About Us

Our Ethos

We believe that a business with healthy roots will thrive. We assist our clients in addressing legal and regulatory issues that are fundamental to the success of their business.

Our Team

RLC has a core team of lawyers with extensive experience and industry-wide acclaim. The firm is also supported by a network of consultants with specialist practice, industry and geographical expertise.

Elizabeth Uwaifo

Elizabeth Uwaifo

Managing Partner

Elizabeth is an English qualified lawyer with over 25 years’ experience in various major City of London law firms advising on a wide variety of bilateral and syndicated loan agreements, debt and equity capital markets transactions; derivatives and other hedging agreements, and other corporate and commercial transactions and finance arrangements.

Jonathan Martin | Radix

Jonathan Martin


Jonathan is a corporate and transactions specialist with experience across a wide range of sectors and jurisdictions. Jonathan is a former partner at a number of global law firms in the UK and North America, with a focus on mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, joint ventures and commercial arrangements. He has particular expertise in oil and gas transactions of all kinds, although he has advised in many other sectors.

Nicholas Bonnefoy

Nicolas Bonnefoy


Nicolas is a mining and oil and gas lawyer with a particular focus on Africa. He has in-depth expertise in the securing of exploration and production rights, as well as the structuring, negotiating and implementing of acquisitions and disposals of exploration and production assets throughout the African continent. He has worked with global consultancies, international law firms and national & international oil companies around the world.

Mercy Etomi

Mercy Etomi

Legal and Regulatory Consultant

Mercy is a UK qualified accountant with an academic background in law, and business management. She has over 15 years’ experience working within financial services both in the UK and Nigeria within commercial banking and asset management. Her specialisation includes financial control, regulation and compliance. She has participated and implemented a variety of projects on financial reporting processes, corporate governance and operational risk and control. Mercy adds her technical background and experience in the review of processes, procedures and policies to ensure compliance and adherence to industry best practice.