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Mavis Abada

Mavis Abada

Mavis is a focused, determined and target driven Lawyer with an excellent mind. She has diverse legal knowledge and skill sets, which enable her deliver outstanding results consistently; and she has a track record of awards and accolades to her name. In addition to being admitted to the Nigerian Bar, Mavis is qualified to practice in the State of New York.

Mavis is a Senior Associate in the Firm’s Corporate, Finance & Securities practice group, and has experience in Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A), Private Equity (PE) and Corporate Restructuring transactions. She also has significant experience in merger control filings, and has participated in some of the Firm’s Banking & Finance transactions.

Mavis’ M&A and PE transactions include foreign led, intra-African, and core Nigerian transactions that cut across several industries, including: financial and business services; consumer and retail; education, logistics; and technology, media & telecommunications (TMT). Some of her transactions include: the establishment and registration of some of the biggest indigenous PE and Infrastructure funds in term of commitment; a leading offshore PE firm’s indirect 60% equity investment in a leading full-service travel company; and global mergers with Nigerian subsidiaries. Her clients are both foreign and Nigerian PE firms, strategic investors, and operational companies.

Mavis co-taught Corporate Law Practice at the Nigerian Law School in 2017/2018 academic session as an adjunct lecturer, and she has interest in teaching, reading, traveling.


  • University of Benin (L.L.B)

  • Harvard Law School (L.L.M)

  • Nigerian Law School (B.L)


  • Mergers & Acquisitions

  • Private Equity

  • Banking & Finance

  • Corporate & Commercial Law

  • Legal Advisory, Company Secretarial & Regulatory Compliance 


  • Nigerian Bar Association

  • New York State Bar Association

  • American Bar Association