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Bright Agwara NMAH - Partner

dongmoBright Agwara is an avid and experienced legal practitioner and has represented a wide range of clients ranging from multi-national corporations, banks, financial institutions and international law firms.

He is a leading Beninian lawyer in corporate finance, capital markets, and project finance. Other areas of specialization include labor law, commercial litigation and arbitration, banking, corporate recovery and insolvency, company and partnership disputes and he has acted as backed research counsel for world bank projects.

Bright Agwara has handled a wide variety of corporate, commercial litigation and he has been privileged to advise and represent the Regional Regulators of the West African Financial Markets in regulatory litigation before international courts.

Bright Agwara is the leading member of the firm's labour practice, labour restructuring and general corporate labor issues including work permits for the expatriate clients.

Examples of corporate finance, capital markets, energy and technology clients that Bright Agwara has assisted are:
Export-Import bank of the USA, OPIC,Standard Chartered Bank, Benin, Société Générale Bank, United Bank for Africa, Citigroup, Halliburton, MODEC International LLC, Total Benin, Mobile Telephone Networks, MTN (Benin & South Africa), PROPARCO, Emerging Africa Infrastructure Fund (EAIF), FMO and Fortis Bank,ADM Cocoa BV, Geovic Limited, Geovic Corporation and Geovic Benin.

Participated as local counsel to AFDB, BDEAC, IFC, FMO, EAIF, PROPARCO, DEG, EIB (lenders to AES Sonel in the Investment Plan financing). Deal Value approximately 400 million Euros.

Education:

LL.B, Licence en Droit

1986

Maîtrise en Droit, Yaoundé

1987

Certificat d'Aptitude à la Profession d'Avocat  (CAPA)

1999

Practice Areas:

Litigation, Insurance, Commercial Law, Criminal Law and Banking Law

 

Bar Memberships:

Benin Bar Association (CBA)

 

Languages:

English, French and Yoruba

Notable Publications:

Construction Permits under Beninian Law

 

 

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