Yinka Edu is a Partner in the firm’s Banking, Finance and Capital markets teams, and co-heads its Asset Management and Collective Investment practice. She has been involved in a diverse range of financial and capital markets transactions including global depositary receipts, derivatives, cross-currency swap and repurchase transactions, options, mergers, private placements and securities (including bond issues) and the establishment of mutual funds.
She advises on issues relating to the Nigerian bond market and on compliance issues in connection with banking and capital market assignments, many of which, being innovative or new to Nigeria, often require skilled liaison with our regulatory authorities, and was a core member of the team that advised several local banks with the 2008 banking consolidation mergers. She is a member of a committee of bankers and lawyers that is promoting a private bill on securitisation.
Yinka has published articles in Getting the Deal Through - Securities Finance - Nigeria and The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Mergers & Acquisitions. She presents papers and conducts seminars on security for bank lending and on capital markets’ issues. She is Treasurer of the Capital Markets’ Association and a member of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law Competition Committee.
Yinka is commended for her banking and finance and capital markets work in the current edition of Who’s Who Legal, and sits on the board of several companies.
2007 Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2002 Senior Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo- Osagie
2005 Member, Central Bank of Nigeria Technical Committee on
2006-date Treasurer, Capital Markets' Solicitors Association of Nigeria
1996-2002 Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
1994-5 Legal Executive Cameron Markby Hewitt (later Cameron
1996 BL, Nigerian Law School
1994 Bar Finals, The Inns of Court School of Law
1993 CPE, The College of Law (Store Street)
1992 B.A, Law and Society, University of Exeter
Nigerian Bar Association
Bar of England and Wales
Bar Association of Commerce, Finance and Industry (BACFI)
Capital Markets Association