The Team

Creating Value......

Esther Onoji

Esther is a vibrant and dedicated member of the Sterling Partnership team. She has a passion for both corporate/commercial law practice and commercial litigation, and has garnered considerable experience in those areas. Esther has worked in teams that regularly advise companies on regulatory compliance, real estate transactions, corporate due diligence and corporate restructuring. She is also a member of the dispute resolution team.

Key Transactions

  • Member of the Sterling team that advised Vertex Energy in its bid for the provision of Financial and Technical services to the operator of an oil asset, in which it sought to acquire participating interests;
  • Member of the Sterling team that advised an indigenous oil company on its right to drill and process gas from OMLs 4 and 38 – which OMLs were subject of claims for the same rights to drill and process gas by another oil company;
  • Member of the Sterling team that advised OP OML 141 Nigeria Ltd., Nigerian subsidiary of Orxy Petroleum Corporation SA on a number of leases and sub-leases and on a number of employment contracts;
  • Member of the Sterling team that advised a Nigerian conglomerate in its bid to acquire controlling shares in a Netherlands Company;
  • Member of the Sterling team that successfully represented a former bank director at the Court of Appeal in the wake of the banking crisis and the financial meltdown;

Qualifications/Membership

  • LLM- Corporate and Commercial Law University of Dundee
  • Solicitor - Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria
  • Member - Nigeria Bar Association