Obianuju Ifebunandu is an associate at G Elias & Co. She read law at the University of Nigeria Nsukka. She also holds a master of laws degree in international business law from University College, London. She is a member of the Young International Arbitration Group.

She has robust experience in various merger and acquisition transactions, and has been involved in several corporate restructurings. She was part of our team on the reorganisation of United Bank for Africa, a leading banking group, to comply with new Central Bank of Nigeria regulations, and the merger of Ecobank Nigeria Plc with Oceanic Bank International Limited. She also advised on one of the largest pre-export finance transactions (US$1.5 billion) in Nigerian history, and advised AMCON on the sale of Enterprise Bank to Heritage Bank, Nigeria’s first-ever sale of a ‘bridge’ bank. She also advised Tolaram Foods (owners of the manufacturers of Indomie noodles) on the US$450million sale of a 50 per cent interest in its business to Kellogg, the US multinational.