Manuel Camarate Campos

Manuel Camarate Campos is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Portugal on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Manuel directly using the contact details above.

  • Partner of RSA since November 2017 – Co-ordinator of the Banking and Insurance Law Group
  • Lawyer at RSA since 2013
  • In-house lawyer of the Banco Comercial Português between 1991 and 2012
  • Registered in the Portuguese Bar Association since 1986

Firm Overview:

Law without borders in Portuguese Language

Since 1997, RSA – Raposo Subtil e Associados has based its activities on a complete and integrated service for its clients at both national and international levels, combining an extensive knowledge of business with the necessary technical expertise.

In 2013, RSA – Raposo Subtil e Associados founded the Rede de Serviços de Advocacia de Língua Portuguesa – Network of Portuguese Speaking Legal Services (RSA LP), which is an innovative network of associated firms of lawyers and legal offices, working in partnership in 5 Portuguese speaking countries (Portugal, Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde and Mozambique). RSA LP works with solid and experienced teams in the Portuguese speaking market, providing a legal consultancy with international standards of excellence both within and outside those markets. This competitive agility is a result of their leadership in complex operations and litigation, and their understanding of business models in diverse areas and different jurisdictions, affirming their ambition with a global model of legal services.

Our teams are multi-disciplinary and specialised, and are composed of lawyers dedicated to finding the most satisfactory legal solution for our clients, be they national or from abroad. Focused on the new challenges of the post-digital era and recognising technologies as a strategic priority, RSA-LP believes that future competitive differentiation will be created by people, and their training and quality, developing creative professional solutions based on values such as trust, expertise, and sharing.

Alaa SHOUN

Alaa Shoun is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Iraq on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Alaa directly using the contact details listed above.

The Middle East venture capital market is surging off the back of a slew of recent high-profile exits. As investors scramble to find the region’s most promising ventures, we investigate an emerging start-up scene looking to overcome the odds in Iraq.

In recent months, attention has turned to the Middle East’s growing technology space. Following a number of recent success stories from those who have taken the plunge into Iraq, there has been a swell of interest among high-net-worth individuals, institutional investors and middle-class professionals alike, who increasingly see opportunity for new initiatives in the region. Boosting these prospects, a growing number of angel investor groups and regional corporations setting up venture arms have diversified the sources of financing available – a marked change for the contemporary investment climate.

Kenza Bounjou

Kenza Bounjou is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Morocco on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Kenza directly using the contact details listed above.

In October 2019, Dentons combined with leading Moroccan firm Sayarh & Menjra, one of the only Moroccan firms to offer both legal advice and litigation services in Morocco.

Sayarh & Menjra’s 40-plus years of experience in Morocco, combined with Dentons’ global sector expertise and reputation for delivering technical innovation, means you now benefit from an enhanced offering no other Moroccan firm can rival. Our clients include international and local corporations, international banks, governments and state corporations, multilateral agencies, non-governmental organizations, development finance institutions, private equity funds and individuals.

Dentons Sayarh & Menjra is composed of over 15 legal professionals offering significant additional talent across our practices and sectors. Deeply engaged in the Francophone Africa region, our team has broad experience and a strong reputation in many business sectors including energy, mining, manufacturing, real estate, M&A, private equity, banking, financing and PPP.

Our team is uniquely positioned to provide you with support for your investments in Morocco, the OHADA region and Francophone Africa. We take the time to understand your business and what matters to you. Combining regional and local knowledge with practice and sector insights, we offer commercial and practical legal advice to help you achieve your business goals.

Whether you are a foreign company pursuing business opportunities in Africa or a Moroccan company seeking practical, creative solutions for doing business in Africa, Europe or anywhere in the world, contact us, we are here to help you.

D. Hélène PATY KOUNAKE

D. Hélène PATY KOUNAKE is our exclusively recommended Banking & Finance expert in Benin on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Paty directly using the contact details listed above.

Banking and finance is a highly sought-after area of law, with financial sectors worldwide relying on legal teams to keep them ship-shape.

Paty is a finance lawyer, graduated in Finance Administration and Risk Management. She is Certified Compliance Officer (CCOTM) – Member and Fellow GAFM (Global Academy of Finance and Management).

Her practice covers Consulting activities in Banking & Finance (sovereign borrowing, capital markets, finance project etc..), Regulatory Compliance – Risk Management, as well as Legal Due Diligence.

She’s involved in international transactions with a consolidated experience in reviewing, commenting and structuring loan or facilities agreement(s) – finance documents and investment contracts from Benin and WAEMU laws perspective ; providing capacity legal opinions ; advising on and helping negotiate security documents relating to transactions: pledges of shares, mortgages, pledges of bank accounts- insurance ; assisting with registration of security and post-signing formalities in relation to the finance documents.

She provides corporate tax advisory services to businesses for best practice process implementation, included corporate tax compliance, reporting and restructuring, real estate taxation, indirect taxation/VAT, employment taxation, investment taxation.

A major portion of work in banking and finance is of a transactional nature. A return to a completed transaction becomes necessary when disputes arise. This constitutes the contentious element of a banking and finance lawyer’s work.

Attorney registered with the Benin Bar, Paty represents and assists clients in context of litigation and dispute resolution through friendly settlement, mediation, arbitration as well as court procedure. She’s the founder of DHP Avocats.

Firm Overview

DHP Avocats is a law firm based in Benin, working with a determined team and network of excellent experts, consultants and corresponding law firms. Our focus is to provide excellent quality of legal and financial services in compliance with the highest standards and ethics for individuals, companies, banks and international investors.

Masato Suzuki

Masato Suzuki is a Partner at Inaba and Partners.

Inaba and Partners was established with the aim of providing high-quality legal services tailored to client needs through the flexible handling of professional lawyers. In order to achieve such goal, our firm, while taking advantage of our expertise, strives not to be arbitrary, but to provide the legal services required in a timely manner based on the needs of clients. Lawyers who belong to our firm work together to achieve this by sharing the same philosophy.

Khaled Abou El Houda

Khaled Abou El Houda has been registered with the Senegalese Bar Association since 1999. He is an Honorary Member of the Senegal Mining Chamber, the General Secretary of the Canadian Institute of Mining, Metallurgy and Petroleum (ICM) Senegal, and the General Secretary of the American Chamber of Commerce (AMCHAM) in Senegal.

Houda holds a Master’s Degree in Business Law from Aix-Marseille University (France) and a Masters Degree in Banking and Finance Business Law from Cheikh Anta Diop University in Dakar (Senegal). As a mediator and conciliator in OHADA (Organization for the Harmonization of Business Law in Africa) law, he is a chartered arbitrator at the OHADA Common Court of Justice and Arbitration (CCJA) in Abidjan, Ivory Coast and the Center of Arbitration, Mediation and Conciliation (CAMC) in Dakar, Senegal. Houda is also a member of the African Business Law Firms Association (ABLFA) and the International Bar Association (IBA).

Houda is an outstanding practitioner in business law and has developed proven strengths and qualifications in banking, restructuration, major infrastructure financing, and energy projects. He has been involved in the establishment of numerous mining, oil, and gas projects in Senegal and the sub region. He also co-authored the book “The Register of Trade OHADA” and “Retour sur l”Exequatur des Sentences CIRDI.” Additionally, he is involved in the drafting of the book “Doing Business” published annually by the World Bank. Most recently, Houda was the contributing editor of the Senegal country chapter for the 2017 African Law and Business Special Report on Investment in Africa.

Due to his linguistic (fluent in French, English, Arabic, and Wolof) and multicultural aptitudes, Houda has worked with clients from Africa (Senegal, Ivory Coast, Mali, Guinea-Conakry, Guinea-Bissau, Burkina Faso, Benin, Niger, Togo), Europe (United Kingdom, France, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Netherlands), North America (United States, Canada), Asia (India, United Arab Emirates, China), and Australia.

Due to his strengths and qualifications, Houda has been recognized by Who’s Who Legal, Global Chambers & Partners, and the International Financial Law Review.

Firm Overview:

Houda Law Firm is a full-service Senegalese law firm based in the capital Dakar that specializes in all forms of corporate and general business, intellectual property, international trade, investment fund, and banking and financial service practice law. The firm is well known for its work with mergers and acquisitions and project finance in several key sectors such as banking, industry, new technologies, mining, energy, oil, gas, and infrastructure. Founded in 1977 by Mohamed Salim Kanjo, the firm has extensive experience in establishing foreign companies in Senegal and the sub-region and providing counsel, legal advice and assistance, and litigation representation in court.

The firm assists clients such as private companies, public entities, and individuals with all of their legal needs in Senegal and WAEMU (West African Economic and Monetary Union) member states. It also represents local and foreign clients that include international institutions, multinational corporations or their subsidiaries, investment funds, credit brokers, and commercial companies.

The firm regularly works with high-profile international law firms. Such entities frequently appoint the firm to provide general overview reports and opinions about Senegalese law for international investors in private equity and derivatives finance.

Under the leadership of attorney-at-law and current managing partner Khaled Abou El Houda, the firm assigns and entrusts every case to a dedicated and competent team in order to ensure excellence and client satisfaction.

Today, Houda Law Firm is ranked as a leading firm for general business law by Chambers and Partners Global 2018, recognized as a mining expert by Who’s Who Legal 2018, and rated as a financial and corporate recommended firm by the 2018 International Finance Law Review.

The Firm is an Exclusive contributor of « Doing Business in Senegal » in the 2018 edition of the Legal 500 EMEA and featured in Hogan Lovell’s African Law and Business 2018 special report on investment in Africa based on its competence in providing legal support and counsel in litigation in Senegal and throughout WAEMU.

The firm has opened a second office in Abidjan, Ivory Coast, which will make it the very first foreign law firm from the WAEMU region established in the country.