Miranda & Associados

Corporate/M&A Department

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Foreign desks

The firm has an impressive network of associated offices and firms across Africa, including lusophone countries and others such as Cameroon and the Republic of Congo. It is renowned for its breadth of expertise in oil and gas matters in these jurisdictions. Alberto Galhardo Simões is a key contact in Lisbon.

Renato Guerra de Almeida and João Leite are two of the key Lisbon-based names with expertise in Timor-Leste. The dedicated group frequently acts for clients operating within the oil and gas, banking and telecoms sectors, in co-ordination with the firm's Díli office.

Notable practitioners

Alberto Galhardo Simões is recognised for his activity in the Angolan market. He is based in Lisbon and his main areas of expertise include restructuring operations, M&A and projects.

Lisbon-based João Leite regularly assists key clients from Timor-Leste with their corporate mandates.

Nuno Cabeçadas is based in Lisbon and is widely reputed for his knowledge of the Mozambican market, demonstrating notable expertise in corporate and project finance matters. His practice spans the construction, mining and banking industries.

Public law specialist Renato Guerra de Almeida is dual-qualified in Portugal and Timor-Leste. Based in Lisbon, he regularly works in conjunction with the firm's Díli office to advise both private and public entities on matters relating to the region.

Lisbon-based Sofia Coelho Pereira frequently assists international clients with their activity in Cabo Verde, including compliance issues, entry into the market and restructuring operations. She is active across a range of sectors, from tourism to mining.