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Azeezah Muse-Sadiq

Azeezah Muse-Sadiq

Banwo & Ighodalo48 Awolowo RoadSouth West IkoyiLagosNigeria101232
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Nigeria - Capital Markets

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Azeezah Muse-Sadiq is a seasoned practitioner who draws praise for her expertise handling capital markets and securitisation transactions for high-profile clients.

Biography

Azeezah Muse-Sadiq is a partner of Banwo & Ighodalo (B&I), a leading law firm with offices in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. She obtained her law degree fromthe University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria and joined B&I in 2006. In 2010, she was named as team leader in the firm’s securities and finance practice with responsibility for managing many of the firm’s most complex and pioneering transactions and was admitted to the firm’s partnership in January 2017. Her core practice areas are capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings; in all of which she has garnered over 13 years of hands-on experience. Azeezah has authored numerous articles and is frequently called upon to participate in the rules development initiatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria and the Nigerian Stock Exchange, among others.

She regularly advises on domestic and international capital market transactions and has led transaction teams on a number of ‘first-of-their-kind’ transactions in the Nigerian Capital Market. These include, among others, advising Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and United Bank for Africa PLC in connection with the issue by the Federal Republic of Nigeria of US$300 million Diaspora Bonds due 2022 (Nigeria’s first ever diaspora bond issuance) and advising the Debt Management Office and the Federal Republic of Nigeria in connection with the 100 billion naira Sukuk Issuance by the Federal Government of Nigeria (the first ever sovereign Sukuk issuance by the Federal Republic of Nigeria). She advised onrecent (2018) deals including, the US$350 million Eurobond issuance by Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (the first corporate Eurobond issuance by a Nigerian non-financial institution) and the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s issuance of US$2.5 billion Eurobonds under its Global Medium Term Note Programme in the international capital market.

Azeezah is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialist and is actively engaged in policy reform and development in the Nigerian capital market space. She has delivered presentations on subjects in her core practice areas and is frequently called upon to share her knowledge and expertise as a participant, facilitator or speaker at professional workshops, trainings and conferences.

Other than law, her interests include cooking and teaching. 

WWL Ranking: Recommended
Nigeria - M&A and Governance

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Azeezah Muse-Sadiq is well regarded by respondents who praise her as “a leading name” in the mergers and acquisitions field. She is “often seen in transactions” and a “great lawyer” who excels on a range of banking-related matters.

Biography

Azeezah Muse-Sadiq is a partner of Banwo & Ighodalo (B&I), a leading law firm with offices in Lagos and Abuja, Nigeria. She obtained her law degree fromthe University of Lagos, Akoka, Nigeria and joined B&I in 2006. In 2010, she was named as team leader in the firm’s securities and finance practice with responsibility for managing many of the firm’s most complex and pioneering transactions and was admitted to the firm’s partnership in January 2017. Her core practice areas are capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings; in all of which she has garnered over 13 years of hands-on experience. Azeezah has authored numerous articles and is frequently called upon to participate in the rules development initiatives of the Securities and Exchange Commission of Nigeria and the Nigerian Stock Exchange, among others.

She regularly advises on domestic and international capital market transactions and has led transaction teams on a number of ‘first-of-their-kind’ transactions in the Nigerian Capital Market. These include, among others, advising Bank of America Merrill Lynch, Standard Bank of South Africa Limited, First Bank of Nigeria Limited and United Bank for Africa PLC in connection with the issue by the Federal Republic of Nigeria of US$300 million Diaspora Bonds due 2022 (Nigeria’s first ever diaspora bond issuance) and advising the Debt Management Office and the Federal Republic of Nigeria in connection with the 100 billion naira Sukuk Issuance by the Federal Government of Nigeria (the first ever sovereign Sukuk issuance by the Federal Republic of Nigeria). She advised onrecent (2018) deals including, the US$350 million Eurobond issuance by Seplat Petroleum Development Company Plc (the first corporate Eurobond issuance by a Nigerian non-financial institution) and the Federal Republic of Nigeria’s issuance of US$2.5 billion Eurobonds under its Global Medium Term Note Programme in the international capital market.

Azeezah is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria (CITN), the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK) and the Association of Certified Financial Crime Specialist and is actively engaged in policy reform and development in the Nigerian capital market space. She has delivered presentations on subjects in her core practice areas and is frequently called upon to share her knowledge and expertise as a participant, facilitator or speaker at professional workshops, trainings and conferences.

Other than law, her interests include cooking and teaching. 

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