Chinenye Nwankwo

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Chinenye Nwankwo

Senior Associate

+ 234 1 628 4627

About Chinenye :

Chinenye Nwankwo is an articulate Attorney with many years’ experience in litigation/Arbitration and corporate/commercial practice. Prior to joining Tope Adebayo LLP, she worked with the law firm of Dele Adesina & Co. for 5 years where she acquired sterling experience in litigation and commercial practice. While with the firm, she handled several high profile cases on debt recovery, insolvency, fundamental rights enforcement, election petition. She also acted as solicitor to several corporate clients.

Chinenye also worked with Financial Derivatives Company Ltd where she functioned as a legal adviser, compliance officer and assistant company secretary. Her routine duties involved setting up and monitoring the compliance framework of the company. Through her expertise, competence and industry, she was able to assist the company in avoiding a good number of regulatory sanctions and penalties. Her approach to corporate/commercial practice is “prevent instead of defend the troubles.”

Membership of Professional Association

Nigerian Bar Association

Track Records

  • Conducted due diligence and business risk analysis for the grant of commercial facilities.
  • Handled complex debt recovery cases as counsel for individual and Institutional clients.
  • Handled complex debt recovery cases as counsel for individual and Institutional clients.
  • Handled claims arising from allegation of wrongful termination of employment against a foreign owned company, which was successfully resolved through mediation at the National Industrial Court.
  • Focused team member representing the Federal Republic of Nigeria through the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in the prosecution of former Bank Executives at the High Court and Appellate Courts, during the 2009, CBN’s intervention in the Banking Sector.
  • Drafted and Reviewed concession agreement for the development of a Federal Government owned land.


  • Corporate Investment and Restructuring
  • Litigation & Dispute Resolution
  • Energy and Projects
  • Business Recovery and Insolvency
  • Election Petitions


  • University of Nigeria – (LL.B)
  • Nigerian Law School – (B.L)