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Yinka Edu

Yinka Edu

Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie12th Floor, St. Nicholas HouseCatholic Mission StreetPO Box 53123, IkoyiLagosNigeria

Global Leader

WWL Ranking: Recommended
WWL Ranking: Recommended

National Leader

Nigeria - Banking 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Yinka Edu is recognised for her impressive banking practice and expansive knowledge of the field, which includes matters relating to fintech and capital markets.

Biography

Yinka Edu is a partner in Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie’s banking and finance team and the head of the firm's capital markets and fintech teams. Recently, she became a key partner within the compliance and investigations team.

Yinka has been involved in a range of financial and capital markets transactions, including advising on the first global depositary receipts programme, the first eurobond issuance by a Nigerian corporate and the establishment of the first ETF to be listed in Nigeria. She regularly advises on derivatives transactions, and recently led the team that advised two bank syndicates on investments of 200 billion naira each in MTN Nigeria. She also regularly advises on public merger and acquisition transactions, including the mergers of the various investments of Lafarge Holcim and AB Inbev in Nigeria.

She is the former chair of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association and currently sits on the regulation consolidation subcommittee of FMDQ Debt Capital Market Development, as well as on the fintech road map subcommittee set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Yinka is ranked in Chambers Global for expertise in banking and finance, fintech and corporate/commercial practice. She is also commended for her banking and finance and capital markets work in the current edition of Who’s Who Legal.

Nigeria - Capital Markets 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Yinka Edu heads the firm’s capital markets team and is widely recognised for her specialist knowledge of compliance issues relating to capital market assignments.

Biography

Yinka Edu is a partner in Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie’s banking and finance team and the head of the firm's capital markets and fintech teams. Recently, she became a key partner within the compliance and investigations team.

Yinka has been involved in a range of financial and capital markets transactions, including advising on the first global depositary receipts programme, the first eurobond issuance by a Nigerian corporate and the establishment of the first ETF to be listed in Nigeria. She regularly advises on derivatives transactions, and recently led the team that advised two bank syndicates on investments of 200 billion naira each in MTN Nigeria. She also regularly advises on public merger and acquisition transactions, including the mergers of the various investments of Lafarge Holcim and AB Inbev in Nigeria.

She is the former chair of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association and currently sits on the regulation consolidation subcommittee of FMDQ Debt Capital Market Development, as well as on the fintech road map subcommittee set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Yinka is ranked in Chambers Global for expertise in banking and finance, fintech and corporate/commercial practice. She is also commended for her banking and finance and capital markets work in the current edition of Who’s Who Legal.


Nigeria - M&A and Governance 2019

Professional Biography

WWL Ranking: Recommended

WWL says

Yinka Edu is a banking and finance specialist who is held in high esteem by sources thanks to her profound ability when it comes to handling corporate transactions, issuances and compliance issues.

Biography

Yinka Edu is a partner in Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie’s banking and finance team and the head of the firm's capital markets and fintech teams. Recently, she became a key partner within the compliance and investigations team.

Yinka has been involved in a range of financial and capital markets transactions, including advising on the first global depositary receipts programme, the first eurobond issuance by a Nigerian corporate and the establishment of the first ETF to be listed in Nigeria. She regularly advises on derivatives transactions, and recently led the team that advised two bank syndicates on investments of 200 billion naira each in MTN Nigeria. She also regularly advises on public merger and acquisition transactions, including the mergers of the various investments of Lafarge Holcim and AB Inbev in Nigeria.

She is the former chair of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association and currently sits on the regulation consolidation subcommittee of FMDQ Debt Capital Market Development, as well as on the fintech road map subcommittee set up by the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Yinka is ranked in Chambers Global for expertise in banking and finance, fintech and corporate/commercial practice. She is also commended for her banking and finance and capital markets work in the current edition of Who’s Who Legal.

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