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Mobolaji Oriola

  • Firm: Allen and Brooks
  • Practice Area: Energy & Natural Resources
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 1619 Danmole Street, Victoria Island, Lagos

About Mobolaji Oriola

Mobolaji Oriola is a Lawyer, Chartered Arbitrator, Investor & Humanitarian. He is a Founding Partner at Allen & Brooks, where he provides legal & business advisory services to individuals, businesses, companies and multinationals.

In addition to his role as a Founding Partner of the firm, he currently serves as the Deputy Secretary, International Commercial Arbitration Committee, International Law Association (Nigerian Branch). He serves as Vice-Chairman of a proprietary investment and asset management company. He is also a Member, Board of Trustees and President of The Riverwood Switch Foundation; a non-profit, developmental organization focused on providing free education and infrastructural development to financially disadvantaged children and schools in low-income communities across Nigeria.

 

WORK EXPERIENCE
Over the years, Mobolaji has gotten legal training and work experience from firms and companies like Shell Nigeria Exploration & Production Company, Aluko & Oyebode, SPA Ajibade & Co and Perchstone & Graeys.

 

TRANSACTION EXPERIENCE

Mobolaji’s extensive experience includes advising several top-tier Nigerian, international and multinational clients on matters relating to Energy and Natural Resources, Technology, Banking & Finance. Mobolaji served as a member of the joint team of legal consultants appointed by the Debt Management Office (DMO) to advise on the restructuring of Nigeria’s huge debt profile. He also served on the legal advisory team which handled the the issuance of a N25 Billion asset backed commercial notes by a Funding SPV. Mobolaji alongside a team of arbitrators represented three oil and gas companies over a financial dispute worth N1.7 billion naira. Mobolaji has appeared in several court cases and won his first solo appearance at the Court of Appeal.

He recently advised an Oil and Gas Company in connection with Heirs Energies on an Oil field project and pipeline construction, connecting an oil facility to the Qua Iboe Export Terminal. He’s the Partner responsible for coordinating the Energy and Banking & Finance Teams that advise various local and international clients of the firm. He recently advised a UK based investment holding company on its 1.2 billion Naira real estate financing scheme for the development of the largest auto-hub in West Africa.

 

AWARDS
Unity Bank Humanitarian Award

Professor Smaranda Olarinde Leadership Award.

The Future Awards Africa Prize for Lawyers (Finalist)

Business Day Award for CEO of one of the fastest growing businesses in Nigeria. 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Nigerian Bar Association

International Bar Association 

International Law Association

Energy Institute 

Nigerian Gas Association 

Society for Petroleum Engineers 

 

Mobolaji is a published author/writer with his thought pieces and articles published in several national and international platforms.

Q&A With Mobolaji Oriola

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Education

Private Equity
  • Said Business School, Oxford Uniersity
Sustainable Business Strategy
  • Harvard Business School
Masters in Business Administration
Reform Entrepreneurship
  • Incubator Africa
Bachelor of Laws

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