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Folasade Olusanya

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Folasade Olusanya

Jackson, Etti & Edu

Folasade Olusanya is an exceptional lawyer with an impeccable reputation for advising managers and investee companies in complex Mergers and Acquisitions and Cross-Border Acquisitions, Banking & Finance, Corporate Commercial as well as Private Equity and Venture Capital. Fola has a strong track record of advising government, DFIs and developers and has also garnered considerable experience in Finance within Nigeria and the West African sub-region. She is a significant name in Nigeria and Africa's banking and finance space.Ó

With over 28 years of practice, Fola has been part of several national and sub-national infrastructure finance projects and has led her Firm, Jackson, Etti & Edu to advise on project finance and public private partnership transactions. Her practice covers a wide range of product areas, including Rights Issue, Private Placements, Public Offers, Eurobonds, Corporate and State bonds.

Fola has been involved in a number of big-ticket transactions, including several privatisations of Nigerian government assets, advising on both the sell side and buy side.

Firm Profile

Jackson, Etti & Edu is recognized as a preeminent adviser in Mergers and Acquisitions transactions and cross-border acquisitions within Nigeria and the West Africa sub-region with experience spanning over 20 years. From the recapitalization of former Intercontinental Bank Plc and follow-on acquisition by way of a merger with Access Bank Plc to the integration of the Ghanaian and Ivory Coast subsidiaries of Baker Hughes Incorporated and BJ Services Company undertaken as part of the global integration of Baker Hughes and BJ Services entities, the Firm has advised on several landmark transactions.

Our approach is to appreciate the peculiarity of each transaction, recognizing that no two transactions are the same. We ensure that the structuring and implementation of the transaction are driven by the commercial objectives of the deal, resolution of regulatory concerns, preservation of shareholder value, and actualization of requisite synergies. We have completed transactions in a variety of industry sectors including banking, insurance, pension, oil and gas, power, advertising, agriculture, health, and information technology sectors. We pride ourselves in our ability to guide our clients through the legal, regulatory, and industry peculiarities as well as the corporate, social, and political nuances that may relate to the transaction.

We support our clients throughout the transaction life-cycle - from due diligence investigations to documentation drafting, review and negotiation, obtaining regulatory approvals, bid documentation review, completion, and post-completion. We provide end-to-end transaction management support for the entire transaction process and negotiations.
The team regularly represents global and Nigerian corporate leaders in the full spectrum of transactional work across various sectors and deal sizes. Given this, we can identify, and even anticipate, regulatory issues that may impact any transaction. We combine the analysis of the regulatory/legal issues with a practical, flexible, and business-like approach to how these issues should be addressed and resolved.

Our team offers specialist and technical expertise and includes experts in corporate governance, employment and labor law, insurance law, litigation, finance, tax, intellectual property, and real estate

Our Firm's expertise has been recognized and ranked consistently in international legal directories such as International Financial Law Review and Chambers Partners Global.

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