Amakiri David Yibakuo
Amakiri David Yibakuo is a bright legal practitioner with a passion for mastering his clients’ areas of interest. His strength lies in his pragmatic, hands-on approach to resolution of issues. He is a graduate of the prestigious University of Benin, where he obtained a degree in Law. He is an associate and an important member of the firm’s transactions practice. He advises clients on legal aspects of their business, corporate governance, real estate transactions, white collar crimes, etc. He is currently representing clients in the regulatory and financial sector in various courts.
He has up-to-date knowledge of public debt management regulation in Nigeria, power sector reforms, local content issues and banking regulations. He has a penchant for legal research. He has published works in several journals and books of articles. His research interest covers areas such as Central Bank policies and banking regulation, international politics, corporate governance and local content in the Nigerian petroleum industry.
He is a member of Nigerian Bar Association. Outside the law, he has knowledge of modern and medieval European history.
He has worked on a number of legal matters including:
- Part of a team representing members of several Niger Delta communities in oil spillage matters in court;
- Part of a team representing the electricity regulator in a public interest suit;
- Representing clients in insolvency and winding-up proceedings;
- Represented the Federal Ministry of Trade and Investments, in a real estate dispute involving Federal Government acquired properties in South East.
Power and Energy
- Part of a team advising a power generation company on the design, development, financing, construction, operation of a 1200MW power plant;
- Advising an energy company on the building and operation of a 400MW gas-fired power plant;
- Part of a team advising a syndicate of lenders on the restructuring of a multi-million dollar facility with a privatised generation company;
- Reviewing power purchase agreements and long-term service contracts for an energy company;
- Part of a team reviewing on behalf of an energy company transmission infrastructure and connection agreements to be entered into with the Transmission Company of Nigeria;
- Reviewed and advised clients on several regulations introduced by the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission;
- Part of the team that reviewed construction standards Power Generating Plants in Nigeria;
- Advising a coal company on the development, financing, construction, operation and maintenance of a coal mine in Enugu State of Nigeria;
- Advised a coal company on the agreements for sale and purchase of coal in Nigeria.
- Advised a glass manufacturing company on its shareholding and corporate governance structure
- Part of a team advising on the drafts of SEC Rules for Nigerian Depositary Receipts;
- Advising on clients on compliance with provision of the Securities and Exchange Commission rules
- Central Bank of Nigeria’s Powers over Bank Directors: Is the Government too much with us?
- Revocation of the Licences of Bureaux De Change by the Central Bank of Nigeria
- The Medium Term Expenditure Framework and the Legal Politics of Federalism
- Company Democracy: Majority Interest versus Minority Protection
- Anatomy of the Investments and Securities Tribunal
- What the Nigerian Power Sector Needs