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Finovate Edge: Africa
26 April, 2022
Online10.10 - 12.50 CAT (BST+1)

Seyi Bella
Partner at Banwo & Ighodalo


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 Who is Who Legal, IFLR1000 and Legal 500. She is presently ranked as a “Highly Regarded Leading Lawyer” by IFLR 1000 and an 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. She currently sits on the board of The Fate Foundation, a social enterprise committed to the development and training of entrepreneurs in Nigeria.

Agenda Sessions

  • Talking Heads: How technology and a Pan-African Regulatory platform can boost international trade and banking productivity.