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Counting almost 40 lawyers, Couto, Graça e Associados Limitada (CGA) maintains a busy general corporate and litigation practice and is also active in oil and gas and power projects. It benefits from a longstanding association with Iberian firm Cuatrecasas. Chairman Pedro Couto and partners Jorge Graça and Telmo Ferreira are leading practitioners in the team.

Leading firm SAL & Caldeira Advogados, Lda. is equipped to advise on the gamut of financial and corporate work and has the size and resources to handle large-scale energy and natural resources projects. The firm also stands out for its dedicated immigration group, which is led by Soraia Calu Issufo. Leopoldo Orlando de Amaral is the natural resources practice head and Assma Nordine Jeque leads the corporate and commercial group. Samuel Levy and José Manuel Caldeira are the founding partners of the firm, which is a member of DLA Piper’s Africa network.

International and domestic clients seek out Avillez, Bacar, Centeio & Cambule, Sociedade de Advogados (ABCC)’s advice on energy, mining, finance and corporate transactions. Leading international law firms also turn to the independent firm, which is a member of the Africa Legal Network. In recent work, Oldivanda Bacar advised Exim Bank of China on a loan for a major communications digitisation project. Francisco Avillez is the managing partner.

Henriques, Rocha & Associados receives praise for its ‘prompt responses’; it teams with Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados in Portugal to advise multinational companies doing business in Mozambique. Fabrícia de Almeida Henriques has strong experience in M&A, particularly in the energy sector, and ‘very competent and skilled professionalPaula Duarte Rocha is also noted.

Formed in 2005, Pimenta e Associados has a broad offering and excels in tax, corporate, and oil and gas projects. A member of the Miranda & Associados international alliance, the firm is well equipped to handle cross-border work. Paulo Pimenta is the key contact.

Noted for its ‘professional and timely’ service, TTA – Sociedade de Advogados ’ recent work spans joint ventures, real estate developments, debt restructurings and litigation. Tomás Timbane and senior associate Amina Abdala stand out for their ‘strong knowledge in various subjects’, ‘transparency’ and ‘openness’. Associate Natércia Sitoé has developed strong expertise in international trade and foreign investment. The team collaborates with PLMJ.

Guilherme Daniel & Associados (GdA) services a diverse client base of national and international clients and benefits from an association with VDA. In recent work, Guilherme Daniel assisted National Aviation Services with the incorporation of a local subsidiary.

Hélder Paulo Frechaut and the team at HPF Advogados - AVM Legal Network Member are retained by companies from across the construction, logistics, health and telecoms sectors for regular corporate and commercial advice. Labour litigation is a particular area of strength.

Under the leadership of highly experienced partner Zara Jamal, JLA ADVOGADOS balances a busy workload, regularly receiving instructions from banks and corporate clients. The firm is the local partner of Abreu Advogados and is particularly strong in finance and regulatory matters.

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