Partner

Lagos

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:

Nigeria

Jurisdictions:

Nigeria

Practice areas:

Capital markets
Energy and infrastructure
M&A
Project development

Industry sectors:

Energy
Oil and gas


As the firm’s founding partner, Senator Udoma has a wealth of experience across the firm’s practice areas and has developed specialisations in energy and natural resources, mergers and acquisitions and capital markets transactions. He has led and advised on regulatory reviews on the implementation of public policy and implementation of reform programmes across various sectors of the Nigerian economy, including petroleum and solid minerals, industrial policy, revenue allocation and fiscal issues. He has acted as the non-executive chairman of the Nigerian Corporate Affairs Commission, Securities & Exchange Commission and the Petroleum Industry Bill Task Force. A former legislator, Senator Udoma has served as Chief Whip of the Nigerian Senate and Special Adviser to the Federal Minister of Petroleum Resources.

• Advised the Technical Committee on Privatisation and Commercialisation and the NNPC on the sale of 20% of the Government’s 60% equity interest in Africa Petroleum Limited;

• Acted as a principal consultant and lead technical adviser to a State Governors’ forum on the socio-economic implications and potential consequences of the Petroleum Industry Bill, 2012;

• Advised the Ministry of Finance on the structuring and establishment of a $140,000.00 sovereign wealth fund; and 

• Led the team that drafted the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (Establishment) Act, No 15 of 2011.

  • Inaugural member, Nigeria Economic Summit Group
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association

  • BA (Jurisprudence) (Oxon.)
  • BCL (Oxon.)
  • BL Nigeria
  • MA (Honoris Causa)

  • The Legal Aspects of Privatization and Commercialization
  • The Corporate Affairs Commission - the Challenge of Building a new Institution
  • Winding Up and Striking Off of Companies: Problems of Implementation
  • Legal Issues in the Development of a Solid Mineral Policy
  • Incentives for Gas Projects in Nigeria.