The Legal 500: Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018, released!

Posted On 16 April, 2018

Cited by Legal 500 as a Top Tier firm with domestic legal practices dominating transactional and contentious practice areas in the Nigerian legal market, Banwo & Ighodalo received multiple top-tier rankings in the Legal 500 EMEA rankings, released 12 April 2018.

The Firm's five practices, namely Banking and Finance, Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Energy & Natural resources, Shipping & Transport, have been listed in Tier 1 of the ranking for its 2017 activity; with our Dispute resolution pratice following suit strongly in Tier 2; after having only debuted in last year’s rankings.

In addition, 29 lawyers, the highest (combined) in Nigeria, were mentioned on the EMEA rankings.

5 lawyers are listed in elite "Leading lawyers" list. The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018's guide to outstanding lawyers in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

  • Banking, finance and capital markets - Leading individuals:  Ayotunde Owoigbe

  • Commercial, corporate and M&A - Leading individuals: Asue Ighodalo; Ayotunde Owoigbe

  • Dispute resolution - Leading individuals: Abimbola Akeredolu

  • Energy and natural resources - Leading individuals: Ken Etim

  • Real estate and construction - Leading individuals: Olumide Osundolire

8 lawyers are listed in "Next generation lawyers" list. The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018's guide to up-and-coming lawyers in Europe, Middle East & Africa.

  • Banking, finance and capital markets - Next generation lawyers: Isa Alade; Seyi Bella

  • Commercial, corporate and M&A - Next generation lawyers: Tomisin Ojuawo

  • Dispute resolution - Next generation lawyers: Chinedum Umeche

  • Energy and natural resources - Next generation lawyers: Akindeji Oyebode; Kehinde Ojuawo

  • Real estate and construction - Next generation lawyers: Olamide Oshikoya

  • Shipping and transport - Next generation lawyers: Nonso Azih

16 lawyers are recommended in The Legal 500 Europe, Middle East & Africa 2018 editorial (listed below)

  • Banking, finance and capital markets: Asue Ighodalo; Ayotunde Owoigbe; Azeezah Muse-Sadiq; Femi Olubanwo; Isa Alade; Seyi Bella

  • Commercial, corporate and M&A: Asue Ighodalo; Ayotunde Owoigbe; Azeezah Muse-Sadiq; Femi Olubanwo; Isa Alade; Stella Duru; Tomisin Ojuawo; Dispute resolution; Abimbola Akeredolu; Chinedum Umeche

  • Energy and natural resources: Akindeji Oyebode; Asue Ighodalo; Kehinde Ojuawo; Ken Etim; Stella Duru

  • Real estate and construction: Olamide Oshikoya; Olumide Osundolire; Stella Duru

  • Shipping and transport: Ken Etim; Nonso Azih

Client Feedback

  • Banwo & Ighodalo ‘always goes the extra mile to satisfy clients’, and is noted in particular for its ‘legal and business savvy, market presence and professionalism’.

  • Banwo & Ighodalo is ‘a respected voice in the industry’; it is recognised for providing ‘bespoke, expert support from deals to regulatory compliance reviews’. ‘

  • Banwo & Ighodalo’s practice is noted for its ‘detailed, precise and very high-quality’ level of service.

  • ‘Incisive and creative firm’ Banwo & Ighodalo provides ‘a high level of flexibility and always responds quickly to requests’.

We are truly delighted about this recognition. As ever, we are grateful to our esteemed clients, whose custom and support over the years assure the continued success and growth of our firm.

The Legal 500 rankings are based on the results of our research and the merits of the available evidence - law firms are ranked on merit alone.

 

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