Stella Duru

Banwo & Ighodalo

Stella Duru is the only female partner in Banwo & Ighodalo’s Energy and Natural Resources Practice Group. She obtained a law degree from the University of Lagos, Nigeria; and was admitted into the Nigerian Bar in January 2001.

Her core areas of practice are Energy & Natural Resources, Project Finance, Foreign Investment & Divestments and Corporate Finance. She is renowned for her extensive experience in the power sector, authors articles in leading law publications as well as a key resource person for continuing legal education for young and aspiring lawyers.

She is currently leading the initiative on renewable energy transactions in her Firm and has been instrumental in assisting investors understand the legal and regulatory framework as it pertains to doing business in Nigeria with particular focus on start-ups, regardless the sector they wish to play in.

Stella is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association, International Bar Association (Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law) and Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

She is also an Associate of the Nigeria Leadership Initiative (a leadership development not-for-profit, affiliated with the Aspen Institute) as well as an Associate of “WimBiz” (An association of Women in Management, Business & Public Service).

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