Yemisi Awonuga


Yemisi Awonuga

Yemisi Awonuga

Yemisi has a special bias for gas monetization and doubles as a partner in Templars’ Integrated Gas Practice and the Energy & Projects Practice.

She has specialist experience in all aspects of oil and gas development projects and energy project financing, having advised the entire value chain in the petroleum sector including upstream producers, off takers, midstream service companies and the downstream market.

She routinely advises on the bankability of energy projects with a focus on risk evaluation, allocation and mitigation mechanics through contractual documentation. Her experience also includes documentation and negotiation of core project agreements.  She combines her commercial experience with a deep understanding of the Nigerian petroleum sector and has continued to focus on the petroleum sector, advising on integrated oil and gas conceptualization, commercialization and evacuation projects; acquisition of oil and gas assets. Yemisi has deep knowledge of the regulatory underpinnings of her focal sector.

On account of her work on various path-breaking transactions especially in the Nigerian energy and infrastructure space, she has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal and IFLR1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms as a Leading Lawyer with an ‘‘in-depth knowledge of the oil & gas market’’.

She obtained her LLB from Obafemi Awolowo University in 2001, an LLM in Commercial Law from Cardiff Law School in 2005 and an MSc (with distinction) in Energy Studies from the University of Dundee in Scotland in 2014.


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