Oladotun Alokolaro



Ola Alokolaro is the Senior Partner and heads the Energy and Infrastructure Group. He studied at the University of Buckingham, UK and holds a master’s degree in Natural Resources Law and Policy from the (Centre for Energy, Petroleum, Mineral Law and Policy) University of Dundee.

Oladotun Alokolaro

He is well versed in oil, gas, electricity and solid minerals law of Nigeria and has advised several oil exploration and production companies, mining companies, multinationals, independent power producers, financing institutions and high net worth clients on a wide range of assignments.

“Sound practitioner…steeped in oil and gas” – Chambers Global.


Ola has written several published papers notable amongst which are “New guidelines on the requirement for Ministerial consent for the assignment of Oil and Gas leases in Nigeria” 2015, chapter on Nigerian Mining Law in  the “Mining Law Review” 2015& 2012 editions,“Treasure Trove: Financing the Solid Minerals Sector in Nigeria” 2014, “Contracting Issues Under the Emerging Electricity Supply Industry in Nigeria”2012, “Investor’s guide to the acquisition of Electricity Generation & Distribution Assets in Nigeria”2011, “Reform of Mining Institutionsin Nigeria” Paper presented to the Presidential Committee on the Sustainable Development of Solid Minerals in Nigeria 2002 and “The Legal framework for Marginal Fields In Nigeria” IFLR 2001

Energy and Natural Resources Law with special focus on the following areas:


Oil and Gas

Corporate Commercial Law

Corporate Finance Law

Project Finance

Foreign Direct Investment



Attended University of Buckingham, U.K (LLB Hons), and also obtained a master’s degree from the CEPMLP, University of Dundee, UK (LLM – Natural Resources Law and Policy).

Professional Membership

Nigerian Bar Association,

International Bar Association (Section of Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law),

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Section on Business Law, Nigerian Bar Association