Firm Profile > Lei & Associados > Maputo, Mozambique

Lei & Associados
Número 46, R. C

Local law firms Tier 2

Founded in 2017, Lei & Associados assists in the establishment of companies in Mozambique; the promotion and establishment of PPP projects; and tax advice for a range of local and multinational companies. The firm has a particularly notable base of Chinese clients, reflecting the country's increased interest in investing in Mozambique, with founder and director Lei Yang a key contact for clients including construction company Sinohydro. His expertise in corporate commercial law, investment and the mining industry is supported by Alcides Nobela's strength in tax and public finance matters.

Practice head(s):

Lei Yang; Alcides Nobela


Lei Yang and his colleagues have high professional ethics, enthusiastic work attitude, and strictly follow the spirit of legal justice in handling with cases. They are professional, skilled, fast, convenient, full of strength and vitality.

They are undoubtedly specialized in providing excellent services in our company’s area, as we have been continuously received their thoughtful suggestions, dynamic news, reliable information as well as other info that is relevant to our business.

The individual I work with is Lei Yang, who is absolutely the most marvelous lawyer I have ever worked with, because he is extremely proficient in his area with a law dictionary memory and specialization, with him you can throw away your law books.

When you work with them you feel that there is a quality communication between managers and staff. The services are delivered on time with the necessary quality.

Through the professional services provided by Lei Yang and his team, we have a clear understanding of Mozambican law. Our communication with local parties is facilitated. Lei & Associados has become a favorable assistant for our investment and development in Mozambique.

The combination of elder experience and younger energy has not only the ability to work but also the enthusiasm and vitality for work.

I think they have a good knowledge of the local laws and they have enough patience to answer and solve our questions.

Key clients

Joyo Comércio e Industrial

Sino-Hydro Henan Mz Trading

Africa Great Wall Mining Company

Aris Corretores de Seguros

Fábrica de Cimentos de Cabo Delgado

Sino-Moz Parque Industrial

LEI & ASSOCIADOS – SOCIEDADE DE ADVOGADOS, LDA, hereinafter referred to as LA, is a company governed by Mozambican law, founded in 2017 by nationals and foreigners. LA is registered with the Legal Entities Registry Office and is duly authorized by the Mozambican Bar Association for the full exercise of its activities.

With a young, diverse, committed work team endowed with experience and deeply knowledgeable concerning the Mozambican law. LA currently provides services in several areas of Legal knowledge, within general business law. As a firm that specializes in the commercial area, LA has owned a particular acceptance in the market by national and international institutions (of Portuguese, American and Chinese investment).

Being a company with a great expansion in the market and one of the most dynamic in Mozambique, LA attorneys strive to satisfy the needs of clients and assume themselves as a partner of its clients in any project carried out in Mozambique or abroad.

Our Values

  • Based on a strict ethical code, LA seeks excellence in order to respond in the most efficient way to the needs of its Clients, investing in the provision of quality services with effective added value.
  • The personal and professional valuation of lawyers and technological investment are a priority for LA. We intend our Law Firm to be an institution that lasts far beyond the partners who founded it and those who integrate it. The LA team assumes total dedication and perseverance in relation to the matters of its Clients, treated on the basis of rigor, responsibility and competence.
  • Our Firm provides services in several Practice Areas that correspond to different branches of law.
  • Each lawyer integrates one or more Practice Areas, depending on their professional practice and academic specializations.
  • We support our Clients in a personalized way, with a view to finding innovative legal solutions for each project.
  • Our Team is prepared to provide our Customers with the best quality services and the highest professionalism, with the aim of constantly satisfying the interests of the people and entities that come to us.
  • Being a young, dynamic and technically well prepared team, we make every effort to a constant and continuous update on what surrounds us, investing in training and new learning.
  • One of the main characteristics of our Team is its ability to communicate with Customers in your original language. All of our employees are fluent in at least two languages.
  • Always following computer innovations and innovations in terms of communications, both the office, like its employees, are experienced users of new technologies information, making them indispensable tools for their work.

Our Services

With a professional prepared team to respond to the needs of all Mozambican or foreign clients who want to invest in or outside of Mozambique, it is part of our target to carry on with continuous training of our team towards the development of their professional techniques and also personal skills, that way, we assure our clients that we present the most appropriate, solidly built legal solutions.

Our specialized technical staff acts with high ethics and respects the particularities of the process entrusted to them, being faithful to the criteria suggested by the client for an adequate solution to the needs of each specific case, always with respect to legality.

The firm’s commercial lawyers have a deep understanding of business. A critical and peculiar feature of commercial law is the need to have a rich understanding of how individual businesses operate. The firm’s clients range from local businesses to multinational corporations and global financial institutions.

LA’s main activity is the practice of law and legal advice, with a greater focus on the following areas:

Business Law -where our focus is directed to Compliance and corporate management

  • Company Law in general, Negotiation and elaboration of commercial agreements between companies,
  • Contracts in general,
  • Legal advice in the area of ​​commercial representation etc.

Banking and Insurance– Constitution and registration of banking and insurance institutions;

  • Constitution and registration of banking and insurance institutions;
  • Authorization for the use of new banking and insurance products.
  • Assistance in the drafting of procedural rules and service orders;
  • Assistance in drafting and reviewing financing contracts (including guarantees.
  • Debt restructuring and refinancing;
  • Preparation and review of policies;
  • Advice on insurance underwriting matters;
  • Preparation and review of policies;
  • Relations with the Supervisory Authority;Credit recovery assistance;

Labor Law-Assistance in the interpretation and application of labor legislation;

  • Consultancy in strategic management in the area of ​​human resources;
  • Drafting and reviewing collective or individual employment contracts;
  • Elaboration of disciplinary proceedings;
  • Participation in labor mediation sessions;
  • General or specific job audit;
  • Negotiation with Unions;
  • Defense and monitoring of labor litigation processes;

Foreign Exchange and Investment Law-Registration of foreign investors;

  • Investment authorization processes;
  • Corporate governance and compliance;
  • Approval of internal and external loans;
  • Authorization to import funds;
  • Repatriation of capital.

General Civil Law- Legal guidance and advice;

  • Consulting, drafting and reviewing contracts of any nature;
  • Consultancy in the real estate industry. Property and Ownership Law;
  • Civil liabilities in general;
  • Legal guidance on Family Law and Succession Law in general;


MINING AREA– we do focus on  due diligence and also the elaboration of the respective reports on the mining project and projects related to the mining area, participating in the structuring of business projects and respective implementation and so on.

REAL ESTATE AREA-LA has extensive experience and participates in legal assistance and advice from the beginning until the completion of investments made in this area, namely the DUAT order and regularization process, construction license application, respective usage certificates, property registers of the properties, as well as the drafting of a works contract and contracts for the purchase and sale of real estate (including assistance in the entire process of transferring the Right to Property) or leasing.


Department Name Email Telephone
Technical Department Lei Yang +258 866266660
Technical Department Julião Massingue +258 866266661
Technical Department Alcides Nobela +258 866266663
Comercial Department Carmen Ustá +258 866266668
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Nelson Cossa photo Mr Nelson Cossa Trainee Lawyer
Mr Julião Massingue photo Mr Julião Massingue Trainee Lawyer
Mr Alcides Nobela photo Mr Alcides Nobela Technical Director
Ms Laura Tembe photo Ms Laura Tembe Trainee Lawyer
Ms Carmen Ustá photo Ms Carmen Ustá Senior-Lawyer
Mr Lei Yang photo Mr Lei Yang General Director
Julião Massingue : Trainee Lawyer
Nelson Cossa : Trainee Lawyer
Arnaldo Cossa : Lawyer
Laura Tembe : Trainee Lawyer
Domingos David : Trainee Lawyer
Assia Mussa : Trainee Lawyer
Eunice Henrique : Trainee Lawyer
English (fluent)
Chinese (Mandarin)