Christine Sijuwade is a senior associate at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie. She is a core member of the team that advises several local and international private equity firms in connection with their equity investments in various Nigerian companies, including companies in the telecommunications, insurance, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors. She has also advised on international lending transactions, including syndicated loans.

She has been involved in a diverse range of financial and capital markets transactions, including private placements, and, as part of her asset management and collective investment practice, the establishment of mutual and private equity funds. She also advises on issues relating to the Nigerian bond market.

As part of her corporate advisory practice, Ms Sijuwade coordinates due diligence reviews, in the course of which she evaluates regulatory compliance practices and credit portfolios of local companies to assess the viability of targeted businesses for merger, investment and financing transactions.

She has contributed to private equity articles in EMPEA’s Legal & Regulatory Bulletin, IFLR’s Private Equity Reports for 2014 and 2015, Elexica, and the credit and security section of the World Bank’s annualDoing Business in Nigeria surveys.