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OKOYE, Kanayo Chuks

Managing Partner

Areas of Practice:

Kanayo heads the Transaction Advisory Services of the Firm where he coordinates a team of specialists in several landmark financing transactions. With a background in banking, Kanayo brings a wealth of industry experience to bear on complex transactions ranging from capital markets to business consolidations, equity offerings, high yield and other bonds, broker-dealer transactions, derivatives investment funds and sovereign listings.


  • Led the team that advised a Nigerian Bank on a US$233 million capital raise to shore up its capital base and strengthen presence in the Nigerian retail lending space;
  • Advised a Nigerian oil service company on a $600m acquisition of two state of the art jack up rigs for operation under the local content regime;
  • Led the team that advised a multinational shipping company in its joint venture formation and start up in Nigeria;
  • Advised one of the largest mergers in Nigeria’s insurance brokerage sector;
  • Advised a major telecoms provider in Nigeria on the structure, financing and regulatory framework for the establishment of a multimillion dollar fiber optic cable across 9 states of the federation;
  • Advised in the biggest corporate restructuring in the pharmaceutical sector
  • He is currently leading the Legal Team advising on a US$75Million equity and quasi equity capital raise for the financing of a 120MMscf/d Gas Plant Project in the Niger Delta region
  • Part of Legal Team currently working on a PPP investment in electrification of economic clusters across the geo-political regions of the country
  • He is currently advising on a multimillion dollars rail project in Lagos State
  • Worked with the Legal Consortium that advised on Nigeria’s local content development fund which currently has about $1,000,000,000.00

Professional Associations & Membership

  • Capital Markets Solicitors Association
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation
  • Professional Risk Managers International Association
  • Nigeria Institute of Management
  • Chartered Institute of Arbitration UK (Nigeria Branch)
  • Nigerian Bar Association.
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