Koye Edu, the Managing Partner of the firm, is a graduate of the University of Bristol, England where he obtained his LL.B.
He holds a Masters of Law Degree in Shipping and International Finance from Kings College, London.
Koye’s areas of specialization include Mergers and Acquisition, Banking & Finance, Real Estate, Immigration and Foreign Direct Investment. He has advised on big ticket mergers and acquisition, capital markets and banking transactions.
Koye advised on the sale of Federal Government’s outstanding interest in Capital Hotel Plc (owners of Abuja Sheraton Hotel and Towers) on the floor of the Nigerian Stock Exchange. He also advised on the Purchase and Assumption involving the assets and liabilities of former All States Trust Bank by Ecobank Plc as well as the assets and liabilities of former Lead Assurance Bank by Afribank Plc (between the concerned banks, the Central Bank of Nigeria and the Nigeria Deposit Insurance Corporation).
In relation to project finance, Koye advised local commercial lenders on the financing and legal structure of a cross-border transaction involving a telecommunication company laying a submarine fibre-optic cable across the Atlantic, with landing points in several countries across Europe and Africa. The financing involved a US$240 Million syndicated loan from commercial lenders and development finance institutions.
He has conducted negotiations in respect of several real estate projects, advising on finance and zoning rights and is knowledgeable in town planning laws and regulations. As a skilled negotiator, Koye engages in negotiations with property owners and host communities for the purchase of properties.
He leads the team that manages the immigration portfolio of corporates, providing each with bespoke services and comprehensive assistance on regulatory compliance. He also advises on all aspects of Foreign Direct Investment.
Koye is a Director of all the companies in the Moorhouse Group, a real estate and hospitality company. He is also an adviser to the A.P Moller – Maersk Group and was a former Director of African Alliance Insurance Company and Pension Alliance limited.
He is ranked as a leading lawyer in the IFLR and described by Chamber Global Review as “a good businessman who provides invaluable advice”. He has been consistently nominated as a leading practitioner in Who’s Who Legal publication.
- King’s College, London (LL.M)
- Nigerian Law School (BL)
- University of Bristol, England (LL.B)
- Executive Program for Growing Small Businesses, Stanford University, USA.
- Finance & Accounting for Non-Financial Managers, Lagos Business School, Nigeria.
- Professional Member – Chairman of the Law Office Practice Committee – Section of Business Law of the Nigerian Bar Association
- Nigerian Bar Association
- Council Member of the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (An affiliate of the World Wild Life Fund for Nature)
- Merger & Acquisition
- Banking & Finance
- Real Estate
- Foreign Direct Investment
- Banking and Finance
- Corporate Commercial & General Legal Advisory
- Immigration Advisory & Compliance
- Real Estate