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Nigeria

Banking, finance and capital markets
Banking, finance and capital markets - ranked: tier 3

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co advised The Infrastructure Bank on a number of transactions including a ₩12.9bn PPP concession with the Delta State government for a water supply development; Ladi Taiwo led on the matter. Practice chair Alayo Ogunbiyi acted as transaction counsel to Mutual Benefits Assurance on a ₩4bn rights issue and advised Southern Sun Ikoyi Hotel on a $12.7m refinancing facility from Absa Group. Senior associate Kunle Ayansola is also noted.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co’s Ladi Taiwo regularly handles the firm’s core M&A and PPP/PFI transactions. He assisted the Bureau of Public Enterprises with a privatisation sale tender of its majority stake in national power company Afam Power. The team also assisted AG Goldtrust as project sponsor with a build-operate-transfer infrastructure project with the Niger State Government. Alayo Ogunbiyi handled M&A transactions for Emzor Pharmaceutical Industries and Radmed Diagnostics and the team also advised Jil-Amber Consortium on a PPP joint venture with Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation for a 100,000 barrel per day refinery project. Senior associate Kunle Ayansola is a core team member on PPP and corporate and commercial projects and senior associate Oluwaseyi Adebayo assists with regulatory compliance and immigration issues.

Leading individuals

Ladi Taiwo - Abdulai, Taiwo & Co

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Abdulai, Taiwo & Co

Akin Osinbajo leads Abdulai, Taiwo & Co’s dispute resolution team on matters ranging from banking litigation, commercial litigation and arbitration, tax controversy, intellectual property and multi-jurisdictional regulatory enforcement matters. He is representing Procter & Gamble in a number of cases including an intellectual property infringement dispute at the Supreme Court and a commercial dispute at the Arbitration Tribunal, as well as acting for Asset Management Corporation of Nigeria in a tax dispute against Shell. Senior associate Samuel Ibrahim and associate Fisayo Tifase are noted for their support in some of the firm’s leading matters. Other clients include First Bank of Nigeria, The Infrastructure Bank and FIRS.

Leading individuals

Akin Osinbajo - Abdulai, Taiwo & Co

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