IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate

Dentons LEAD is a law firm based in Angola. In 2020 the firm formed a combination with international law firm Dentons.


Focusses / specialisms


The firm has a focus on financial and corporate transactions within the banking, mining, oil and gas industries.


Key clients

Key clients of the firm include Standard Chartered Bank, Hemera Capital Partners, Tosyali Group, KSB Valves and Pumps, Standard Bank, Fresenius Medical Care, Goodyear, SITA EMEA, SITA, Sodiba – Sociedade de Distribuição de Bebidas de Angola and Lda.


Research period review: 32nd edition (2022/2023)

During the research period the firm was active in financial and corporate matters.

In financial and corporate markets, the firm worked on financing, sovereign finance, real estate projects, private acquisitions, asset acquisitions, joint venture deals for clients connected with banking, mining, oil and gas, investment management, agriculture sectors.


Deal highlights: 32nd edition (2022/2023)

Standard Chartered Bank €149 million sovereign finance agreement

ODDO BHF Aktiengesellschaft €337 million sovereign finance agreement


Client Feedback: 32nd edition (2022/2023)

Banking and finance                                                                                     


"They are always available, knowledgeable and hard working. Novelty does not scare them. In fact, they are keen to seek alternatives and new approaches, a quality really important in an emerging economy such as Angola. Their practice aligns with international standards."




"Reputation. Approach to the problem. Legal justifications. Support of the client."

"The team is knowledgeable, always available, responsive and, most of all, willing to explore new solutions."

"Prompt, client-focused legal support."


Antonio Caxito Marques       

"Quick-thinking and eloquent."


Itweva Nogueira        

"Resourcefulness. Knowledge of the law. Interested in solving the problem.

Very good support of the client."


Djamila Pinto de Andrade     

"Djamila is top notch experienced lawyer with an excellent comprehension of business economics, practical, hard working and with a great mood. Always smiling in spite of every day difficulties. Looking out for clients' interests all the time."

 "One of the best lawyers I have worked with. Fast and solution-driven. Perfect commercial approach and concern with client's specific needs."