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Department Profile

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co Banking & Finance Department


  • Profile
  • Goodwill House
  • 278 Ikorodu Road
  • PO Box 536, Yaba
  • Lagos
  • Lagos
  • Nigeria

Department profile submitted by Abdulai, Taiwo & Co

For over 40 years, our team has maintained a strong reputation in advising on all aspects of investment banking and finance transactions. Our strong heritage in the Capital Market includes the first RMBS securitization in West Africa, and Real Estate Investment Trust Scheme (REITS). ATC has acted as Lead Counsel on numerous pioneer transactions in Nigeria capital market; Bonds, Equities and Debt securities. In pure banking, ATC was the first Nigerian law firm to be registered as Consultants to the African Development Bank (“AfDB) (Regn. No.11270/NIR). Areas of recent growth are the Infrastructure and Power sector, and PPP projects, where the firm is taking a leadership position in the market. For over a decade, leading law firm Rating Agencies have consistently recommended Abdulai, Taiwo & Co.; including IFLR: 1000 (years 1992-2017); Chambers Global (years 2005-2017); Legal 500 (EMEA) (years 2005-2017).


  • Banks
  • Charities / Not for Profit
  • Chemicals
  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Construction & Materials
  • Consumer Product Manufacturing
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink Producers
  • Forestry & Paper
  • Government
  • Health Care
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Insurance
  • Media
  • Mining & Metals
  • Pharmaceuticals & Life Sciences
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Technology, Hardware & Electronics
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Travel & Leisure
  • Utilities


  • African Development Bank
  • Asset Management Company of Nigeria
  • Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria
  • Shelter Afrique
  • Stanbic IBTC
  • The Infrastructure Bank Plc.
  • The Nigeria Stock Exchange

Our team acts on both lender and borrower sides of banking.

·Solicitors to Shelter Afrique, as Lender, in NGN55 Billion project finance facility to Afro-Asia Shelter International (member of Chicason group) for 3,000 Housing Units development;

·Solicitors to Presco Plc, as borrower, in NGN 23 Billion Medium Term Agriculture Loan arranged by Stanbic IBTC Bank;

·Solicitors to the Southern Sun Hotel for USD 12.75 Million Acquisition Loan Refinancing Facility from Absa Bank (member of Barclays group).

·Solicitors to the Finance Arranger for Warri/Effurum Water Supply PPP Concession with Delta State Govt.

·Solicitors to the Issuer and Fund manager in the Initial Public Offer of 1 Billion units of Mutual fund by Afrinvest Asset Management Ltd.

·Solicitors to the SME Venture Capital Investment Ltd., Fund Manager, in the Initial Public Offer of Prince Real Estate Investment Notes (REITS);

·Transaction Counsel to The Infrastructure Bank for Private Placement of 10 Billion Shares;

·Solicitors to the Issue for Trust Bond Mortgage Bank Private Placement of Shares.