Balarabe attended the University of Westminster, London, United Kingdom where he obtained an LL.B Degree. He holds a Masters degree in Petroleum Law and Policy as well as an MBA in Oil and Gas Management from the University of Dundee, Scotland. Balarabe is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Balarabe has worked with various Oil and Gas companies in England and Scotland amongst which are British Gas Plc and Gazprom Plc. He has advised a broad range of clients on Energy Law, acquisition of interests and management of oil and gas projects, investment laws and practice, corporate governance and establishment as well as general business compliance. He has also been engaged in many domestic and international financing transactions. His commitment to exceed clients’ expectations and to ensure the success of any transaction endears him to his clients. He has a vast knowledge and understanding of the oil & gas industry, with extensive experience in the acquisition and disposal of petroleum exploration and production assets. Balarabe consults extensively on a wide range of investment issues for international exploration, oil service and multinational trading companies. He once served as an adviser to the Ondo State Government on Oil and Gas related matters.
The experience garnered in his involvement in many intricate energy transactions makes him an invaluable asset to Acuitas. He is a member of the American Institute of Petroleum Negotiators, the Nigerian Bar Association and the International Bar Association.