Managing Partner



Highly regarded


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Capital markets

Tunde Oyewole is the Country Managing Partner of DLA Piper Africa (Nigeria). He holds degrees in computer engineering and law, a masters in Biblical Studies as well as training in accountancy and taxation.

Tunde joined the Firm in 1984 but later spent 5 years at Econet Wireless Nigeria (now Airtel Networks Limited) the second largest mobile phone company in Nigeria between 2001 and 2006 as the Chief Legal Officer. He was a key member of the team that established and grew the company from scratch to a subscriber base of six (6) million. During this period, his major role was in negotiating financing and equipment supply contracts and culminated in the sale of the company to Celtel International (part of the Zain group) in a deal valued at US$1.45 billion.

Tunde is a key member of the Firm’s Finance and Project practice, with particular focus on Finance, Energy, Technology, and Infrastructure sectors. He has a wealth of structured finance experience in putting together funding plans and multisource financing. For more than thirty (30) years, he has advised major sponsors, funders and public bodies on infrastructure financing and acquisitions in notable jurisdictions and is regarded as the leading expert on technology and transport projects.

Tunde also advises on a wide range of commercial disputes with extensive experience of litigation in the Nigerian Apex court as well as international arbitration and mediation.

The firm’s private wealth and large corporate clients consider Tunde to be their most trusted advisor and have relied on his extensive experience in individual transactions worth more than US$3 billion.

Tunde’s strategic vision led to the execution of the country’s first ever alliance between a Nigerian and an international law firm, when Olajide Oyewole LLP formed an alliance with DLA Piper.

  • Advised on the USD461 million Oando-Vitol/Helios downstream joint venture;
  • Advised Oando Energy Resources on a USD$450 million RBL for upstream oil & gas acquisition;
  • Advised Oando Energy Resources on a USD$350 million corporate facility for acquisition of oil & gas assets;
  • Advised on US$1.79 billion acquisition of the Nigerian assets of ConocoPhillips by Oando Energy Resources Inc;
  • Advised Oando Plc on its N108 Billion Syndicated Medium Term Financing;
  • Advised on the USD$200 million Convertible Notes Issue by Oando Plc/Oando Energy resources;
  • Represented Samsung Heavy Industries Nigeria in six consolidated LCIA Arbitrations in London and a claim in Nigerian court on shareholders' disputes arising from a joint venture in Nigeria with LADOL;
  • Acted as counsel to Samsung in respect of the resolution of a long running dispute regarding the USD$300 million dollar Fabrication and integration facility in Nigeria. The process involved new project documents;
  • Advised Mainstream Energy (Kainji and Jebba Hydro Power) 1,333.8 MW project company;
  • Advised Mainstream Energy Solutions Limited in respect of its N19 Billion acquisition of Yola Electricity Distribution Plc;

  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • M&A
  • Investment funds

  • Financial services
  • Energy
  • Investment management
  • Oil and gas
  • Social infrastructure

  • Nigerian Bar Association

  • Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (Associate Member)

  • University of Ife (now Obafemi Awolowo University); Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Computer Engineering (1980)
  • University of London; Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (1983)
  • Nigerian Law School; Diploma & Call to Bar (1984)