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RUA DOM LUÍS I, 28, 1200-151 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 311 34 00
Fax:
Fax +351 21 311 34 06
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Web:
www.vda.pt
Lisbon, Oporto

Rui Amendoeira

Tel:
Work (+351) 21 311 3450
Email:
Web:
www.vda.pt
VDA

Work Department

Oil&Gas

Position

Of Counsel

Career

Joined VdA in 2015. Of Counsel of the Oil&Gas practice, Rui brings an in-depth understanding of the complex legal, regulatory and practical challenges facing the oil industry in several African plays. For close to 25 years has covered a myriad of projects and transactions throughout the oil and gas value chain, including upstream developments, liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, regasification facility projects, acquisitions and divestitures, joint ventures, farmins and farmouts, cross-border pipelines, etc.

Languages

English, French, Spanish.

Member

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.
Admitted to the Angolan Bar Association.
Admitted to the Timor-Leste Bar Association (Conselho de Gestão e Disciplina).

Education

Law Degree University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.


Angola

Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

The Angola-focused lawyers at Portuguese firm VdA Vieira de Almeida have 'deep knowledge in a variety of matters', including high-profile oil and gas, mining and finance transactions, and work in conjunction with Luanda-based firm RLA Advogados. The team's litigation practice has also grown. In internal developments, Rui Amendoeira stepped down as partner and is now an of counsel with the firm. João Afonso Fialho heads the oil and gas department, and Hugo Moredo Santos is a key contact for banking and capital markets.

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Portugal

Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

Strong in both oil and gas and renewables, in the former case mostly active in luso- and francophone Africa, VdA Vieira de Almeida advised banks and operators on domestic renewables projects, and domestic and international oil and gas and electricity companies on operations abroad. Manuel Protásio leads the team, Vanda Cascão spearheads the firm’s Green Economy initiative, and João Afonso Fialho the oil and gas practice. Of counsel Rui Amendoeira has a regional focus on Africa; the highly regarded Ana Luís de Sousa made partner.

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