Onyinyechi Iwuoha



Onyinyechi is a resourceful Legal Practitioner with seven plus years’ experience in Corporate Finance, Project Finance, Commercial Law, and Mergers & Acquisitions. She was listed as a “Rising Star” in Banking and Project Finance in Nigeria in the International Financial Law Review (IFLR 1000) ranking for 3 consecutive years starting from 2018. During her practice, she has advised on a total of circa $150billion deals across different sectors of the Nigerian economy involving key development finance institutions and Pan African banks across Sub-Saharan Africa.


B.L - Nigerian Law School (2011) - Second Class Upper Division (out of a national class of 4,891 candidates)

LL. B (Bachelor of Laws) 2010, Second Class Upper Division (out of a class of over 200 students)

Awards & Recognitions

Winner – Legal Rising Star 40 under 40 (out of over 100 Nigerian Lawyers) – ESQ Nigeria Legal Awards

‘Rising Star’, Banking and Project Finance 2018, 2019 and 2020 – International Financial Law Review (IFLR 1000)

Franchise Expert (Nigeria), 2014, 2015 and 2016 – Who’s Who Legal: Franchise

Memberships & Professional Associations

Member, Banking, Finance and Insolvency Committee, Nigerian Bar Association (Section on Business Law).

Member, Banking and Securities Law Committee, Corporate and M&A law Committee and Women Lawyers Interest Group of the International Bar Association.

Member, International Project Finance Association.

Member, Loan Market Association, London UK.

Member, Nigerian Bar Association