Banwo & Ighodalo
Ayotunde Owoigbe is a partner with Banwo & Ighodalo.
She joined the firm in 2001 and was admitted into partnership in February 2010. Her core areas of practice are banking & finance, capital markets, mergers & acquisitions and project finance.
Ayotunde authors articles and frequently delivers presentations on subjects in her core practice areas. Remarkably gifted in teaching capabilities, she is a regular facilitator at corporate finance seminars and workshops organised for some of the firm’s clients as well as professional associations.
She is actively engaged in policy reform and legal development endeavours; evidenced by her current memberships of committees and professional associations. Earlier this year, she was elected Chair of the Capital Market Solicitors Association and also serves on several committees including the Investors, Issuers & Intermediaries Engagement/Education Sub-Committee set up under the auspices of the FMDQ OTC Plc to make recommendations on the Debt Capital Market Development Project. In 2015, she served on the Sub-Committee of the Emerging Capital Market Taskforce, (led by UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office), which undertook a wide-reaching market consultation on the legal and regulatory environment for capital markets in Nigeria.
A 2007 Associate of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (a leadership development not-for-profit, affiliated with the Aspen Institute) and the firm’s designated representative in connection with its membership of the Loan Market Association, Ayotunde is ranked as a leading Nigerian lawyer by renowned international law directories such as Chambers and Partners, IFLR 1000, Who’s Who Legal and Expert Guides – Women in Business Law.
Other than law, Ayotunde’s interests span music, charity, reading and soccer.