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Lusophone Africa

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The African continent is made up of 54 countries with great geographical, cultural, linguistic, religious, economic and legal diversity. There is no single formula for doing business in Africa. It is necessary for investors to understand the unique characteristics of each country, which go far beyond its legal framework.

Following CMS’s ambitious strategy for the African continent and given its legal and cultural proximity with Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe, CMS Portugal has created a team composed of lawyers from different Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions, with specialised local knowledge and deep understanding of the culture, customs
and practices.

LBR Advogados is the exclusive partner of CMS in Angola.

Whatever your opportunities or challenges may be, our team works with you to strategically define solutions adapted to each transaction and respective Lusophone jurisdiction.

Doing Business

The Lusophone Africa team comprises lawyers based in Lisbon and local teams fully dedicated to Lusophone Africa matters. We have an in-depth knowledge of the legal systems of the various countries where we operate, benefiting from common legislative heritage and accumulated experience in the different jurisdictions.

The local teams are composed of lawyers who regularly advise on transactions in Lusophone African countries. When necessary, we are supported by experts from other CMS international offices. Our approach ensures that our clients benefit from the synergies between CMS and the local teams.

We work with some of the most well-known brands, from banks to corporations, financial service providers, regulated sectors such as Energy, Transport and Pharmaceuticals or public institutions. We can help you shape your strategy, manage risks and make the most of business opportunities.

We advise national and international clients in three distinct phases, in all expertise areas and sectors.

I.    Investment planning
II.    Implementation
III.    Ongoing legal advice

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Portrait ofAlberto Galhardo Simões
Alberto Galhardo Simões
Partner
Portrait ofNuno Mansilha
Nuno Mansilha
Partner
Portrait ofTiago Machado Graça
Tiago Machado Graça
Partner
Portrait ofJoana Brito Paulo
Joana Brito Paulo
Managing Associate
Portrait ofMaria Figueiredo
Maria Figueiredo
Counsel
Portrait ofRichad Majid
Richad Majid
Associate
Leonor Sena Carvalho
Portrait ofLourenço do Vale e Vasconcelos Quintão
Lourenço do Vale e Vasconcelos Quintão
Trainee
Portrait ofInês Machado da Silva
Inês Machado da Silva
Trainee

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31/01/2024
CMS Portugal and LBR debate the new Angolan General Labour Law
CMS Portugal and its associated law firm in Angola, LBR Advogados, held an event yesterday, in Luanda, on the theme: "What to expect from the new Angolan General Labour Law?".Alberto Galhardo Simões...
06/11/2023
Meet The Law - Lusophone Africa
The new Legal Framework for Freight Forwarding was recently enacted by means of Presidential Legislative Decree no. 9/2023 of 23 October. The statute aims to define the new rules for accessing, exercising...
17/10/2023
CMS/LBR signs protocol in Angola to promote professional internships
CMS and its partner in Angola, LBR, signed a protocol yesterday aimed at providing professional internships to the best students in the area of Commercial Law at the Faculty of Law of the Agostinho Neto...
21/09/2023
Alberto Galhardo Simões signs article in African Business
Alberto Galhardo Simões, Lusophone Africa partner at CMS Portugal, has written an opinion article in African Business entitled: "Angola's privatisation programme forges ahead".Re­flect­ing on the Privatisation...
15/09/2023
Lusophone Africa Snapshot
The September edition of the snapshot prepared by CMS Portugal's Lusophone Africa team highlights the integration of the team's two newest trainees, Inês Machado da Silva and Lourenço Quintão. You'll...
28/07/2023
Joana Brito Paulo signs article in The Energy Year
At a time when the Angolan Government has approved the guidelines for the preparation of the Rural Electrification Plan, whose objective is to provide 60% of the territory with electricity by 2025, Joana...
14/06/2023
Lusophone Africa Snapshot
In the June edition of the Snapshot, prepared by the Lusophone Africa team of CMS Portugal, you can read the interview with Bráulio de Brito, PCA of AECIPA, about the role of the association and what...
15/02/2023
Meet the Law - Lusophone Africa
Notice no. 1/23 of 30 January of National Bank of Angola (NBA) came into force on 31 January, establishing new rules applicable to banking financial institutions regarding the opening, maintenance, operation...
10/01/2022
E-Alert - Mozambique – Tender for the Mphanda Nkuwa Hydropower Project
About the Project:The Government of Mozambique (GOM), acting through the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy (MIREME) with support from Gabinete de Implementação do Projecto Hidroeléctrico de...
07/01/2022
Meet the Law – Angola – State Budget for 2022
On January 1st the law that approves the General State Budget for the financial year of 2022 – Law No. 32/21 of 30th December, entered into force. Such law establishes the following tax and customs...
13/12/2021
Lusophone Africa Snapshot
This month’s edition of the snapshot prepared by the Lusophone Africa team of CMS Portugal opens with a foreword written by José Luís Arnaut, and talks about our webinar, Infrastructure Development...
22/11/2021
E-Alert - Angola Content - Instruction No. 6/21
Instruction No. 6/21 on Implementation of Local Content Procedures was published on November 4th 2021.The Instruction approves more detailed guidelines on: (i) Obligations of the National Con­ces­sion­aire...