Isa Alade > Banwo & Ighodalo > Lagos, Nigeria > Lawyer Profile

Banwo & Ighodalo
48 AWOLOWO ROAD
IKOYI
LAGOS
Nigeria

Work Department

Restructuring & Insolvency, Corporate & Commercial Law, Banking & Loan Syndication, 
Project Finance

Position

Isa Alade is a partner at Banwo & Ighodalo with fifteen (15) years of experience in providing legal advice to corporate organisations and private equity firms. His core areas of practice are Banking and Finance, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions, Capital Markets and FinTech.

Career

Isa Alade is a partner at Banwo & Ighodalo with fifteen (15) years of experience in providing legal advice to corporate organisations and private equity firms has been involved in wide array of FinTech transactions, a number of which were novel at the time of completion. 

He has extensive experience advising on legal and regulatory issues relating to the application of technology to financial services. He has advised clients on the development of mobile payments and lending platforms, data privacy as well as private equity investment into the FinTech sector. He also provides support to government/regulatory agencies in the development of FinTech laws. In particular, he is a member of the expert working group constituted by the Central Bank of Nigeria under the auspices of the Financial System Strategy (FSS) 2020 to review regulations and legislations impacting financial technology/payment systems in Nigeria.

Languages

English, Yoruba

Memberships

·         Member, Nigerian Bar Association

·         Member, International Bar Association

·         General Secretary, Fintech Association of Nigeria

·         Firm’s representative in connection its membership of the:

a)      Loan Market Association;

b)      International Project Finance Association

c)      Nigerian Capital Markets Solicitors Association

Education

  • B, University of Lagos (2005)
  • L , Nigerian Law School (2006)
  • LL.M, University of Lagos (2013)

Lawyer Rankings

Nigeria > Banking, finance and capital markets

(Next Generation Partners)

Isa AladeBanwo & Ighodalo

Banwo & Ighodalo has ‘excellent market profile and knowledge’ coupled with robust experience and expertise in corporate and project finance, as well as capital markets transactions. It is also increasing active in fintech, handling matters relating to tech start-ups and digital financial applications. Founding partners Femi Olubanwo and Asue Ighodalo act alongside Ayotunde Owoigbe, who recently advised MTN Nigeria on its landmark listing on the premium board of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. Isa Alade frequently advises private equity houses, investors and players in the fintech sector. Azeezah Muse-Sadiq and Seyi Bella are recommended for structured notes programmes, secured lending and asset finance.