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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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Alberto Galhardo Simões
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Nuno Mansilha
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Tiago Machado Graça
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Joana Brito Paulo
Managing Associate
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Maria Figueiredo
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Richad Majid
Leonor Sena Carvalho
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Lourenço do Vale e Vasconcelos Quintão
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Inês Machado da Silva


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