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Tobenna Erojikwe

Tobenna heads the firm's finance, energy & major projects practice group. He is admitted to practice in Nigeria, and in England and Wales, and has had significant practice experience in both jurisdictions.

Tobenna heads the firm's Finance, Energy & Major Projects Practice Team. Tobenna is qualified to practice in Nigeria as well as in England and Wales and has considerable experience practising in these jurisdictions. He obtained a bachelor's degree in Law (LLB) from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2000, and was further admitted as a solicitor of the senior courts of England and Wales in 2005. Tobenna also holds an LLM in corporate finance law from the University of Westminster.

Tobenna's core areas of practice are energy and natural resources; corporate finance; project finance; public private-partnerships; construction & real estate and mergers and acquisitions and he has been involved in most of the firm's energy and natural resources transactions. Recent matters in this area include advising the borrower in a United States $450 million financing in respect of a participating interest in an oil mining lease, and advising the acquirer in the acquisition of a major oil servicing company as part of an offshore takeover of the parent company.

Tobenna's core areas of practice are energy and natural resources; corporate finance; project finance; public private-partnerships; construction & real estate and mergers and acquisitions and he has been involved in most of the firm's energy and natural resources transactions. Recent matters in this area include advising the borrower in a United States $450 million financing in respect of a participating interest in an oil mining lease, and advising the acquirer in the acquisition of a major oil servicing company as part of an offshore takeover of the parent company. He led the team that advised the acquirer in a $600 million debt restructuring and acquisition for a major oil and gas company in Nigeria. Tobenna recently led the team that acted as Nigerian counsel to an Africa-focused oil and gas exploration development, production and exploration company incorporated in the United Kingdom and its subsidiary incorporated under the laws of Dubai International Financial Centre on the provision of up to $600 million for the exploration, development, production and sale of crude oil from OML 65 owned by the Nigerian Exploration and Production Limited (Formerly Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited).

He led the team that advised the acquirer in a $600 million debt restructuring and acquisition for a major oil and gas company in Nigeria. Tobenna recently led the team that acted as Nigerian counsel to an Africa-focused oil and gas exploration development, production and exploration company incorporated in the United Kingdom and its subsidiary incorporated under the laws of Dubai International Financial Centre on the provision of up to $600 million for the exploration, development, production and sale of crude oil from OML 65 owned by the Nigerian Exploration and Production Limited (Formerly Nigerian Petroleum Development Company Limited).

Who's who Legal says “Tobenna is an excellent lawyer who draws praise for his wealth of experience and great understanding of the energy sector”

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