Seyi Bella

Partner, Banwo & Ighodalo

Conference Speaker

Seyi Bella is a partner at Banwo & Ighodalo, one of the leading law firms in Nigeria. Seyi’s core areas of practice are Corporate and Project Finance, Private Equity, Mergers and Acquisitions and FinTech. In this regard, she has rendered legal advice to many corporates (including Nigerian companies and multinationals), international banks and financial institutions; and has been involved in some of the highest-profile transactions in corporate Nigeria. Although her practice focuses on secured lending and asset finance, the advice she provides to clients cuts across several sectors, including oil and gas (reserve-based lending), real estate and construction, telecoms, power etc.

In recognition of her professional work, Seyi Bella is consistently cited in respected legal directories and other professional publications such as IFLR1000 and Legal 500. She is presently ranked as a “Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer” by IFLR 1000 and one of eight women recognised in Nigeria as a 2020 “IFLR 1000 Woman Leader”. She has also authored many articles in leading law publications.

Seyi is very passionate about good leadership, education and women empowerment; and partners with several NGOs in furtherance of these values. Seyi has an LL.M from Harvard Law School and an LL.B from the University of Lagos. She also sits on the Board of FATE Foundation.