Folasade Olusanya is a Partner and Head of the Corporate/Commercial Department of the Firm.
She has a strong track record of advising managers and investee companies in complex Mergers and Acquisitions and Cross-Border Acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital. She has been consistently ranked in the Chambers and Partners 2008 – 2015 Editions and was described in the 2012 Edition as terrific on legal matters and recommended for her excellent all-round practice. She is also listed as a leading lawyer in the Mergers and Acquisitions Category by IFLR 1000. Fola is an active member of the Mergers and Acquisitions Committees of the Capital Markets Solicitors Association in Nigeria and the Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association. She won the prestigious International Law Office (ILO) Client Choice Award in the Mergers & Acquisitions category for 2017. Clients who participated in the survey stated that:
“Folasade goes beyond the call of duty when dealing with her clients; she is more than a legal adviser, she works alongside her clients as a real partner for their business.”
Fola was also recognised by Who’s Who Legal under the 2017 M&A and Governance category in Nigeria and was listed as one of the lawyers who stand out for their transactions expertise and their ability to advise and assist clients on Mergers and Acquisitions transactions in Nigeria and on cross-border matters. Who’s Who Legal stated that:
“Folasade Olusanya…advises on big ticket transaction across numerous sectors. She is regarded as one of the best legal minds in Nigeria today.”
▪ Lagos Business School: Advanced Management Programme; Accounting for Non Accountants ▪ College of Law of England & Wales: International Practice Diplomas in Capital Markets, Mergers & Acquisitions, International Business Organisation and Joint Venture (20072009) ▪ Nigerian Law School B.L. (Hons): 1993 ▪ University of Lagos LL.B (Hons): 1992
▪ Nigerian Bar Association ▪ International Bar Association ▪ Association of International Petroleum Negotiators ▪ Fellow, Chartered Institute of Taxation Nigeria