Edidem Basiekanem is an associate in the global Corporate Practice Group based in the London office.

His work involves acting for private equity houses, high net worth individuals (HNWIs) and other investors in documenting and executing joint ventures, private M&A and private equity transactions.

He also acts on transactions involving Africa across multiple sectors.

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  • Advised InfraCo Africa, part of the Private Infrastructure Development Group, on its shareholders’ agreement with Globology Ltd, a company with waterbus passenger transport operations on Lake Victoria, Kenya.
  • Advised an investee company of a global private equity firm on bolt-on acquisitions across the technology sector in the UK.*
  • Advised an HNWI (the founding partner of a leading UK private equity firm) on the acquisition of a hotel in the Cotswolds.*
  • Advised Daystar Power Group on a US$10 million investment from Verod Capital (a private equity firm) and a US$38 million investment from a consortium of investors, including the development finance institutions of Denmark and France, STOA (a French impact infrastructure fund) and Climate Impact Solutions Fund LP (a fund managed by Morgan Stanley Investment Management).*
  • Advised a leading vinyl enterprise on several investments across the technology and media sectors in the UK.*
  • Advised a UK clean energy startup on its bridge round funding.*

*Deals completed prior to joining the firm.


  • University of Calabar, LL.B., 2011


  • Registered Foreign Lawyer England and Wales, 2020
  • Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria, 2012
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