Lynda Amadagana

Lynda Amadagana is our exclusively recommended Energy & Natural Resources Law expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Lynda directly using the contact details listed above.

Lynda is a lawyer admitted at the Paris and Cameroon Bars and is the Managing Partner of the Firm. Lynda advises on corporate transactions, projects and financing in the Energy, Mining and Infrastructure sectors in Africa with a specific focus on the OHADA zone. She is the former General Counsel and current advisor of Cameroon Power Holdings, an investing affiliate of Actis Fund in Cameroon and the majority shareholder of ENEO Cameroon.

She has previously worked at Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe, Clifford Chance, Simmons & Simmons and Reed Smith Paris offices. She has also worked as a lawyer at EDF Group.

Lynda is a former lecturer at Cergy Pontoise University in France. She regularly conducts training sessions for lawyers in Cameroon. Lynda is the Secretary General of the Cameroon Mining Association, the chamber of mining operators in Cameroon.

Lynda is a board member of African Business Lawyer’s Club, a club dedicated to improving business practice in Africa. She is also Vice-President of the Diallo Telli Club, a think tank that promotes inclusive and sustainable growth in Africa.

She is active in Association des Juristes Camerounais de France, a french club dedicated to promoting the practice of business in Cameroon with investors in France.

Lynda is ranked among the top 100 most influential corporate lawyers in Francophone Africa for 2019 by Jeune Afrique and Jeune Afrique Business Plus.

Recent Deals:

  • 2021: Lead counsel to ENEO CAMEROON in the context of a syndicated loan of XAF 100 billion (EUR 152 million) with CITIBANK, SOCIETE GENERALE as arrangers and a pool of local banks including ECOBANK, BGFI, SCB, AFRILAND, CBC, BANQUE ATLANTIQUE, BICEC
  • 2021: Legal advice to the off-taker in the negotiation of the PPA for the development of two solar power plants with a capacity of 25 MW in Maroua and Guider in Cameroon by a consortium with Scatec solar
  • 2020: Local counsel to FAYAT-EGIS  on the negotiation of  a PPP contract with Government of Cameroon for the construction of 14 toll roads in Cameroon.

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis

Sylvie Gallage-Alwis is our exclusively recommended Litigation expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sylvie directly using the contact details listed above.

After 10 years practicing in a major international law firm, Sylvie became one of the founding partners of the Paris office of Signature Litigation and heads its product liability / industrial risk practice. Sylvie is both an Avocat à la Cour in France and a Solicitor in England & Wales.

She is specialised in all cutting-edge complex disputes linked to products, namely product liability, product safety, toxic tort, mass litigation/class action, regulatory compliance, and environment. She is involved in several very high-profile French industrial disaster pending cases.

Sylvie has been ranked for a number of years as a ‘Thought Leader’ in the Who’s Who Legal France: Product Liability Defence Guide, which notes her “rigorous analysis, strategic guidance and seasoned litigation” on complex product disputes and recognises her as a “a star in the international world” and “well-connected expert”. She is also recognised as one of the ‘Global Elite Thought Leaders’ in Who’s Who Legal’s Product Liability Defence 2022 Guide, which notes Sylvie “cuts a distinguished figure in the market for representing manufacturers in the automotive, energy and food industries“.

She has won several awards such as the “Best in Product Liability” award at the 2019 LMG Euromoney Europe Women in Business Law Awards and the Lexology Client Choice award in Product Liability in 2021. In The Legal 500 EMEA, France chapter, Sylvie is recognised as a ‘Leading Individual’ for product liability within the Dispute Resolution: Commercial Litigation category.

Firm Overview:

We advise our clients on multijurisdictional transactions and disputes. We operate efficiently and effectively with specialist foreign-trained lawyers on the ground whenever required.

Signature achieves efficiency through our lawyers’ dedication to legal work for our clients, and the employment of managers who focus on day-to-day management.

We have also taken advantage of developments in technology and outsourcing to ensure that our provision of legal services is matched by a dynamic and efficient delivery in the support areas.

Our constant goal is to ensure that our clients receive a legal service that surpasses the best available in London, delivered from a conflict-free platform which is agile, results oriented and highly personable.

We meet the increased demand for highly experienced commercial litigation advice and support in complex cases, where the dedication of a niche specialist firm yields results. All our partners, associates, foreign qualified lawyers and paralegals are dedicated solely to commercial litigation, arbitration and regulatory investigations.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Sylvie Gallage-Alwis and Signature Litigation AARPI in France (

Nathalie Dreyfus

Nathalie Dreyfus is our exclusively recommended Trademark Law expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Nathalie directly using the contact details listed above.

Founder of Dreyfus, Nathalie is a specialist in Intellectual Property Law as well as a French and European Trademark Attorney.

Graduate of the Centre for international Intellectual Property Studies, Nathalie will assist you in the field of trademarks, designs, copyright, patents, software, contracts, domain names litigation, e-commerce, unfair competition, new technologies, licenses as well as the protection, valorisation and defence of your existing rights.

Nathalie is a renowned Expert consultant to the Court of Appeal of Paris, as well as to the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre and the National Arbitration Forum. She advises and assists in the protection and enhancement of your Intellectual Property Rights, both in the material and cyber worlds, including dispute resolution, anti-counterfeiting, transfer of technology and UDRP procedures.

Nathalie gathered around her a team of skilled, experienced and passionate experts and collaborates with specialists in the field of patents to assist you in all issues related to the protection and enhancement of your intellectual property rights.

As adjunct professor at the Robert Schuman Faculty of Strasbourg, and also the French National School for the Judiciar, Nathalie Dreyfus gives numerous lectures in France and abroad. She has published four books and is a regular contributor to the professional legal press. She also contributes to a blog on current legal issues concerning trademarks, patents, copyright, the Internet and new technologies.

Firm Overview:

Founded in 2004 by Nathalie Dreyfus, Dreyfus is a boutique law firm focusing on intellectual property and digital law.

We have forged a unique market position based on our thorough knowledge of intellectual property legal issues and proven expertise of the digital economy and innovative technology sectors.

Our background and reputation has earned Dreyfus recognition as a leading intellectual property firm in numerous French and international legal directories.

Aware of the need to incorporate the social, economic and environmental concerns of our society, we have adopted an internally-promoted CSR approach that reflects the company’s values.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Nathalie Dreyfus and Dreyfus IP Attorneys in France (

Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin

Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is our exclusively recommended Human Rights Law expert in France. Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is registered in the Paris Bar (Class 2000 with a Certificat d’Aptitude à la Profession d’Avocat N°2001 998 and an oath dated 09 October 2002). Ludovic was admitted to the grand tableau of the Paris Bar with a decision dated 27 April 2006.

He joined in 2019 the AE (Advisory Excellence) legal network as the exclusive Human Rights Law Member for France and the WLA (World Law Alliance) legal network in 2021 and 2022 (white collar).

The experience of Ludovic comes from magic circle law firms with a secondment to CC London (07 months) in 2006. Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin created his own law firm in 2015 and operates as EIRL (Entrepreneur Individuel à Responsabilité Limitée) as from 01 July 2020. Between 2018 and 2021, Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin received numerous awards (awarded by inter alia CorporateLiveWire, Global Law Experts, CorporateINTL, Leaders in Law and M&A Today).

Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin is a former speaker in the Master 2 Business and Tax law of University Paris I – Panthéon Sorbonne (capital markets). Ludovic holds several master’s degrees (business law, International and European law, and a specialised professional master’s degree in international commerce – from the University of Paris X – Nanterre) and an advanced theoretical postgraduate master’s degree in contract law (DEA) from the University of Paris XI – Sud (now Paris – Saclay). He also holds a diploma of professional English from the University of London (British Institute in Paris) and a certificate in private law and contract enforcement in the United – States of America and in France (contracts and arbitration) from Yale University & Paris II – Panthéon – Assas, being Major of the paper research (with thesis).

EIRL Me Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin Avocat à la Cour practices law with Human Rights when defending his clients before national tribunals and Courts (mainly constitutional law and ECHR – European Convention on Human Rights).

For a more personal presentation, he belongs to a family of jurists for two centuries: magistrate, professor of law (Professor Timbal at the University of Paris II – Panthéon – Assas), lawyer (bâtonniers, secretary of the conference) and notary.

Ludovic supports economic empowerment and is regarded as dynamic.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Ludovic Timbal Duclaux de Martin in France (

Romain Gerardin-Fresse

Romain Gerardin-Fresse is our exclusively recommended Corporate Law expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Romain directly using the contact details listed above.

Advisory Excellence Appoints Romain Gerardin-Fresse and GFK CONSEILS-JURIDIS in France (

Romain is considered one of the top 10 legal experts in Europe. A former political and diplomatic advisor, Romain advises large fortunes, celebrities, certain governments and the leaders of large international groups. Several times decorated by the authorities for the quality of his legal work, Romain founded the firm GFK CONSEILS-JURIDIS, which was elected “Best Luxury Multi-Family Office and Business Law Firm” 2019 and 2020 by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards, Luxury Crisis Management Firm of the Year 2019 by European Magazine with 40000 votes and “Best Reputational Consultancy and Business Law Firm 2020” by Executive Global Magazine. Romain has been on the cover of the Winter 2020 edition of Executive Global Magazine and the Spring edition of Business Worldwide Magazine. Romain appears regularly on television and in newspapers to give his analysis of the news. Romain contributes to the Agenda of the World Economic Forum and has just joined the Financial Council of Forbes in March 2020. Romain has just been elected Strategist of the Year 2020 by the EBM Institute and “Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year” by Business Worldwide Magazine.

Firm Overview:

GFK CONSEILS-JURIDIS supports large groups and individuals with high profiles, in order to assist them in defining their strategies, resolving disputes of concern to them, and defining the best tax scheme.

Specialised in crisis management, audit and arbitration, the Firm coordinates all the due diligence to be carried out. Through constant legal monitoring, the strategies developed are refined and adapted in real time.

Many times awarded for the quality of its work, the firm GFK CONSEILS-JURIDIS was elected “Best Luxury Multi-Family Office and Business Law Firm” 2019 and 2020 by the Luxury Lifestyle Awards, “Luxury Crisis Management Firm of the Year 2019” by European Business Magazine with 40,000 votes, and “Best Reputational Consultancy and Business Law Firm 2020” by Executive Global Magazine. Also crowned “Banking and Finance Lawyer of the Year 2020” by Business Worldwide Magazine, and “Strategist of the Year 2020” by the EBM Institute, GFK CONSEILS-JURIDIS offices beyond borders, in New York where he has taken up residence on Park Avenue, and in Dubai where the firm is located on the famous Sheikh Zayed Road.


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Terence Wilhelm

Terence Wilhelm is our exclusively recommended Transfer Pricing Services expert in France on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Terence directly using the contact details listed above.

CARA Société d’Avocats is an independent law firm founded in 2017 to meet the expectations of a rapidly evolving market and to offer tailor-made expertise in the strategic areas of Transfer Pricing, International and French corporate Taxation and Intellectual property tax. Fiercely driven by the desire to innovate and think out of the box, our attorneys place the client at the heart of our entrepreneurial mindset. It is therefore no coincidence that our brand name, “CARA”, means “friend, relationship”. It symbolises our personal commitment to our clients, our partners, and the international network of experts we are affiliated to.

Firm Overview:

CARA is a disruptive and independent law firm having developed a cutting-edge expertise in the field of Transfer Pricing, Domestic and International Taxation and Intellectual Property Taxation.

As a reflection to our entrepreneurial mindset and our commitment to think out-of-the-box, we design sustainable and robust solutions that suit our clients’ environments, industries, and ways of doing business.

To this end, our firm is built upon simple but rock-solid values of availability, adaptability, and personal commitment of our attorney members to help your projects emerge and boost your operations.

This is therefore no wonder that CARA means “face” and “friend” to symbolise our personal commitment to our clients.

Our genuine characteristics also best materialize in the community we strive to create and maintain.