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June, 2021

We are now ENR Advisory

 

The global energy industry is in transition. . . so is our firm!

 

Since the establishment of ADVISORY Legal Consultants in 2012, the firm has been providing a specialised legal service to Nigeria’s energy and natural resources sectors. Some of our pioneering assignments include advising on the development of a Network Code that will provide for competitive access into the West African Gas Pipeline; a ground-breaking template Gas Development Agreement which will unlock gas resources discovered by production sharing contractors in several oil mining leases in Nigeria; the largest methanol project on the continent; the first crude oil terminal to be privately developed in Nigeria; a tolling gas pipeline and processing project, gas distribution projects and, electricity generation projects.

 

We are also proud of our contributions to the petroleum sector and the wider economy. In particular, ‘Gbite Adeniji, our Managing Partner, is well known for his significant contributions in the development of policy legal and commercial frameworks for Nigeria’s oil, gas and mining sectors. These include the development of Nigeria’s National Petroleum Policy and National Gas Policy, the development of the Gas Flare Commercialization Programme, pursuant to Nigeria’s climate impact (COP21) commitments, advising on various versions of the Petroleum Industry Bill, the preparation of the Flare Gas (Prevention of Waste and Pollution) Regulations 2018, the National Domestic Gas Supply & Pricing Policy and implementing Regulations, the Downstream Gas Bill and the commercial agreements used for supply of gas in the domestic market today.

 

Our body of work has yielded a cohesive team of authentic energy and natural resources lawyers who engage on a daily basis with clients in our focal sectors. We believe this is why we have been described as:

A rare specialist in a market heavily saturated by full service firms
IFLR1000

Extremely responsive, timely and on point! Expert in their domain
Project Finance Client in IFLR1000

Pioneering work on major gas infrastructure projects that are firsts in West Africa.
Chambers Global

 

However, the global petroleum, electricity and mining sectors are in transition, and so is our firm.

 

We are proud to announce that effective June 1, 2021 our brand name and corporate identity will change from ADVISORY Legal Consultants to:

 

Our new identity has been designed to acknowledge the fundamental shifts in process within the Energy and Natural Resources sectors and to acknowledge our deepening specialisation as lawyers focused on providing advisory services to clients in these sectors. Thus, ENR Advisory represents an evolution from our origins whilst connecting with the exciting opportunities ahead of us in a post – PIB, energy transition and renewable energy era

 

The change of name will not involve any modifications to our culture or the quality of the services that we provide – except that we commit to providing even better quality and more value – added service to our clients.

 

‘Gbite Adeniji
Managing Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Published on June 1, 2021

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January, 2021

ADVISORY’s Client, Brass Fertilizer and Petrochemical Company Limited, Secures Final Investment Decision on the Development and Construction of the First Methanol Production Facility in Nigeria

ADVISORY, Legal Consultants is pleased to announce that our client, Brass Fertilizer and Petrochemical Company Limited (BFPCL), has secured a Final Investment Decision from DSV Engineering Limited (DSV), Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC), and the Nigeria Content Development and Monitoring Board (NCDMB) (sponsors), for the construction of the first ever methanol plant in Nigeria.

 

The $3.6 billion project, which comprises a world-scale 2 x 5,000 MTPD methanol production facility and a 500 MMscf/d gas processing plant, will be located in a designated oil and gas free trade zone, in Odioama, Brass Island, Bayelsa State and will unlock stranded gas reserves to meet methanol demand in Nigeria’s domestic and export markets whilst creating significant employment opportunities and fostering the development of the host community.

 

As Project Counsel, ADVISORY, Legal Consultants has assisted the developers to negotiate and finalise key project agreements including equity raise documentation, the Gas Sales and Purchase Agreement (GSPA) between BFPCL and the NNPC/Shell Petroleum and Development Company Joint Venture (SPDC JV), as well as the Project Management Consultancy contract with TATA Consulting Engineers Limited (TCE), India.

 

Managing Partner, ‘Gbite Adeniji commented: “It is a matter of immense privilege and pride for us at ADVISORY, Legal Consultants, to be able to associate ourselves with this project right from its foundation. We thank the promoters of the project for their confidence in our firm and the opportunity to be part of this ground-breaking project.”

 

We look forward to providing continued support to BFPCL as it attains other project milestones, such as the attainment of financial close and the eventual delivery of a world-class methanol and gas processing project.

 

Below are pictures from the FID Ceremony, which held on January 29, 2019, at Transcorp Hilton, Abuja.

 

BFPCL FID Ceremony at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, January 29, 2021
L-R ‘Gbite Adeniji, Managing Partner, ADVISORY; Ben Okoye, Executive Chairman, BFPCL; Frank Nweke II, Director, BFPCL; and Jumoke Fajemirokun, Partner, ADVISORY

BFPCL FID Ceremony at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, January 29, 2021

BFPCL FID Ceremony at Transcorp Hilton Abuja, January 29, 2021


Published on January 29, 2021

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September, 2020

Firm Update

Our partner, Mr Ike Oguine, has decided to take temporary leave of absence from the firm. He has made this decision in response to allegations made against him in the course of proceedings instituted by the Federal Government of Nigeria to set aside a high-profile arbitration award. These allegations relate to the period during which he served as Coordinator, Legal Services of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation. Mr Oguine denies any wrongdoing but considers it desirable to take this leave of absence to enable him devote his time to dealing with the said allegations and to ensure that publicity from the ongoing proceedings does not adversely affect the firm and its clients.


Published on September 21, 2020

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July, 2020

ADVISORY Acts as Project Counsel on the Phase II development of the Otakikpo Marginal Field

ADVISORY Legal Consultants is pleased to have advised the Green Energy International Limited (GEIL) and Lekoil Oil and Gas Investments Limited (LEKOIL) Joint Venture in respect of a drilling program and the development and sharing of infrastructure within the Otakikpo marginal field in OML 11 block.

 

The development of this world-class project, which will be managed by Schlumberger, has forged ahead in spite of the low oil price environment. As Project Counsel, we developed and assisted the JV with the negotiations of key project contracts including agreements for the drilling program, the use of all facilities to be developed for the evacuation of crude oil from the Otakikpo field and, for the overall management of the project.

 


Published on July 24, 2020

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February, 2020

New Partner Announcement

We are pleased to announce that Olajumoke Arowolo is the newest Partner in our Firm.

 

Olajumoke is a seasoned commercial lawyer with a practice focused on the energy and infrastructure sectors. She has a deep understanding of contractual frameworks, deal dynamics and financing structures for projects in the petroleum and wider energy sector.

 

She is actively engaged as counsel in asset acquisitions, structured financings, and some landmark energy projects. We are especially proud of the significant role she has played in the past couple of years as lead external legal counsel to the West African Gas Pipeline Company Limited on a set of complex regulatory and transactional assignments underpinning the development of the Western Interconnection Project for the enlargement and extension of the West African Gas Pipeline (WAGP) – the regional gas pipeline in West Africa constructed across 4 countries. She is also currently leading the drafting and review of financing agreements in respect of an ongoing multimillion-dollar project for the development of upstream and midstream facilities by a joint venture of Nigerian independents.

 

We congratulate Olajumoke for her dedication and commitment to our vision for the delivery of high-quality legal services to clients in the energy and natural resources sectors through our exceptional specialists.


Published on February 7, 2020

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