Dr. Laryea is a recognized international law expert, with a specialty in Africa-related investment and government relations matters and sovereign debt restructuring. His practice tends to involve the representation of investors and African governments in their international finance and development dealings. While Dr. Laryea has a special interest in Africa, his experience is truly global. Prior to Cooke Robotham, Dr.Laryea was Assistant General Counsel at the International Monetary Fund, responsible for the IMF’s legal relations in finance and economic surveillance with each of its then 187 member countries.
Dr. Laryea has previously practiced in as a partner in Public Policy and Regulation in the Washington DC office of Dentons, where he was Chair of the Africa Executive Committee for the global firm, and as a litigation/antitrust associate at Sullivan & Cromwell in New York and London. At Cooke Robotham, Dr. Laryea’s practice continues to bridge strategic advice on the transactional, public policy and dispute resolution issues.
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He holds a Bachelor of Laws degree, with First Class Honors, from the University of Essex, UK and Master of Laws and doctorate (S.J.D) degrees from the University of Pennsylvania Law School, with a thesis in international civil procedure.
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