Lanre Aladeitan is a Senior Lecturer (Energy/Oil & Gas Law) at the Department of Public and International Law, Faculty of Law, University of Abuja.
Prior to his involvement in academics, he had previously practiced as Corporate/Commercial solicitor in the oil and gas unit of the Law firm of Perchstone & Graeys, Lagos and had been responsible in establishing the presence of several foreign companies in Nigeria, while restructuring and reorganizing others. He was also actively involved as a member of a restricted team of counsel to the Nigerian Club of Arrangers Banks on the third party non-recourse financing of the $1.9 billion Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Project Plus and inter-creditor issues with Export Credit Guarantee Agencies, multi-lateral institutions and other commercial lenders. From this transaction and many others, he acquired interpersonal capabilities such as negotiation skills, effective communication, work ethics, team working, conflict resolution etc and has been transferring same at various training workshops and seminars for public, private and international institutions.
Some of his most recent legal professional assignments include providing legal opinion on "the legality or otherwise of presenting NNPC budget to the National Assembly for Appropriation" for the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC); Reviewing and vetting the Natural Gas Sales and Aggregation Agreement between the Power Holding Company of Nigeria and the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation; Reviewing and vetting the Gas Transportation Agreement between the Power Holding Company of Nigeria and the Nigerian Gas Company as well as Conducting a due diligence investigation on Petdrill Development Company Limited for private placement potentials.
He is a member of a number of professional bodies among which are the Nigerian Bar Association, The Association of MBA's, The International Council of Small Businesses and The Debt Recovery Practitioners' Association of Nigeria, the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and the Institute of Energy Law.
Lanre Aladeitan holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Law degree from the University of Abuja and had ealier graduated from the prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife with both a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) and Master of Laws (LL.M) degrees. He was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1999. He also completed his MBA and Post Graduate Certificate in International Commercial Law at the Aberdeen Business School, Robert Gordon University, Scotland in 2004.