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Ajibola Asolo

Partner - Aluko & Oyebode

‘Jibola is a partner in the Firm's Capital Markets and Mergers & Acquisitions practices. He also heads the Firm's Fintech/Startup practice.

With experience in the regulation of banks, fintech entities, capital market operators, derivatives markets, and financial market infrastructures, he provides advice to clients on debt/equity capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions, antitrust matters, corporate restructurings, and regulatory compliance. He was previously group company secretary and legal counsel in a financial market infrastructure group where he led all legal, company secretarial, and relevant compliance activities. In this role, he was a member of the exchange's listings and quotations committee.

‘Jibola has served on various industry committees. In particular, he served on the Technical Advisory Committee appointed by the Nigerian Senate to upgrade the Companies and Allied Matters Act, as well as the Investments and Securities Act. In this role, he chaired the Derivatives Regulation Sub Committee. He is registered with the Securities and Exchange Commission as a sponsored individual.

He is recognised by leading global law firm directories, including IFLR 1000 and Legal 500, where he has been described as "always available to listen and proffer solutions no matter the time of day. He is very practical on deals and has a very deep understanding of M&A" and "extremely smart and knowledgeable, hands-on, and willing to go over and beyond to ensure all issues are resolved. The advice he provided was practical and commercially relevant" respectively.

In private wealth management, ‘Jibola possesses a deep understanding of capital markets and financial regulations, tailoring his services to high-net-worth individuals and families. His expertise in mergers and acquisitions allows him to provide strategic advice on wealth structuring, asset allocation, and estate planning, customized to his clients' goals and risk tolerances. ‘Jibola's knowledge of derivatives and structured products enables him to offer advanced investment strategies that maximize returns while adhering to regulatory standards. Additionally, his leadership in Fintech and startups ensures

clients benefit from innovative solutions for wealth management. Committed to client satisfaction, Jibola delivers personalized solutions aligned with the preservation and growth of his clients' wealth, ensuring their long-term prosperity and peace of mind.

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