Timi Austen-Peters

Austen-Peters & Co - Nigeria



+234 0 80 2290 6632

Highly regarded


Bar admissions:




Practice areas:

Capital markets
Capital markets : Structured finance and securitisation
Financial services regulatory
Investment funds
Private equity

Industry sectors:

Financial services
Government and public policy
Investment management
Oil and gas
Technology and telecommunications

"Many capital markets practitioners place Adegboyega ‘Timi’ Austen-Peters of Austen-Peters & Co as one of the highest quality lawyers for capital markets advice and pension law."

Dr Oluwarotimi Austen-Peters is a Notary Public of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. He has worked as a Barrister and Solicitor in various jurisdictions.  He has been extensively involved in the activities of various capital markets and the pension industry of Nigeria. He specializes in the management and regulation of investment assets, and has made several presentations and authored many writings including an authority on the custody of financial assets.

• Advised and delivered a legal opinion to the Nigerian Stock Exchange with respect to the proposed amendment to the Bankruptcy and Insolvency Act;

• Advising on the establishment of a pension training institute for the Nigerian pension industry. (Transaction on-going);

• Advising on the purchase of majority stake in a Pension Fund Administrator. (Transaction on-going);

• Advising on the establishment of an Over the Counter (OTC) private equity market. (Transaction on-going). 

• Asset finance

• Capital markets: Debt

• Capital markets: Derivatives

• Capital markets: Equity

• Capital markets: High yield

• Structured finance/securitisation

• Financial services regulatory

• Investment funds

• M&A

• Private equity

• Private equity funds

• Real estate funds

• Aviation

• Banking

• Government and public policy

• Investment management

• Oil and gas

• Tech and telecoms

Nigerian Bar – admitted 1986

Nigerian Bar Association

International Bar Association

Capital Market Solicitors Association

D.Phil. (doctorate in law: custody of financial assets) Pembroke College, University of Oxford – 1998

LL.M. Magdalene College, University of Cambridge – 1987

Called to the Nigerian Bar (BL) Council of Legal Education, Lagos, Nigeria – 1986

LL.B (Hons) London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London – 1985

‘O’ Levels, AO’ Levels, ‘A’ Levels and ‘S’ Levels Charterhouse School, England – 1982