March 19, 2021
BOFIA 2020 AND THE NEW REGIME FOR BANKS’ INSOLVENCY AND RESTRUCTURING IN NIGERIA
By Akorede Folarin (Associate)
Nigeria passed the Banks and other Financial Institutions Act 2020 (BOFIA 2020) into law on 13 November 2020, repealing the erstwhile Banks and other Financial Institutions Act 1991 (BOFIA 1991). The new Act (BOFIA 2020) makes provisions for a more modern, more conducive and business-friendly legal framework for the insolvency and restructuring of banks and other financial institutions in Nigeria. This edition of the newsletter highlights some of the provisions.