Adeniyi Duale

Partner

Adeniyi is an astute lawyer with a decade of experience on advising on various aspects of corporate and commercial matters. . He specializes in Foreign Direct Investments, Energy (Oil and Gas, Power and Infrastructure), Mergers and Acquisitions, Private Equity and Business Regulatory and Advisory. He has advised on a number of Energy deals spanning across Nigeria and West Africa

His experience is broad, from negotiating numerous mergers and acquisitions, private equity deals as well as representing clients on several litigious matters. He has more recently advised a client on the acquisition of an embedded Independent Power Plant. Adeniyi has attended several international trainings on Loan Documentation, Corporate Finance, Power, Due -Diligence and Accounting and Financial Analysis. He has also assisted in the setting up and structuring of many special purpose joint venture vehicles.

Adeniyi graduated as a lawyer from Lagos State University in 2004 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006. He is a member of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN) and the Energy Institute.

Adeniyi is the Managing Partner of the Firm. Prior, to his present position, Adeniyi was a Senior Associate with a leading top tier commercial practice in Lagos.

Advised the Joint Lead Managers (J.P. Morgan Securities Plc and Morgan Stanley & Co. International Plc) in connection with the Eurobond offering of US$400m by Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (“GTB”) under a US$2 Billion Global Medium Term Note Programme.

Advised on the 2014 Euro Medium Term Note Program update for Koninklijke Ahold N.V, Dutch Company.

Advised the Gombe State Government of Nigeria in respect of the N30 Billion Debt Issuance Programme and the N20 Billion 15.5% Fixed Rate Series 1 Bonds due 2019 being the first tranche under the N30 Billion Debt Issuance Programme.

Nigeria Law School (B.L.) - 2006

University of Lagos (LL.B.) - 2004

Nigerian Mergers and Acquisitions in 2014 and the Outlook for 2015