Christine Sijuwade is a Partner in the firm’s Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Advisory teams. She is a core member of the teams that advise local and international private equity firms on their equity investments in various Nigerian companies, including companies in the telecommunications, food and beverage and manufacturing sectors.

She has advised on international lending transactions including syndicated loans and 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 funds. She also advises on issues relating to the Nigerian bond market.

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

Christine contributes to the credit and security section of the World Bank's Annual ‘Doing Business in Nigeria’ surveys.


2019 Partner, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2017 Managing Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2013 Senior Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2012  Visiting Associate, O'Melveny & Myers LLP, London
2010 Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2009 Visiting Associate, Denton WildeSapte LLP, London
2007 Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2006 Legal & Compliance Officer, Standard Chartered Bank Nigeria Limited
2005 Intern, Olaniwun Ajayi LLP










2009  University College London, LL.M (International Business Law)
2006 Nigerian Law School, BL
2005 University of Lagos, LL.B.




Bar admissions

2006 Nigeria


Professional membership

Nigerian Bar Association
International Bar Association
Financial Services Lawyers Association