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.

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 M&A practice group in Hungary. She has extensive experience in advising on complex domestic and cross-border M&A, 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, UK, US 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.

Dr. Zeynep Çakmak

Dr. 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.

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, privatizations, and energy mergers and acquisitions. She is also specialised in administrative law matters, regulatory agencies and administrative litigation.

Firm Overview:

Çakmak Avukatlık Ortaklığı is one of the most respected top-tier law firms in Turkey

Since 1993, Çakmak has represented international and Turkish clients in a wide range of private and public transactions and businesses. Having established practices in both Ankara and İstanbul, and with a detailed understanding of local law and international practice, Çakmak has the experience and the expertise to assist clients doing business in Turkey today.

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

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.

Ms El-Amin 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 UK. 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.

The firm system runs entirely on bilingual Arabic/English grounds in order to accommodate the full needs of our clients. Our associates have diversified and extensive experiences, as we always thrive to hire the best to give the clients the maximum quality of professional legal services.

To further reflect our capacity, we currently have presence in many major cities in Sudan to maximize the coverage area of our services.

Sarah Kuman

Sarah Kuman is our exclusively recommended Energy & Natural Resources Law expert in Papua New Guinea on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Sarah directly using the contact details listed above.

Sarah specialises in corporate and commercial advice and natural resources law and has worked on some of PNG’s most significant mining, infrastructure and resources projects. She has particular experience in power generation, most notably advising on the regulatory requirements for the establishment of a number of small through to large scale hydropower projects.

Sarah Kuman’s recent experience includes:

  • NiuPower – advising on regulatory issues related to the establishment of a new power station.
  • Ramu 2 Hydropower Plant – as local counsel to Chinese law firm Fangda Partners (on behalf of project participant Shenzhen Energy), providing regulatory advice for the construction of Ramu 2 Hydropower Project.
  • Cartesian Capital Group – as local counsel providing regulatory advice and preparation of a due diligence report in relation to a project by K92 Mining in PNG in respect of a mining lease located in the Eastern Highlands Province.
  • PNG Power Ltd – providing regulatory advice as part of the establishment of a World Bank funded PPP for the construction and operation of the proposed 80MW Naoro Brown hydropower station.
  • Oil Search (PNG) Limited – advising on regulatory approvals necessary for the establishment of power stations in Morobe Province and Hela Province.
  • Schweiter Technologies – advising on the acquisition of all assets of a PNG company involved in the cultivation, harvesting, processing and export of Balsa wood.
  • Kumul Mineral Holdings Limited – advice to the Board of Petromin PNG Holdings Limited (as it then was) in relation to amendments to the company constitution.
  • International Finance Corporation – PNG law matters relating to the acquisition of shares in Bank of South Pacific Limited.
  • Talisman Australasia Pty Ltd – on secondment for over two months, working with the in-house legal team advising on corporate structure and company secretarial matters.
  • Regulatory Advisory Work – reviewing the constitutional amendments on the State’s ownership of minerals and petroleum and legislation referred to as the ‘Kumul legislation’ and advising clients on the possible effects of the new laws.
  • ExxonMobil PNG Limited – financing and sanction of the PNG LNG Project and providing advice in relation to a range of regulatory issues in relation to the Project.
  • Steamships Trading Company Limited – advising on the establishment of a joint venture company for property development referred to as the Harbourside Development.
  • Nautilus – advising on its acquisition of 17 parcels of land in East New Britain Province, as part of the Solwara 1 Project for its shore based processing facilities.
  • Daewoo International Corporation – advising on regulatory issues related to the establishment of a power generation facility in Lae and assisting with the preparation of related power purchase agreement as well as arranging the set up of a PNG subsidiary of the client.
  • PNG Forest Products Limited – advice to PNG Forest Products Limited in the establishment of Joint Ventures to develop several mineral tenements.

Maxim Telemtayev

Leaders in Law endorses Maxim Telemtayev as our exclusively recommended Energy & Natural Resources Law expert in Kazakhstan. If you wish to get in touch with Maxim please use the contact information provided above.

With more than a decade’s experience in sectors as diverse as energy, mining, power generation and banking, Maxim brings insight and know-how to major local and international clients.

Maxim works at the Firm’s office in Astana, but also supports companies with their corporate finance and commercial transactions across central Asia.

He delivers guidance and rigour to large and challenging public and private acquisitions, reorganisations and consolidations and applies his understanding to the transactional documentation and negotiations, legal due diligence and financing considerations of clients’ deals.

His clients benefit from his hands-on involvement in their public offerings and listings on the global capital markets as well as in all matters relating to their mergers and acquisitions.

Additionally, Maxim Telemtayev supports the Kazakhstan government and industry bodies in developing relevant foreign investment, natural resources and other legislation.