Orrick & Accountable Africa Event on April 9: Financing for Development in Africa – The Role of the African Development Bank

Speaking Engagement | April.09.2019 | 8:30am - 10:30am (Eastern Standard Time)

Orrick Washington, D.C.
Join Orrick & Accountable Africa for a vibrant discussion on the ways in which the African Development Bank is spurring sustainable economic development and socialprogress in its regional member countries with The Honorable Karen Bass, one of the leading voices on Africa issues in the U.S. Congress, and Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President of the African Development Bank.


  • Finance Sector
  • コーポレート・リストラクチャリング
  • バンキング・アンド・ファイナンス
  • 国政
  • 反トラストおよび不正競争防止
  • 国際仲裁および紛争処理
  • アフリカ
  • 基金

Thomas Wyatt Laryea カウンセル

Washington, D.C. Office

Thomas is widely recognized in international law and policy circles for sovereign debt restructurings and Africa-related finance and investments. While he has a special interest in Africa, his experience is truly global.

Thomas formerly served as Assistant General Counsel at the International Monetary Fund, where he was responsible for the IMF’s legal relations in finance and economic surveillance with each of its member countries. As the only senior IMF lawyer in private practice, he offers distinctive insights to asset managers, real money investors and hedge funds on sovereign debt and restructurings as well as large scale corporate restructurings and project financings. His practice bridges legal and strategic advice on the transactional, public policy and dispute resolution aspects of international finance and investment.

Thomas has advised on several recent high-profile sovereign debt restructurings, including representing the Argentina Creditor Committee on the restructuring of $65 billion of Argentina’s foreign currency bonds. He also recently represented the Steering Members of the Committee on Bondholders in the reprofiling of Belize’s bonds.

He is recognized as a key lawyer in the Restructuring (Including Bankruptcy): Municipal category of The Legal 500 US 2022 directory. A client remarked that he “provided invaluable advice on the IMF policies, individual personalities and missions which helped us to understand the sovereign’s priorities with the IMF” that “will then frame our negotiations with the sovereign.” “Thomas is highly respected in the sovereign restructuring space.”

Thomas is an active thought leader and has published numerous articles on sovereign debt and international finance.