Power and Renewable Energy
We provide the full spectrum of legal support to a diverse range of clients in the Nigerian power sector, including governments, project proponents, investors, financial institutions, operators, suppliers and regulators, and our capability covers the entire project/plant life cycle.
The Firm’s involvement in the power sector predates the restructuring of the power industry in Nigeria, as we were involved in the early attempts to commercialise the activities of National Electric Power Authority (NEPA) and the first wave of Independent Power Projects in Nigeria. Since the transformation of the power industry, we have been at the very heart of the privatisation of the unbundled power assets. Based on our antecedents in the sector, we are widely regarded as Nigeria’s ‘go-to’ law firm for power related transactions and disputes – and out of the 15 (fifteen) PHCN successor companies privatized by the Bureau of Public Enterprises, we advised on ten (10) of those transactions. We also have significant experience in advising on green field power projects. In this connection, we advised on the Azura IPP, being the first project financed IPP in Nigeria.
The team is at the forefront of the renewables space, particularly solar power and wind, where Nigerian legal expertise is rare, having advised on some of the largest photovoltaic projects in the country. We are currently advising on the development of a utility scale photovoltaic project in the northern part of the country, and on a commercial rooftop solar project in the southern part of the country.