Jackson Etti & Edu


3-5 Sinari Daranijo Street
Victoria Island
Lagos, 100241

+234 4626841

+234 2716889

Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 60+
Number of partners: 14
Network memberships: Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association, Loan Market Association, International Trademark Association, African Private Equity & Venture Capital Association, Institute of Chartered Secretaries & Administrators, UK, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Nigeria and UK, Association of International Energy Negotiators, International Federation of Intellectual Property Attorneys, International Association of Restructuring, Insolvency & Bankruptcy Professionals, Capital Market Solicitors Association, Institute of Directors, American Immigration Lawyers Association and European Communities Trademark Association
Languages: English, French, and Nigerian Languages

Jackson, Etti & Edu, is a leading full-service law firm headquartered in Nigeria that specializes in providing insightful legal advice to businesses focusing on six key sectors; energy and infrastructure, fast moving consumer goods, financial services, health and pharmaceuticals, public sector, and technology, media, and entertainment.

With over 26 years of valuable experience, we have established a reputation for delivering commercial advice that is essential to compete at the highest levels of business. Our team of lawyers are highly skilled and knowledgeable in their respective areas of practice, including banking & finance, commercial intellectual property & data, corporate commercial & general advisory, corporate mergers & acquisition, energy & projects, dispute resolution, immigration advisory, and more. We work closely with our clients to understand their unique business needs and develop tailored legal strategies that align with their goals. Our team’s dedication to our clients is reflected in our sector-focused approach.
We operate across Africa with three (3) offices strategically located in Nigeria (Victoria Island, Ikeja, and Abuja) and offices in Ghana, Cameroon, and Zimbabwe, with over 120 legal, paralegal, and business professionals. The size of our dedicated team is indicative of our rich human resources based on our capacity to effectively and efficiently assist our clients to achieve their goals.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Financial restructuring
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Islamic finance
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project bonds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance
  • Asset finance

Banking & Finance
Folasade Olusanya

Corporate, Mergers & Aquisition
Adekunle Soyibo

Energy & Projects
Taiwo Adeshina

Intellectual Property
Ngozi Aderibigbe
Chinwe Ogban
Tolu Olaloye

Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Yusuf Asamah Kadiri (SAN)
Obafemi Agaba
Toyosi Odunmbaku

Regulatory, Compliance & Governance
Yeye Nwidaa

Recent Transactional Highlights: 

  • We acted as counsel to the Joint Trustees (FCMB Trustees and ARM Trustees) in connection to the FCMB Group Plc's Series 2 perpetual non-call fixed rate resettable additional tier 1 Bond of up to N26 Billion under the N300 Billion debt issuance programme. We supported the FCMB Group in raising the second tranche of its additional tier 1 bond in Nigeria. The FCMB Group is the only entity to have successfully issued an additional Tier 1 bond within Nigeria domestic capital market.
  • We acted as legal counsel to Sahel Capital in its trade finance loan to Source and Produce Limited. The trade finance will enable Sourcing and Produce Limited to expand its supply chain and finance the aggregation of agricultural products from smallholder farmers.
  • We advised Actis, a leading global investor in sustainable infrastructure in respect of the exit of its investment in Sigma Pensions Limited.
  • We acted as counsel to Tana Africa Limited in its acquisition of a substantial 49% equity stake in SCP BBVM Limited. Notably, SCP BBVM Limited, a Mauritius-based entity, commands a significant 49.4% equity interest in Sundry Markets Limited, a Nigerian enterprise specializing in retail store operations.
  • We advised the FCMB Group Plc in its Series 1 Bond which is the very first Additional Tier 1 (“AT1") bond issuance in the Nigerian debt capital markets.

  • Financial services
  • Energy
  • Food and beverage
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Aviation
  • Construction and materials
  • Banking
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Media

    42 Moses Majekodunmi Crescent Utako,
    Federal Capital Territory
    Abuja, Nigeria
    Tel: +234 (0) 709-880-2807 +234 (0) 709-104-9967