Ernest Enobun

LL.B (Hons),BL; LLM Distinction (Dundee)

Ernest Enobun is a lawyer with Crestle Zanders. He obtained LLB (Hons) from Ambrose Alli University, Nigeria; trained as a Barrister and Solicitor in Nigeria and qualified in 2005. He commenced his career focusing on niche commercial law practice before proceeding for postgraduate legal studies in 2007.

Following the completion of his LLM studies in Energy Law and Policy (which he completed with Distinction and received the prestigious Dean’s Medal Award) at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy, University of Dundee, UK, Ernest moved into petroleum legal consultancy. He worked as Researcher on Upstream Oil and Gas Law and Contracts with Mildwaters Consulting LLP, UK, where he worked on various national legislative and contractual frameworks involving multinational investor companies and governments in Africa and Asia, as well as commercial contracts between international oil and gas companies.

Ernest returned to Lagos Nigeria to take up employment with Nigeria leading commercial law firm, Babalakin & Co. He joined Crestle Zanders after a stint at Babalakin and Co. He has particular expertise in energy and oil and gas legislative and regulatory matters and transactions, foreign investments structuring and legal protection, and energy and resources industries’ commercial agreements.

Ernest was Editor-in-Chief of the CEPMLP Annual Review 2007/2008, and in 2010 was appointed a Judge at the 2010 edition of the Philip C. Jessup Moot in Washington DC, USA.

Ernest has publications in the International Energy Law Journal and the Oil, Gas and Energy Law Journal:

  • “How much a threat is Downstream Liberalization to traditional LNG? And how concerned should a project lender be?” Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal, Volume 3, 2009.
  • “The Implication of supervening events on the prospect of the proposed trans-Saharan Gas Pipeline: Imperatives for mitigating cross-border risks” Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal, Volume 3, 2009.
  • “Host government’s legislative and unilateral review of State Contracts in spite of Stabilization clauses: A sovereign Right or Sovereign Wrong?” Oil, Gas, and Energy Law Journal, Volume 3, 2009.
  • “Arbitration in as an alternative to litigation: Does it preserve party relationships post awards?” International Energy Law Review, Issue 8, 2008.