Yemisi Awonuga


Projects & Infrastructure
Energy & Projects
Oil & Gas

+234 (1) 4611890
+234 (1) 4611290-94
+234 (1) 2703982


Yemisi is a partner in the firm’s Energy and Projects Practice Group.

She holds a Master of Science (with distinction) in Energy Studies from the University of Dundee in Scotland and a Master of Laws in Commercial Law from Cardiff Law School in Wales.

She is a widely respected lawyer with expertise in Energy and Infrastructure Finance. She is also recognised by IFLR1000 Guide to the World’s Leading Financial Law Firms and Who’s Who Legal as a leading practitioner with a wealth of knowledge regarding bond offerings, private equity deals and debt restructurings.

Prior to joining Templars, Yemisi worked with Olaniwun Ajayi LP where she rose through the ranks to head the Banking and Finance practice and thereafter took up the position of the Principal Consultant at Advisory Legal Consultants; an energy law Firm in Lagos.

Yemisi has garnered over 13 years’ diverse experience advising clients on the bankability of projects with a focus on risk evaluation, allocation and proffering mitigation mechanics through contractual documentation. She combines her commercial experience with her deep understanding of the Nigerian energy market and has, in the last number of years focused solely on the energy sector advising on integrated gas commercialization projects; oil refinery projects; acquisition of oil and gas assets; structured financing for energy projects; gas project conceptualization studies and regulatory matters.

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