PRACTICE AREAS

CORPORATE, COMMERCIAL AND M&A / PRIVATE INVESTMENT

  • Incorporation, merger, transformation, spin-off, liquidation and dissolution of companies;
  • Conducting matters related to Private investment;
  • Conducting legal proceedings for private investment under the special regime (for financial institutions, mining, etc.);
  • Legal advice to company business management;
  • Acquisition and sale of companies;
  • Shareholders agreements;
  • Corporate governance and legal compliance;
  • Due Diligence of companies (M&A DD’s included);
  • Elaboration of any type of commercial contracts;
  • Assistance on insolvency proceedings;
  • Legal advice on all issues related to privatization matters - assisting both private companies and investors as well as public companies that are in the process of privatization.
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LITIGATION AND ARBITRATION

  • Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Labour Law, Administrative, Tax, Customs, Maritime and Criminal Law;
  • Debt Recovery;
  • Intellectual Property Litigation (Trademarks and patents);
  • Law on administrative disputes (complaint and appeal of administrative acts);
  • National and international arbitration;
  • Unconstitutional appeals and Case Law;
  • Regulatory and transgression processes, namely with the National Bank of Angola, Capital Markets Commission and other regulatory entities.
  • Litigation processes related to financial intermediation activities, Banking contracts, insurance and securities market, financing, project finance and provision of guarantees.
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ENERGY & NATURAL RESOURCES

  • Counseling on legal, financial and commercial issues associated with upstream, midstream and downstream related to oil and gas production;
  • Assistance in the scope of public procurement processes for supply and provision of services in the oil and gas sector;
  • Negotiation, setup and implementation of oil and gas contracts.
  • Licensing and certification of economic activities and emission of effluents, waste management, hygiene and safety;
  • Advice to large and medium-sized companies in the mining sector.
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BANKING & FINANCE, CAPITAL MARKETS AND INSURANCE LAW

  • Establishment and registration of banking and non-banking financial institutions;
  • Assistance in processes related to financial intermediation activities, banking contracts, insurance, among other matters related to the securities market;
  • Assembly of project finance / public-private partnerships and financial guarantees;
  • Specialist advice on structured finance operations;
  • Monitoring of national and international funding and issuing opinions on the legality and admissibility thereof;
  • Assistance in the placement of debt instruments in domestic and international markets;
  • Setting up structured finance operations;
  • Legal advice on the constitution, commercialization and operation of all types of collective investment undertakings;
  • Follow-up on all aspects of regulation and supervision of insurers and entities linked to the insurance market and pension funds.
  • Legal advice on regulatory compliance and integrating risk advisory and assurance.
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TAX LAW

  • Tax optimization for the activity of national companies and economic groups;
  • Tax planning for mergers, divisions, acquisitions and restructurings;
  • Tax planning for financial sector operations and related financial products;
  • Tax planning for Real Estate operations;
  • Request for binding information and issuance of tax-related opinions (tax declarations, etc.).
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REAL ESTATE LAW

  • Purchase and sale of property / real estate; negotiation and drafting all types of sales and purchase agreement contracts for the acquisition or sale of real estate assets;
  • Legal Due Diligence;
  • Swap and Surface Rights, acquisition, transfer among others;
  • Real estate project licensing (commercial and industrial);
  • Constitution of horizontal property and allotment;
  • Financing and real estate investment funds;
  • Civil and commercial leases;
  • Sale-leaseback agreements.
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EMPLOYMENT LAW AND SOCIAL SECURITY

  • Advice on applicable legal provisions;
  • Daily monitoring of human resources management structures;
  • Disciplinary proceedings;
  • Collective and individual employment contracts;
  • Social Security;
  • Assistance in company merger and acquisition and corporate restructuring or other commercial transactions with significant labour impact;
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PUBLIC LAW, COMPETITION AND LAW-MAKING

  • Assistance to competitors and public contracting entities in public procurement procedures;
  • Elaboration of public contracts (concessions and works contracts);
  • Assistance in setting-up and monitoring public-private partnership projects;
  • Public Business Law;
  • Expropriation and public domain;
  • Assistance to public law entities in the design and drafting of normative legal acts;
  • Assistance in all matters of competition law, namely, merger control, cooperative agreements between competitors (horizontal and vertical cooperation), abuse of dominance, merger control and state aid.
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