Gbenga Oyebode


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1, Murtala Muhammed Drive (formerly Bank Road)
Ikoyi, Lagos,

Tel: 234 (1) 462 8380
Fax: 234 (1) 264 7505


Gbenga is the managing partner of Aluko & Oyebode and in that capacity coordinates the various practice areas of the Firm. In addition to his managerial role, he heads the Firm’s corporate and energy practice areas. Gbenga has extensive experience in corporate and commercial practice with a special emphasis in the following practice areas:

  • Oil and gas and power projects
  • Foreign Investment and Privatisation
  • Telecommunications
  • Project Finance
  • Aviation

Gbenga has also been involved in the negotiation of complex commercial agreements for a wide variety of transactions and is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.
He was conferred with the distinguished National Honour of Member of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (MFR) in December 2001.

The Firm has, over the years, developed extensive experience in energy and natural resources law and an in-depth knowledge of the legal, commercial and regulatory complexities of the Nigerian oil and gas industry; having advised on the establishment of a significant number of oil, gas and energy companies, the financing of high profile oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects and the implementation of major energy projects in Nigeria. The Firm provides ongoing legal representation to oil producing and oil service companies operating in Nigeria, including a number of oil majors.
Aluko & Oyebode, a leading and full-service international practice, provides timely and solution-driven services to its clients across key markets in Europe, Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa, North and South America.

Our practice areas encompass the full range of corporate and commercial legal services, including banking and finance, dispute resolution, telecommunication, intellectual property, energy and natural resources, project finance, real property, taxation and privatisation. The Firm complements its corporate and commercial legal services with a robust litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) practice.

Our offices are located in the key commercial centres of Nigeria, namely Lagos, Port-Harcourt and Abuja. The Firm is made up of 12 partners and over 68 Senior Associates/Associates and a full complement of highly qualified support staff.

The varied and combined knowledgebase of the lawyers of the Firm spans several decades. A number of our lawyers have received recognition for several headlining transaction in which the Firm played a pivotal role.

Senior partner Gbenga Oyebode brings his expertise to the firm’s top-level mandates. Commentators commend both his oil and gas expertise and his experience on the financing side of deals.
Chambers Global, 2013