Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo
Seyi Bella is a partner at Banwo & Ighodalo, one of the leading law firms in Nigeria. Seyi’s core areas of
practice are Corporate and Project Finance, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions and Fintech. In this
regard, she has rendered legal advice to many corporates (including Nigerian companies and
multinationals), international banks and financial institutions; and has been involved in some of the
highest-profile transactions in corporate Nigeria. Although her practice focuses on secured lending and
asset finance, the advice she provides to clients cuts across several sectors, including real estate,
telecoms, power, oil and gas and shipping and trade.
In recognition of her professional work, Seyi Bella is consistently cited in respected legal directories and
other professional publications such as IFLR1000 and Legal 500; and is presently ranked as a “Highly
Regarded Leading Lawyer” by IFLR 1000. She has authored many articles in leading law publications.
Seyi is very passionate about good leadership, education and women empowerment and partners with
several NGOS in furtherance of these values. She is occasionally invited to high schools and universities to
speak to students about life and career choices. Seyi has an LLM from Harvard Law School and an LLB
from the University of Lagos. When she’s not busy with legal work, mentoring younger lawyers or delivering
presentations, you may catch Seyi enjoying a good movie or simply spending quality time with her family.
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