Opeoluwa attended the University of Wales, Cardiff where he obtained an LL.B and an LLM in International Commercial Law. He is a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England and Wales having been admitted to the Roll of Solicitors. He is also a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
Opeoluwa’s areas of practice cover the broad spheres of oil, gas, power, mining and corporate finance. To this end he regularly advises clients on several aspects of transactions in the energy, power and mining value chain of the Nigerian and UK economy. Opeoluwa was part of a team that represented a client in its bid for two Distribution Companies (Discos) and also represented a client in its bid for a Generation Company (Genco) arising from the Federal Government’s unbundling of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN). Opeoluwa was also part of a team that advised a client in its bid to acquire participatory interests in some of Shell’s assets in Nigeria. He has also been involved in negotiating several Gas Purchase Agreements and Power Purchase Agreements in respect of several operational independent power projects in Nigeria such as the Island Power Project (now Marina Power), Ilupeju Power Project and Ewekoro Power Project. Opeoluwa has advised a Greenfield cement manufacturing company in the South Eastern region of Nigeria in relation to all aspects of set up and also transaction documentation for EPC contracts in respect of the project. Opeoluwa also has a keen interest in real estate law and to this end advises commercial and residential real estate developers. He also regularly advises clients on financial arrangements such as project finance. Opeoluwa has also been engaged in conducting due diligence exercises on behalf of clients seeking to make investments across various sectors in the Nigerian economy.
Prior to co-founding Acuitas, Opeoluwa had stints in various companies and law firms such as British Gas (UK), Western Power Distribution (UK), Berris’ Solicitors (UK), Negris Group (Nigeria), and Abdullahi Ibrahim (SAN) and Co (Nigeria). Opeoluwa is a keen legal writer providing analysis on the impact of several legislations on clients’ businesses. He is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, Law Society of England and Wales, Black Solicitors Network (UK), and Association of Professional Negotiators and Mediators (Nigeria). Opeoluwa sits on the board of various companies in a non-executive and independent director capacity and these companies include: Mantle Infrastructure Company, Sea Quest Marine Limited, and Royal Hathaway Development Limited.