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Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP

107 CHEAPSIDE, LONDON, EC2V 6DN, ENGLAND
Tel:
Work 020 7862 4600
DX:
557 LONDON/CITY
Email:
Web:
www.orrick.com

Weyinmi Popo

Tel:
Work +44 20 7862 4679
Email:
Web:
www.orrick.com/People/9/1/8/Weyinmi-Popo
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP

Work Department

M&A and Private Equity

Position

Partner

Career

Weyinmi Popo, a partner in the London office, advises UK and international clients on M&A, private equity, infrastructure and energy transactions.

Weyinmi is a cross-border corporate finance lawyer with a particular focus on private equity and M&A transactions involving Africa. His experience includes advising various Africa focused private equity sponsors, strategic investors and family offices on complex cross-border investments.

Weyinmi is a native of Nigeria and is a regular contributor to thought leadership on legal and other issues regarding cross-border transactions in Africa.

Languages

English

Education

Oxford University, B.C.L., 1996
University of Bristol, LL.B. (Hons), 1995, First Class Honours


Ghana

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP is equipped to handle a range of Ghana-related projects from its London office, where Jinal Shah, Weyinmi Popo and Christopher Grew are based. The team is particularly active in the technology space and advises international companies investing in fast-growing tech companies.

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London: Finance

Emerging markets

Within: Emerging markets

Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP has continued to  grow its work in high-profile financing and investment matters across the emerging markets in Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. The practice in London frequently acts for investment banks, emerging market private equity funds and strategic investors and is known for its knowledge of international banking law. Its recent work included acting for lenders, including European Investment Bank and EBRD, in a $120m debt and equity financing for a 54MW wind farm in the Sainshand region of Mongolia. Peter O’Driscoll leads the firm’s emerging markets group and last year he acted for Norwegian mobile operator Telenor two public offerings of shares in Russian telecom company VEON, formerly known as VimpelCom, with a combined value of $650m. Nell Scott, who has extensive experience in corporate finance and capital markets transactions in Russia, acted for Millicom International Cellular in a $500m bond issue and a $600m tender offer for existing bonds. Also recommended are Weyinmi Popo, who focuses on infrastructure and energy transactions in Africa;  Shawn Atkinson, who assists US and Canadian investors with emerging markets transactions; and oil and gas expert Peter Roberts, who counts Tullow Ghana among his clients.

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