Firm Profile > Dentons LEAD > Luanda, Angola

Dentons LEAD

Angola > Local firms Tier 1

Since its inception in 2017, Dentons LEAD has established itself as 'a firm with strong skills' and 'important knowledge of the Angolan market'. Clients include major domestic players, including Banco Postal, Sonangol and TV Zimbo, as well as international names in various industries. Djamila Pinto de Andrade is in charge of banking, corporate and private investment; António Caxito Marques is the main disputes contact; João Manuel Lourenço heads the labour department; Emanuela Vunge manages the tax and energy departments; and Raquel Lourenço is the head of real estate.

Other key lawyers:

Emanuela Vunge; António Caxito; João Manuel Lourenço; Djamila Pinto de Andrade; Raquel Lourenço


‘A firm with strong skills and also an important knowledge of the Angolan market.’

Key clients

Ministry of Finance of Angola

Sonangol EP

Tosyali Holding Sonangol EP

Orascom Investment Holding

Banco Postal

ING Bank

Sonangol Logística

Aliança Global Empreendimentos

TV Zimbo (TV Network)

Hemera Capital Markets

Fresenius Medical Care

Wilmar International

Dentons LEAD (formerly Lead Advogados) is a full-service law firm, based in Angola, with a strong international focus. Already considered among the strongest players in the Angolan market, Dentons LEAD assists top clients from all over the world.

The Dentons LEAD team is composed of a highly dynamic and experienced group of lawyers, with multidisciplinary expertise in core areas of Angolan Business Law who efficiently provide services at an international level, offering clients with both, global reach via Dentons network and local expertise.

The firm’s team members are trusted advisors to medium and large size local companies, international companies, the Angolan government and parastatals. Clients benefit from their excellent relationships and regular interaction with all stakeholders in the economy, including industry participants, industry bodies, the labour movement and regulators. The firm’s partners and senior lawyers are currently involved in the legislative drafting of impactful laws and regulations and are opinion makers in their respective fields of expertise.

Main industry sectors: Banking and Financial Services, Commercial & Professional Services, Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Telecommunications, Food & Drink Producers, Public Sector, Insurance, Media, Real Estate and Retail.


Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Djamila Pinto de Andrade
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Investment Djamila Pinto de Andrade
Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Investment Raquel Lourenço
Banking & Finance Djamila Pinto de Andrade
Tax Law Emanuela Vunge
Litigation & Arbitration António Caxito Marques
Employment Law João Manuel Lourenço
Real Estate Raquel Lourenço
Public Law, Competition & Law-Making Emanuela Vunge
Energy & Natural Ressources Itweva Nogueira
Photo Name Position Profile
 António Caxito Marques  photo António Caxito Marques António is one of the Founding Partners of Dentons LEAD and heads…
 João Manuel Lourenço  photo João Manuel Lourenço João is a partner at Dentons LEAD and heads the Employment and…
 Raquel Lourenço  photo Raquel Lourenço Partner, Co-heads the Corporate and M&A Practice area.Heads the Real Estate Practice Area
 Itweva Nogueira  photo Itweva Nogueira Itweva joined the firm in January 2021 as a Partner. Itweva has…
 Djamila Pinto de Andrade photo Djamila Pinto de Andrade Djamila is Dentons LEAD’s managing partner and heads the Corporate, M&A and…
 Emanuela Vunge  photo Emanuela Vunge Emanuela is one of the Founding Partners of Dentons LEAD and heads…
Partners : 6
Lawyers : 16
IBA (International Bar Association)
Interlaw (the only Israeli representative)