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    • Fátima Freitas - Fátima Freitas Advogados
    • Paulette Lopes - FBL Advogados
    • Eduardo Vera-Cruz - EVC Advogados

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ALC Advogados is a popular choice for foreign investors looking to do business in Angola. The Luanda-based team works closely with Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, giving it access to the international firm's resources and specialised legal departments. Managing partner Catarina Levy Osório leads the team, which saw expansion at the associate level. Irina Neves Ferreira’s expertise includes insurance and real estate; Helena Prata specialises in corporate and employment law.

Full-service firm Fátima Freitas Advogados operates from multiple offices in Angola and works closely with associated Portuguese firm Miranda & Associados. With a strong international focus, the firm acts for foreign investors, with particular specialisms in the energy, oil and gas, and mining sectors; Fátima Freitas is a key contact in these fields. On the contentious side, Jayr Fernandes has an active litigation and arbitration practice.

FBL Advogados fields a sizeable team of experts in corporate and M&A, real estate and energy projects, and benefits from an association with Portuguese firm Abreu Advogados. Fernando Faria de Bastos and Paulette Lopes are key names.

Noted for its ‘care, focus and speed’, ADCA Advogados has the size and resources to handle a range of corporate, real estate and finance projects, and its cooperation with DLA Piper makes it well equipped to take on cross-border work. Luís Filipe Carvalho heads the team.

Foreign investment and oil and gas projects are mainstays at AVM, which grew its banking and finance practice through its involvement in several large-scale financing and capital markets transactions. Managing partner António Vicente Marques heads the team in Luanda, which works closely with colleagues in the firm's Lisbon office, including Sandra Teixeira da Silva.

BCSA – Advogados has an impressive track record in finance transactions and energy and infrastructure projects, where it benefits from an association with Portuguese firm PLMJ. Sandra Saraiva and João Bravo da Costa are the key contacts.

EVC Advogados maintains a close association with Portuguese firm FCB Sociedade de Advogados, which ensures a steady flow of instructions in local and international projects. Distinguished professor Eduardo Vera-Cruz is the name to note.

Under the leadership of Filipa Tavares De Lima, FTL Advogados has a broad and busy practice, with specialisms in the pharmaceutical, telecoms, and hotel and leisure sectors, among others. The team expanded with the arrival of legal consultant Miguel Carvalho Brito from an in-house position at a media company. The firm is associated with CMS.

RLA Advogados stands out in the oil and gas, mining, telecoms and financial services sectors. Working in conjunction with VDA, Luanda-based partners Joana Pacheco and Vanusa Gomes advise leading multinational companies doing business in Angola.

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