• Name: Olawale Adebambo
  • Role: Partner
  • Position: Partner
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Olawale is a consultant with the firm on Compliance, Corporate Governance and Energy and Natural Resources matters; advising exclusively on up and downstream oil & gas contracts.

Called to the Nigerian Bar in 1996, Olawale commenced his professional career in England with the Crown Prosecution Service; moving later to the Regulatory & Compliance Directorate of the Law Society of England & Wales.  In 2002 he joined one of Nigeria’s foremost law firms where he led its Commercial and Regulatory practice.  Olawale has advised and acted for numerous Nigerian and foreign companies, public and private entities.

In addition, Olawale lends his skills to the firm’s employment portfolio; advising on international labour treaties and conditional bargaining agreements and the firm's Private Client work; which involves estate planning and succession, wills, trusts, offshore settlements and non-contentious probate.

Olawale obtained his LLB (Hons) in England (1991). He is admitted as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England & Wales and is a full member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators London, England. An adept public speaker, he recently delivered a paper in London at the UKTI session of the Global Law Summit; held in commemoration of 800th Anniversary of Magna Carta.

Olawale provides mentoring and coaching guidance to young lawyers. He was recently inducted as a member of the Nigerian-British Chamber of Commerce where he sits on its Investment, Advisory & Mobilisation Committee.

  • 2015/2016 – appointed to advise and act for the Nigerian party in a ($) multi-billion dollar upstream oil & gas arbitral dispute with its international Joint Venture partners; involving the terms of a Financing (Carry) Agreement.
  • 2014/2016 – appointed to advise and act for the Nigerian party in an arbitration involving a Production Sharing Contract (PSC); a dispute in excess of $2 billion dollars.
  • 2015/2016 – retained by an International Oil & Gas conglomerate to advise and act for its Nigerian subsidiary in a series of actual and threatened employment disputes; and to advise on Trade Union proposed introduction of conditional bargaining agreements.
  • 2012/2015 – counsel to the Nigerian party in one of the biggest ever arbitrations to emanate from a PSC in Nigeria involving a number of International Oil Companies; a dispute in excess of $5.5billion dollars.
  • 2012/2016 – retained by an American conglomerate to provide corporate commercial advice to its Nigerian entity; including regulatory and corporate compliance services.
  • 2012-2016 – retained as counsel to the Nigerian subsidiary of an International Oil & Gas servicing company; to provide ongoing labour law advice and to lead negotiations of employee contracts and a union proposed conditional bargaining agreement.
  • 2014/2015 – retained as lead local counsel in a ($) multi-billion dollar IOC onshore oil & gas asset divestment transaction.
  • 2015/2016 – currently retained to advise HNI clients in estate succession arrangements