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Banwo & Ighodalo

“One of the elite” firms in Nigeria, Banwo & Ighodalo enjoys an enviable client list comprising of public and private companies, governments, financial institutions, and other major stakeholders in Nigeria. The firm consists of more than 40 lawyers and six partners, covering the key sectors of business law in the country, and it is known for its “innovative and market leading advice” in the corporate, finance and energy sectors in particular. 

Banking 2 Intellectual Property 1
Capital Markets 2 M&A and Governance 3
Energy & Natural Resources 5 Project Finance 2

The firm is renowned for its work in the energy and natural resources sector, in which it advises on large oil and gas, and power and mining projects. The firm has expertise in transactional and financing matters as well as bidding processes. Ken Etim is a “stellar” practitioner in relation to high-value and complex transactions. He possesses “intricate knowledge” of the oil and gas industry, and is an “invaluable adviser” to clients. Asue Ighodalo is highly recommended for his work in the industry providing “innovative and creative solutions” to clients’ issues. He is also considered a leading player in our capital markets, M&A and governance, and project finance chapters.  

Femi Olubanwo is a “distinguished lawyer” in Nigeria whose “commitment to excellence” in greatly valued by clients. His practice spans banking, energy and natural resources, IP and M&A and governance.

Further praise goes to Ayotunde Owoigbe who stands out as a “consummate professional” and “a fantastic finance lawyer”. She is recommended in the fields of banking, capital markets, M&A and governance and project finance; and currently heads the firm’s corporate finance group.

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