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Chuks Ibechukwu

Partner - Olaniwun Ajayi (International) Ltd



Chuks chairs the Corporate Practice. He is a highly experienced lawyer who specialises in various aspects of corporate finance, including project and infrastructure finance, asset finance, leveraged and acquisition finance and debt capital markets. With a particular focus on impact investing and development finance, Chuks has advised on more than 50 project, corporate and structured finance deals that have achieved financial close, contributing in excess of US$40 billion of committed capital towards projects in almost 20 emerging markets.

Prior to Olaniwun Ajayi (International) Ltd, Chuks worked at International Finance Corporation, the private sector finance arm of The World Bank Group, where he was Africa Regional Lead for the Private Equity and Funds and Advisory Services businesses, and practised for over a decade in project finance and development, banking and structured finance at Latham & Watkins, Allen & Overy and Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft. He currently sits on the Legal & Regulatory Committee of the African Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCA).

  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England & Wales
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  • LPC, The College of Law of England and Wales
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  • PgDL, The College of Law of England and Wales
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  • MA, King’s College London
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  • BA, Richmond University – The American International University in London
  • Ibechukwu, C., et al, “How Islamic Finance Can Bridge Funding Gaps”, African Banker, January 2014
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  • Ibechukwu, C., et al, “Meeting Africa’s Infrastructure Needs”, Islamic Finance News, September 2013

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