Olayemi Anyanechi

Managing Partner

Sefton Fross

Biography

Olayemi Anyanechi is the founder and Managing Partner of Sefton Fross, a leading law firm in Nigeria. She is one of the leading finance lawyers in Nigeria and has more than two decades of experience advising clients in diverse areas of law. She represents various organizations and multinational companies, attending to the full range of their business and transactional needs on a range of local and cross border transactions, and most renowned for her experience in financing and M&As in the financial services, energy and natural resources, and infrastructure sectors.

She began her career at the then MBC International Bank Limited, from where she left to study and obtained a Master’s degree in corporate and commercial law at Wolfson College, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom. She went to Cambridge as a Chevening Scholar and whilst there, became a Pegasus Scholar of the Inner Temple. Upon return to Nigeria, she joined the law firm of Olaniwun Ajayi and left to become the General Counsel of the Sahara Energy Group of companies. She joined Templars as a Partner in 2006 where she headed the Banking & Finance Practice, until she became Managing Partner of Sefton Fross in 2013.

Under her leadership, Sefton Fross has won several notable awards and recommendations including Business Day’s “Top 100 Fastest Growing SMEs in Nigeria” in 2018; “Energy Team of the Year” and “Oil and Gas Team of the Year” by ESQ Legal Awards in 2014 & 2015 respectively, IFLR 1000, Chambers Global and Legal.

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