ADEOLA SUNMOLA

PARTNER

Adeola is a partner in Udo Udoma and Belo-Osagie’s banking and finance, power, projects, and infrastructure teams.  Her areas of practice include cross-border lending; syndicated lending; non-interest finance; debt restructuring; financing for power, manufacturing, and infrastructure projects in Nigeria; project development and project finance, and anti-corruption compliance and investigations.

She has several years of experience advising local and international banks and corporates, regional and multinational energy companies, development finance institutions, and private equity funds on projects involving oil and gas assets, ports, roads, power plants, steel mills, cement plants, and real estate development.

Adeola is an honoree of the IFLR1000 Women Leaders, 2022, an elite ranking category reserved for the most prominent women lawyers across the world. She has been consistently ranked as a ‘Highly Regarded’ Lawyer by IFLR1000 for her Banking and Finance; Project Development and Project Finance work and by the Legal500 for her Energy and Natural Resources competence.

She is a 2019 recipient of the ‘Nigerian Rising Star: 40 under 40’ award by the Nigerian Legal Awards, designated for young lawyers under the age of 40 who will shape the future of the legal profession.

Adeola sits on the board of various companies such as the FGN Sukuk Roads PLC- the Federal Government of Nigeria-owned issuer of non-interest finance bonds; Syarpa, a Fintech company which facilitates cross-border payments by leveraging digital assets solutions in Africa and around the world and other private companies including WTC Nigeria Limited.

Adeola is a member of the Steering Committee and the Board of Trustees of Women in the Profession (Nigerian Chapter), an initiative of  Cyrus R. Vance Centre for International Justice.

Her interests include women’s empowerment, fashion, and travel. She also enjoys participating in capacity-building initiatives in her areas of practice.

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

Chambers Global 2022: Energy and Projects Overview

October 18, 2022

UUBO is pleased to have 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 SAMUEL […]

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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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Building strong foundations

April 18, 2019

Our partners, Nicholas Okafor and Adeola Sunmola are pleased to have authored an article titled, Building Strong Foundations. This piece provides an overview of infrastructure project financing in Nigeria. To access this article, please click here 

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Creating liquidity in Nigeria’s power sector and making it more bankable

June 28, 2017

Creating liquidity in Nigeria’s power sector and making it more bankable

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What the market says…

“Adeola Sunmola is praised as “a very analytical practitioner” who “always goes above and beyond” in her financial advice to clients in the real estate and construction industries.”

- WWL

 

"She had the requisite experience needed to advise us of the best structure to adopt for the transaction." 

- IFLR1000

 

"She is very attentive, coordinated and quite knowledgeable." 

- IFLR1000