DAN AGBOR

SENIOR PARTNER

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

1985

LL. B, University of Benin

1984

MPA, Political Science University of Calabar

1980

BSc, Political Science University of Calabar

1986

Nigeria

 

Nigerian Bar Association
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What the market says…

"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