Banwo & Ighodalo

Banking & Finance Department

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We are well known for our mastery of legal issues, development of creative solutions, and delivery of timely and practical advice.

The team has extensive experience and expertise, in corporate and project finance transactions and regularly advises various local and multi-national corporate entities, local and international financial institutions, regulatory authorities, supranational bodies, governments and government agencies on various domestic and cross border transactions, involving secured, unsecured, multi-currency, bilateral and/ or syndicated lending arrangements etc.

Over the years the team has also built a solid reputation in advising on structured and trade finance deals and derivatives.

Our consistent out of the box thinking has also led us to advise on complex pioneer restructuring transactions involving spin-offs and dispositions, debt to equity swaps, securitizations, debt restructuring, demergers and re-organisations, and all forms of corporate and capital restructurings.

Our lawyers also work with other teams in the of the firm, e.g. Capital Markets, and Mergers & Acquisitions, to structure and facilitate the successful consummation of transactions.

The team routinely advises on compliance with banking and regulatory legislation and assisted the Central Bank of Nigeria in drawing up the Banking Consolidation Guidelines. We also facilitated the successful implementation of the consolidation within the banking industry between 2004 and 2006.


Aghimien, Oghogho

Alade, Isa

Alex-Adedipe, Folake

Bella, Seyi

Hassan, Ibrahim

Ighodalo, Asue

Muse-Sadiq, Azeezah

Owoigbe, Ayotunde

Raheem, Basirat

Wright, Damilola


African Development Bank

African Finance Corporation

BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA

Chevron Nigeria Limited

Dangote Group

Deutsche Bank AG

Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited

Goldman Sachs

MainOne Cable Company Limited

Natixis Bank

Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited

Nigerian Breweries PLC

Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC

Nigerian Gas Company

Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation

Overseas Private Investment Corporation

Petrobras Oil & Gas B.V.

Rand Merchant Bank Limited

Shoreline Natural Resources Limited

Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC



Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials


Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers


Private Clients / Individuals

Real Estate

Real Estate Finance