Genaro Obunu Ela Nchama

Malabo,  Equatorial Guinea

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Practice Areas

  • Government Contracts
  • Equatorial Guinea Laws and Regulations
  • Regulatory and Administrative Law and Litigation
  • Oil and Gas
  • Tax Law
  • Company Law
EducationRenmin University of China (Law Degree); California Western School of Law; Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico (Licencia en Derecho)
Admitted2002, Equatorial Guinea
Memberships Equatorial Guinea Bar Association.
LanguagesSpanish, French and Chinese
BornOctober 27, 1970

Genaro is a Partner and Director of the Corporate Practice, Government, Infrastructure and China and Russian Practice of Centurion LLP.

He is an adviser to leading international corporate clients with regard to corporate and civil law in Equatorial Guinea, real estate, foreign investment, acquiring property rights, leasing properties, and joint investment agreements both in Malabo, Bata and other regions. Genaro's expertise also enables him to advice on the implementation of new and existing construction/reconstruction projects for government centres, office buildings, hotels, and industrial facilities, as well as the structuring of real estate transactions.

Genaro has led a team of lawyers in a number of international investment projects being implemented in Equatorial Guinea and he also takes an active role in negotiations with the local government and authorities. He regularly gives presentations on PPP, real estate, construction, privatization and investment issues.

Genaro is a graduate of the Renmin University of China and has participated in various training programs in the United States, Spain and France. Prior to Joining Centurion LLP, he is a top legal adviser at the Ministry of Justice, and the Ministry of Finance.

Transactions Most Recent Transactions Include:

*Advising an international bank on the construction financing for a major development projects in Equatorial Guinea.
*Advising a multinational engineering and construction company on a planned project for the design and construction of a highway in Equatorial Guinea
*Represented an international oil & gas company in a dispute over the application of a special tax rate under a production sharing contract. Our team won the dispute despite unpromising previous case law on the issue.
*Advised various major international companies on how to apply the Equatorial Guinea's tax regime within the scope of the Production Sharing Contract with a view to overcoming unhelpful case law trends.
*Advising a Chinese investor on the acquisition of a controlling position in a Guinean company
*Acting for an international chemical company in a joint venture project in Equatorial Guinea

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Genaro Obunu Ela Nchama

Casa ACSA, Segunda y Tercera Planta

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