Gbite Adeniji advises investors, multilateral institutions and Governments on matters in the mining, petroleum and electricity sectors.
His clients include IOCs and Nigerian independent oil companies whom he advises on acquisitions and divestments, legal and regulatory issues arising from their operations and on projects for the development of infrastructure such as pipelines, gas process plants, fertiliser and methanol plants, and power projects.
He was the Senior Adviser to the Minister of State for Petroleum Resources between 2015 and 2018 during which he led the development of Nigeria's National Petroleum Policy and the National Gas Policy. He also developed the innovative, "first of a kind" program for the elimination of gas flares in Nigeria – the Nigerian Gas Flare Commercialisation Programme (NGFCP) – and prepared the implementing Gas Flare (Prevention of Pollution and Waste) Regulations 2018.
He was Counsel for the development of the Nigerian Gas Masterplan. In this role, he assisted with the development of the legal and commercial framework for wholesale gas supply in Nigeria including templates of the commercial agreements currently in use in wholesale gas transactions in the Nigerian domestic gas sector.
He advised the Government of Nigeria on mining sector reforms and drafted the basis of the current sector legislation, the Nigerian Minerals and Mining Act. He was lead counsel on the Segilola Gold Project and has advised several investors on sector entry and on matters relating to their mineral exploration projects.
He was a member of the board of the Nigerian Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (NEITI); a former member of the Expert Advisory Panel for Nigeria of The Natural Resources Charter and was formerly an Officer of the Energy & Natural Resources Committee and the Sub-Committee on Mineral Law of the Section on Energy Environment Resources and Infrastructure Law of the International Bar Association.