DAX Consult is a legal and business advisory consulting firm, with a focus on re-defining the traditional law firm model within the African energy sector.

Guiding Principles Leadership

We bring management expertise, propriety industry knowledge, insights into best-in-class practices, an objective viewpoint and customized legal services tailored to your unique business environment. DAX Consult offers cost effective solutions that merge the reliability of an internal legal advisor, the support and quality assurance of a major law firm, along with the ability to maintain a control on costs.

Operating for over 5 years, DAX Consult has specialized in the provision of policy, strategy, contractual, technical and commercial assistance to governments, financial institutions, and national and international energy companies worldwide. DAX Consult is also a pioneer in gender mainstreaming in the African law firm space and has the only Energy & Gender focused Practice on the continent.

DAX Consult maintains a network of independent legal consultants available for extended on-site retainerships or one-off services. These consultants encompass all energy disciplines, with extensive global experiences, having successfully completed transactions in multiple jurisdictions across the world.

We work with our clients to understand their short-term or project-based requirements, and then identify professionals with the most appropriate knowledge and experience to meet their needs.

Our Guiding Principles

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Vision

To create an Africa that is completely self-sufficient and not dependent on aid and a world in which individual identities do not marginalize or constrict but enhance.

Core Value - Diversity & Inclusion

We seek to empower people by respecting and appreciating what makes them different; in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, education, and national origin. We work to leverage all of these differences, to create safe, productive and inclusive workplaces.

Core Value - Quality & Commitment

Our clients and their needs are of the utmost priority and we work together as a team to deliver outstanding services of premium value to our clients while developing relationships which make a positive difference in our clients’ lives.

Mission

Working towards ensuring Africas natural resources are used for the good of the continent and finding solutions that address and lead to the eradication of energy poverty experienced by women in rural and low-income urban areas, in developing countries

Core Value - Integrity

We maintain the highest standards of integrity in all of our interactions

Core Value - Civic Engagement & Community Building

We leverage the tripartite structures of human, social and community capital to express our engaged citizenship and effect social change. We’re committed to improving the quality of life of the communities in which we operate, by strengthening the capacity of residents, associations, and organizations to identify priorities and opportunities and to work, individually and collectively, to foster and sustain positive community change.

The Founder

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Adaku has been named:

  • One of the 40 Under 40 Leading Lawyers in Nigeria 2016
  • Attorney of the Year at the African Legal Awards 2017
  • Young African Professional of the Year 2018
  • A Fellow of the Institute of Energy Security, Ghana
  • A Mandela Washington Fellow 2018
  • A YALI Young Woman in African Power 2018
  • SHELegal Global 30 2019
  • 100 Most Inspiring Women in Nigeria 2019
  • Adaku Ufere-Awoonor

    Adaku Ufere-Awoonor is an award-winning international Energy, Gender & Development Attorney, with over a decades experience leading multicultural and multilingual teams in the structuring, negotiation and implementation of oil & gas, power, gender, mining, infrastructure and energy policy projects in Africa, accruing up to 2 billion US Dollars.

    Her sub-Saharan African experience is unparalleled, as she has lived and worked in Nigeria, Ghana, Equatorial Guinea and South Africa, as well as advised governments and multinational, indigenous energy companies in about 27 African countries including; Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Cameroon, Mauritius, South Sudan, Senegal, Nigeria, South Africa, Sao Tome & Principe, Cameroon, Uganda, Congo-Brazzaville, among others. She has also lived and worked in the United Kingdom, with extensive experience advising public and private sector clients in North America, Asia, the Middle East and Europe.

    Adaku is currently the CEO/Principal Consultant at DAX Consult, a firm providing legal and business advisory services to global energy transactions; gender mainstreaming in energy regulations, policies and programs and facilitating the entry of international companies into the continent. She also handles digital communication, social media and brand strategy for companies helping them increase brand awareness and leads employee performance improvement training for several companies. Adaku sits on the Board of JBW Limited, an energy and tech solutions company operating out of Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Switzerland and Togo. As well as being a Co-Founder of Ronowa Global, a shared value enterprise which provides capacity building services to women and youth-owned energy start-ups in sub-Saharan Africa.

    Adaku has an LLB from the University of Nigeria, a BL from the Nigerian Law School, an LLM in Oil and Gas from the University of Aberdeen, a Certification in Public Management from the University of California, Davis, a Certification in Energy Leadership from the UNISA Graduate School of Business Leadership, South Africa and a Certification in Gender & Sexuality from the University of British Columbia, Canada.

    Adaku has also been named one of the 40 Under 40 Leading Lawyers in Nigeria 2016, Attorney of the Year at the African Legal Awards 2017, Young African Professional of the Year 2018, a Fellow of the Institute of Energy Security, Ghana, a Mandela Washington Fellow 2018, a YALI Young Woman in African Power 2018, made the Top Ten List of the Most Influential Nigerians in the Corporate Sector 2018, a Nominee for the Career Woman of the Year 2018, and named one of Nigeria's’ 100 Most Inspiring Women in 2019.

    She is the Head of Legal at Stand to End Rape Initiative, a non-profit that provides legal, financial and rehabilitation services to victims of gender-based violence. She is a Member of The International Lawyers for Africa (ILFA) National Committee – Ghana which provides secondment opportunities in international law firms for African lawyers. She is also an Accredited Mentor with the Women in International Affairs Network She is a respected international conference speaker and panelist, speaking at conferences in Equatorial Guinea, South Sudan, South Africa, the United States of America, United Kingdom, the Republic of Congo, Uganda, Ghana and Nigeria; and a prolific writer, with published articles in the field of energy, gender and project finance.

    Adaku is particularly committed to working towards finding solutions that address and lead to the eradication of energy poverty experienced by women in rural and low-income urban areas, in developing countries.

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    Jurisdictional Experience

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    Publications

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