Olubunmi Fayokun gains recognition for her excellence when it comes to advising domestic and international clients on capital markets transactions and financings.
Olubunmi Fayokun is a partner at Aluko & Oyebode and heads the firm's capital markets and M&A practices. She represents top-tier indigenous, international and multinational clients in various sectors, including banking, energy and natural resources, power, insurance, aviation, pharmaceuticals and agriculture.
Olubunmi has advised on several high-profile capital market and M&A transactions, including Africa Finance Corporation’s US$650 million eurobond issuance and US$750 million cash tender offer; the initial public offering of shares by Skyway Aviation Handling Company Plc and listing on The Nigerian Stock Exchange; the US$15 million green bond issuance by Access Bank Plc (the first climate board certified corporate green bonds issued in Africa); Nigerian aspects of the US$8.1 billion sale by Unilever Plc of its spreads business; and the 72.5 billion naira merger between Access Bank Plc and Diamond Bank Plc. She is currently advising on a variety of innovative capital market transactions, including debt issuances by leading Nigerian commercial and merchant banks; and the demutualisation of The Nigerian Stock Exchange.
Olubunmi graduated from the University of Ife in 1984 with a bachelor's degree in law. She was admitted to the Nigerian Bar in 1985, and is a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.
She is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association; the International Bar Association; the American Bar Association; the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators; and the Capital Market Solicitors' Association.
Olubunmi has served on various committees established by the Securities and Exchange Commission to promote the development of the Nigerian capital market, and played a key role in the establishment of the Nigerian Association of Securities Dealers’ over-the-counter market.