Kofo Dosekun leads Aluko & Oyebode’s corporate and commercial, banking and corporate finance practices and advises on matters pertaining to local and foreign currency syndicated lending, privatisation, lease transactions, project finance and structured trade finance. She also advises on due diligence issues, risk mitigation, regulatory compliance, foreign investment, real estate and the regulatory framework relating to utilities, with particular emphasis on the power sector.
Kofo advises on a broad range of financing and commercial transactions, including large local and foreign currency loan syndications, mergers and acquisitions and restructurings in the energy, manufacturing and telecommunications sectors. She has acted, in various instances, as counsel to offshore lenders in the structuring of security packages and the extension of foreign currency facilities to major oil exploration and production companies.
Kofo acted as a lead counsel to a syndicate of onshore and offshore lenders in connection with the provision of a US$2 billion senior secured medium term financing facility to Aiteo Eastern E&P for the acquisition of a 45 per cent interest in OML 29. She also led the team that advised MTN Nigeria Communications Limited in connection with the acquisition of the entire shareholding of Visafone Communications Limited.
Kofo has worked on several award-winning transactions and continues to advise various financial institutions operating in the Nigerian market, including Citibank, Guaranty Trust Bank Plc, Standard Chartered Bank, Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc and Commerzbank.
Kofo obtained an LLB (honours) from the University of Ife (1980) and an LLM from King's College London (1983). She is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria and was called to the Nigerian Bar in 1981.
WWL says: Kofo Dosekun is recommended as a “core figure” who leads the firm in many of its biggest banking and corporate mandates.
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