Asue Ighodalo

Co-Founder of Banwo & Ighodalo

Panelist

Asue Ighodalo

Co-Founder of Banwo & Ighodalo

Asue Ighodalo is the co-founder of Banwo & Ighodalo, one of the foremost corporate & commercial law firms in Nigeria with 15 partners and over 100 lawyers. He obtained his first degree in Economics from the University of Ibadan, a law degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science; and was admitted into the Nigerian Bar in July 1985.
His core areas of practice are Corporate and Project Finance, Securities and Capital Markets, Energy & Natural Resources, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Asue is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (past Chairman of the Section on Business Law 2014-2016), International Bar Association (Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law Section (SEERIL)), Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Institute of Directors Nigeria, Commercial Law and Taxation Committee of the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Asue is the Chairman, Board of Directors, the Nigeria Economic Summit Group (NESG), Sterling Bank Plc, Levene Energy Group, Edo State Investment Summit, DO II Designs Limited and Global Mix Limited. He also sits on the boards of Mainstreet Technologies Limited (ownership company of MainOne Cable Limited), Cardinal Stone Partners, Okomu Oil Palm Plc, Christopher Kolade Foundation, Boff&Co. Insurance Brokers and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA).

Asue has been consistently ranked as a “Tier 1” or “Leading lawyer” in all of his areas of practice by the leading international legal directories. He has authored many articles in leading law publications and also delivered presentations on diverse subjects. He lectured on the roles and duties of Directors and Corporate Governance at the Lagos Business School and at the Institute of Directors.

His hobbies include golfing, watching football, reading, traveling and participating in political discourse. He is married and has a daughter.