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Yinka Edu

Yinka Edu
Office:
Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
10th & 13th Floors, St. Nicholas House
Catholic Mission Street
PO Box 53123, Ikoyi
City:
Lagos
Country:
Nigeria
Tel:
+234 1 263 6957
Fax:
+234 1 263 4541

Biography • Who's Who Legal Nigeria: Banking

Yinka Edu is a partner in the firm's banking, finance and capital markets teams. She has been involved in a diverse range of financial and capital markets transactions including the establishment of bond issuance programmes, mergers and acquisitions, local and cross border security issuances, as well as the establishment of and registration of collective investment schemes.

She led a team that advised UAC of Nigeria Plc in relation to the establishment of a real estate investment trust worth N30 billion. She also led the team that advised on the first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, which was a cross border listing of a South African commodities backed ETF. In 2007, she advised on the Guaranty Trust Bank bond issuance which was the first cross border Eurobond issuance by a Nigerian issuer and raised various novel issues which resulted in the adoption of an issuing Special Purpose Vehicle, a structure that was replicated by other banks that went to the market thereafter. One of her more recent assignments saw her on a team that advised Fidelity Bank Plc in relation to its debut issuance of bond notes worth US$300 million on the Irish Stock Exchange. In that transaction, the firm advised the joint lead managers in relation to documentation, Nigerian regulatory procedure and taxation. Following a change in the law, this transaction was achieved by a direct issuance by the bank, again the first time that structure was used by a Nigerian corporate issuer. She also advised Stanbic IBTC bank in connection with the restructuring of the bank into its current holding company structure.

Mrs Edu has published articles in Getting the Deal Through - Securities Finance and The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions. She presents papers and conducts seminars on security for bank lending and on capital markets' issues. She is vice chairman of the Capital Markets' Solicitors Association; she sits on the rules and regulations sub-committee of the capital market committee and is a member of the competition committee of the Nigerian Bar Association section on business law.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

Biography • Who's Who Legal Nigeria: Capital Markets

Yinka Edu is a partner in the firm's banking, finance and capital markets teams. She has been involved in a diverse range of financial and capital markets transactions including the establishment of bond issuance programmes, mergers and acquisitions, local and cross border security issuances, as well as the establishment of and registration of collective investment schemes.

She led a team that advised UAC of Nigeria Plc in relation to the establishment of a real estate investment trust worth N30 billion. She also led the team that advised on the first Exchange Traded Fund (ETF) to be listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, which was a cross border listing of a South African commodities backed ETF. In 2007, she advised on the Guaranty Trust Bank bond issuance which was the first cross border Eurobond issuance by a Nigerian issuer and raised various novel issues which resulted in the adoption of an issuing Special Purpose Vehicle, a structure that was replicated by other banks that went to the market thereafter. One of her more recent assignments saw her on a team that advised Fidelity Bank Plc in relation to its debut issuance of bond notes worth US$300 million on the Irish Stock Exchange. In that transaction, the firm advised the joint lead managers in relation to documentation, Nigerian regulatory procedure and taxation. Following a change in the law, this transaction was achieved by a direct issuance by the bank, again the first time that structure was used by a Nigerian corporate issuer. She also advised Stanbic IBTC bank in connection with the restructuring of the bank into its current holding company structure.

Mrs Edu has published articles in Getting the Deal Through - Securities Finance and The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions. She presents papers and conducts seminars on security for bank lending and on capital markets' issues. She is vice chairman of the Capital Markets' Solicitors Association; she sits on the rules and regulations sub-committee of the capital market committee and is a member of the competition committee of the Nigerian Bar Association section on business law.

This biography is an extract from Who's Who Legal: Nigeria which can be purchased from our Shop.

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