The Team

Lola Ogunmodede


Lola Ogunmodede

Lola has over 25 years of hands-on experience in corporate/commercial law. She has extensive experience and expertise in handling large-scale commercial transactions particularly involving the banking and financial services industry. She has worked with First Atlantic Bank Limited as The Legal Adviser/Company Secretary and in the legal department of Union Bank where she advised on a variety of legal matters.  Whilst in these organisations, she was involved in the negotiation and documentation of several banking transactions and the drafting of various commercial contracts such as the acquisition of a merchant banking subsidiary by Union Bank.


  • Ogun State University (LLB); 1990
  • The Nigerian Law School; 1991
  • University of Lagos (Masters in Law)
  • IESE, University of Navarra, Barcelona, Spain (MBA).


  • Banking and Finance
  • Trade and Investments
  • Corporate Law
  • Employment
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Project Finance
  • Mergers and Acquisitions


  • Nigerian Bar Association


  • English and French

Select Experiences

Advising on the acquisition of a merchant banking subsidiary by Union Bank of Nigeria Plc.

Advising on the acquisition of Flexcube banking software by Union Bank of Nigeria Plc and Finnacle banking software by First Atlantic Bank Ltd.

Advising on the acquisition of an Internet-Based Money Transfer facility by First Atlantic Bank Ltd.

Advising on the setting up of a Staff Share Investment scheme by First Atlantic Bank Ltd.

Advising and documenting various syndicated facilities relating to Peugeot Automobile Nigeria, Intel Oil Services, G. Cappa, International Distillers, Victoria Garden Hotels and several other leading companies.

Drafting, reviewing and advising on various Security Documentation including but not limited to Legal Mortgages, Debentures (Fixed, Floating and Mortgage), Equipment Leases including Sale and Lease Back contracts, pledges, guarantees and indemnities.

Conducting market research and putting together the business plan of Venture Partners a startup Venture Capital Company focused on offering financial and managerial support to small and medium scale enterprises.