João Bravo da Costa
Managing Associate

João Bravo da Costa

Joined PLMJ in 2011.
Managing associate at the Angola Desk.

About João

João is a managing associate at the Angola Desk. He has 14 years’ experience in legal practice, with a focus on international work and, in particular, the Angolan market, but also on multi-jurisdictional transactions including Dubai and Mozambique.

João has assisted multinational companies from sectors such as banking and finance, mining and minerals, and oil and gas. He also has experience in mergers and acquisitions and works regularly on restructuring processes. João advises on foreign investment and foreign exchange issues, particularly in relation to international investment and multi-jurisdictional contracts.

He is admitted to the Portuguese and Angolan Bar Associations, and he is a candidate for the New York State bar.

João has an LL.M. from New York Fordham University in banking, corporate and finance law, and he completed a postgraduate course management and company law at the Faculty of Economics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. He participates regularly in conferences and seminars on mining and oil and gas issues.

Before joining PLMJ, he was a lawyer at the law firm Miranda, at its Lisbon and Luanda offices.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2005
  • Postgraduate in business management law from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2007
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2008
  • Admitted to the Angolan Bar Association, 2009
  • LL.M. in banking, corporate and financial law from Fordham Law School, New York, May 2011
  • Candidate to the New York State Bar Association
Professional Background
  • Managing associate at PLMJ since 2019
  • Trainee lawyer at the law firm Miranda, Correia, Amendoeira & Associados, Lisbon and Luanda offices, 2007
The Legal 500
2017 - João Bravo da Costa | Angola Market
IFLR 1000
2019 - João Bravo da Costa, Rising Star | Angola - Banking
2019 - João Bravo da Costa, Rising Star | Angola - Corporate / M&A
2019 - João Bravo da Costa, Rising Star | Angola - Energy and Infrastructure
2019 - João Bravo da Costa, Rising Star | Angola - Project Finance
2018 - João Bravo da Costa, Rising Star | Angola - Corporate / M&A
2018 - João Bravo da Costa, Rising Star | Angola - Energy and Infrastructure
2018 - João Bravo da Costa, Rising Star | angola - Project Development
2018 - João Bravo da Costa, Rising Star | Angola - Financial and Corporate
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