Dayo is a Partner and Co-Head of the Energy and Natural Resources practice at TEMPLARS. He has garnered over 20 years’ experience in the commercial legal space, while working with Templars – and taking up various in-house legal (and non-legal) roles.

 

Professional and Market Recognition

“He is very smart, energetic and very active in the market.”

– Chambers Global 2023

Dayo has been recognized as a respected lawyer in the Energy, Projects and Natural Resources sector in the Nigerian market, making him a renowned oil and gas lawyer in Nigeria, receiving endorsements from a plethora of leading international directories, including: the Legal 500, The Clients Guide to the World’s Leading Law Firms and Lawyers; the International Who’s Who of Oil & Gas Lawyers; the IFLR 1000 The Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms; the Chambers and Partners– Chambers Global Guide.

He has also been recognized for in-house legal role as a General Counsel by  The Corporate Counsel 100: Africa – The Most Influential Corporate Legal Advisers. 

A Selection Of Relevant Experience.

Energy & Natural Resources:

  • Advised Sinopec on the US$7.2 billion acquisition of Addax Petroleum.
  • Advised an Asian based IOC regarding their proposed acquisition of offshore oil and gas assets in Nigeria with a value in excess of $2 billion.
  • Advising the promoter of a Floating Power Generation Plant in Nigeria.
  • Advised one of the world’s largest LPG companies regarding establishment of an LPG processing and transportation hub with a Nigerian Free Trade Zone.
  • Sinopec and its Addax subsidiaries on the strategic divestment of its entire stake in Nigerian deepwater oil mining leases 123, 124, 126 and 137.
  • Advised a Namibian upstream asset holder regarding its divestment of an interest in its upstream asset, offshore Namibia.
  • Advised a Russian upstream company regarding its proposed acquisition of interest in Deepwater assets in offshore Nigeria.
  • Advised Swedish based, multinational company, Sandvick AB on the divestment of oil and gas assets in Nigeria in connection with its $740million acquisition of Varel International.
  • Advised a European LNG company regarding its 2.5 MTPA off take contract from a Nigerian LNG project.
  • Advised an American upstream company regarding its divestment of upstream assets in the Nigeria – Sao Tome Joint Development Zone.

Investigations, White Collar and Compliance:

  • Legal advice, government liaison and compliance counselling to one of the world’s largest oil service companies including advising the company regarding a multi-jurisdictional regulatory investigation in Italy, France, Nigeria, Switzerland and the USA.
  • Advised a FMCG (Fast Moving Consumer Goods) multinational company operating within Nigeria and various other African countries on the impact of the sanctions imposed on Mali by the Economic Community of West African States on its supply chain, business structure, and the performance of existing contractual obligations.
  • Advised an IOC (international oil and gas company) as an independent investigator, in connection with an internal investigation related to breaches of the corporate code of conduct and procurement policy.
  • Advised an international FMCG regarding a code of conduct investigation regarding senior officials of its Nigerian subsidiary.
  • Advised an international FMCG regarding a code of conduct investigation regarding senior officials of its Nigerian subsidiary.
  • Advised an IOC on drafting governance documents regulating its relationship with its employees’ corporative societies.
Expertise

Energy & Natural ResourcesInvestigations, White Collar & Compliance (IWC), Media, Entertainment, Technology and Intellectual Property (METI).

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Tax
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Deputy Managing Partner
Partner
Counsel
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Senior Associate
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