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Provided by Weyinmi Popo

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Weyinmi Popo is a cross-border corporate lawyer focusing on private equity and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) transactions involving Africa. He advises 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. He also advises UK and international clients on M&A, private equity, infrastructure and energy transactions.

Publications

UK Financial Conduct Authority Publishes Consultation Paper on New Diversity Requirements for Listed Companies – July 2021; UK Proposes New Climate-related Disclosure Rules for Standard Listed Companies – July 2021; UK Extends Mandatory TCFD Climate Disclosures Beyond Premium Listed Companies to All Large Companies and LLPs – April 2021; What You Need to Know about Investing in Africa – December 2020.

Personal

DLP, University of Bristol, 1997; LL.B., University of Bristol, 1995; B.C.L., University of Oxford, 1996.

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Corporate/M&A & Private Equity - Africa-wide
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Weyinmi Popo is recognised for his strong roster of private equity clients, regularly advising on inbound African investments. Based in London, he has experience working on transactions involving financial services, manufacturing and telecoms.
"Weyinmi Popo is an excellent practitioner."

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International Trade/WTO

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1
Stephen Kho
1
Band 1
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Tatman Savio
3
Band 3

China

Dispute Resolution: Arbitration (International Firms)

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1
Ing Loong Yang
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Stephen Kho
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Tatman Savio
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Investment Funds (International Firms)

Anne-Marie Godfrey
3
Anne-Marie Godfrey
3
Band 3

Europe-wide

International Trade/WTO

Alan Yanovich
2
Alan Yanovich
2
Band 2
Jasper Helder
3
Jasper Helder
3
Band 3

Middle East-wide

Capital Markets: Debt

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3
Rizwan H Kanji
3
Band 3
Dispute Resolution

Graham Lovett
1
Graham Lovett
1
Band 1
Islamic Finance

Rizwan H Kanji
3
Rizwan H Kanji
3
Band 3

UK

Competition Law

Davina Garrod
3
Davina Garrod
3
Band 3
Dispute Resolution: International Arbitration

Justin Williams
6
Justin Williams
6
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Restructuring/Insolvency

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1
Barry G Russell
1
Band 1
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1
James Terry
1
Band 1
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Banking & Finance: Islamic Finance

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3
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2
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