Folake Elias-Adebowale is a partner at Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie and co-heads the firm’s private equity, corporate advisory, and energy and natural resources teams. Her specialisations include foreign investment, equity and asset acquisitions, corporate restructuring, private equity, and project finance for energy, gas and industrial projects. She has advised on various private equity and foreign investments in the food, beverage, beverage brewing, energy, telecommunications and health sectors.

She has written and presented papers on private equity, foreign investment and the local content requirements affecting participants in the Nigerian petroleum sector, and is a regular contributor to the International Law Office’s Energy and Natural Resources newsletter. She has also contributed articles to the IFLR Private Equity Report 2014 and 2015, the IFLR FDI Report 2014, The Lawyer and EMPEA’s Legal & Regulatory Bulletin. She represents the firm on the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association’s legal and regulatory council, and heads the legal sub-committee of the committee on private equity and venture capital inaugurated by the Federal Minister for Industry Trade and Investment. Ms Elias-Adebowale is ranked as a leading lawyer in the corporate and M&A sections of Chambers Global directory, IFLR, Who’s Who Legal and The Lawyer’s ‘Africa Elite’ Private Equity Report.