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Olaniwun Ajayi LP

Banking & Finance

3 ranked lawyersBand 1NigeriaGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Provides top-tier expertise in a range of matters, including structured finance, acquisition finance and regulatory issues. Maintains an impressive track record advising international clients, including both lending and borrowing entities. Notably represents energy sector clients.

Strengths

Clients remark that "there's a clarity of thought that they bring to the table."

Sources say: "The team has a very strong synergy."

Work highlights

Acted as Nigerian counsel to Nigeria LNG on the USD3 billion financing of its development of a natural gas liquefaction train.

Notable practitioners

Konyinsola Ajayi is noted for his ability to provide "high-level direction" on matters, and is a seasoned and well-known figure in banking and finance. He has a varied practice, including advising borrowers on financing mandates, and demonstrates energy sector experience.

Tominiyi Owolabi is considered by interviewees to be highly involved in the market, being described as "very active" and "in the trenches." He is notably active on financing mandates in the oil and gas industry, and his clientele includes syndicates of banks.

Deemed by sources "a standout lawyer with a tremendous reputation in the market," Wolemi Esan is engaged on derivatives transactions and loan restructuring. Clients enthuse: "He is dynamic in his legal advice. He has a very sound mind and is quick on his feet."

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Overview

OALP has over 40 years of experience in delivering cutting edge Banking & Finance advice, providing a full range of banking & finance services covering everything from financing and regulatory matters to restructuring and insolvency advice. Also covering corporate borrowing, asset finance, loan syndication, project & infrastructure finance, derivatives & structured finance, leveraged acquisition finance, real estate finance, commodities & export finance.

OALP has been at the forefront of changes in banking law in Nigeria, our team is ideally placed to advise clients on all dealings in the sector. Our unique insight gives us the ability to understand complex transactions in a global context and to apply our knowledge to structuring important deals for clients at home and abroad.

Our clients are drawn from both the international community as well as the entire spectrum of the Nigerian economy and we have recently advised lenders on the restructuring of approximately NGN75 billion debt obligations of Arik Air, the only Nigerian owned commercial aviation company operating internationally from Nigeria. We have also advised on multimillion dollar debt restructuring

Banking & Finance

Olaniwun Ajayi LP

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Location

The Adunola

Plot L2, 401 Close

Banana Island

Ikoyi

Lagos

Lagos

Nigeria

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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

Banking & Finance


Konyinsola Ajayi SAN
Band 1
Tominiyi Owolabi
Band 2
Wolemi Esan
Band 2