Mrs. Chinenye Oragwu is a versatile lawyer whose dynamism and commitment to excellence ensures that clients’ expectations are not just met but exceeded.
She graduated from the University of Nigeria in 2006 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2007. She started her legal practice in Aelex Legal Practitioners & Arbitrators before joining Consolex Legal Practitioners (now CLP Legal) in 2010 where she rose to the position of Principal Associate.
Chinenye’s areas of expertise are private equity, project and corporate finance, corporate restructuring and tax. She is a strategic negotiator and was instrumental in structuring the transaction for the construction of a leading 5-star international brand hotel in Nigeria. She has also been involved in advising on, negotiating and structuring several finance transactions, and preparing related documentation including a syndicated loan agreement in respect of the grant of a $15 million dollars loan by a consortium of foreign banks to a group of affiliate companies involved in the construction of a refinery in Liberia.
Chinenye presents regularly at the Nigerian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies’ (NIALS) Course in Drafting Commercial and Banking Documentation held annually. She is also a resource person at the Commercial Development Law Series (CDLS). Some of the papers she has presented include ‘Boilerplate Clauses in Commercial Agreements’, ‘Drafting Legal Opinions and Conducting Due Diligence, ‘Mitigating Litigation Risk in Contract Drafting: Interpreting Clauses in Contract’. Chinenye has attended a number of seminars and trainings, both locally and internationally.
Chinenye is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria. She is a member of the present Executive Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association (NBA), Lagos branch. She is the Secretary of the Travel, Tourism and Hospitality Committee of the Section of Business Law (SBL) of the Nigerian Bar Association.
Chinenye is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Professional Women’s Network for Empowerment and Leadership, and presented a paper on ‘Developing Transformative Leadership for and with Young Women’ at the Association of Women in Development (AWID) 10th International Conference held in Bangkok, Thailand.