Dan Agbor is the firm’s Senior Partner and heads Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie’s banking & finance, power, private equity, and taxation teams. His corporate advisory practice includes mergers and acquisitions, securities offerings and derivatives transactions, debt restructuring, debt to equity conversions and fund establishment.

He has advised on a range of matters including Nigeria’s earliest global depositary receipt programme, its first independent power project, the establishment of its first discount house, Nigeria’s first Eurobond transaction and the structuring of an international debt fund that is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange.

Dan is ranked as an Eminent Practitioner for his Banking & Finance work, and as a Leading Lawyer in the Corporate/M&A sections of the Chambers Global Directory and the Practical Law Review. He is also featured in the International Financial Law Review (Expert Guides), the Practical Law Company “Which Lawyer” Guides, the Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal. He is the country representative of the Employment Law Alliance, and a contributor to the International Law Office Energy and Natural Resources Newsletter.

Dan delivers and publishes articles across his practice areas, including papers on banking, secured credit transactions, the Nigerian debt conversion programme, global depositary receipts, foreign investment, international joint venture agreements and guarantees. He chairs and serves on the boards of various companies.

2019-till date Senior Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
1996-2019 Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
1990-1995 Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
1988-1990 Assistant Manager, Corporate Finance, Nigeria InternationalBank Limited (Citibank)
1987-1988 Legal Officer, Nigeria International Bank Limited (Citibank)
1986-1987 Associate, Ajumogobia, Okeke and Oyebode
1980-1981 Lecturer in Political Science, Rivers State College of Education


LL. B, University of Benin


MPA, Political Science University of Calabar


BSc, Political Science University of Calabar





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What the market says…


“Dan Agbor is widely regarded as a leading practitioner in project finance matters, specialising in energy sector projects.”



“Dan Agbor is a top name in M&A practice and draws on experience working on some of the most notable M&A cases in Nigeria’s banking sector.”



“Market commentators single out Dan Agbor as "a brilliant labour and employment practitioner".”



“Dan Agbor stands out in the Nigerian market for his outstanding work in the energy field, with particular expertise in electricity-related matters.”



“Dan Agbor is a standout name when it comes to tax matters involving cross-border M&A.”



“Dan Agbor receives widespread acclaim for his considerable knowledge of capital markets law, with specialist expertise in the legal issues surrounding foreign investments.”



“Dan Agbor is a long-standing fixture in the market, highly regarded for his expertise in banking issues including debt restructuring and fund establishment.”


"He is always willing to hear you out and deal with the issues or delegate to a junior to deal with the situation. He meets deadlines and follows up on outstanding tasks."

- IFLR1000

"Leading practitioner Dan Agbor is adept at handling bond issuances, fund structuring and GDRs, among others. He ably draws upon his highly regarded commercial expertise when advising on complex finance transactions."

- Chambers Global

"Market observers say Dan Agbor is "a top-notch lawyer" who ably provides "sophisticated legal advice." One interviewee described him as "experienced, skilled and approachable."

- Chambers Global

He handles all manner of complex transactions, including debt restructuring, equity conversions and bond issuances."

- Chambers Global

"Dan is described by interviewees as "a thoroughbred lawyer" with "deep industrial experience." Sources call him "a well-respected lawyer with many years in practice."

- Chambers Global

"very deep industrial experience," which enables him to "bring that practical dimension to bear in the advice that he gives."

- Chambers Global

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