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Department Profile

Banwo & Ighodalo Banking & Finance Department


  • Profile
  • 98 Awolowo Road
  • Southwest Ikoyi
  • Lagos
  • Lagos
  • Nigeria

Department profile submitted by Banwo & Ighodalo

We are well known for our mastery of legal issues, development of creative solutions, and delivery of timely and practical advice.

The team has extensive experience and expertise, in corporate and project finance transactions and regularly advises various local and multi-national corporate entities, local and international financial institutions, regulatory authorities, supranational bodies, governments and government agencies on various domestic and cross border transactions, involving secured, unsecured, multi-currency, bilateral and/ or syndicated lending arrangements etc.

Over the years the team has also built a solid reputation in advising on structured and trade finance deals and derivatives.

Our consistent out of the box thinking has also led us to advise on complex pioneer restructuring transactions involving spin-offs and dispositions, debt to equity swaps, securitizations, debt restructuring, demergers and re-organisations, and all forms of corporate and capital restructurings.

Our lawyers also work with other teams in the of the firm, e.g. Capital Markets, and Mergers & Acquisitions, to structure and facilitate the successful consummation of transactions.

The team routinely advises on compliance with banking and regulatory legislation and assisted the Central Bank of Nigeria in drawing up the Banking Consolidation Guidelines. We also facilitated the successful implementation of the consolidation within the banking industry between 2004 and 2006.


  • Banks
  • Commercial & Professional Services
  • Construction & Materials
  • Energy
  • Financial Services
  • Food & Drink Producers
  • Private Clients / Individuals
  • Real Estate Finance
  • Real Estate
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation
  • Government


  • African Development Bank
  • African Finance Corporation
  • BNP Paribas (Suisse) SA
  • Chevron Nigeria Limited
  • Dangote Group
  • Deutsche Bank AG
  • Emerging Markets Telecommunications Services Limited
  • Goldman Sachs
  • MainOne Cable Company Limited
  • Natixis Bank
  • Niger Delta Petroleum Resources Limited
  • Nigerian Breweries PLC
  • Nigerian Bulk Electricity Trading PLC
  • Nigerian Gas Company
  • Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation
  • Overseas Private Investment Corporation
  • Petrobras Oil & Gas B.V.
  • Rand Merchant Bank Limited
  • Shoreline Natural Resources Limited
  • Stanbic IBTC Bank PLC