H Odein Ajumogobia

Ajumogobia & Okeke - Nigeria

Senior Partner


+234 1 271 9368-9

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Project development

Industry sectors:

Government and public policy
Natural resources
Oil and gas

H. Odein Ajumogobia SAN, OFR is a founding partner of the Firm. A skilled litigator, he was admitted to the inner bar in 2003 as a Senior Advocate of Nigeria. He is also a seasoned arbitrator and negotiator. In addition, he sits on the Board of several Companies in Nigeria.

  • Successfully represented Africa RE at Nigeria’s Court of Appeal in a dispute with Nigeria’s corporate payroll tax collecting authority in respect of a payroll tax liability of N916,703,476.99 that had risen over the years to close to the tune of N2,000,000,000.00.
  • Successfully represented Africa Re against Nigeria’s federal revenue authority in respect of a N110,000,000  tax demand from the federal revenue authority.
  • Representing an international oilfield services company whose execution of the USD$3 Billion UFR component of the Egina FPSO project is the subject of the Nigerian Senate Local Content investigation. 
  • Advised an indigenous oil and gas company on its legal rights under Nigerian law in respect of a transaction regarding consideration for the company’s strategic assistance to the shareholder of a company that purchased a share in an OML, but failed to remit same to the company
  • Head of the legal team that advised the Delta State Government as solicitors to the Public Offer for the subscription of 50,000,000 (Fifty Million) units of revenue bonds in the N5billion First Delta State Floating Rate Redeemable Revenue Bond aimed at raising funds in the Nigerian Capital Market for the financing of various developmental projects in Delta State of Nigeria. 

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services 
  • Regulatory and compliance
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

  • Aviation
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London)

Nigerian Bar Association
Nigerian Society of International Law
International Bar Association
American Society of International Law
American Bar Association [Associate Member] 
National Executive Committee

  • LLM, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, (1998)
  • BL., Nigerian Law School, (1979)
  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Lagos, (1978)