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Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets : Debt
Capital markets : Equity
Project finance

Mr. Asue Ighodalo is a consummate lawyer, successful business person and a great leader. He is a founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading Nigerian corporate and commercial law firm. His core areas of practice are Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Securities and Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

  • Advised MTN Nigeria Communications Plc in connection with the listing of its ordinary shares by way of introduction on the Premium Board of the Nigeria Stock Exchange.
  • Advised Interswitch Limited in connection with the establishment of a N30 billion Bond Issuance Programme through a wholly owned special purpose vehicle incorporated by Interswitch Limited.
  • Advised Vink + Co GmbH Handelsgesellschaft und Co KG on its acquisition of 100% equity stake and control of Scomi Anticor S.A.
  • Advised Access Bank Plc in connection with the scheme of merger between Diamond Bank Plc and Access Bank Plc. This transaction resulted in Access Bank Plc becoming the largest Nigerian and African retail bank.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Project Finance

  • Banking
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Financial services
  • Government and public policy
  • Oil & Gas

  • Nigerian Bar

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law)
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators 
  • Nigerian Economic Summit Group (Chairman)
  • Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association
  • Institute of Directors Nigeria
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Commercial Law and Taxation Committee, Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

  • B.Sc Economics, University of Ibadan; LL.B (Hons) London School of Economics and Political Science 1984
  • BL., Nigerian Law School, 1985.