Toyin Bashir obtained a law degree from the prestigious University of Lagos in 1999 after which she was called to the Nigerian Bar in January, 2001. Toyin is one of twelve partners in the law firm of Banwo & Ighodalo. She joined the Firm as an Associate in November 2005 after which she rose through the ranks before being elevated to partnership in January 2016. She currently heads the Firm’s corporate offices in Abuja, Federal Capital Territory.
Toyin has advised several local and international companies on matters pertaining to the legal and regulatory framework for doing business in Nigeria. Her core areas of practice include Corporate and Commercial Law, Investments and Divestments, Project Finance and Regulatory Compliance.
Toyin is currently supporting the Presidential Enabling Business Environment Council (PEBEC), an initiative of the Federal Government of Nigeria, chaired by His Excellency, the Vice President, Mr. Yemi Osinbajo SAN GCON, on its mandate to make Nigeria a progressively easier place to do business. She acts as a Reform Leader and Head of the Legal Cluster at the Enabling Business Environment Secretariat (EBES), where she supports in implementing legal reforms in the Judiciary, legislative reforms and more recently regulatory reforms across select sectors of the Nigerian economy. She was a key member of the team that supported in implementing reforms which led to Nigeria moving upwards by 24 places in the World Bank Ease of Doing Business Report for 2018.
Toyin is a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators and has authored several articles in the legal space. She loves to travel and continues to support several local initiatives aimed at improving the lives of women and children in Nigeria.