In his previous role as Legal Counsel at the African Export Import Bank, Dawda advised on transformational projects across the African continent including the USD 1.2 billion financing of Indorama Petrochemicals which was awarded the African Petrochemical Deal of the Year 2013 by Project Finance International and the acquisition of a USD 663m Oil Mining Lease in Nigeria which won two TFR "Deal of the Year" awards in 2014.

Dawda advises ministries of Trade, Energy and Finance in West Africa, as well as mature African corporates on strategically important inward investments in energy, soft infrastructure and financial institutions.  He also advises financial institutions and other key investors on a range of large-scale debt and equity investments in Africa.  

Dawda previously worked as an associate for a leading international finance team in London.  He is a regular commentator on issues relating to investment in African jurisdictions and is dually qualified in England & Wales and the Gambia.

Regional experience