Tomás Timbane
International Partner

Tomás Timbane

Joined PLMJ in 2011.
Partner at TTA - Sociedade de Advogados and PLMJ international partner.

About Tomás

Tomás is a partner at TTA - Sociedade de Advogados has been a PLMJ international partner since 2011. He focuses on public law, energy, natural resources, arbitration and litigation.

Tomás was president of the Mozambican Bar Association between May 2013 and May 2016. He took part in numerous commissions to review legislation and he is the author of books and dozens of articles published in specialist reviews.

Tomás has been a member of the International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce since 2017 and the Africa Commission of the International Court of Arbitration since 2018. He is also registered as an arbitrator at the Maputo Centre for Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation of Disputes, and he is an Official Industrial Property Agent.

Tomás has a law degree, a master’s and a doctorate from Universidade Eduardo Mondlane.


Portuguese, English

Academic Background
  • LLM in labour law from Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, 2005
  • Law degree from Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, 1999
  • Admitted to the Mozambican Bar Association, 2001
Professional Background
  • Lawyer at H. Gamito, Couto, Gonçalves Pereira, Castelo Branco Associados,1999 - 2009
  • Lecturer at Eduardo Mondlane University, Faculty of Law, 1999-2011
  • President of Mozambique Bar Association, 2013 - 2016
Chambers Global
2018 - Tomás Timbane, Band 2 | Mozambique - General Business Law

"He is very attentive and strives to find a solution for the client. We were very impressed with his international-quality standard."

2018 - Tomás Timbane, Band 1 | Mozambique - General Business Law

"A commentator rated him as one of the best litigators to undertake civil procedure cases."

2017 - Tomás Timbane, Band 3 | Mozambique - General Business Law

"He has great experience in infrastructures, PPP, commercial issues relating to energy, oil and gas, electricity and mining."

2017 - Tomás Timbane, Band 1 | Mozambique - General Business Law / Dispute Resolution

"He represents clients in litigations and arbitrations on both national and international levels."

The Legal 500
2017 - Tomás Timbane | Mozambique Market
IFLR 1000
2018 - Tomás Timbane | Mozambique - Banking
2018 - Tomás Timbane | Mozambique - Corporate / M&A
2018 - Tomás Timbane | Moçambique - Energy and Infrastructure
2018 - Tomás Timbane | Mozambique - Project Development
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