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Chinyelu Oranefo

Senior Associate

Contact
CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP
Cannon Place
78 Cannon Street
London
EC4N 6AF
United Kingdom
Languages English, French

Chinyelu is a senior associate in Banking and Finance with experience in real estate, leveraged and infrastructure transactions.  She also has a special interest in Sustainable Finance and Africa and has spoken at, hosted and provided training at various related conferences and events.

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Education

  • 2012 – Project Finance Mechanics Diploma
  • 1999 - LLM, International Commercial Law, Nottingham University, Nottingham
  • 1998 - LLB Law with French law and language, Kingston University, London
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01/07/2021
Fu­ture Fa­cing Dis­putes - En­for­cing the Eth­ic­al Charter
In re­cent years, the dam­aging en­vir­on­ment­al im­pact of our mod­ern way of liv­ing has be­come a hot top­ic on so­ci­ety’s agenda and there has been a not­able shift to­wards mak­ing choices based on their eth­ic­al con­sequences. If we take the fash­ion in­dustry as an ex­ample, when pur­chas­ing a new item of cloth­ing, con­sumers are now more in­ter­ested than ever be­fore in the sup­ply chain that led to the cre­ation of that item:Where did the raw ma­ter­i­als, for ex­ample the cot­ton, come from?Were the raw ma­ter­i­als grown us­ing pesti­cides?Did the farm­ers get a fair price for the raw ma­ter­i­als?Were the clothes man­u­fac­tured in a fact­ory pro­du­cing sig­ni­fic­ant emis­sions?Did the work­ers who made the cloth­ing re­ceive a good wage?
21/04/2021
Sus­tain­able Fin­ance April up­date series
These three brief­ing notes dis­cuss re­cent de­vel­op­ments re­lat­ing to the EU Tax­onomy in the con­text of EU dis­clos­ure reg­u­la­tions and, post Brexit, equi­val­ent sus­tain­able fin­ance ini­ti­at­ives in the UK.  They...
18/12/2020
Sus­tain­able fin­ance
1. A mar­ket and reg­u­lat­ory re­volu­tion The op­por­tun­it­ies for the re­new­ables sec­tor presen­ted by the fin­ance in­dustry’s in­cred­ible shift to­wards sus­tain­ab­il­ity must not be over­looked. Al­though fin­an­cial...
12/06/2020
The EU Tax­onomy and what it might mean for the loan mar­ket
In 2018 the EU Com­mis­sion ad­op­ted a pack­age of meas­ures aimed at sup­port­ing eco­nom­ic growth while re­du­cing pres­sures on the en­vir­on­ment. Cent­ral to the EU’s plan is a frame­work to gradu­ally cre­ate a...
31/10/2019
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity in Real Es­tate: Trends, Op­por­tun­it­ies and Chal­lenges - Key...
CMS’ real es­tate and real es­tate fin­ance teams re­cently hos­ted a pan­el dis­cus­sion ex­plor­ing some of the trends, op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges fa­cing the real es­tate sec­tor in the en­vir­on­ment­al, so­cial...
09/10/2019
Latest po­s­i­tion on EU tax­onomy reg­u­la­tion re sus­tain­able fin­ance
On 24 Septem­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil pub­lished this 'I' Item Note giv­ing its ma­jor­ity ap­prov­al to pro­ceed with the next stage in the le­gis­lat­ive jour­ney of the “Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion”, be­ing in­vit­ing...
08/10/2019
Latest po­s­i­tion on EU tax­onomy reg­u­la­tion re sus­tain­able fin­ance
On 24 Septem­ber 2019, the EU Coun­cil pub­lished this 'I' Item Note giv­ing its ma­jor­ity ap­prov­al to pro­ceed with the next stage in the le­gis­lat­ive jour­ney of the “Tax­onomy Reg­u­la­tion”, be­ing in­vit­ing...
25/09/2019
Sus­tain­ab­il­ity in real es­tate: trends, op­por­tun­it­ies and chal­lenges
As the real­it­ies of cli­mate change and in­equal­ity be­come clear, there is no ques­tion these are fun­da­ment­al con­cerns for the real es­tate in­dustry. With the polit­ic­al agenda driv­ing zero car­bon tar­gets...
26/07/2019
EU tax­onomy: Steer­ing cap­it­al flows to­wards a sus­tain­able fu­ture for Europe
Last month a group of ex­perts rep­res­ent­ing a range of European fin­an­cial ser­vices sec­tors, in­ter­na­tion­al or­gan­isa­tions and civil so­ci­ety pub­lished their re­com­mend­a­tions for an EU tax­onomy for sus­tain­able...
21/06/2019
EU pub­lishes flag­ship re­port on what con­sti­tutes sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­ity
Fol­low­ing mul­tiple dead­line ex­ten­sions, the Tech­nic­al Ex­pert Group on Sus­tain­able Fin­ance (“TEG”) re­leased its clas­si­fic­a­tion sys­tem for en­vir­on­ment­ally sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­it­ies (the “Tax­onomy”)...
21/06/2019
EU pub­lishes flag­ship re­port on what con­sti­tutes sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­ity
Fol­low­ing mul­tiple dead­line ex­ten­sions, the Tech­nic­al Ex­pert Group on Sus­tain­able Fin­ance (“TEG”) re­leased its clas­si­fic­a­tion sys­tem for en­vir­on­ment­ally sus­tain­able eco­nom­ic activ­it­ies (the “Tax­onomy”)...
21/05/2019
A grow­ing fo­cus on Sus­tain­ab­il­ity – Re­cent De­vel­op­ments and the Sus­tain­ab­il­ity...
Whilst the value of bank­ing trans­ac­tions fall­ing un­der the ‘sus­tain­ab­il­ity’ um­brella is dif­fi­cult to de­term­ine, it is clear that fin­an­cing with some form of sus­tain­ab­il­ity fo­cus is in the as­cend­ancy...