Ayodeji Oyetunde


Ayodeji has been named as one of Nigeria’s rising legal stars and one of the lawyers likely to impact the Nigerian legal profession. He has led or co-led several groundbreaking transactions and has provided advice on a significant number of complex commercial transactions with a total deal value of approximately US$10 billion.


"He conveys a strong knowledge of the market, transactions, other players, and the regulators." He acts on a range of transactions, including those with an international scope.  - Chambers Global 2021


Ayodeji is a partner in Aluko & Oyebode’s Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets practices. He provides advice to the firm’s clients principally on debt/equity capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, private equity, corporate restructurings and regulatory compliance.

  • University College London, LLM, Commercial and Corporate Law, 2005
  • Nigerian Law School, BL, 2003, Second Class Upper Division
  • Obafemi Awolowo University, 2001, LLB, Second Class Upper Division
Awards & Recognitions
  • Chambers Global
  • International Financial Law Review
  • Recipient, John Carr Scholarship award, University College London
  • The Law Reviews - Expert Panel 2020
Memberships & Professional Associations
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators
  • Chartered Institute of Taxation of Nigeria
  • Vice-Chairman, Capital Markets Subcommittee of the Nigerian Bar Association Section on Business Law
  • Speeches:
  • “Cross-border Mergers & Acquisitions Transactions from an African Perspective”, IBA/GBA African Regional Forum Conference, Accra, Ghana, 2017
  • “The Legal and Regulatory Regime of Capital Market in Nigeria”, Nigerian Bar Association conference, Port Harcourt Branch, Rivers State, [YEAR?]


  • Publications:
  • “Directors’ Liability: A Worldwide Review”, Co-author of Nigeria chapter