Odujinrin & Adefulu


IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Odujinrin & Adefulu is a commercial law firm in Nigeria established in 1972. The firm operates out of Lagos, Abuja and Port Harcourt.

Focusses / specialisms

The firm has a focus on banking, debt and equity capital markets and project finance.

Key clients

In banking key clients of the firm include Africa Finance Corporation, International Finance Corporation African Export-Import Bank, FBN Trustees, First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company, Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria, Lafarge Africa, Morgan Stanley & Co. International, Citigroup Global Markets, Chapel Hill and Keystone Bank.


In capital markets key clients of the firm include International Breweries, Zenith Assets Management, Lafarge Africa and Chapel Hill Denham Management.

In M&A key clients of the firm include Chapel Hill Denham Management, Interswitch, Fish Valley Investment & Property, International Breweries, Standard Chartered Bank, Oro Home Products, First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company, Lafarge Africa, Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria and Everest 8800.


In project development key clients of the firm include Mobil Producing Nigeria, Star Deepwater Petroleum Development, Independent Petroleum Producers Group, First Exploration and Petroleum Development Company, Chevron Nigeria, West Titan Energy Resources and Heritage Energy Operational Services.

Research period review: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

During the research period, the firm was active in banking, M&A, and project development.

In banking the firm worked on loans and financings including trade, acquisition, and project financings for clients, mostly lenders, in banking and financial services.

In M&A the firm worked on acquisitions mostly real estate acquisitions for clients linked with real estate and private equity sectors.

In project development the firm worked on projects for clients in the oil and gas sector.

Deal highlights: 33rd edition (2023/2024)

Bestaf Funding $300 million facility

Central Bank of Nigeria $1 billion financing

Energy Link Infrastructure Malta $130 million syndicated acquisition facility

Fidelity Bank $10 million financing


Client Feedback: 33rd edition (2023/2024)



“They provide detailed and high-quality deal documents and excellent and speedy legal due diligence delivery. The team is very responsive and available. They have a deep bench of young but high-quality associates who provided support on various deals simultaneously, and deep transaction expertise on banking and finance, energy and acquisition matters, which added value to our transactions.”



“They consistently demonstrate an impressive level of knowledge and expertise in the area of commercial law. Their team is highly competent and skilled and provides our firm with expert guidance and advice on all legal matters. I am also impressed with their attention to detail and ability to spot contract wordings that can be problematic. They are also always available.”

“They are very responsive and very quickly grasp the requirements of the tasks put before them.”


Adeoye Adefulu

“Dr. Adeoye Adefulu, the managing partner of Odujinrin & Adefulu, is a highly respected lawyer and leader in the legal community. He is widely recognised as an expert in the legal profession, possesses a vast knowledge of the law, and his legal expertise is highly regarded. He has a deep understanding of the complexities of legal issues and is highly skilled at breaking down complex legal problems during contract negotiations.”


Oludamola Awobokun

“She has a good understanding of the issues put before her and if necessary, requests clarifications and this minimises the back and forth which typically result from poor understanding of client requirements. She also possesses commendable follow-up skills.”


Omotoyosi Ajulo Olusola

“Toyosi brings exceptional customer service to her role. She places a high priority on client service, and this is reflected in the way she interacts with us. She is highly responsive to our needs and concerns and ensures that they receive the utmost attention. She is a great asset in any transaction.”


Lateef Bamidele

“Professionalism and great follow-up skills.”