GEORGE ETOMI

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George is a distinguished transaction lawyer regularly consulted by multinational companies and top government agencies. He was closely involved in acting for the first mobile telephone service provider in Nigeria and advises major foreign airlines operating in Nigeria. He has extensive experience in commercial transactions, spanning Arbitration and other ADR methods, Aviation, Building and Construction, Banking and Finance, Energy and Natural Resources.

Mr. Etomi also has a special interest in the Energy and Natural Resources field and is a member of Center for Petroleum Law Research [CPLR]. He has worked over the years with numerous multinational oil companies. In the power sector space, he supported power investors during the acquisition and concession of successor companies in the Nigerian power privatisation process and provided high-level legal advisory services to the Government and core investors alike throughout the several stages of the privatisation process.

Mr. Etomi is a Director on the Board of Eko Electricity Distribution Plc. (EKEDP), one of the top performing power utilities in Nigeria where he serves as the Committee Chairman of the Board Legal, Corporate Governance and Regulatory Affairs Committee.

He also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Springfield Group, an indigenous oil exploration company which recently won an oil block that has the potential to be one of the largest oil blocks in Ghana.

Mr. Etomi was the pioneer Chairman of the Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law (SBL) and a Fellow of the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. The Institute also named a centre in his honor: “The George Etomi Centre for Strategic Investment and Corporate Governance” and endowed a professional chair in his name. In 2016 George Etomi was appointed a member of the Body of Benchers, the highest regulatory body of the legal profession in Nigeria. He is a regular facilitator at global business conferences and a regular commentator on power issues on CNBC Africa and Channels Television Nigeria. He can be reached at george@geplaw.com.