Peter Olalere, MCIArb

Associate Partner

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Peter Olalere is a dispute resolution expert but beyond his active commercial dispute resolution work, he has considerable experience providing advisory services, and conducting due diligence and transaction services, on an ongoing basis to individual and corporate clients in the Energy and Natural Resources industry. He advised a regulator in the Nigerian oil and gas industry in respect of complex insolvency issues with companies holding licenses to important oil and gas assets – thus contributing to significant policy formulation in the industry. He is a member of a team of lawyers advising an insurance company currently in respect of its obligations on a multimillion-dollar Energy Package Insurance Policy Claim involving a well blowout, fire and oil spill.

Mr. Olalere has authored book chapters, journal papers, and articles on topical subject matters particularly in the area of Energy and Natural Resources Law. He has also participated in training and retraining events, including preparation and presentation of seminar discussions papers in his areas of practice.

He has also represented local and multinational companies in major arbitration proceedings.

He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 2006 and holds an LL.M degree in Energy and Natural Resources Law from Queen Mary University of London. He was appointed a Notary Public for Nigeria in 2017 by the Chief Justice of Nigeria.

  • Queen Mary, University of London – Master of Laws Degree in Energy and Natural Resources Law
  • Chattered Institute of Arbitration, UK
  • Nigerian Law School – Barrister at Law (BL) Second Class (Upper Division)
  • University of Maiduguri – Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) with Honors
Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), International Bar Association (IBA), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (UK), Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (NIGERIA), Member, International Chambers of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum
  • “Searching for contractual equilibrium: is a production-sharing agreement in the oil and gas industry a fair balance between the interests of the host state, national oil company and foreign investor? [I.E.L.R. 2015, 1,] 30-38 -March 2015.
  • “Are the DISCOs Ready for the Declaration of Transitional Electricity Market?” Published by Thisday Newspaper on 30/09/2014 at p.10/
  • “Privatization of Electricity Industry in Nigeria: Lessons from Europe and United States of America” Renewable Energy Law and Policy Review [R.E.L.P. 2014, 5(2), 136-149] – December 2014
  • “Nigerian Refineries | A Case For Urgent Privatization For Better Management”, QM Law & Business Journal, Issue 2 –[THE SOPHISTS] 24-27 – July 2014
  • “Overview of Commercial Dispute Resolution in Nigeria – Litigation & Dispute Resolution” (Nigerian Chapter- Co-authored with Matthias Dawodu and Debo Ogunmuyiwa) published in the 2nd Edition of the Global Legal Insights Group, London, [192-202] – June 2013
  • “Multi-Party/Multi-Contract Arbitration – A challenge on Consent of Parties as Foundational Principle of Arbitration” Business Law Review, [NJBCL Vol. 2 No. 4 (2011)] – May, 2013


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