Pedro Pinto Duarte

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

Lawyer since 2005.

Law degree (J.D.) by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (2003).

Associate lawyer at FDR (2005-2015).

Partner at FDR (2015-present).

Workshop “Public Contracts in European Union and Portuguese Laws”, organised by the Lisbon European Institute (2004).

Post-graduate course in Corporate Law at the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University (2005).

MBA in management of Legal department by IRR Portugal (2011).

Experience in legal audits of public and private companies (legal due diligences).

Head of the legal department of a multinational oil company in Portugal (outsourcing service, 2015-2016).

Expertise: Energy and environmental law, civil and commercial law, financial law, European law, labour law, Administrative law, litigation, credit recovery.

Languages: English, Spanish and French.

Firm Overview:

FDR was founded on 1st May 2004, resulting of the integration of two teams of professionals, one lead by António Pinto Duarte, already at that time with a long and recognised practice in the areas of Public and Private Law, together with its ramifications.

Nowadays, as FDR – Pinto Duarte, Casado Neves & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, R.L., the firm follows and keeps up with the dynamics and the ongoing legal complexity of today’s society, in its different areas, with a group of lawyers of consolidated and multidisciplinary expertise and, at the same time, highly qualified and specialised in the various branches of the Law.

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.

Anita Horváth

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

Hungary is a landlocked country in Central Europe. Its capital, Budapest, is bisected by the Danube River. Its cityscape is studded with architectural landmarks from Buda’s medieval Castle Hill and grand neoclassical buildings along Pest’s Andrássy Avenue to the 19th-century Chain Bridge. Turkish and Roman influence on Hungarian culture includes the popularity of mineral spas, including at thermal Lake Hévíz.

Anita is Co-head of the European and Head of the Hungarian Energy practice groups, as well as being the Co-head of the corporate and mergers and acquisitions practice group in Hungary. She has extensive experience in advising on complex domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and private equity transactions as well as general corporate matters with a focus on the energy sector.

Firm Overview:

With a legacy in Hungary going back more than two decades, we are committed to the market and deeply rooted in the community. Our lawyers are intimately familiar with the nuances of local business practice and can help you get things done quickly and effectively.

Work with Dentons to help you manage the prevailing economic conditions and understand complex, new reforms in the Hungarian market.

Our Budapest office offers dynamic, sophisticated legal services, partnering with clients to advance their interests in Hungary and across CEE / SEE. Many of the world’s largest corporations, preeminent investment banks and sovereign governments rely on Dentons to provide advice on business opportunities and resolve complex challenges in Hungary and across the region.

Our Budapest office boasts more than 50 Hungarian, United Kingdom, United States and Canadian qualified lawyers, and it is one of the largest international law firms in Hungary. You can be confident that our lawyers will serve as your trusted advisers—delivering the insights you need to ensure successful results.

Zeynep Çakmak

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

Endorsed by Advisory Excellence

Zeynep has substantial experience in the representation of lenders, sponsors and developers in a range of project development and financings.

Zeynep’s practice concentrates on energy, infrastructure and project finance, with particular experience in the Turkish power and gas market, privatisations, and energy mergers and acquisitions.

She is also specialised in administrative law matters, regulatory agencies and administrative litigation.

Firm Overview:

Çakmak offers extensive experience, regional knowledge, premium service and innovative legal expertise.

For over 25 years, Çakmak has been helping local and international clients doing business in Turkey. Çakmak uses its excellent reputation in the Turkish and international business community and its recognized expertise and experience in its respective business areas to represent clients in a wide range of industries.

Çakmak’s legal team offers a diverse range of background in the legal and commercial world. Each lawyer is fluent in English and speaks at least two languages.

Many Çakmak lawyers have received glowing commendations in legal reviews and most hold postgraduate qualifications in their area of legal expertise.

Olayemi Anyanechi

Olayemi Anyanechi is the Managing Partner of Sefton Fross. She has 20 years’ indelible experience and is internationally renowned for her diligence, her expertise and deep seated experience advising on corporate and project finance, derivatives, Islamic finance, mergers and acquisitions as well as energy and infrastructure law.

She is an erudite speaker who has spoken in many conferences and workshops round the globe and a prolific writer who has written on diverse issues of law.

Olayemi plays a very active role in the Nigerian law reform and is currently the Facilitator of the Finance Working Group of NASSBER with the responsibility for technical review of Bills for the Financial sector.


  • 2013 – Present Managing Partner, Sefton Fross
  • 2006 – 2012 Senior Partner, Templars
  • 2005 – 2006 General Counsel Sahara Energy Group
  • 2003 – 2005 Senior Counsel, Olaniwun Ajayi LLP
  • 1999 – 2002 MBC International Bank Limited (Now part of First Bank of Nigeria)


  • Ongoing M.Sc Finance – School of Oriental and African Studies, UK
  • 2003 LL.M, Wolfson College, University of Cambridge,
  • 1998 Admitted to the Nigerian Bar
  • 1996 LL.B University of Ibadan (Best Graduating Student)

Professional Recognitions:

  1. Highly Regarded Lawyer, Financial & Corporate IFLR1000, 2018
  2. Leading Individual, Banking, Finance and Capital Markets – Legal500, 2018
  3. Leading Lawyer, Energy & Infrastructure Law, IFLR 1000, 2017
  4. Leading Lawyer, Banking & Finance – Chambers and Partner 2017

Practice Areas:

  • Banking, Finance & Capital Markets
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Private Equity
  • Energy, Natural Resources & Projects
  • Structured Finance and Derivatives
  • Islamic Finance

Affiliations & Appointments:

  • Chairman, Mergers, Acquisition & Corporate Reorganisation Committee of the Nigerian Bar Association – Section of Business Law
  • Facilitator, Finance Working Group, National Assembly Business Environment Roundtables (NASSBER)
  • Member, National Assembly Technical Committee for Financial Law Reform
  • Member, Nigerian Bar Association
  • Member, International Bar Association

Law Firm Overview:

SEFTON FROSS is a full-service law firm in Lagos, Nigeria.

We consistently provide hands-on legal services that are excellent, innovative and bespoke to financial institutions, domestic and multinational corporations, SMEs, private equity firms, private investors, and governmental agencies on transaction structuring, legal due diligence, documentation and negotiation, corporate governance and regulatory compliance.

We are well-versed in domestic and international business arrangements, and our lawyers work tenaciously to negotiate, structure and document transactions in all forms. Our lawyers bring to the transaction table a combination of deep industry knowledge and expert perspectives from other industries on the challenges at stake, to offer our clients fresh perspectives and breakthrough business insights.

At Sefton Fross, our perennial goal is to exceed the expectations of our client, and we consistently achieve our team-based approach in addressing the needs of our clients.

Our core areas of practice are all aspects of Banking and Finance (including insurance and financial services), Corporate & Commercial law (including Mergers & Acquisitions and Private Equity), Energy, Natural Resources and Projects (including oil and gas, electricity and mining) Construction, Real Estate and Infrastructure Law.

Fawzia El-Amin

Fawzia El-Amin is our exclusively recommended Energy & Natural Resources Law expert in Sudan on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Fawzia directly using the contact details listed above.

One of the experienced Sudanese lawyers with tremendous career history. Upon her graduation from the Faculty of Law University of Khartoum in 1974, she joined the Attorney General’s Chamber (Now the Ministry of Justice) from (1976 – 1991), and was assigned to the civil, criminal and commercial registrations departments. Afterwards, she became a private practicing lawyer and oath commissioner from (1992 – 2001), and by the end of 2001 she re-joined the Ministry of Justice to serve in the legislative and contracts sections, and then seconded to the National Electricity Corporation (NEC) from (2003 – 2010). From (2010 – 2011) she was selected as the head of the translation department at the Ministry of Justice. Upon that, she was appointed as the head of the legal administration in the Ministry of Water Resources, Irrigation and Electricity from (2011 – 2016) where she worked alongside the Nuclear Power Generation Unit, and the renewable Energy departments with all the matters concerning contractual negotiations and drafting.

Fawzia was an associated member in the program held in Vienna by the United Nations concerning insolvency out-boundaries in 2010, and she represented Sudanese government in the course of drafting regulations regarding the first Nuclear Power Plant in Sudan which was also held in Vienna in 2012. In addition to representing the authorities in drafting and negotiating contracts with the People’s Republic of China. She is an associated member in the Common Authority of the River Nile since the year 2013. She was also a member in the Pan-Arab Electrical Market where she represented the Sudanese government in reviewing and revising the Electrical interconnection agreements which where sponsored through the Arab League and the World Bank since the year 2012. Currently she’s acting as a member of the English version of Sudanese laws volumes revision committee.

Firm Overview:

SCLO is a Khartoum-based full service Sudanese law firm that provides a variety of cutting edge business oriented legal services, in a pro-active, timely, cost effective, and professional manner. It was established in January 2007. Since April 2015 we have established a branch in the United Kingdom. The firm serves clients in various sectors, expertise and regions. SCLO primarily focuses on areas of international business and investment, corporate law, banking and finance, energy, construction and infra-structure projects, employment law, litigation, arbitration and ADR, IP, and environmental law, TMT, and international diplomatic missions and NGO’s. SCLO runs a pro-bono program as part of its commitment to the concept of corporate social responsibility.