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João Afonso Fialho

Lisbon, Portugal Global Guide 2022 Ranked in 2 departments
Ranked in : ProjectsGeneral Business Law: International Firms
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Projects - Portugal

Foreign Expertise in Angola

João Afonso Fialho has extensive experience in handling projects with cross-border elements, often involving Angola. He regularly advises clients in the energy as well as oil and gas sectors.
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General Business Law: International Firms - Angola

Expertise Based Abroad in Angola

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.
"I enjoy working with him - he is knowledgeable in Angolan law and responsive."
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Practice Areas

Oil&Gas, Mining

Career

João Afonso Fialho joined VdA in 2015. Partner and Head of Practice Oil&Gas, João has been involved in the last 25 years in all sort of oil&gas projects and transactions in various jurisdictions, such as Timor-Leste, Angola, Portugal, Mozambique, Republic of Congo, DRC, Guinea Bissau and São Tomé and Príncipe. He is mainly focused on the energy (oil&gas upstream/downstream and power projects) and mining industries.

Frequent speaker in international oil&gas upstream and downstream events, he has a detailed and comprehensive understanding of all typical projects and transactions of the industry, from production sharing agreements, participating agreements, JOAs, operating agreements, field unitisation agreements, the full range of service contracts, FPSO contracts, pipeline transportation agreements, storage, gathering and interconnection agreements, engineering, construction and procurement agreements, to distribution and sale and purchase agreements. In particular as concerns the oil&gas sector, he has been involved in the abovementioned jurisdictions on behalf of both operators and a wide-range of drilling and oilfield service companies.

Professional Memberships

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Association of International Petroleum Negotiators.

Board Member of World Initiative of Mining Lawyers (2014-2017).

Chairman of Portuguese Law Firms Association (2014-2017).

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