Are you delivering a transaction or other legal work in a jurisdiction that you’re not familiar with? Don’t know where to turn on external counsel? Then you need to make time for this interview with Adeola Adebonojo.

Adeola shares her hard-won experience of years of working on transactions in sub-Saharan Africa for PE-backed companies. When to go for a local firm, and when international? How do you assess the expertise of lawyers in a firm you’ve never heard of? And, how do you ‘sell’ your choice of external counsel to potentially sceptical colleagues, shareholders and other stakeholders, who may have their own ‘top pick’ on counsel?

Adeola is a business mentor at the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women and provides consulting and advisory legal services in a senior capacity for various organisations.