Damilola is a Partner in the Firm’s market leading Technology, Innovation and Fintech Practice, which plays a significant role in helping exciting new businesses to thrive. He has advised top market players in the sector on strategic investments and cutting edge transactions in the Nigerian market, Africa and beyond.


He has advised a good number of the biggest names in Fintech and Technology in Nigeria, on the African continent and globally. He understands the various legal, regulatory and business landscapes in the technology space and advises on business establishment and market entry, regulatory compliance, corporate structure and investment, strategic partnerships. He is also a partner in the Oil and Gas Practice of the Firm where he advises on a wide range of matters bordering on project development finance using corporate & project finance structures and related security arrangements. He is particularly familiar with financing the development of infrastructure projects and has advised on the development of upstream and downstream petroleum assets, refineries, jetties among others.


Damilola has consistently been ranked as a leading lawyer in Chambers and Global for Fintech and by Who’s Who Legal for his M& A work.

  • MAP 1-Lagos Business School,
    Pan-Atlantic University

  • LL.M- University College, London

  • B.L – Nigerian Law School

  • LL.B (Hons) – University of Lagos

Chambers and Partners (Fintech Legal – Nigeria):
Damilola Salawu is a partner in the firm’s technology, innovation and FinTech practice, in which sectors he demonstrates substantial capability. One source reports: “He really understands the business and technology side and how companies operate. I don’t need to explain these issues to him; he takes our instruction and runs with it.”

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