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FinTech Legal - Nigeria
Band 2
What the team is known for

Banwo & Ighodalo is a respected firm held in high regard for its engagement with the domestic regulatory environment. The lawyers regularly liaise on behalf of clients with the Central Bank of Nigeria and possess notable expertise in financial services regulations. In addition to financial institutions, Banwo & Ighodalo attracts startups, participating in incubator and accelerator programmes to provide intellectual property and technological advice. The firm is also a member of the FinTech Association of Nigeria.


"They're a good team, the firm has a good finance practice so they have that to leverage on."

Work highlights

Advising Mastercard in connection with a USD100 million investment into Airtel's Mobile Commerce business.

Notable practitioners

Isa Alade is an expert in handling complex FinTech transactions. Alade has specialist skills in financial regulation, handling legal matters concerning the regulatory implications of the development of mobile payment platforms. A peer says Alade is a "very smart finance lawyer." A client comments that "his grasp of the regulatory landscape is evident, and his professional guidance is direct and not ambiguous."

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Isa Alade
Band 3