Legal Pioneers

GEP has advised on numerous ground-breaking transactions, guiding clients drawn from the local business space and international circles as well as regulatory agencies on the legal, regulatory and commercial issues involved in several pilot s in Nigeria’s evolving sectors. Our involvement in pioneer transactions includes but is not limited to the following:

  • Ajaokuta Steel Rolling Mill:  Drafting of the first-ever Concession Agreement in Nigeria between the Nigerian Federal Government and a foreign company.
  • ESCRAVOS/EGBIN GAS PIPELINE – Advised on the financing of the $400 Million (Four Hundred Million US Dollars) required for the Escravos/Egbin Gas Pipeline project.
  • Lagos State Metroline:  Advised a French Consortium that won the contract for the proposed construction and maintenance of the Lagos Metroline Project. The first of its kind in Nigeria.
  • MTS First Wireless: Advised MTS First Wireless on the first joint venture and PPP on mobile telephony in Nigeria, with the Nigerian Telecommunications Limited.
  • Abuja International Airport:  Advised a consortium that successfully won the bid for the ongoing 99 years Concession of the airport, a first in Nigeria.
  • NIMASA: Pioneering adviser to NIMASA on the procurement of search and rescue helicopters.