Sesan Akinsanya is a multi-skilled commercial lawyer with substantial legal experience, especially in the Oil and Gas industry. Sesan has LL. B. from the University of Lagos in1984 and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1985. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria; Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitration, London; Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, London; and Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply, London.
With over 30 years experience, 19 years of which was with Shell, Sesan possesses in-depth and broad experience in:
• Deal structuring, negotiation and documentation. He has worked on key petro-leum industry agreements/arrangements such as Joint Venture Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements, EPIC, Turnkey Contracts, construction agreements, Gas Sales Agreements, Gas Transportation Agreements, Oil Lifting and Process-ing Agreements, Share Purchase Agreements, Production Sharing Contracts, Crude Handling Agreements, Power Purchase Agreements, among others.
• Contracting management (cradle to grave), right from tendering through bid-ding, Tender Board consideration, contract approval, negotiation and execution.
• Dispute and Claims management, including negotiation of claims and disputes, ADR (Mediation and Conciliation etc), Arbitration and Litigation.
• Corporate Governance, including company set-up, structuring and management, Company Secretarial Practice, Compliance Management – Anti-Trust, Anti Bribery and Corruption, Trade Controls. etc.
Sesan is a thorough-bred professional ( lawyer, Chartered Secretary, Chartered Ac-countant, Chartered Purchaser and professional Arbitrator) who is well positioned to deplore rich and solid commercial/legal skills and experience in offering creative solu-tions to business challenges. His areas of specialisation include Oil and Gas law, Power projects and transactions, Commercial Arbitration and ADR, and Corporate Governance.