Oghogho is a Partner at Aluko & Oyebode.
Practice Focus and Experience
Oghogho joined Aluko & Oyebode in 2000, and became a Partner in 2003. Her practice is centred on corporate and commercial law and includes all aspects of Nigerian corporate law, corporate restructurings and divestitures, compliance due diligence and complex commercial transactions. Her major practice areas include:
- Banking and Corporate Finance
- Environmental Law
- Corporate and Commercial
- Energy and Natural Resources
- Project Finance
- PPP Arrangements
Oghogho is a key member of the Firm’s Banking and Project Finance team and Energy and Natural Resources department and the Head of the Business Advisory Unit. She advises on banking and commercial transactions, oil and gas project finance, infrastructure finance, PPP arrangements, E & P restructurings, company formations and restructuring, public and private offerings of stock and debt, security issues, taxation, all Nigerian statutory and regulatory compliance matters, environmental laws and permits and corporate governance issues amongst others.
As head of the Business Advisory Unit, Oghogho coordinates corporate advice, regulatory compliance and permitting and establishment of local subsidiaries for various multinational entities i.e. Accion International; IBM; Mckinsey; Visa Inc.; Bloomberg L.P; Qualcomm Inc.; DHL, Tetra Pak, Citibank, Prosafe Inc., Transworld Inc.; JP Morgan, amongst others. She also provides general legal advisory services on a range of regulatory compliance matters i.e. immigration, labour, taxation, foreign exchange regulations, investor relations, etc.
Some transactions Oghogho has recently been involved in include the following:
- Leader of the team advising the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in relation to the development and construction of a specialist referral hospital in one of the South-South States in Nigeria under a PPP arrangement.
- Advised IFC on several financing and equity transactions to a number of local companies including an insurance company, microfinance investment, a tomato paste manufacturing company and a fast food company amongst others.
- One of the partners advising the lenders in respect of an Aerial Cable Car project in one of the States of the South-West region of Nigeria for the construction, operation, management and maintenance of the Aerial Cable Cars as a means of public transportation in designated routes in the State.
- Currently advising an American company and its Nigerian partners in connection with a public private partnership with one of the states in Western Nigeria, for the development and management of an airport complex, toll road (and associated infrastructure) and railroad within the state.
- Advised a UK based private equity investor on an equity investment of over US$30m in a mid-sized fast food and beverages company with outlets nationwide.
- She continues to advise Brass LNG Nigeria Limited on LNG sale and purchase agreements between the Company and the potential LNG buyers.
- Part of the team that advised Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc and a consortium of lenders in connection with a US$143 Million syndicated medium term multi-currency loan facility to a Golden Sugar Company Limited for the development, construction and operation of a Sugar Refinery at Apapa in Lagos State as well as the modernization and expansion of a 15,000 hectare sugar estate and mill located at Sunti, Niger State. This transaction was awarded the African Bankers Deal of the Year 2011.
- Led the team that advised Pacific Asia Inc., an American petroleum corporation on the acquisition of participating interests in the Oyo Oilfield located within oil mining lease 120 (OML120), via a share exchange and novation arrangement. Specific assignments included advising on the legal and regulatory framework in the sector; and the tax implication of the transaction. The transaction resulted in a name change of Pacific Asia Inc. to CAMAC Energy Inc. and the listing of the First Company Originating from Nigeria and the third in Africa, on the New York Stock Exchange. The transaction has been reported in several international and Nigerian newspapers as historical.
- 1999 - University of Lagos, LLM
- 1989 - Nigerian Law School, BL
- 1988 - University of Benin, LLB