Firm Profile > LEAD ADVOGADOS > Luanda, Angola


Local firms Tier 2

The 'very professional' and 'customer-focused' lawyers at LEAD ADVOGADOS are highlighted for their 'deep knowledge of not only the local regulation, but also the local culture and key decision makers'. Established in 2017, the Angolan firm has already established itself as a key player in the market, and is equipped to advise on large-scale finance and corporate transactions and litigation. In a major highlight, Djamila Pinto De Andrade and Natacha Barradas advised The Republic of Angola on the second of its international bond issuances, totalling $3bn, representing one of the largest sovereign bonds ever issued in Sub-Saharan Africa. The firm established an association with Dentons in 2019.

Practice head(s):

Djamila Pinto de Andrade; Emanuela Vunge; Natacha Barradas


LEAD Advogados has deep local expertise and is able to understand clients’ needs.

LEAD Advogados distinguishes itself from local competitors through its international standards. Top notch professionals with responsiveness and resilience overcoming local difficulties.

Deep knowledge of not only the local regulation, but also the local culture and key decision makers.

The lawyers are very professional, customer-focused and respect deadlines.

LEAD Advogados is full service and its partners are highly regarded for their technical ability and commercial approach.

I work with them for their high skill-set, availability, responsiveness and can-do approach to all matters.

We work with Natacha Barradas, Djamila Pinto de Andrade and Maurilson Ramos. All of them are strongly competent and experienced lawyers.

Djamila Pinto de Andrade is one of the best lawyers I have encountered; very strong in corporate, M&A, financial law and foreign investment.

Djamila Pinto de Andrade has extraordinary experience in the financial sector.

Natacha Barradas has extraordinary knowledge of the public legal sector and has excellent ability to solve complex problems.

Natacha Barradas is a beacon in financial matters and is also hard working and devoted.

Emanuela Vunge is pivotal for energy and tax matters.

António Caxito is a resourceful litigator; he never gives up a fight and has a very strong presence in court.

João Manuel Lourenço is one of the best criminal lawyers I have ever met and is also very strong in court.

Key clients

Total Outre Mer

Bank of China


Ministry of Finance of Angola

Banco De Poupança E Crédito (BPC)

JBIC (Japan Bank for International Cooperation)

Standard Chartered Bank

Angola Sovereign Wealth Fund

Embalvidro, SA

LEAD ADVOGADOS is an independent, full-service law firm, based in Luanda. With a strong international focus and commitment to provide high-quality legal services with the utmost sense of rigor, dedication and integrity the firm combines a deep knowledge of the local market with international vision and expertise.

Founded in 2017, LEAD ADVOGADOS came from the reunion of 5 lawyers, all of them with extensive experience in the Angolan legal market. LEAD has become one of the fastest growing law firms in Angola and is already considered among the strongest players in this market.

The LEAD team is composed of a highly dynamic and experienced group of lawyers, with multidisciplinary expertise in core areas of Angolan Business Law who efficiently provide services at an international level. LEAD has been working on a regular basis in partnership with top global Law firms, in significant national and international (cross-border) business operations.

Main industry sectors: Banking and Financial Services, Commercial & Professional Services, Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources, Consumer Product Manufacturing, Food & Drink Producers, Public Sector, Insurance, Media, Real Estate and Retail.


Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate & M&A Djamila Pinto de Andrade
Banking and Finance, Insurance and Capital Markets Natacha Barradas
Tax Law Emanuela Vunge
Litigation, Dispute Resolution and Arbitration António Caxito Marques
Employment Law João Lourenço
Photo Name Position Profile
 Natacha Barradas  photo Natacha Barradas
 António Caxito Marques  photo António Caxito Marques
 João Manuel Lourenço  photo João Manuel Lourenço
Dra Djamila Pinto de Andrade  photo Dra Djamila Pinto de Andrade
 Emanuela Vunge  photo Emanuela Vunge
Partners : 5
Lawyers : 12
IBA (International Bar Association)
Interlaw (the only Israeli representative)