ROLE PLAYERS 2018 - Dolapo Kukoyi

Dolapo Kukoyi

Detail Commercial Solicitors

Dolapo Kukoyi is a Partner at Detail Commercial Solicitors and leads the firm's Power Practice. She is one of the leading lawyers in Nigeria's Power sector with extensive experience advising clients in the private sector, government agencies and regulators on a wide range of complex transactions. Her transactional experience includes providing consultancy services to United Nations Development Fund/ Federal Ministry of Environment (Department of Climate Change) Nigeria in support of the completion of Green Climate Fund Concept Notes as well as a Funding Proposal for sustainable Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation for project implementation in Nigeria.

She is advising the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigerian Electricity Regulatory Commission (NERC) on the 213 billion naira Intervention Fund for the Nigeria Electricity Supply Industry; and advising clients on the privatization of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) and National Integrated Power Project (NIPP) assets in the Nigerian Power sector. Dolapo led a team working with the Nigerian Energy Support Programme and NERC on recently released regulation for mini-grids below or equal to 1MW and structuring Mini-Grid Pilot Projects in 5 states in Nigeria (Niger, Ogun, Sokoto, Cross River and Plateau) to enhance electricity supply to rural and underserved communities. She is also currently advising the Lagos State Government on the Light Up Lagos project to facilitate the delivery of 3000MW to Lagos State through embedded power generation.

Dolapo serves actively in various organizations, such as serving as an advisory board member of the Renewable Access Network (also known as the Renewable Energy Association of Nigeria; advisory committee member of Rescue Technologies Ltd; non-executive director of Arctic Infrastructure; and executive committee member of the Ebola Containment Trust Fund.

Dolapo earned her law degree from the University of Ibadan in 2001 and was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 2004. She holds a diploma in Intellectual Property Law from the International Bar Association and College of Law of England and Wales, 2007.