Wolemi is the Deputy Managing Partner of the Firm and has been described by Chambers Global as “… a standout lawyer with a tremendous reputation in the market.”
 
He belongs to a select group of Nigerian lawyers who are proficient in both contentious and non-contentious practices.
 
Wolemi’s non-contentious practice has a particular emphasis on advising on various aspects of energy and infrastructure asset development, privatization, acquisition, financing, and operations. Additionally, he provides guidance on complex corporate and commercial transactions, including financing transactions and mergers and acquisitions across Nigeria’s economic spectrum.
 
In contentious matters, Wolemi represents clients in arbitration (both domestic and international) as well as litigation in superior courts in Nigeria.
 
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, and also holds the distinction of being 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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