Ana Oliveira Rocha
Managing Associate

Ana Oliveira Rocha

Joined PLMJ in 2001.
Managing associate in the Energy and Natural Resources practice.

About Ana

Ana is a managing associate and has over 17 years’ experience in legal practice and 14 in the energy and natural resources industry. She is also a member of PLMJ's Angola Desk.

As a corporate and regulatory lawyer specialising in the energy and natural resources sector, Ana's experience includes international mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and project development and operation.

Ana’s work covers M&A and all stages of project development, with negotiation of international / cross-border contracts, and in operations-related contracts in the oil and gas, mining and power and renewables sub-sectors in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries (particularly Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau), from upstream to downstream activities.

Ana has an LL.M in Energy Law and Policy from the CEPLMP (University of Dundee) and worked on secondment for around three months at an international oil company in Luanda to assist in the definition and negotiations of the contractual matrix of a specific oil and gas project.

Ana is licensed to practice law in Portugal and acts as an international legal consultant in other jurisdictions.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2001
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2004
  • Postgraduate in Corporate Law, the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, 2005
  • LL.M. in Energy Law and Policy at the Centre for Energy, Petroleum and Mineral Law and Policy of the University of Dundee, Scotland, 2008
  • Professional internship in the oil and gas practice of Canadian law firm Macleod Dixon, at the Caracas branch, 2008
  • Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, International Energy Law, Contracts and Negotiations in Midstream Issues and Agreements, Houston, 2009
Professional Background
  • Managing associate at PLMJ since 2016
Chambers Europe
2019 - Ana Oliveira Rocha, Band 3 | Energy and Natural Resources law

"Clients report that she is engaged, precise and solution-oriented."

2019 - Ana Oliveira Rocha, Band 3 | Energy and Natural Resources law (International)

"regularly assists with biofuel, mining and oil and gas projects across a range of jurisdictions such as Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Denmark and Germany."

2018 - Ana Oliveira Rocha | Energy and Natural Resources law

"Sources highlight her abilities in transactional matters, and she is additionally adept at handling regulatory issues."

2018 - Ana Oliveira Rocha, Band 3 | Energy and Natural Resources law (International)

"She is described as skilled in the area of energy by clients."

2017 - Ana Oliveira Rocha | Energy & Natural Resources (International)

"She is "proactive and reliable" and "very business driven and easy to work with."

The Legal 500
2019 - Ana Oliveira Rocha | Energy and Natural Resources
2018 - Ana Oliveira Rocha | Energy and Natural Resources
2017 - Ana Oliveira Rocha | Energy and Natural Resources
IFLR 1000
2019 - Ana Oliveira Rocha, Rising Star | Corporate / M&A
2018 - Ana Oliveira Rocha, Rising Star | Corporate / M&A
Best Lawyers
2019 - Ana Oliveira Rocha | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - Ana Oliveira Rocha | Other Recommended Lawyer
2018 - Ana Oliveira Rocha | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Ana Oliveira Rocha | Other Recommended Lawyer
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