DLA Piper Africa member firm in Nigeria, Olajide Oyewole (OOLLP ), was awarded ‘Project Finance Team of The Year' by ESQ Legal Awards, one of Nigeria’s top legal awards, on Sunday 4th November. The award was open to Nigerian Law Firms with a specialty in Project Finance and was judged on their five most valued deals within the past five years as well as a lead deal undertaken between December 2015 – June 2017.
ESQ Nigerian Legal Awards is organized by Legal Blitz, publishers of the ESQ Legal Practice magazine. The award reviews and analyses landmark commercial deals across the various sectors of the Nigerian economy, honoring outstanding law firms and legal professionals in Nigeria, and in the diaspora, who have contributed to the successful execution of these deals.
OOLLP has wide ranging experience in its project finance practice particularly relating to international and domestic banking and finance transactions, including: acquisition finance, asset finance, bank reorganizations, business recovery and insolvency, derivatives, financial disputes, financial regulation, funds finance, private banking and wealth management, real estate finance, receivables and asset based lending, structured finance and trade finance.
OOLLP was also nominated in four other categories including: Mergers and Acquisition, Oil & Gas, Energy & Power, CSR Law Firm of the Year and Rising Stars – Muyiwa Ogungbenro. These nominations and awards endorse the firm’s capacity to set the benchmark for deal best practice within the market.