We have had an Africa practice for over 40 years, with experience in over 50 jurisdictions, and our Lisbon office is a central component of our work on the continent. We are uniquely placed to provide specialist knowledge of Portuguese-based legal systems in Africa - specifically Mozambique, Angola, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe and Guiné-Bissau - and our lawyers are able to conduct business in the local language and have strong relationships with several local firms in such jurisdictions.
Additionally, our Lisbon team’s ability to assist on transactions in Lusophone Africa is greatly enhanced by our firmwide sector expertise and our experience with complex legal issues that exist in both established and developing African economies.
We have advised on numerous landmark transactions, throughout Africa, in key sectors such as energy, oil & gas, mining, infrastructure, telecoms and financial services, and increasingly in growth sectors such as private equity, insurance, food & beverage and agribusiness. In doing so, we have built up excellent working relationships with governments, funders, project sponsors and other institutions across Africa, as well as with leading local law firms, ensuring that we have both credibility on the continent and the ability to adapt to unique local requirements.