Abayomi (Yomi) is a Partner and Co-Leader of Fasken’s Global Energy and Climate Group. His practice focuses on corporate, corporate finance and commercial work, particularly in the energy, mining and telecoms sectors.
Yomi has substantial experience in complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions, financings, private equity transactions, drafting commercial agreements, advising on joint ventures and many other legal issues. Yomi has broad corporate experience and management skills, having led large teams on transactions usually involving multiple jurisdictions in a variety of sectors. He has a good understanding of financial markets and is a skilled negotiator, dealing with both transaction counterparties and regulators. He has advised a number of clients, including banks, brokers, private equity sponsors and corporates.
Yomi’s practice is global and he is recognised as an expert on Africa. He is dual qualified in England and Wales and Nigeria. He is an expert in Nigerian corporate and oil and gas law and has published various legal materials in Nigeria and has spoken at seminars on matters relating to the Nigerian legal system.