Bede is an experienced commercial/energy lawyer with varied local and international experience covering both developed and developing countries. His experience covers the areas of procurement contracts/law, legal and business advisory services in the international oil and gas and related industries through the negotiation, review and drafting of various upstream, midstream and downstream contracts. Knowledgeable in oil and gas law, mineral and petroleum taxation, and project financing with high premium on mitigation of project risks.
Bede Nwete a former lecturer and acting head of company law and commercial practice at the Nigerian law School, has worked on human rights, ethical procurement, corporate social responsibility, and social policy issues in the oil and gas industry; and consulted for the UNDP, the Nigerian House of Representative Committee on Petroleum, NAPIMS, the African Petroleum Producers Association, NOCs/IOCs and JVs; African Editor of the Oil, Gas and Energy Law Intelligence (OGEL); spoken at major oil and gas conferences, taught oil and gas courses, and widely published in the field of oil and gas law, corporate social responsibility/human rights, petroleum taxation and finance, company law and production sharing contracts.
He was formerly a Partner at Nwete, Okeke and Co, a Lagos law firm, and his industry experiences include work with Petrofac, BP, Schlumberger, and Coopers and Lybrand (PWC) in various categories.
He was a guest lecturer at the CEPMLP, Dundee between 2005 and 2010. His current work centres on the legal and fiscal review of the Draft Nigerian PIB, and impact of the local content Act on petroleum operations for an international client.
Areas of Specialization:
- Company law and commercial practice
- Energy Law
- International commercial contracts
- Petroleum fiscal regime analysis
- Petroleum taxation
- Procurement law
- Project finance