Sesan Akinsanya

Of Counsel

Sesan is a results-driven, accomplished lawyer with many years of experience in the energy, manufacturing and oil & gas industries. 


Contract & Procurement; Corporate; Corporate Governance; Commercial; Litigation; Regulatory Law; Transactional/Financing

Former firms & in-house roles:

Gboyega Famodu & Co; Emmanuel Omaghomi & Co; Bonitas Solicitors; Bonitas Law; Vono Products Plc Nigeria; Shell Petroleum

Sesan has broad legal knowledge and business acumen, with a reputation for successfully handling litigation, managing legal departments, and advising executive leadership teams on diverse legal matters within fast-paced, ever-changing regulatory environments. He holds extensive portfolio of success driving legal departments, functions, initiatives, negotiations, and litigation for diverse organizations, including Fortune Global 500 Oil & Gas Company, Shell Oil.

Sesan’s legal experience includes negotiating and drafting complex commercial agreements such as: SHAs, JVAs, JOAs, PSCs, GSPAs, EPICs, NDAs, and PPAs. Sesan has also supported clients on matters relating to regulatory compliance, corporate governance, contracting, and procurement. He delivered client-focused professional legal service to diverse clientele in Nigeria & Canada, with major focus on commercial corporate law, real estate law, and immigration law; and has experience managing, negotiating, and resolving complex disputes. 


  • University of Lagos (LL.B.) 1984 
  • Nigeria Law School (1985)
  • Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (1992)
  • Institute of Chartered Accountants of Nigeria (1997)
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (2007)


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