PLMJ has an “Africa Desk” that brings together a group of lawyers who are specialised in international transactions that have a connection with African countries. These lawyers have an unparalleled capacity to provide international legal support to any client making investments in African countries, with a special focus on Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde. This capacity extends to providing legal support to clients from these African countries for their investments in Portugal and Europe.
To act locally and successfully and advise clients on investments, projects or operations in African countries, PLMJ has established joint ventures with leading local law firms, resulting in the involvement of local lawyers with comprehensive knowledge of local legislation and practices who work on a daily basis in full coordination with PLMJ’s “Africa Desk”.
The existence of very similar legal systems in Portugal, Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde simplifies the provision of legal support in these countries and the interaction between legal consultants from the local firms involved and the lawyers of the “Africa Desk” and this simplification ultimately benefits the client.
“A network of joint ventures in a number of Portuguese-speaking countries around the world means that clients can be assured not only of a broader-based service on an international level, but also that a good proportion of the firm’s lawyers have first-hand experience working in the very jurisdictions in which they are doing business.”
Chambers Global 2013 features the work of the lawyers of GLA Gabinete Legal Angola in supporting international clients setting up business in Angola
PLMJ News, 2013-04-01