Having qualified in Nigeria, Bunmi has over a decade of experience from both private practice and in-house legal roles. Bunmi joins from the electricity generation company, North South Power Company Limited, where she was responsible for the legal and commercial aspects of various renewable energy projects - both in terms of new developments and ongoing issues on operational energy infrastructure.
Bunmi has a broad range of experience in renewable energy and PPP project contracts, including on the financing, construction, operation and maintenance, grid, power purchase agreements. Her experience includes advising on various hydropower (including a 600MW hydropower PPP project in Nigeria) and ground mounted solar PV projects.
She will be joining Bevan Brittan’s Energy & Resource Management Group which is recognised for its market leading expertise in the renewable energy, waste and resource management sectors. The multi-disciplinary Group advises clients on the entire lifecycle of projects from: site selection and assessment, funding and structuring, planning and regulation - through to procurement, contractual negotiations, construction, operation, maintenance and decommissioning.
Nadeem Arshad, Head of the Energy & Resource Management Group commented:
“Bunmi is the latest addition to our Group and she brings a wealth of experience to add to our existing capabilities. Her projects and PPP experience in major energy and infrastructure projects complements the needs of our client base across the private and public sectors and is a great asset to our service offering.”
“Our Group continues from strength to strength with significant growth in the volume and nature of work we undertake. We have noticed significant uptick in our core areas of renewable energy, energy from waste, energy efficiency and decarbonisation - Bunmi’s appointment will enhance our capabilities in these areas.”
The appointment is the latest in a string of new additions to the Energy & Resource Management Group. In the last 12 months, the Group has appointed a health and safety law specialist, Louise Mansfield (Legal Director) and projects/commercial lawyers Carrie Davies (Solicitor), Ross Palmer (Senior Associate) and Kamran Zaheer (Solicitor).
The Group was recently recognised for its industry-leading expertise in Projects, Energy and Natural Resources being ranked as a leading firm in the South West, Midlands and Yorkshire editions of Legal 500 (an independent guide to the legal profession) with clients in 2022 providing independent feedback such as:
“The team comprises genuine leaders in their field. Its energy practice in particular is market leading. Individuals within the team go the extra mile to really ingratiate themselves within our business team and working with them is good fun.”