Ola Majiyagbe advises on both court-led and out-of-court restructurings, refinancings, enforcement scenarios, formal insolvency proceedings, loan portfolio transactions and complex special situations across Europe and in emerging market jurisdictions. He has significant experience acting for various financial institutions, credit funds, corporate borrowers, insolvency practitioners, directors and other key stakeholders on both English and cross-border transactions and proceedings. Mr Majiyagbe has also acted for private equity funds on distressed M&A transactions.

Mr Majiyagbe currently sits on Dechert’s Global Associates Committee. Prior to joining Dechert, Mr. Majiyagbe was an associate at another international law firm and trained at a Magic Circle law firm.

    • Gemcorp Capital on the US$200 million restructuring of the Stratum Energy, a Romanian oil & gas company, implemented by way of a debt for equity swap.
    • The bankruptcy trustees of Amsterdam Trade Bank N.V. on the sale of an English loan portfolio and subsequent wind-down.
    • An ad hoc bondholder committee on the US$5 billion restructuring of China Fortune Land Development.
    • HSBC on the refinancing of Maison Delvaux’s credit facilities.
    • Centerbridge Partners in connection with a preferred equity capital raise for iHeartMedia following emergence from a Chapter 11 process.
    • Econet Media, an African media and telecommunications conglomerate on its consensual restructuring of US$600 million of liabilities.
    • A private family office on the £230 million refinancing of The Argyll Group.
    • Various insolvency practitioners on pre-pack administration sales in the retail, media and aviation sectors.
    • Various bondholders on liability management transactions in both developed and emerging markets.
    • Various financial institutions and private equity sponsors on enforcement scenarios, liability management and contingency planning matters.
    • Various boards of directors on directors' duties and corporate governance matters arising out of distressed scenarios.

    Includes matters handled at Dechert or prior to joining the firm.

    • ILA
    • R3
    • TMA NextGen