Juanita Derex-Briggs

Associate, London

Biography

Overview

Juanita is an Associate in the Firm's Bank Finance practice group based in the Firm's London office. Juanita's experience includes acting for corporate borrowers, banks and other finance providers on various types of cross-border transactions including acquisition finance, leveraged finance, loan-on-loan financing, trade and commodity finance, prepayment and other receivables-based structures, and general bank lending.

Juanita trained at the Firm and spent time in our Private Equity, Project Finance and Bank Finance practice groups.

Bars and Courts
England and Wales
Education
LPC
BPP University
LLB
King's College London
Languages
English

Experience

A group of international banks on a secured loan financing to a Nigerian corporate group (ongoing).

Africa Finance Corporation on an up to $200 million secured loan financing to a Nigerian corporate group (ongoing).

Afreximbank on a $650 million secured loan financing to a Nigerian corporate group.

Trafigura on multiple oil and metals prepayment financings for commodities sourced in Africa and elsewhere. Most are funded by structured bank finance arrangements, on both full and limited recourse basis.

African Development Bank on bespoke structured trade finance facilities to a soft commodities exporter in East Africa.

Afreximbank in connection with a $750 million syndicated term loan financing to a Nigerian DFI for on lending to eligible Nigerian corporates.

JPM on a structured margin loan secured over a single senior secured loan originated by the Borrower.

The arranger on up to US$1.25 billion structured financing to a major fertilizer producer in Nigeria.

Stanbic Kenya and The Standard Bank of South Africa Limited on a senior term loan and working capital financing for an East African corporate, one of the first senior-mezzanine financings in the region.