Juanita Derex-Briggs

Senior Associate - Olaniwun Ajayi (UK) LLP

Juanita is a Senior Associate based in the Firm’s London office. Juanita’s experience includes acting for corporate borrowers, banks, development finance institutions and other finance providers on various types of cross-border transactions including acquisition finance, loan-on-loan financing, trade and commodity finance, prepayment and other receivables-based structures, and general bank lending, with a particular focus on emerging markets and particularly Africa.

Prior to joining Olaniwun Ajayi (UK) LLP, Juanita trained and practiced as a finance Associate at White & Case LLP’s London office.

Juanita has been recognised as a “Key Lawyer” for Trade Finance in Legal 500, 2021, was awarded the Diversity & Inclusion Initiative of the Year award in 2021 by, and was shortlisted for the ‘Rising Star’ award in 2021 by the IFLR Women in Business Law Awards.

  • LPC, BPP University
  • LLB, King’s College London
  • Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales

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