Nigeria: Banking 2017

We feature 12 leading practitioners who are recognised for their excellent work representing financial institutions and corporate clients in a regulatory and transactional capacity. 

Most Highly Regarded
1. Lawrence Fubara Anga AÉLEX, Lagos
2. Wolemi Esan Olaniwun Ajayi, Lagos
3. Kofo Dosekun Aluko & Oyebode, Lagos

OLANIWUN AJAYI boasts one of the foremost banking groups in the country, achieving three nominations this year.
Wolemi Esan focuses his first-rate practice on complex corporate and commercial financial transactions and is known for his particular expertise in the power and infrastructure space.
Managing partner Konyinsola Ajayi SAN possesses over 35 years of experience advising clients on banking and financing matters as well as related disputes and is commended for his extensive regulatory knowledge.
Tominiyi Owolabi is recognised for his fantastic work managing the financings of major domestic projects.

Three leading practitioners at UDO UDOMA & BELO-OSAGIE are highlighted for their impressive work in the sector.
Managing partner Dan Agbor is one of the most prominent practitioners in Nigeria. His work includes capital markets transactions, M&A, the establishment of funds and financial advisory matters.
Aniekan Ukpanah co-heads the banking and finance team and is noted for his exceptional project financing work across a range of sectors, from telecommunications to transport.
Yinka Edu is also noted for her standout banking and finance practice.  

BANWO & IGHODALO receives two listings in this chapter.
Ayotunde  Owoigbe is a very active player in the Nigerian market, according to sources who praise her impressive corporate finance practice.
Femi  Olubanwo is “one of the top names” in the country when it comes to banking and finance matters. He is highlighted for his excellent transactional work.

AÉLEX’s Lawrence Fubara Anga is internationally recognised as one of the leading banking lawyers in the country. He leads the firm’s banking and finance team and is well known for his expert handling of related disputes on behalf of both domestic and international clients.
Kofo Dosekun at ALUKO & OYEBODE runs a top-tier corporate and commercial banking practice. She is highly sought after for her expertise dealing with restructurings, M&A, securities and lending matters.

At G ELIAS & CO, managing partner Fred Onuobia is widely respected across the country for his invaluable banking and finance experience, particularly in relation to projects work.

JACKSON ETTI & EDU’s Koye Edu is known in the market for his work on major domestic matters including banking and capital markets transactions as well as M&A deals.  

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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