First Tier Ranking For Banking & Finance. - Chambers Global


Our team cuts through the complexity of multi-party transactions to deliver commercially driven, client-focused and business-sensitive solutions to complex problems in this space. With proven expertise that spans the gamut of financial products including Eurobonds, corporate borrowing, asset finance, loan syndication, trade finance, project & infrastructure finance, equities, derivatives and structured finance, leveraged acquisition finance, real estate finance, corporate finance, commodities and export finance; we are here to create innovative finance solutions that will help you handle critical business decisions.


Our team pioneered the application of limited recourse finance techniques in Nigeria and advised the lenders on the financing of landmark greenfield projects including the USD1.6 billion Lekki Deep Sea Port Project and the USD1.2 billion project initiated by Indorama Eleme Fertilizer and Chemicals Limited.


The firm has also advised the International Finance Corporation as well as a number of Development Finance Institutions as lenders in the USD225 million telecommunications financing for Helios Towers Nigeria and acted for Dangote Cement Plc in a NGN60 Billion Financing of the Ibese Cement Plant expansion project. The firm also played a pivotal role as legal adviser to a syndicate of Nigerian and international lenders on the landmark USD3.15 billion financing for the development of an integrated 400,000 bpd refinery and petrochemical plant which, when completed, will deliver the largest single-train refinery in the world.


Nigerian Banking Sector Report – 2018 Review | 2019 Outlook

The year 2018 turned out to be a relatively positive year for the Nigerian Banking Sector. With recovery in macroeconomic conditions, decline in inflation, stable exchange rate, the average overall performance of Deposit Money Banks steadily improved.

In this report, we highlight some key legal, regulatory and market developments witnessed in the Nigerian banking and finance space in 2018 from our strategic market viewpoint and provide a bird’s eye view into the projections for the sector in 2019.

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