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Upstream Oil and Gas Law

Upstream Oil and Gas Law

Since the discovery of oil in commercial quantity in Nigeria in 1956, the sector has risen to be the mainstay of Nigeria’s economy. For long, the industry was run on blunt-edged piece of legislation. Our firm has been bridging the seeming hiatus by bringing a touch of global class to legal services to both government and our large clientele base in a manner that does not imperil the development of oil and gas E&P in Nigeria.

Our partners though possess high level academic training in this aspect of law; they have practical experience having worked with major companies in the E&P industries. As industry practitioners, our firm is arguably one of the foremost in Nigeria in the provision of legal services to major players in the industry. These are in the area of pre- and post-incorporation legal advisory services, documentation, contract negotiation, government liaison and upstream tax consulting services.

The soon-to-become-law Petroleum Industry Bill (PIB) has made tremendous changes that would invariably alter existing contractual arrangements. Drawing from years of experience in handling legacy contracts and transitional arrangements, our firm has been well-positioned to help our clients to handle the ensuing upsets and to minimize its impacts on their businesses.