Mr. Asue Ighodalo


Asue Ighodalo is a founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, one of the foremost  commercial law firms in Nigeria. He obtained his first degree in Economics from the  University of Ibadan, a law degree from the London School of Economics and Political  Science; and was admitted into the Nigerian Bar in July 1985.

His core areas of practice are Corporate and Project Finance, Securities and Capital  Markets, Energy & Natural Resources, and Mergers & Acquisitions.

Asue is a member of the Nigerian Bar Association (immediate past Chairman of the  Section on Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association), International Bar Association  (Section on Energy and Natural Resources Law), Association of International Petroleum  Negotiators, Institute of Directors, Nigeria, Nigerian Economic Summit Group (board  member), Commercial Law and Taxation Committee of the Lagos Chamber of  Commerce and Industry and Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria.

Asue is also the Chairman Board of Directors, Sterling Bank Plc. He sits on the boards of  other public and private companies, Non-Governmental Organizations (“NGOs”) and a  statutory body including Mainstreet Technologies Limited, Okomu Oil Palm Plc,  Christopher Kolade Foundation, FATE Foundation and the Nigeria Sovereign Investment  Authority (NSIA),

Asue has been consistently ranked as a “Tier 1” or “Leading lawyer” in all of his areas of  practice by the leading legal directories. He has authored many articles in leading law  publications and also delivered several presentations on diverse subjects.

His hobbies include golfing, watching football, reading, traveling and participating in  political discourse. He is married and has a daughter.