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EFEOMO OLOTU

Partner, Lagos

Aviation, Business Advisory Group, Corporate Finance, Financial Advisory Services, Regulatory Liaison & Compliance

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

Efeomo is a Partner at the Firm. She leads the Firm’s Corporate Finance and Business Advisory Group. She is a versatile lawyer with decades of experience advising clients on various aspects of commercial and corporate transactions. Her experience comes from being the team lead in various transactions with both local and international clients, regulatory bodies and private entities.

 

Prior to re-joining the Firm in 2018, she was a Legal Consultant at Enterprise Bank Plc. (EBL) after the successful acquisition of EBL by Heritage Banking Company Limited. As the Legal consultant, she supervised the Legal Department and advised the interim management on all legal issues affecting the bank’s internal and external business operations and credit related transactions. After the merger, she was the head of the Legal Advisory/Specialized Credit and Transactions Unit of Heritage Bank Plc. Her role included reviewing and negotiating on behalf of the Bank different documents, which include syndicated loan documents, security documents, project loan documents, service contracts, restructuring documents amongst others. She advised the bank on all legal aspects of its post-merger integration process, credit related transactions, internal and external business operations with customers and service providers.

 

She has and continues to provide legal advisory services to various companies on equity and debt financing; and has led several teams and provided legal advisory services on high-level transactions to the tune of over US$1 billion dollars. She currently provides legal advisory services to a N10 Billion Naira Private Equity Fund and she handles all legal aspects of the various investment transactions including but not limited to preparing investment documentation and ancillary definitive agreements.

 

Efeomo is the Pioneer Chair, Young Lawyers Committee NBA Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association, Chairperson of the Young Mediators Group of the International Bar Association Mediation Committee (2013 – 2015). Her areas of expertise are Banking & Finance, Private Equity, Capital Markets, Fintech, Mergers & Acquisitions, Post Merger Integration Process, Private Public Partnerships, Project Finance, Due Diligence, Aviation, Data Privacy and Real Estate.

 

She can be reached at efeomo@geplaw.com.

EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Columbia Business School/in collaboration with First Finance Institute Limited “Mergers and Acquisitions” (Executive Training Certification) (2019)
  • The Nigerian Law School, Lagos Campus (B.L) (2007)
  • Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma (LL. B Hons) (2005)

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • Nigerian Bar Association, Section on Business Law
  • International Bar Association
  • Institute of Credit Management
  • International Association of Privacy Professionals

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