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Firm Overview:
ASP is a leading law firm based in Luanda, Angola with ambition to be recognised as the first choice for providing trusted legal advice to clients’ complex business and legal challenges in Angola. ASP brings together some of Angola’s finest lawyers with the experience, skills and reputation capable of delivering successful results to clients. Its lawyers are deeply familiar with the legal, regulatory and business landscape of Angola, and have been involved in major headline projects and transactions, acting for both large international investors and leading domestic entities. ASP is the exclusive Angolan member of VdA Legal Partners - an international network of lawyers and independent law firms associated with Vieira de Almeida. This close partnership allows ASP to draw upon the talents and skills of over 300 VdA attorneys across the jurisdictions in which the firm operates and several international offices enabling lawyers to handle clients’ most demanding and multifaceted legal needs in Angola.

Antonio De Sousa Penelas
Practice areas: Litigation & Arbitration, Labour, Mining
Career: António de Sousa Penelas is a Partner of ASP Advogados since 2020. He collaborates with VdA Legal Partners since 2015. He has been actively involved in several transactions in Angola, with a particular focus on the oil industry services, energy, mining and shipping. He has an extensive experience in civil, commercial, criminal and administrative litigation (including tax matters). Assistance to several clients in corporate, commercial and labour matters. António is admitted to the Angolan Bar Association. He was a member of the Angolan Bar Association Luanda Provincial Council (Conselho Provincial de Luanda da Ordem dos Advogados de Angola), from 2009 to 2012, and is a member of the Angolan Bar Association National Council (Conselho nacional da Ordem dos Advogados de Angola), since 2012. He was Deputy Director of the OAA Study and Training Centre from 2015 to 2017 and is also the Coordinator of the Ethics and Deontology Committee of the OAA, since 2018.