Skip to content
DEPARTMENT PROFILE

Banwo & Ighodalo

Corporate/Commercial

5 ranked lawyersBand 1NigeriaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers
chambers review
department information
Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Review

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

What the team is known for

Market-leading team that is highly regarded for its work in the capital markets space, working with high-profile clients based in and outside Nigeria. Possesses a wealth of experience across several areas and well placed to handle matters relating to government bonds, debt rescheduling and all forms of corporate and capital restructuring. Frequently acts for oil and gas companies, investment companies and private equity funds.

Strengths

Sources say: "At every step, they're very detailed, very analytical and very professional."

Interviewees appreciate the team's "practical, implementable advice."

Work highlights

Advised E-Motion Advertising on the acquisition of its entire issued shares and assets by Loatsad Promomedia.

Notable practitioners

Highly experienced practitioner Asue Ighodalo is regarded by interviewees as "a first-class lawyer." He is a founding partner of the firm and is well versed in handling a broad array of mergers, acquisitions and corporate restructurings, as well as divestment mandates.

Ayotunde Owoigbe is respected in the corporate and capital markets spaces for her involvement in matters such as fund formation and M&A. One source said: "I think she's quite brilliant," noting her presence on major commercial transactions.

Clients say that Azeezah Muse-Sadiq is "very analytical and very detailed" and "manages to balance providing detailed comprehensive legal advice with practical business considerations." She is a leading capital markets lawyer with facilities experience.

Founding partner Femi Olubanwo is described by interviewees as "a gentleman, an experienced lawyer and a very pleasant person to work with." He is a seasoned corporate lawyer with experience in the financial and hospitality sectors.

Department Information

This content is provided by Banwo & Ighodalo.

Overview

Banwo&Ighodalo’s capital market, mergers and acquisition department (the “Department”) has been engaged in and advised on Global Depositary Receipt Offers, Initial and General Public Offers, Offers for Sale, Offers for Subscription, Rights Issues, Government Bonds, Debt/Loan Stock Issues and Private Placement transactions and other complex capital market transactions. The Department has also been actively involved in industry-wide recapitalizations and mergers in Nigeria. Clients can benefit from the Department’s extensive experience in equity/debt offerings, collective investment schemes, structured products, sovereign and sub-sovereign, derivatives and securitization.

In recognition of the Department’s wealth of experience, excellent service delivery and performance in capital markets, the Department was granted the award of “Capital Markets Team of the Year” at the ESQ Legal Awards in 2015 and 2016 and was also awarded “M&A Team of the Year” at the 2015 edition. For the third time consecutively, in November 2020, the Department received the prestigious award of ‘Debt Capital Market Solicitor’ in the FMDQ GOLD Awards.

Members

Abada, Mavis

Alade, Isa

Atanda, Afeesat

Bashir, Toyin

Bella, Seyi

Faboya, Ayodele

Numa, Oluwatoni

Olubanwo, Femi

Osundolire, Olumide

Owoigbe, Ayotunde

Clients

Africa Infra Plus Fund/Africa Plus Partners Nigeria

Allen & Overy

AppZone Nigeria, AppZone Mauritius Limited, and Inventgarde

Dangote Flour Mills Limited

Dangote Industries Limited

E-Motion Advertising Limited

FBN Holdings Plc

FCMB Group Plc

Gratitude Capital Limited

Green Africa Airways

Interswitch Limited

Mixta Real Estate PLC

Sifax Nigeria Limited

Skye Capital and Financial Allied

The Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries

Industries

Advertising

Aviation

Banking

Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Financial Services

FinTech

Insurance

Investment

Legal

Real Estate

Shipping and Logistics

Corporate/Commercial

Banwo & Ighodalo

firm
Location

48, Awolowo Road,

South-West Ikoyi

Lagos

Lagos

Nigeria

View Firm Profile

Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Nigeria

Corporate/Commercial


Asue Ighodalo
Band 1
Ayotunde Owoigbe
Band 2
Femi Olubanwo
Band 2

Corporate/Commercial: Capital Markets


Ayotunde Owoigbe
Spotlight Table
Azeezah Muse-Sadiq
Spotlight Table