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Dentons LEAD

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Dentons LEAD

Dentons LEAD

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Managing Partner: António Caxito Marques

Number of partners: 5

Number of lawyers: 13 (excluding partners)

Languages: Portuguese (main language), English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview

Dentons LEAD is a full-service law firm, based in Angola, with a strong international focus. Already considered among the strongest players in the Angolan market, Dentons LEADassists top clients from all over the world.

Less than four years after the firm was created, its unique approach in the Angolan legal market led the firm to join Dentons, in this way sharing the vision of creating a truly pan-African law firm. A deep knowledge of the Angolan legal market, its specificities and challenges, enabled the firm to assist its clients in an efficient, cost-effective and responsible manner.

Dentons LEAD prides itself on providing clients with both global reach and local expertise. The team advises clients in a wide range of legal areas, including corporate and M&A, finance, litigation and alternative dispute resolution, employment, natural resources, tax and public law.

The firm’s team are trusted advisors to international companies, the Angolan government and parastatals. Clients benefit from its excellent relationships and regular interaction with all stakeholders in the economy, including industry participants, industry bodies, the labour movement and regulators. Dentons LEAD partners and senior lawyers are currently involved in the legislative drafting of impactful laws and regulations, and are opinion makers in their respective fields of expertise.


Main industry sectors

Financial Institutions, Energy and Natural Resources, Construction, Government, Infrastructure and PPP, Mining, Technology, Manufacturing (Food & Beverage and consumer products), Media, Real Estate and Retail.


Main Areas of Practice

Banking, Finance & Capital Markets

Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Investment

Employment & Social Security

Litigation & Arbitration

Public Law, Competition & Law-Making

Real Estate

Tax

Energy & Natural Resources


Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Investment

Dentons LEAD understands how to get deals done, whether in one locality or across national and jurisdictional borders. The team has solid experience and extensive knowledge in the area of commercial law, covering matters such as corporate and contract law, mergers and acquisitions, corporate governance and legal compliance, cross-border transactions and joint ventures. The firm advises international companies on their investments in Angola (both under the general and the special legal frameworks) from structuring to its implementation, and has a team specialised in monitoring private investment projects.


Contact: Djamila Pinto de Andrade

Email: [email protected]


Contact: Raquel Lourenço

Email: [email protected]


Banking & Finance:

Dentons LEAD team operates at the industry’s forefront, working with innovative finance products across the world.

At Dentons LEAD a fully dedicated and experienced team provides professional services in finance operations such as the assistance in matters related to financial intermediation activities, banking contracts, insurance, among other issues related to capital markets.

The team is also highly qualified for the assistance in the preparation of legal instruments related to local and international financing agreements, from the lender or from the borrower perspective and has been involved in the establishment and registration of banking and non-banking financial institutions and matters relating to the regulation and supervision of such entities, including legal advice on regulatory compliance and integrating risk advisory and assurance.


Contact: Djamila Pinto de Andrade

Email: [email protected]


Tax Law:

When clients engage Dentons LEAD for tax services, they’re getting an interdisciplinary team that understands how tax law meshes with other areas of the law — corporate, real estate and litigation, to name a few.

The firm’s expertise comprises tax planning in corporate restructuring operations such as mergers, spin-offs, acquisitions and restructurings and other commercial operations with significant tax impact. The Dentons LEAD team is highly experienced in tax litigation and in accompanying, upon client request, inspection actions carried out by the Tax Authority.


Contact: Emanuela Vunge

Email: [email protected]


Litigation & Arbitration:

Business involves taking risks. The client’s choice of litigation and dispute resolution lawyers should not. Dentons LEAD lawyers employ the most appropriate tools and strategies for each stage of the process and each unique situation.

Dentons LEAD’s team has extensive experience in the dispute resolution field and represents both national and international clients in various areas of litigation namely civil, commercial, corporate, constitutional, maritime, criminal, administrative and intellectual property. The team is also experienced in national and international arbitrations, as attorneys and arbitrators.


Contact: António Caxito Marques

Email: [email protected]


Employment Law:

Dentons LEAD represents local and multinational businesses with respect to the full range of workforce-related issues and matters, including: Employment and Labour Advice and Counseling; Disciplinary and Grievance Procedures; Employment and Labour Litigation; Employment Contracts and Policies; Collective Employment Agreements; Human Resources Advice and Counseling; Occupational Safety and Health; Wrongful Termination and Unfair Dismissal; Social Security; Merger & Acquisition and corporate restructuring impact on employment contracts.


Contact: João Manuel Lourenço

Email: [email protected]


Real Estate:

At Dentons LEAD, the firm brings strong, established local, regional and global experience and know-how to help clients succeed in all their real estate ventures and projects. Whether they need advice on real estate leasing, project finance, acquisition and disposition, development, construction or investment, or they need the services of astute counsel to resolve a real estate dispute, the firm’s team of committed, respected professionals across the globe is keen to help clients succeed.

Considering the specific characteristics of the land property regime in Angola, Dentons LEAD has a team dedicated to the concessions transfer and encumbrance of real estate rights, horizontal property residential and condominium development matters.


Contact: Raquel Lourenço

Email: [email protected]


Public Law, Competition & Law-Making:

Dentons LEAD offers a unique blend of knowledge and experience in all aspects of public law, on constitutional principles as well as administrative proceedings. Dentons LEAD has a solid background in advising private and public clients, as well as in relations with the State and other public entities and institutions namely in matters of public procurement, public contracts (concessions and works contracts), expropriation and public domain. More recently the team has also been involved in control of concentration and practices that restrict competition matters and disputes.


Contact: Emanuela Vunge

Email: [email protected]


Energy & Natural Resources:

In a market that is fast-changing and under pressure from a variety of different directions, clients need a firm that is immersed in energy markets and is local, innovative and agile in driving and achieving their business goals.

The team is experienced in legal, financial, and commercial issues associated with upstream, midstream and downstream oil and gas production, public procurement processes for supply and provision of services in the oil and gas sector, negotiation, setup and implementation of oil and gas contracts.

Dentons LEAD represents national and international mining companies in mining concessions, mining transactions and operations as well as in respect of the relevant regulatory matters.


Contact: Emanuela Vunge

Email: [email protected]


Offices

ANGOLA

TALATONA: Rua do Dubai, Via AL 15, R/C, Condomínio

Palmeiras, Luanda

Tel: +244 936 575 317


LUANDA: Avenida de Portugal 31-35, Edifício Dália Plaza,

2nd Floor, right side

Tel: +244 944 873 242


http://www.dentonslead.com


International offices:

Dentons.com - Dentons LEAD is part of Dentons network - the world's largest law firm connecting over 75 countries.

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Angola - Head office

Dentons LEAD rankings

Global Guide 2024
Angola
General Business Law
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
General Business Law
1
General Business Law
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Djamila Pinto de Andrade
1
Djamila Pinto de Andrade
1
Band 1