Nigeria: Capital Markets 2018

This year’s research identifies 18 practitioners who stand out for their excellent work representing and advising issuers, underwriters, investment banks, funds, REITs and other market participants on all aspects of capital markets transactions.

Most Highly Regarded
1. Asue Ighodalo Banwo & Ighodalo, Lagos
2. Ayuli Jemide Detail Commercial Solicitors, Lagos
3. Ayotunde Owoigbe Banwo & Ighodalo, Lagos


Top Nigerian law firm Banwo & Ighodalo sees three capital markets experts recognised for their vast expertise in the field.
Asue Ighodalo comes “highly recommended” as an expert in debt and equity capital market transactions. He boasts a wealth of experience advising Nigerian banks and issuers on matters with an international element.
Ayotunde Owoigbe ranks among the very elite of practitioners in our research. She is warmly endorsed by commentators who appreciate the depth of her corporate finance expertise and pragmatic advice.
Azeezah Muse-Sadiq is a seasoned practitioner who draws praise for her expertise handling capital markets and securitisation transactions for high-profile clients.

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie is widely recognised for its strong corporate offering and boasts three listings this year.
Dan Agbor is widely respected thanks to his impressive track record advising on a range of capital market-related matters, including bond issuances, securities offerings and debt to equity conversions.
Yinka Edu has a stellar reputation in the market thanks to her superb work advising on all manner of domestic and international capital market transactions.
Aniekan Ukpanah is also highlighted as a standout corporate lawyer and is recognised for his comprehensive understanding of capital markets and syndicated loans.

Two leading lawyers from Abdulai Taiwo & Co are featured in this chapter.
Alayo Ogunbiyi is a capital markets expert who enjoys a fantastic reputation in the market for her top-tier work on structured finance matters.
Ladi Taiwo impresses peers and clients alike with the breadth of his expertise. He is frequently called upon to manage complex domestic and cross-border transactions for key clients.

Ayuli Jemide at Detail Commercial Solicitors is a key name in the market who boasts considerable expertise in the corporate sphere. He is noted for his creative approach to tackling complex transactions.

Gbolahan Elias SAN at G Elias & Co is a prominent name in the region who receives widespread plaudits for his work advising on many of Nigeria’s largest capital market offerings.

Olubunmi Fayokun at Aluko & Oyebode is held in high esteem by market sources who applaud her brilliant work advising prominent corporations on an array of capital markets matters.

Koye Edu of Jackson Etti & Edu is a debt capital markets specialist who gains recognition for his impressive track record advising on high-profile transactions.

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Nominees have been selected based upon comprehensive, independent survey work with both general counsel and private practice lawyers worldwide. Only specialists who have met independent international research criteria are listed.

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