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GDA Advogados

Mozambique > Local law firms Tier 2

As the exclusive member of VdA in Mozambique, GDA Advogados merges its international expertise with in-depth local market knowledge, providing comprehensive services to both international investors and local businesses across diverse sectors. The firm is led by founding partner Guilherme Daniel, who specialises in corporate, energy, natural resources, and infrastructure law, with a particular emphasis on the oil and gas industry. His team, including Lorna GuilandeHelna Vitoldás, and Kenny Laisse, brings expertise in the banking and finance, infrastructure, energy, and TMT sectors.

Practice head(s):

Guilherme Daniel


‘The team is structured, supportive and responds in a timely and effective manner to client requests.’

‘The friendliness and proficiency that everyone at their level dedicates to answering and resolving questions makes the difference and creates motivation.’

Key clients

Standard Bank of South Africa

Mota- Engil, Engenharia e Construção África, S.A. (Mota-Engil África)

Exor Petroleum

Puma Energy Moçambique, Limitada

Aujan Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Standard Bank of South Africa, as lead arranger and bookrunner, on all Mozambican law matters related to the refinancing and syndication of the debt of Grit Real Estate Income Group Limited, a pan-African real estate company.
  • Advised Mota-Engil África on the public tender for a concession under a public-private partnership regime, encompassing the design, construction, financing, operation, and maintenance of toll motorways in Mozambique.
  • Advised Puma on a transaction involving the carve-out of seven aviation fuel business units from a BP Group entity and the acquisition of BP’s entire share capital in a joint venture Mozambican entity (BP Aviation).

GDA Advogados is a Mozambican law firm with a dynamic and highly reputed team, which combines international background with a deep understanding of the Mozambican market, offering a full legal service to international investors and local businesses in a wide range of industries and sectors.

With a long term strategy and a strong focus on technical expertise, ongoing training and investment in work processes and technology, GDA Advogados stands out for its deep understanding of the clients’ businesses and for providing practical solutions to complex matters.

GDA Advogados is particularly focused on the energy, infrastructure and banking & finance sectors.

GDA Advogados offers a unique combination of world class know-how and in-depth knowledge of each local situation. Each file entrusted to us is assigned to teams comprised of lawyers specializing in the relevant sector and lawyers residing in the relevant jurisdiction, who can effectively follow-up on the matter locally.

GDA Advogados is the exclusive member of VdA Legal Partners in Mozambique.

Department Name Email Telephone
Guilherme Daniel (+258) 21 498 770