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Ayotunde Owoigbe

Ayotunde Owoigbe

Banwo & Ighodalo48 Awolowo RoadSouth West IkoyiLagosNigeria101232
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National Leader

Nigeria - Banking 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ayotunde Owoigbe is held in high regard by market sources who consider her a top name for banking law, project financings and loan syndication in the Nigerian market.

Biography

Ayotunde Owoigbe is a partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading law firm with offices in Lagos and Abuja. She obtained her law degree from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 2001; she joined B&I shortly afterwards and was admitted into the firm's partnership in 2010. Her core practice areas, spanning almost 19 years’ experience, are banking and finance, capital markets, M&A and project finance.

Ayotunde advises Nigerian and foreign banks, DFIs, borrowers and corporate lenders. She recently advised Family Homes Funds Limited (established by the Nigerian Sovereign Investment Authority and the Ministry of Finance) in connection with the initiative under which loans are advanced to prospective home owners (individuals) for the purchase of property on a syndicated basis.

Ayotunde is chair of the Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA), an independent self-regulatory association of Nigerian law firms that contributes to the development of the national capital market and promotes the interests of legal practitioners engaged in capital market transactions. Ayotunde is also a member of the investors, issuers and intermediaries engagement/education sub-committee set up under the auspices of the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange to make recommendations on the debt capital market development project.

Ayotunde frequently delivers presentations on subjects in her core practice areas, as well as other topics. She is a frequent facilitator at seminars and workshops organised for or by professional associations, international law firms and clients.

She is consistently ranked as a leading Nigerian lawyer by ChambersIFLR1000WWLThe Legal 500 and World's Leading Women in Business Law.

Nigeria - Capital Markets 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Ayotunde Owoigbe ranks as one of the most highly regarded capital markets lawyers in the country, and has expansive experience of working on both domestic and international transactions.

Biography

Ayotunde Owoigbe is a partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading law firm with offices in Lagos and Abuja. She obtained her law degree from the University of Lagos and was called to the Nigerian Bar in January 2001; she joined B&I shortly afterwards and was admitted into the firm's partnership in 2010. Her core practice areas, spanning almost 19 years’ experience, are banking and finance, capital markets, M&A and project finance.

She regularly advises on domestic and international capital market transactions. Recent deals include advising MTN Nigeria Communications in connection with its listing on the Nigerian Stock Exchange, and acting as trustee counsel in Union Bank of Nigeria’s Series 1, 2 and 3 issuances under its 100 billion naira bond issuance programme.

Ayotunde is chair of the Capital Market Solicitors Association (CMSA), an independent self-regulatory association of Nigerian law firms that contributes to the development of the national capital market and promotes the interests of legal practitioners engaged in capital market transactions. Ayotunde is also a member of the investors, issuers and intermediaries engagement/education sub-committee set up under the auspices of the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange to make recommendations on the debt capital market development project.

Ayotunde frequently delivers presentations on subjects in her core practice areas, as well as other topics. She is a frequent facilitator at seminars and workshops organised for or by professional associations, international law firms and clients.

She is consistently ranked as a leading Nigerian lawyer by Chambers, IFLR1000WWLThe Legal 500 and World's Leading Women in Business Law.

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended
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