City: Ikoyi, Lagos

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Practice areas:

Project development
Project finance

Funmi is a partner in the Firm’s Banking & Finance Team. She has robust experience in corporate and project/infrastructure finance, financial institution regulatory and advisory issues, structured trade finance, energy, real estate and foreign investment advisory. Funmi is a member of the council of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law.

  • Advised the team that acted as local counsel to Citibank Europe Plc and a syndicate of lenders in the amendment of an existing facility agreement between the lenders and the Obligors, the entry into of a Deed of Guarantee Confirmation, and an accession to a Bridge Facility Agreement.
  • Advised the team that acted as Nigerian counsel to Standard Chartered Bank, Singapore in connection with the provision of a revolving credit facility in the sum of US$50,000,000.00 to OIS Indorama Port Limited for the refinancing of its existing financial indebtedness and funding its working capital and maintenance capital expenditure.
  • Lead counsel to Africa Trade Finance Limited and Mashreqbank Psc (the “Lenders”) in connection with a US$650million unsecured trade finance facility (the “Facility”) granted to Access Bank Plc (as borrower).
  • Led the team that advised the lender on the provision of a US$122 million term loan facility to Amni International Petroleum Development OML 52 Company Limited for the development of the Tubu Field located in OML 52.
  • Lead counsel to Rand Merchant Bank Nigeria Limited (the “Lender”) in connection with a N4billion term loan and differentiated cash reserve requirement facilities to Starsight Power Utility Limited (the “Borrower”).

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • Islamic finance
  • M&A
  • 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

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharma and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Secretary, Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law - Banking, Finance & Insolvency Committee
  • Nigerian Bar Association, Continuity Legal Education & Mentorship Committee, Lagos Branch

  • LL.M., University College London (2009)
  • LL.B. (Hons), University of Benin, Benin (2006)