Banwo & Ighodalo

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Banwo & Ighodalo
98 Awolowo Road, South West Ikoyi
PO Box 53756, Falomo, Ikoyi

Banwo & Ighodalo’s capital market team comprises highly skilled and experienced lawyers with the vast technical knowledge and market intelligence required to proffer dynamic legal solutions and navigate complex transactions in the ever-evolving capital market space.

The team has advised on almost all international capital market transactions (capital raises, tender offers and exchange offers) launched out of Nigeria by the Sovereign, financial institutions and other corporates with instruments ranging from eurobonds to global depository receipts and global depository notes. These instruments are listed on the London Stock Exchange (LSE) (including the LSE’s Regulated Market and Professional Securities Market), the Irish Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. In the domestic capital market, the team possesses extensive experience having advised on almost all of debt and equity transactions including IPOs; subsequent public offerings (both subscription and sale); rights issues; bonds (sub-sovereigns and corporates) and commercial paper issuances; Sukuk/non-interest financing; mutual funds/collective investment schemes; and structured products, among others.

Working with other stakeholders in the Nigerian capital market, B&I’s capital market team has been instrumental in the development of the legal and regulatory framework for the market over the years. On an ongoing basis, the team engages, and holds extensive debates interactions and liaison, with capital market regulators including the Securities and Exchange Commission, the Nigerian Stock Exchange and the FMDQ OTC Securities Exchange in relation to the interpretation and application of laws and regulations and other pertinent matters.

Partners in the team have, from time to time, chaired or been members of relevant committees and held elective offices in professional associations that are pivotal to the development of the Nigerian capital market, including chair roles at the Capital Market Solicitors Association, the business law section of the Nigerian Bar Association and the technical committee of the the Securities and Exchange Commission, established to advise on the demutualisation of the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

The team also facilitates manpower development and capacity-building training workshops, which are structured to be interactive and add value through the use of case studies, role play and team presentations. 

Over the years, the team has consistently received awards, top-tier rankings and other recognitions, including the inaugural Award for Best Debt Capital Market Solicitor at the FMDQ’s 2017 Nigerian Debt Capital Markets Conference.

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The Nigerian Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Loan Market Association, the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association, the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (UK), the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (Nigeria and UK) and the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, among others.


Other offices: Abuja

Number of lawyers: 80+

Contact Person: Ken Etim (managing partner)



98 Awolowo Road, South-West Ikoyi, Lagos

Tel: +234 9060003561-2



Languages: English, French and various Nigerian languages

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