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Tunde Oyewole

Tunde Oyewole

Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP

Tunde Oyewole is the Country Managing Partner and leads the firm’s strategy and development.

He has a wealth of structured finance experience in putting together funding plans and multisource financing. For more than 30 years, he has advised major sponsors, funders and public bodies on infrastructure financing and acquisitions in notable jurisdictions and is regarded as the leading expert on technology and transport projects.

The firm’s private wealth and large corporate clients consider Tunde to be their most trusted advisor, and have relied on his extensive experience in individual transactions worth more than USD3 billion.

Experience has included advising:

  • Oando Plc in the acquisition of ConocoPhilips’ assets in Nigeria
  • Shareholders of Vee Networks on the sale of the company to Celtel International
  • Dangote Industries on the sale of 3G mobile license to Etisalat Nigeria
  • Minority shareholders in minority protection action against majority shareholder in Airtel Networks
  • Certain shareholders in multiple litigation actions and arbitrations over shareholder disputes between controlling shareholders of a major Nigerian PLC
  • Certain parties in multiple litigation actions and arbitrations over business disputes between shareholders of a major Nigerian ship building and fabrication yard
  • Certain shareholders in multiple litigation actions and arbitrations over shareholder disputes between shareholders of Vee Networks
  • The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation on various crude oil sales and financing transactions
  • Certain bidders for the rehabilitation of refineries owned by the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
  • Promoters of a greenfield deep sea port and free trade zone in Badagry, Nigeria

Professional Qualifications

  • Legal practitioner admitted to the Nigerian Bar (1984)

Education

  • Heythrop College, University of London, UK, MA Biblical Studies (2017)
  • University of London, UK, LL.B. (1983)
  • University of Ife, Nigeria, BSc Electronics & Electrical Engineering (1980)

Recognition

  • Ranked Lawyer in Chambers & Partners Global (2019)
  • Ranked Lawyer in Chambers & Partners Global (2018)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer in IFLR1000 (2019)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer in IFLR1000 (2018)
  • Highly Regarded Lawyer in IFLR1000 (2017)

Prior Experience

  • 2006 to present, Partner, Olajide Oyewole LLP, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Nigeria
  • 2001 to 2006, Chief Legal Officer, telecoms company
  • 1991 to 2001, Partner, Nigerian-based law firm
  • 1984 to 1990, Associate, Nigerian-based law firm