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Abayomi  Akinjide

Abayomi Akinjide

Partner | Co-leader, Energy Fasken
Jurisdiction England and Wales, 1993 | Nigeria, 1996
Language(s) English, Yoruba
Office(s) London
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Abayomi (Yomi) is a Partner and Co-Leader of Fasken’s Global Energy 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.

  • Best Lawyers for his expertise within the field of Energy & Natural Resources (2015, 2016 and 2017 editions) , The Best Lawyers in Canada 2015 to 2017
  • The Legal 500 for his expertise in the field of 'Projects, energy and natural resources - Oil and gas' 2016 edition, The Legal 500 Canada 2016
  • Chambers Global as a Nigerian 'Expert Based Abroad' within the 'Corporate/Commercial' field 2012 edition, Chambers Global 2012 to 2016
2015 to 2017 The Best Lawyers in Canada Best Lawyers for his expertise within the field of Energy & Natural Resources (2015, 2016 and 2017 editions)
2016 The Legal 500 Canada The Legal 500 for his expertise in the field of 'Projects, energy and natural resources - Oil and gas' 2016 edition
Chambers Global Chambers Global as a Nigerian 'Expert Based Abroad' within the 'Corporate/Commercial' field 2012 edition
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Education

  • LSF The College of Law of England and Wales
  • LLM, Law University of Cambridge
  • LLB (Hons) University of Cambridge

Community involvement

  • Mentor, The Prince's Trust

Memberships & Affiliations

  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Britain Nigeria Business Council
  • Energy Institute
  • International Bar Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • The Law Society of England and Wales
Legal Framework of Nigeria Oil and Gas Industry
Investing in Global LNG: Key considerations for Canadian & African LNG projects Japan

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