Kofo Dosekun


Kofo represents major banks domestically and internationally, as well as other financial institutions. "Her reputation precedes her - she's been doing this for decades, and she's well respected in the legal industry in Nigeria, especially in banking and finance."  - Chambers Global 2021



Kofo leads the Corporate and Commercial, and Banking practices. She advises on a broad range of lending and commercial transactions, such as large local and foreign currency loan syndications and leases, mergers and acquisitions, project finance and transaction restructuring. She has also served as counsel to offshore lenders in the structuring of the security package and the extension of foreign currency facilities to oil exploration and production companies.


  • University of London, LLM, 1983
  • Nigerian Law School, BL, 1981
  • University of Ife, LLB (Hons), 1980


Bar Admissions Outside Nigeria & Special Certifications



Awards & Recognitions
  • Legal Media Group’s Expert Guides to the World's Leading Lawyers
  • Who’s Who Legal, Leading Lawyer in Project Finance
  • The Legal 500 Hall of Fame (First and only lawyer in Nigeria to be recognised by The Legal 500 in Banking, Finance, and Capital Markets practice areas)
  • Chambers Global 2021, Ranked Band 1 in Banking and Finance
  • Women in Business Law Award at the inaugural 2020 IFLR Sub-Saharan Africa Awards.
  • Global Elite Thought Leader (GBRR 2021) of Who's Who Legal


Memberships & Professional Associations
  • Nigerian Bar Association
  • International Bar Association


Community Service/Pro Bono



Speeches & Publications
  • Publications:
  • “The Lending and Secured Finance Review - Edition 4 - Nigeria”, The Law Reviews, August 2018
  • “Nigeria: The International Comparative Legal Guide To: Gas Regulation 2007”, The International Comparative Legal Guide to: PFI / PPP Projects 2007 (4th Edition), November 2007
  • “Legislative Trends in Banking Sector: A Step in the Right Direction?”, International Law Office, September 2018
  • “The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Gas Regulation”, The International Comparative Legal Guide, 2008