Amadagana & Partners > BASTOS, YAOUNDÉ, Cameroon > Firm Profile

Amadagana & Partners
RUE 1828
P.O BOX 35580
Cameroon

Cameroon > Leading firms Tier 1

The team at Amadagana & Partners specialises in advising energy, mining, and infrastructure corporates on M&A, government advisory, litigation and arbitration matters. Recent work includes providing assistance on renewable energy projects, including a solar power plant and a private hydroelectric project. It also has niche expertise advising on infrastructure projects and PPPs involving public roads and railroads. Founder and managing partner Lynda Amadagana focuses on corporate transactions and projects and financing, particularly in the energy, mining and infrastructure sectors in the OHADA zone. Charly Kwahou focuses on business law and corporate litigation, while Guy Mbenda handles international tax transactions, corporate transactions, and project financing in both Europe and Africa.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Elise Ngo Nyobe; Guy Mbenda; Maître Lynda Amadagana

Testimonials

‘A&P team is responsive and concerned with the quality of the services offered to the client. It is a multidisciplinary and competent team, capable of managing the different aspects related to the energy industry value chain and its regulation. We are also very satisfied with their internal organization which allows having several key contacts for each request.

In terms of energy law the firm is strong, agile and specialized and applies international standards in its local environment. We are happy to have this level of professionalism and expertise in Cameroon.

‘Lynda Amadagana has strong expertise in energy law, and particularly her knowledge of the various regulations in force in this constantly evolving field.’

‘Elise Ngo Nyobe is rigorous and organized, very responsive and attentive to the needs of the client.

‘The firm’s expertise is invaluable to us, particularly in our discussions with the Cameroonian government and other stakeholders. The rigor, flexibility and discipline of the team have particularly impressed us.’

Lynda Amadagana has impressed us with her in-depth knowledge of the legal and regulatory framework of the energy sector in Cameroon. She masters the entire energy value chain, from the project design phase to operation.

Guy Mbenda, who is an expert in taxation, has been invaluable to us thanks to his knowledge in the field of project structuring and tax optimisation.

Key clients

Actis

Acwa Power

Afrigroup Holding

Cameroon Power Holdings

Caminex

Campost

Caysti

CCA Bank

Chec

CIMENCAM

Duval

Egis Group

Eneo Cameroon

Eramet Cameroun

Fayat

Karpowership

KPMG Suisse

SCI AFG

Solidaridad

Sonamines

Work highlights

  • Advised Eneo Cameroon on a syndicated loan of €152m with eight banks of Central Africa.
  • Advised Fayat EGIS group on the financing for the PPP contract for the construction of 14 toll bridges in Cameroon.
  • Advised CIMENCAM, the country’s leading cement manufacturer, on the drafting and negotiation of two mining conventions with the Government of Cameroon for the exploitation of marble mines.

Since its creation, Amadagana and Partners has been committed to placing individuals and their differences among its major assets for the benefit of the firm’s performance.

This commitment to diversity is part of our Corporate Social Responsibility.

We promote gender diversity. As a firm run by a woman, we understand and appreciate the challenges that women face in the job market, especially in the field of law, which is considered to be very masculine and competitive. We refuse and sanction any discriminatory behaviour towards our female employees, who make up more than half of our staff. We also reject any pay gap between men and women with equal skills and equal positions.

In Cameroun more than 200 ethnic groups live side by side. This ethnic diversity, which is one of the country’s strengths, is reflected in the firm’s staff. We promote diversity of ethnic backgrounds. We promote the representation of the diversity of society in all its differences and richness. We also promote racial diversity within our workforce, as our employees come from different countries. Thus, we implement every day the notion of “living together” at A&P. (r

We promote socio-cultural diversity. Within the Firm, all social classes rub shoulders. We vary our sources of recruitment to seek and acquire talent from all social strata. The Firm gives itself the best possible chance to retain skills and attract people, beyond any categorization. It is a strategy based on rational economic ethics.

In a global way, we promote the application of the principle of non-discrimination in all its forms in all the Firm’s management and decision-making acts, and in particular in all stages of human resources management. A&P builds and develops a working environment where everyone, regardless of their ethnic origin, social background, religion, gender, age or disability, feels valued. By creating an atmosphere conducive to the development and fulfilment of all employees, the entire firm benefits.