Banwo & Ighodalo

Asue Ighodalo

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Practice Areas

Asue’s core practice areas are corporate finance, capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, banking & securities, foreign investments & divestments, energy & natural resources, privatization and project finance.


(i)September 1985 to January 1991: (Associate); Chris Ogunbanjo & Co.

(ii)1st February 1991: Founded Banwo & Ighodalo, in partnership

Professional Memberships

(i)Nigerian Bar Association (Section on Business Law)

(ii)International Bar Association

(iii)Association of International Petroleum Negotiators

(iv)Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria

(v)Institute of Directors, Nigeria

(vi)Nigerian Economic Summit Group, (Chairman)

(vii)Electric Power Sector Reform & Implementation Committee (Chairman,

Legal/Regulatory Sub-Committee). (2001 - 2004); (established by the FGN)

(viii)Anti-trust and Competition Committee. (2002 - 2004); (established by the FGN)

(ix)Policy and Monitoring Committee of the National Council on Privatisation. (2007 -2009)

(x)Vice Chairman, Committee established by the Nigerian Government to review the

Investment & Securities Act, 2007(June 2010 )

(xi)Chairman, Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) Technical Committee on

Demutualization of the Nigerian Stock Exchange (September 2011)


(i)“Questions and Answers on Nigerian equity and debt capital market” - 4th edition of the

Practical Law Company Cross-Border Capital Markets Handbook 2011

(ii)“Oil & Gas: Legal Framework through the Ages & Emerging Legislation” - CWC School

for Energy Course, Gas Monetisation in Nigeria. (May & November 2009/2010);

(iii) “Why and how did we get here?” (Nigeria constitution making and political milestones

- Future Leaders Seminar organized by Nigeria Leadership Initiative (May & October


(iv)“The Petroleum Industry Bill” - 4th Business Law Conference, Nigerian Bar Association

Section on Business Law, PIB Discussant's Views. (April 2009);

(v)“Listing Nigerian Companies on Foreign Stock Exchanges - the pros, the cons and the

challenges”; presented to the Capital Markets Solicitors Association (2008)

(vi)“Legal Duties, Responsibilities & Liability of Company Directors” (bi annually 1995 -

2006) ( Yearly seminar on Corporate Governance at the Lagos Business School);

(vii) “Personal Development- Business Ethics” presented at Fate Foundation - Programme

for Emerging Entrepreneurs

(viii) “Nigeria’s Contemporary Political History” (Lecture at Nigerian Leadership Initiative

yearly seminar for emerging leaders)


Asue is happily married to Ifeyinwa, and they are blessed with a daughter, Omoehi. He enjoys playing Golf, soccer, reading, travelling and participating in political discourse.


Kings College, Lagos

O’ Levels

1971 - 1975

International School Ibadan

A’ Levels

1975 - 1977

University of Ibadan

BSc, Economics

1977 - 1981

London School of Economics & Political Science


1981 - 1984

Nigerian Law School


1984 - 1985