ADEOLA SUNMOLA

PARTNER

Adeola is a Partner in Udo Udoma and Belo-Osagie’s banking and finance, power, projects and infrastructure (including real estate development), and compliance and investigations teams. Her specialisations include syndicated lending transactions; debt restructuring; financing for power; manufacturing, real estate and infrastructure projects; Islamic finance, as well as anti-corruption compliance and corporate investigations in Nigeria.

She routinely advises local and international clients and banks in connection with financing transactions involving various sectors of the Nigerian economy, including transactions which have “cross-border” elements. She also advises lenders and borrowers on transaction structure, documentation negotiation and perfection of security.

In the power sector, Adeola advises clients on projects relating to the acquisition and refurbishment of brownfield power plants, and the construction and establishment of greenfield projects. She also assists investors with navigating regulatory hurdles, including obtaining permits and licenses, as well as on achieving compliance with anti-bribery and corruption rules and anti-money laundering controls.

Adeola’s strength lies in finding solutions to complex legal issues, and in providing legal support to her clients in a manner that enables them to successfully complete deals.

Adeola contributes to the World Bank’s annual ‘Doing Business in Nigeria’ surveys, and has delivered presentations on Nigerian contract law, real estate development and financing, cross-border lending, secured credit transactions, project finance and compliance with Nigerian laws and regulations on anti-corruption. She, together with a team of experts, collaborated with the Commercial Law Development Program of the United States Department of Commerce in workshops leading to the publication of the book titled “The Annotation of Power Purchase Agreements” for Power Africa, as part of President Obama’s Power Africa Initiative.

Adeola has been recognised as a “Next Generation Lawyer” and noted as a “key figure” in her team by The Legal 500 in its Energy and Natural Resources ranking.

2017Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2014Managing Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2012Senior Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2007Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2006Counsel, Paul Usoro & Co
2005Intern, Adeyinka Ajayi & Co

2005Nigerian Law School, B.L
2004Olabisi Onabanjo University (formerly Ogun State University), LLB

2005     Nigeria

Nigerian Bar Association

IFLR Africa Market Makers Report

August 16, 2022

UUBO is pleased to have contributed the Nigerian chapter of the 2022 edition of the IFLR Africa Market Makers report, authored by partners Jumoke Lambo, Folake Elias-Adebowale, Yinka Edu, Ozofu Olatunde Ogiemudia, Nicholas Okafor, Adeola Sunmola, Joseph Odianosen Eimunjeze and Onyinye Okafor. The report highlights and offer perspectives on trends, developments and key regulatory and […]

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Chambers Global 2022: Energy and Projects Overview

April 21, 2022

UUBO is pleased to have been featured in Chambers Global 2022: Energy and Projects Overview. The publication is a resource for practitioners and investors in Nigeria and provides valuable information about current economic, legal, and political trends affecting the Nigerian Energy and Project space and its key players. Nicholas Okafor (Partner), Adeola Sunmola (Partner), Victor […]

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