Ayotunde Owoigbe

Banwo & Ighodalo - Nigeria



+234 1 4615 203-4; +234 1 4630 853-4

Highly regarded

Women Leaders


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation
Project finance

Ayotunde Owoigbe is a partner with Banwo & Ighodalo, a leading multidisciplinary Nigerian law firm which provides first-class legal advisory services on corporate and commercial Nigerian law.

Her core areas of practice are banking, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and project finance.

  • Advised the Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria in connection with the sale of its 100% shareholding in Keystone Bank Limited; the last of the erstwhile bridge banks following the 2010 banking recapitalisation exercise in the Nigerian banking industry;
  • Advised Helios Investment Partners, a leading private equity firm, in connection with its acquisition of 49% of Oando Plc’s interest in Oando Gas and Power Limited;
  • Advised Africa Plus Partners in relation to its establishment of a N30 billion infrastructure fund; one of the very few infrastructure funds registered by the Nigerian Securities & Exchange Commission;
  • Advised Deutsche Bank (Singapore Branch) in connection with an invoice finance facility advanced to Airtel Networks Limited for the purpose of financing working capital requirements;
  • Advised First City Monument Bank Limited in connection with the establishment of a N100,000,000,000 Bonds Issuance Programme through its wholly owned special purpose vehicle, FCMB Financing SPV Plc; under which programme the bank has issued three tranches of bonds.

  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • M&A
  • Private equity

  • Banking
  • Financial services
  • Food and beverage
  • Insurance
  • Tech and telecoms

  • Nigerian Bar Association

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association;
  • Chairman of the Capital Market Solicitors Association;
  • Firm’s representative in connection with its membership of the Loan Market Association;
  • Continuing Legal Education Committee of the Capital Market Solicitors Association; and
  • 2007 Associate of the Nigerian Leadership Initiative (a leadership development not-for-profit, affiliated with the Aspen Institute).    

  • LL.B (Hons) University of Lagos, 2000
  • BL., Nigerian Law School, 2001