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ABCC

General Business Law

3 ranked lawyersBand 2MozambiqueGlobal 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-established group with noteworthy experience acting on both contentious and non-contentious mandates. The firm is well equipped to assist with a range of corporate, litigation and labour law matters involving the oil and gas and infrastructure sectors. It offers strong capabilities in areas including debt recovery, restructuring and project finance. Clients include major utilities and international banks.

Strengths

One source said: "They are responsive, accessible and on time with their advice."

Work highlights

Advised the lenders in connection with the financing for the Nacala railway line.

Notable practitioners

Clients appreciate that Francisco Avillez "has a lot of experience in Africa and provides grounded and prudent advice." He is well equipped to assist with diverse mandates including foreign investment, corporate, finance and labour issues. Sources describe him as a valuable asset who is "highly regarded in the local market and also very responsive."

Gil Cambule maintains a solid reputation in the dispute resolution arena, especially involving civil law and arbitration. He is experienced advising on finance, corporate and labour matters. Cambule is retained by important players from the banking, energy and telecommunications sectors.

Up-and-coming partner Oldivanda Bacar enters the rankings after solid recognition from both clients and market observers. She is often highlighted for her responsiveness, and interviewees say: "Oldivanda is technically strong on Mozambican regulation and is accessible on an emergency basis." She is experienced acting on finance mandates.

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Overview

Founded in May, 2009, ABCC (previously SCAN) is an independent law firm with deep roots in the Mozambican Market, resulting from the association of a highly reputable and experienced team of lawyers, counting more than 20 years of experience in strategic areas of law in Mozambique. 

In the diverse branches of law, ABCC and its partners have represented both government institutions and public companies, as private entities, including major credit institutions and local financial and foreign dealers in the field of exploitation of natural resources and public services, industrial, tourism and ecotourism operators, agribusiness, construction and civil engineering, covering the sector of trade, industry and services.

ABCC has also been counsel in many of the largest and most important operations carried out in Mozambique in the areas of commercial law, mergers and acquisitions, privatizations, banking, financial, tax and customs, and has participated in numerous lawsuits, including recovery claims and arbitration.

The firm also provides multi-expert advice, to both domestic and foreign customers, on a retainer basis. Its client list includes some of the largest Mozambican and international companies and business groups, providing a vast know-how, in the legal point of view, whether in matters of public or private law and litigation.

Members

Avillez, Francisco (Head of Department)

Bacar, Oldivanda

Bacar, Oldivanda

Cambule, Gil

Centeio, Paulo

Industries

Agriculture

Environment, Natural Resources and Energy

Finance

Foreign Investment

Industrial Clients and Family Businesses

Industry

Infrastructure

Mining

Professional Services

Public Sector

Real Estate & Construction

Telecommunications

Tourism

Trade & Distribution

Transport

General Business Law Department

ABCC

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Department location

Avenida Kenneth Kaunda

nº660, Bairro de Sommerschield

Maputo

Maputo City

Mozambique

Maputo

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Mozambique

General Business Law


Francisco Avillez
Band 2
Oldivanda Bacar
Up and Coming

General Business Law: Dispute Resolution


Gil Cambule
Band 2