Onyinye Okafor is a Partner in the firm’s Project Finance and Corporate Advisory department. She was a core member of the team that advised both foreign and local lenders on the provision of loans, to a major petrochemical operator in both the acquisition and project financing phases.

Her mergers and acquisitions practice has involved advising several local banks during mergers and consolidations in the Nigerian banking sector in 2005.

Onyinye was also a member of the team that advised a global finance institution on the financing and restructuring of the debt provided for cement manufacturing project. She has also provided advice in a number of finance transactions involving operators in the fast food industry and the telecommunications and power sectors. She participates in due diligence reviews carried out on various Nigerian companies.

Onyinye has written and contributes to articles on cross-border finance and security including guarantees.


2018 Partner
2015 Managing Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2010  Senior Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie
2009 Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, Lagos
2008   Visiting Associate, Denton Wilde Sapte LLP, London
2008 Intern, BaFin, Frankfurt Germany
2005   Associate, Udo Udoma & Belo-Osagie, Lagos
2004  Intern, Okocha & Okocha, Manuchim Chambers, Port Harcourt
2003 Intern, Sofunde, Osakwe, Ogundipe & Belgore, Lagos










2008   Goethe University Frankfurt, LL.M Finance
2004  Nigerian Law School Victoria Island Lagos, BL
2002 Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka, LL.B.




Bar admissions

2004  Nigeria


Professional membership

Nigerian Bar Association