General Business Law: International Firms
VdA is a well-regarded international law firm that is highlighted for its work on behalf of companies from the energy and natural resources space. The Lisbon-headquartered team is adept at handling corporate, tax and finance mandates for clients with interests in Angola, notably for those involved in the oil and gas sector. Clients also benefit from its on-the-ground presence via its association with local firm ASP - Sociedade de Advogados R.L.
- VdA advised Trafigura and Puma Energy on the sale of Sonangol's shareholding in Puma Energy.
Lisbon-based partner João Afonso Fialho is regarded as a leading lawyer for his expertise in commercial matters in Angola. He is often singled out for his experience advising on issues concerning the energy and natural resource sector, with particular knowledge of the mining industry. He is often sought out by multinational companies to assist with sophisticated corporate matters.
The up-and-coming José Miguel Oliveira is well regarded by market observers for his experience in the oil and gas sector, and is skilled at assisting clients with banking and foreign investment mandates in Angola from the firm's Lisbon office.