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Ayoyinka Olajide-Awosedo

  • Firm: Aarndale Solicitors
  • Practice Area: Corporate
  • Country: Nigeria
  • Email: [email protected]
  • 15F, Adedeji Adekola Street, Off Freedom Way, Lekki Phase I, Lagos.

About Ayoyinka Olajide-Awosedo

Ayoyinka is a member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators UK and the International Bar Association. She has served as the Publicity Secretary for the Capital Markets Solicitors Association and is an active member of the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association serving on the Conference Planning Committee of the Section. She has authored several articles including co-authoring the Nigerian Chapter of “Getting the Deal Through – Mergers and Acquisitions” in 2012 and 2013.

Ayoyinka’s main practice areas are corporate/commercial law and corporate finance. She advises clients both local and international regularly on multi-billion Naira transactions. She represents AARNDALE as company secretary and legal advisor on the Boards of various companies both private and public and regularly advises on the incorporation of companies, regulatory compliance, corporate governance and corporate restructuring with regard to shareholding and Board membership.

She is currently advising one of the largest prominent media and entertainment groups in Nigeria on obtaining debt and equity financing from a private equity firm and the corporate restructuring of its various entities. She acts as legal advisor to a corporate real estate development company with respect to the divestment of its US$100 million asset. She is company secretary and legal adviser to an international fintech company – assisting in the incorporation of its Nigerian entity and advising on running its operations in the Nigerian market.  She advised and assisted a foreign mobile communications company in acquiring its communications licence. She was part of a team that advised a foreign online retail store on its direct investment and entry into Nigeria.

Ayoyinka led a due diligence team and advised a Nordic bank with respect to its acquisition of a local microfinance bank. She has also advised a European development bank (as lender) on a 7-year US$20 million Unsecured Subordinated Convertible Facility to a Nigerian Bank. She was an active member of a team that advised on the acquisition of a US$120million majority stake in Nigeria’s largest switching company.

Prior to joining AARNDALE, Ayoyinka worked at a leading law firm in Nigeria in the Corporate and Commercial and Banking and Finance departments and at Linklaters LLP in London with the Project Finance and Capital Market teams.


  • LL.M Queen Mary, London
  • BA Pepperdine University, California, USA
  • MCIARB, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, UK

Professional Memberships

  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association

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