Nneka C. Obiokoye



Nneka Obiokoye is a corporate attorney in Holland & Knight's Denver office, where she focuses her practice on domestic and international commercial transactions in the renewable energy and oil and gas industries. In each of these industries, Ms. Obiokoye helps businesses navigate complex commercial issues at every stage of a project's life cycle, from development to day-to-day operations.

Ms. Obiokoye has in-house experience through her secondment with a midstream energy company. Her responsibilities included negotiating oil and gas gathering and storage agreements, gas processing agreements, hydrocarbon marketing agreements, and produced water agreements. Ms. Obiokoye routinely assists renewable energy developers in negotiating power purchase agreements, construction contracts, storage agreements, and other supply chain and development contracts.

In addition, Ms. Obiokoye counsels clients engaged in, or seeking to engage in, clean energy projects, including projects involving renewable fuels (renewable natural gas, biodiesel and other digester fuels) and hydrogen.

Representative Experience

  • joint venture agreements
  • operating agreements
  • technical services and production sharing contracts (combination)
  • engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements
  • farm-out and farm-in agreements
  • unitization agreements
  • production sharing contracts
  • carry arrangements
  • royalty assignment agreements
  • joint operating agreements
  • pipeline sharing contracts
  • pipeline interconnection agreements
  • gathering, processing and transportation agreements
  • storage and terminaling agreements
  • asset sale and purchase agreements
  • crude oil and gas marketing agreements (including the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) form contracts)
  • produced water transportation and disposal agreements
  • master services agreements
  • supply chain contracts

  • loan facility agreements
  • collateral assignment agreements

  • power purchase agreements
  • project development contracts
  • engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) agreements
  • operation and maintenance agreements
  • battery supply contracts
  • storage agreements

  • Biofuels and hydrogen purchase and sale agreements (including the North American Energy Standards Board (NAESB) form contracts)
  • Renewable identification number (RIN) and renewable energy certificates (REC) transactions
  • Development and supply chain contracts for biofuel and hydrogen facilities

  • operating agreements
  • limited liability company (LLC) agreements
  • membership interest purchase and sale agreements
  • asset sale and purchase agreements


  • New York University School of Law, LL.M., International Business Regulation, Litigation and Arbitration
  • University of Nigeria, Faculty of Law, LL.B., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Colorado
  • New York
  • Law360 Editorial Board Member, Energy, 2022-2024
  • Institute for Energy Law (IEL)
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF)
  • GRID Alternatives Colorado, Board of Directors
Honors & Awards
  • Ones to Watch, The Best Lawyers in America guide, Denver Corporate Law, 2022-2024; Denver Project Finance Law, 2022-2024; Denver Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2024; Denver Oil and Gas Law, 2024
  • Top 40 under 40, The National Black Lawyers, 2021
  • Hot List Honoree, Lawyers of Color, 2020


Speaking Engagements