAD, Fontainebleau, France, (2014)
  • Advanced Management Program, Harvard Business School, Cambridge, MA (2007)
  • Admitted to the New York Bar, (1983)
  • LL.M, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, (1982)
  • Called to the Nigerian Bar, (1980)
  • LL.B Hons, University of Ife, Ile-Ife, (1979)