Olaniwun Ajayi (UK) LLP has today announced the appointment of Juanita Derex-Briggs, who joins the London team as a senior associate with immediate effect.
Juanita joins the firm from the Finance team at White & Case, London. Her experience includes acting for corporate borrowers, banks and other financial institutions on numerous cross-border transactions including loan-on-loan financing, trade and commodity finance, prepayment and general bank lending. Juanita was highlighted as a ‘key finance lawyer’ by Legal 500 2021.
Commenting on Juanita’s appointment, the chair of Finance & Project Development Dr Gabriel Onagoruwa said: “We are delighted that Juanita is joining us to support our transactional capabilities with her high-level African and international experience. Juanita’s appointment reinforces our expansion strategy of extending our service offering in line with client requirements. Our aim is to develop a pan African structure where our services can be accessed for projects and investments throughout Africa and other key jurisdictions closely integrated with developments across the continent.”
Launched in December 2021 as a standalone affiliate of Olaniwun Ajayi LP, Olaniwun Ajayi (UK) LLP, is the first time a leading African law firm has opened in London with English qualified lawyers with high-end expertise in doing business in Africa.