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Elizabeth Uwaifo

Elizabeth Uwaifo

Managing Partner

Email: euwaifo@asafoandco-ln.com
DDI: +44 (0)20 3802 0032

Summary

Elizabeth Uwaifo is an English qualified lawyer and Managing Partner of Asafo & Co. (London) Ltd., an affiliate office of Asafo & Co. She has over 30 years’ experience advising banks, corporates, government and non-government entities on a wide variety of areas including derivatives, structured and other finance transactions, bilateral and syndicated loan agreements, capital markets transactions and investment products.

Since 2014 Elizabeth has been Managing Partner of Radix Legal and Consulting Ltd. (now Asafo and Co. (London) Ltd.) and focused on making available to African markets and transactions the best standards, practices and techniques employed in structured finance and derivatives transactions at leading law firms in London’s financial district.

She has written several thought-leadership articles on financing infrastructure development in Nigeria and the rest of sub-Saharan Africa. Her experience has been gained through a strong commitment to the continent, a unique understanding of local markets and an appreciation of the legal, regulatory and business framework within which her clients work.

Work History

  • Managing Partner, Radix Legal & Consulting Limited (2014 – 2020)
  • Partner, banking, finance and corporate lawyer, Fasken Martineau LLP London (2013 – 2014)
  • Partner, derivatives and finance lawyer at Sidley & Austin LLP (1997 – 2013) London
  • Vice-President, Union Bank of Switzerland and Director, UBS Ltd. (1996 – 1997)
  • Associate solicitor, financial securities and derivatives lawyer, Clifford Chance (1994 – 1996)
  • Associate solicitor, banking and regulatory lawyer, Cameron Markby Hewitt (now Cameron McKenna) (1989 – 1994)

 

Practice Areas

  • Derivatives & Structured Finance
  • Banking & Finance
  • Restructuring
  • Corporate and Commercial

 

Education/qualifications

  • LL.B. Law, 1985, University College London
  • B.C.L. Law, 1987, Oxford University
  • Year of Call/Admission – England and Wales, 1989/1992
  • CIPP/E (Certified Information Privacy Professional Europe), 2020

 

Other experience

  • Director Africa Agribusiness Knowledge Centers Inc. (a US not for profit capacity building organisation)