Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie’s dynamic Capital Markets team has considerable experience and is well regarded for the professionalism that it brings to diverse capital market transactions.
The Capital Markets team advises on local debt and equity capital market transactions, securities offerings, derivatives transactions, on the establishment and listing of investment funds such as mutual funds and real estate investment trusts (REITs), on transactional and regulatory mandates including tax, currency and custody arrangements and issues, as well as disclosure obligations and exit procedures. It also advises and assists with Islamic finance transactions and on bond issuances in the local and international capital market by Nigerian corporates, various Nigerian State Governments and the Federal Government of Nigeria, including Nigeria’s first Eurobond transaction.
The Capital Markets team services clients including issuers (sovereign, sub- sovereign and corporates), financial and other advisors, underwriters, custodians and trustees, which operate across a wide spectrum of sectors including the financial services sector, real estate, oil and gas (upstream and downstream), manufacturing, FMCG and financial services.
The firm’s Founding Partner, Senator Udoma, served as chairman of the board of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) between 2008 and 2012, and other members of the Capital markets Team have served and continue to serve in diverse capacities on various advisory committees set up by the SEC and other key regulators including the Nigerian Capital Markets Association, in the course of which the team, in the course of Yinka Edu’s chairmanship of the CMSA, helped to facilitate a successful international summit and training on derivatives.
The Capital Markets team is also actively involved in regulatory advocacy and in ongoing legislative and regulator reviews of key laws and regulations governing the Nigerian capital markets and related areas. The team’s engagement ensures continuing familiarity with the workings and practical concerns driving the market and its regulators, which helps to build and strengthen relationships and to facilitate the informed, compliant and efficient completion of even the most complex transactions in alignment with client objectives.
‘The banking and finance team in Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie is easily the most commercially astute team that I have ever worked with in Nigeria. The team understand the market, the pitfalls to avoid and work with an eye to details when advising on transactions. The partners are a phone call away and very accessible, […]
‘The team is knowledgeable and solutions-oriented. They are always looking for ways to make the deal work from a legal point of view. The projects are appropriately staffed with senior resources available as needed, including the senior partners.’
‘The practice constantly reinvents itself to meet market needs and provide spot-on advice on issues. The partners are ready available/accessible and the associates are versed in providing both legal and business solutions to client needs’
“They are very commercially, as well as technically, minded with a great understanding of the market and what does or does not work. They were also both pragmatic and delivery focused.””IFLR1000
“UUBO were thorough in reviewing the transaction documents and providing clarity to grey areas and most importantly were very prompt.”
“In the process of reviewing the trust deed, our comments were promptly actioned and feedback provided.”