Fred Onuobia

G Elias & Co - Nigeria

Senior Partner


++234 8034023879, +2341 4607890/ 2806970

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets : Debt
Capital markets : Derivatives
Financial services regulatory
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Consumer goods and services
Financial services
Oil and gas
Social infrastructure
Technology and telecommunications

Fred Onuobia is the senior partner of G. Elias & Co, one of Nigeria’s leading business law firms. He is a member of several professional organizations and is recognised in leading directories of lawyers. He has over 25 years’ experience in carrying out banking and finance, capital markets, corporate, commercial, trade and project finance work for both private and public sector clients in various industry sectors.

  • Currently advising leading global banks on several repurchase, securities lending, total return swaps, cross currency swap and other derivatives transactions with both leading Nigerian banks and the financial institutions sector regulator.
  • Currently advising a multilateral finance institution on a multi-million-dollar loan to the sponsor of what would be Africa’s largest petrochemical project.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Financial restructuring
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Project development
  • Project finance

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Oil and gas
  • Technology, Media and Telecommunications

  • Nigeria (1992)

  • International Swaps and Derivatives Association
  • International Bar Association
  • International Project Finance Association
  • Loan Market Association
  • International Trademark Association

  • LL.M (University College London), (2004 - 2005)
  • LL.B (University of Nigeria), (1986 - 1991)
  • BL (Nigerian Law School), (1991 - 1992