Olayemi Anyanechi

Managing Partner


+234 802 314 0120

Highly regarded

Women Leaders


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets : Derivatives
Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation
Private equity
Project development
Project finance

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Oil and gas
Real estate

Olayemi Anyanechi is the founder and Managing Partner of SEFTON FROSS, a leading law firm in Nigeria. She began her career at the then MBC International Bank Limited, from where she left to study and obtained a Master’s degree in corporate and commercial law at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. She went to Cambridge as a Chevening Scholar and whilst there, became a Pegasus Scholar of the Inner Temple. She is recognized as a leading corporate and finance lawyer in Legal 500, as well as the IFLR11000 guide. She has more than two decades of experience advising various organizations and multinational companies on a range of local and cross border transactions. She is an erudite speaker who has spoken in many conferences and workshop round the globe and a prolific writer who has written on diverse issues of law.

The firm offers equal opportunity employment and benefits to both men and women alike.

However, the firm offers its employees the opportunity to write articles that are published by renowned organisations and journals which are widely read locally and internationally and ultimately help to boost the reputation of the writers.

The firm also takes into special consideration the inherent traits and peculiarities occurring naturally in women which help increase their ability to be providers of qualitative legal services.

The company also recommends staff based solely on merit, for professional training, knowledge enhancement and career advancement sessions and even goes as far as sponsoring them for the training.

  • Advised Dangote Cement PLC as Solicitors to the Trustees of the N100,000,000,000 Series 1 Bond Issuance.
  • Advised Prudent Energy & Services Limited on the US$110,000,000 secured syndicated facility for the acquisition of 74.02% of Forte Oil PLC (now Ardova PLC).
  • Advised Sunfunder Inc., on its US$4million finance facility to Daystar Power to fund its Nigerian solar power business.
  • Advised as solicitors to Fountain SPV Limited, in its private placement of up to NGN15,000,000,000 (Fifteen Billion Naira) Notes to be used for the financing of infrastructure projects in Ekiti State.
  • Advised Sea Transport Service Nigeria Limited, a vessel operations company on the refinancing of its vessel finance facility with Guarantee Trust Bank Plc and a US$27,800,000 vessel lease facility with Stanbic IBTC Bank Plc.

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association (IBA)

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • IBA Power Law Committee
  • The African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  • Interlaw

  • Bachelor of Laws – University of Ibadan - 1996
  • Barrister at Law - Nigerian Law School - 1998
  • Master of Laws – Cambridge University – 2003
  • Master of Philosophy – SOAS University of London 2019