Chairman: Lukeno Ribeiro Alkatiri
Managing Partner: Lukeno Ribeiro Alkatiri
Number of partners: 3
Total number of lawyers: 4
Languages:Portuguese, English, Tetum
Banking & Finance
Concessions & Project Finance
Corporate & Commercial Contracts
Drafting of Legislation
Labour & Employment
Land and Property
Litigation & Dispute Resolution
Oil & Gas
JLA, Advogados e Consultores, Lda. (‘JLA’) is a Timorese law firm, composed by lawyers and legal, management and social development consultants and is based in Dili, Timor-Leste. The firm was incorporated on September 25th 2014 and despite its recent establishment in TimorLeste it already holds a highly positive reputation and a competitive standing in a growing legal market. JLA’s positive standing and reputation is the outcome of the high standard of legal assistance that it has been providing to unique legal programs and projects in Timor-Leste, which have served for the legislative, institutional, investment and economic and commercial development of the country. The firm leverages on its partners and associates’ quality experience and training, both nationally and internationally, as well as on privileged professional relationships with other firms who are leaders in the market in which they operate.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
2 partners Provision of legal assistance to main financial institutions in Timor-Leste on financial transactions, provision of credit and securities.
Corporate & Commercial Contracts:
2 partners Provision of legal assistance to various clients on, but not limited to, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, corporate disputes. Assistance in drafting and negotiation of commercial contracts and transactions involving some of the main members of the private sector in Timor-Leste.
Labour & Employment:
2 partners Provision of legal assistance on drafting of employment contracts, disciplinary proceedings, court litigation, training focused on awareness of labour and employment principles, rights and obligations.
Oil & Gas:
2 partners Provision of legal assistance to international oil and gas companies from Australia and Singapore, including, but limited to, the assistance in the signing of Petroleum Sharing Contracts (‘PSC’) with the Timor-Leste Government.