Wolemi is the Deputy Managing Partner of the Firm. He routinely advises on all aspects of the development, privatization, acquisition, financing and operation of power and infrastructure assets.

 

Wolemi, who has been described by chambers as “…the one who can identify issues,” is well regarded as a multi-specialist, and has a broad based experience in corporate and commercial law. In addition to his power, infrastructure and construction practices, he routinely advises on complex commercial transactions (including corporate finance transactions, mergers and acquisitions) across the broad spectrum of the Nigerian economy.

 

He is ranked as a leading lawyer in Nigeria by most of the leading independent legal directories, including Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500. Wolemi occasionally undertakes pro bono criminal defense work for indigent accused persons. He is a Jeremy Bentham Scholar of University College London.

 

  • Oil and Gas Regulation in Nigeria: An Overview. Published in Practical Law Multijurisdictional Guide, 2014- Energy and Natural Resources
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  • Electricity Regulation in Nigeria: An Overview. Published in Practical Law Multijurisdictional Guide.
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  • Construction and Projects in Nigeria: An Overview. Published in Practical Law Multijurisdictional Guide.
  • MBA, Durham Business School, Durham University
  • LL.M, University College London
  • BL, Nigerian Law School
  • LL.B, Lagos State University

Chambers and Partners (Banking & Finance – Nigeria):
Deemed by sources: a standout lawyer with a tremendous reputation in the market, Wolemi Esan is engaged on derivatives transactions and loan restructuring.” Clients enthuse: “He is dynamic in his legal advice. He has a very sound mind and is quick on his feet.
 

Chambers and Partners (Project & Energy – Nigeria):
Wolemi Esan displays an aptitude in a range of areas that cuts across the power and infrastructure practice, oil and gas and commercial transactions”, according to sources. One interviewee enthused: “He is extremely proactive and always goes over and beyond the call of duty to ensure our needs as a client are fully met and to ensure the team is fully mobilised to meet our expectations and timelines.
 

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