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Banwo & Ighodalo Retains Tier 1 in all IFLR-1000 2018 Rankings

Banwo & Ighodalo has retained its top position in all seven ranked categories of leading legal directory, International Financial Law Review 1000 2018 (IFLR-1000), for the second consecutive year. Tier 1 is IFLR1000's highest ranking.

The firm earned these Tier 1 rankings from IFLR-1000 in the following practices: Banking, Capital Markets, Energy, Infrastructure, M&A, Oil and Gas, Project Finance. In addition, ten of the firm’s lawyers are also recognised in several practice areas by the directory.

IFLR-1000 cites the firm as one that "continues to excel…" and feedback from clients include:

Client Feedback

  • “The quality of the firm's work is excellent. The firm possesses an in depth knowledge of legal issues, and this is reflected in the quality of the service provided. In addition, there is a lot of attention to detail, adequate senior supervision and quality control”


  • “Banwo & Ighodalo is one of the top three law firms in Nigeria. I can't think of anything on the downside to talk about. The firm is thoroughly professional, and it's made-up of very dedicated lawyers. I must also commend the firm on its gender policy”

    Project Finance

  • “Banwo & Ighodalo's work with us has been excellent. Because they started with the company, providing incorporation, statutory and corporate finance advice at various times, we have benefited immensely from their transaction history knowledge, good commercial and legal acumen and effective reach in the government and corporate sectors of the economy”


We are truly delighted about this recognition. We see the consistency of our Tier 1 rankings as a testament to our steadfast commitment to deliver excellent legal advice and services to our valued clients around the world.


The IFLR1000 is the guide to the world's leading financial and corporate law firms and lawyers. Its first rankings were published in 1990 and it currently researches over 120 jurisdictions worldwide. The law firm rankings are based on three key criteria: transactional evidence from the last 12 months of work, peer and client feedback conducted by means of online feedback surveys, and phone and face-to-face interviews.