Damilola Adetunji is the partner and head of Odujinrin & Adefulu’s corporate, capital market and finance practice group. She is a legal practitioner with over twenty-two (22) years of professional experience advising on banking and finance, project finance, mergers and acquisitions, and capital market transactions.
Through her professional experience, Damilola has developed a keen understanding of the policy, legal and regulatory framework governing the Nigerian finance industry. Damilola’s contributions in her area of expertise have been well noted and she has been consistently ranked as a leader in the field of corporate and commercial transactions by Chambers and Partners; Who’s Who Legal Nigeria, Legal 500, and IFLR1000.
She led the team that advised the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), as Nigerian Counsel, on its UNECA initiative and Pandemic Trade Impact Mitigation Facilities (PATIMFA) in a cumulative value of US$600 million advanced to 5 different Nigerian banks structured to assist in mitigating the negative impact of Covid 19 , led the team that acted as Nigerian counsel to Afreximbank in a US$300 million syndicated acquisition facility which was granted to Titan Trust Bank Limited to acquire the majority shares in Union Bank Plc, and also led the team that advised a syndicate of lenders in a US$550 million Facility to Seplat Petroleum Development Company Limited (now Plc.) obtained to facilitate the development of its interests in 3 OMLs.
Prior to joining Odujinrin and Adefulu, Damilola practiced with various law firms in the United States of America and Nigeria. She joined the firm in June 2005 as a Senior Associate and was made a Partner in the firm in December 2007.
She obtained her law degree from the University of Buckingham (UK) and holds a Master’s degree in law from the Harvard Law School (USA). She is licensed to practice in the State of New York, in the United States of America (1999) and in Nigeria (2003). Damilola has written several published articles on matters relating to corporate finance and between 2015 to 2019, held various positions on the Executive Committee of the Nigerian Capital Market Solicitors Association. She currently serves as an Independent Nonexecutive Director on the board of Chapel hill Denham Advisory Limited – an investment bank based in Nigeria. She also serves as a trustee of several non-profit organisations.
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