General Business Law Department

Equatorial Guinea
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Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is a Lisbon-headquartered firm that is recognised as a leading expert in the energy and oil and gas sector. Its team also has capabilities in labour law, litigation and arbitration, including in regional matters, and frequently advises global clients on transactional due diligence. It also actively advises on local regulatory frameworks, including matters concerning foreign exchange rules and banking. Sources note the firm's successes, including its "good network of clients" and "interesting assignments." 

Maria Araújo is a managing associate of the firm based in Lisbon. She is recognised for her specialised practice within the oil and gas sector, and her wider M&A practice. Her Equatorial Guinea experience includes assisting oil services companies with several cross-border operations. She also advises on private investment, corporate and real estate law. An interviewee acknowledged her to be "really involved" in the country and affirmed that she "really understands the country and business situation."