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Nuno Frota

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Nuno Frota

Nuno Frota

Consultant

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Nuno is an upstream and downstream lawyer with international trade & projects’ expertise and a particular focus in hard commodities trading, mining/metals projects in Africa. He is treble qualified, combining civil and common law and African and European jurisdiction expertise with exposure to the Middle East. Over 15 years Nuno worked mostly with emerging markets in the MEA in crude oil and mining & metals, specialising in cross-border M&A, complex foreign direct investments, international trade and trade finance.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co in London, Nuno was Lead transactional partner for Africa at a leading Mid-Tier Law firm in London. He spent over 15 years in private practice in Europe and Africa having been seconded in 2011 to Sinopec Sonangol International Limited (SSI), a major Sino-Angolan E&P IOC. He was involved with advisory work related to Production Sharing Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements and Supplemental arrangements.

Until 2016, Nuno was senior legal counsel for Africa with major trading company. He has worked in transactions in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ivory Coast and Benin. His experience includes advising on particular FIDIC projects and cross border transactions in the SADC and OHADA regions.

Nuno is the representative officer of the Industrial Association of Angola (AIA) in England and Northern Ireland. He was appointed Arbitrator of Arbitration Chamber of the AIA in Luanda in 2019 and his an Honorary Member of the Chamber of Commerce of the DRC in Great Britain. (CCCGB). He is fluent in Portuguese and French holding a Baccalauréat Général Littéraire from the Académie de Toulouse, a LL.M in International Business Law from the University of Manchester and PGdip Diploma in International Commercial Law from the University of Lisbon.

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Expertise

Nuno is a commodities lawyer with particular expertise in transactional work related to crude oil, metals and minerals sourced from African Lusophone and Francophone countries. He advises traders, IOCs and sponsors across several geographies.

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Full Profile

Nuno is an upstream and downstream lawyer with international trade & projects’ expertise and a particular focus in hard commodities trading, mining/metals projects in Africa. He is treble qualified, combining civil and common law and African and European jurisdiction expertise with exposure to the Middle East. Over 15 years Nuno worked mostly with emerging markets in the MEA in crude oil and mining & metals, specialising in cross-border M&A, complex foreign direct investments, international trade and trade finance.

Prior to joining Clyde & Co in London, Nuno was Lead transactional partner for Africa at a leading Mid-Tier Law firm in London. He spent over 15 years in private practice in Europe and Africa having been seconded in 2011 to Sinopec Sonangol International Limited (SSI), a major Sino-Angolan E&P IOC. He was involved with advisory work related to Production Sharing Agreements, Joint Operating Agreements and Supplemental arrangements.

Until 2016, Nuno was senior legal counsel for Africa with major trading company. He has worked in transactions in Angola, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Mozambique, Tanzania, Ivory Coast and Benin. His experience includes advising on particular FIDIC projects and cross border transactions in the SADC and OHADA regions.

Nuno is the representative officer of the Industrial Association of Angola (AIA) in England and Northern Ireland. He was appointed Arbitrator of Arbitration Chamber of the AIA in Luanda in 2019 and his an Honorary Member of the Chamber of Commerce of the DRC in Great Britain. (CCCGB). He is fluent in Portuguese and French holding a Baccalauréat Général Littéraire from the Académie de Toulouse, a LL.M in International Business Law from the University of Manchester and PGdip Diploma in International Commercial Law from the University of Lisbon.

Sectors

Sectors

  • Energy & Natural Resources

  • Trade & Commodities

Services

Services

  • Commercial

  • Corporate

  • Finance

  • Projects & Construction