Abayomi Akinjide

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Abayomi (Yomi) Akinjide is Co-Leader of Fasken Martineau's Global Energy Group. He has practised at leading City of London and US international law firms and has extensive corporate experience, with a particular emphasis on complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions. Yomi is also experienced in private equity transactions and has been instructed by a number of well established UK and international sponsors. He also has substantial experience in the oil and gas sector, with recent experience acting for oil and gas companies in Nigeria, Angola, Ghana, Papua New Guinea, Kazakhstan, Russia, Iraq, Equatorial Guinea, Gambia, Rwanda and Tanzania. In addition, he has been involved in transactions in Europe, Africa, America, Canada, Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States. 

Yomi graduated in law from Cambridge University in 1986 and obtained his Master in Laws the following year. He was admitted to the Bar of England and Wales in 1993 and in Nigeria in 1996. He speaks fluent Yoruba and is a mentor for the Prince’s Trust.