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SAL & Caldeira Advogados Lda

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Managing Partner: Eduardo Alberto Calú
Senior Partners: José Manuel Caldeira, Samuel Jay Levy
Number of partners worldwide: 9
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 30
Languages: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
SAL & Caldeira Advogados, Lda., is a leading, full-service Mozambican law firm headquartered in Maputo and a member of DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of legal practices operating across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. The firm strives to combine local experience with international best practice to offer high quality legal services. It not only offers expert knowledge in its key practice areas but also works actively on legal reform in Mozambique. The firm’s clients include many multinational and national corporations including leading oil and gas and mining companies as well as other foreign investors, international banks and many diplomatic missions and international NGOs.

As well as its company-specific work, the firm was instrumental in founding and representing the Mozambican international petroleum operators’ association (Associação Moçambicana de Operadores Petrolíferas Internacionais (AMOPI)) and the Chamber of Mines of Mozambique (CMM). As such, SAL & Caldeira participates in the negotiation of legislation and regulations on behalf of the extractive industries vis-à-vis the Government in a broad range of matters, from sectorspecific regulations to labour rules and tax laws. The firm also frequently represents Mozambique’s Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA) in the negotiation of strategic, business-related legislation (for example, the mega-projects law and the labour law).

Although particularly recognised for its activity in the field of natural resources, the firm’s expertise covers the full range of legal disciplines including banking, tax, corporate, commercial, administrative law, employment, immigration and litigation. Most SAL & Caldeira lawyers speak English as well as Portuguese.

The firm is ranked Top Ranked by Chambers Global on IFLR 1000 as a Tier 1 firm for financial and corporate work and also for project development and also on Legal 500 EMEA as Tier 1 firm.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & Commercial:
The team provides general legal assistance in all commercial matters including negotiation and drafting of contracts, incorporation and licensing of companies and due diligence matters.
Contacts:Ássma Nordine Jeque, Vanessa Manuel Chiponde, José Durão Gama, Isabel Ngobeni.

The firm offers advice on general labour law issues, disciplinary proceedings, employment agreements, internal regulations, foreign workers and immigration, pension and incentive schemes.
Contacts: Eduardo Alberto Calú, Gimina Luís Mahumana, Diana Paredes e Ramalho, Rafael Neves Banguine, César Vamos Ver.

Legal Reform:
SAL & Caldeira is to keen to assist with legal and regulatory reforms that lead to the strengthening of the Rule of Law and good governance. The team has worked on laws and regulations in various practice areas including arbitration, bankruptcy, civil procedure, commercial and industrial licensing, justice sector institutional surveys, labour, mining, oil and gas and telecommunications.
Contacts:Ássma Nordine Jeque, Ermelinda Gisela Manhiça, Vanessa Manuel Chiponde.

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm conducts a broad practice with a particular focus on commercial, civil, labour, tax and maritime issues. The team assists clients with both strategic advice and representation in court.
Contacts: José Roque Gonçalves, Florentina David Tembe

Maritime & Transportation:
The firm provides legal services concerning all aspects of regulation, licensing, ports and rail infrastructure.
Contact: José Manuel Caldeira.

Banking & Foreign Exchange:
Marla Genoveva Mandlate, Erna Alberto Guetsa, Castro Afonso Zunguze

Energy & Natural Resources:
The firm offers advice on licensing, concession negotiations, contracts and regulation issues.
Contacts: Samuel J Levy, Leopoldo Orlando de Amaral, Kaina Mamudo Mussagy, Leonardo Nhavoto, Isabel Jamaca, Sinésio Job Sambo.

Ássma Nordine Jeque.

José Manuel Caldeira.

Dispute Resolution:
José Manuel Caldeira, José Roque Gonçalves, Florentina D. Tembe, Humaira Alberto, Derick de Sousa Alafo

Leopoldo Orlando de Amaral, Kaina Mamudo Mussagy, Leonardo Nhavoto, Isabel Jamaca, Sinésio Job Sambo.

José Manuel Caldeira, Ássma Nordine Jeque, Marla Genoveva Mandlate.

Intellectual Property:
Ássma Nordine Jeque, Marla Genoveva Mandlate, Leopoldo Orlando de Amaral, Ermelinda Gisela Manhiça, Diana Paredes e Ramalho, Vanessa Manuel Chiponde, José Durão Gama, Isabel I. Ngobene, Victória R. Sande.

Labour & Employee Benefits:
Eduardo Alberto Calú, Gimina Luís Mahumana, Diana Paredes e Ramalho, Rafael Neves Banguine, César Vamos Ver.

Public Institutions:
Ássma Nordine Jeque, Vanessa Manuela Chiponde, José Durão Gama.

Real Estate:
José Manuel Caldeira, Marla Genoveva Mandlate.

Restructuring & Insolvency:
José Manuel Caldeira, José Roque Gonçalves.

Eduardo Alberto Calú, Tânia Cristina dos Anjos Santhim, Vanda Ramalho Portugal, Stela da Glória Cabral Silica.

Telecoms & Media:
José Manuel Caldeira.

Soraia Calú Issufo.