Bruno Xavier de Pina
Partner

Bruno Xavier de Pina

Joined PLMJ in 2010.
Partner and head of the Angola Desk.

About Bruno

Bruno is the partner who heads the Angola Desk. He has almost 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, after beginning his career in tax, he now specialises in advising on foreign investment projects and on reorganising investment projects, including exchange issues, contracts and associated taxation.

As a specialist in the Angolan market, Bruno has worked with the largest companies in the region and in a range of sectors, bur focusing on clients from the oil and gas, telecoms, electronics, aviation and manufacturing sectors. He also has significant experience in other foreign markets working on cross-border matters.

Bruno has a law degree from the University of Lisbon and completed a postgraduate course in tax at the Higher Institute of Economics and Management.

Bruno won the prestigious Iberian Lawyer ‘40 under forty’ award in 2017 and, on this occasion, he also received the Outstanding Achievement award. The latter was for his work giving international legal advice to clients with operations in Africa or with a base on the continent. He is the only Portuguese private practice lawyer to have received this award.

Before joining PLMJ, he worked at Deloitte and at the law firms of lawyers Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados and Raposo Bernardo.

Contacts

Languages:
English

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2001
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2004
  • Admitted to the São Tomé and Príncipe Bar Association, 2007
  • Postgraduate in tax from the Lisbon School of Economics and Management (ISEG), 2003
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2016
  • Tax consultant at Deloitte, 2001-2004
  • Lawyer at Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados, 2004-2007
  • Lawyer at Raposo Bernardo & Associados, 2007-2010
Chambers Global
2019 - Bruno Xavier de Pina, Expertise based abroad in Portugal | Angola - General Business Law

"Clients comment that he is very competent technically and very pragmatic."

2017 - Bruno Xavier de Pina, Band 3 | Angola - General Business Law

"He has a strong focus on the oil and gas sector. Interviewees praise his outstanding client service and knowledge of Angolan legislation."

2017 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Angola - General Business Law

"He is an excellent lawyer, very experienced and very active in the market. They add: Bruno is one of the best for Angolan law matters."

The Legal 500
2019 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Angola Desk
2018 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Angola Desk
2017 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Angola Desk
IFLR 1000
2019 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Corporate / M&A
2019 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Corporate / M&A (Energy and Infrastructure)
2019 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Corporate / M&A (Project Development)
2019 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Angola - Corporate / M&A
2019 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Angola - Energy and Infrastructure
2019 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | angola - Project Development
2018 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Corporate / M&A
2018 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Corporate / M&A (Energy and Infrastructure)
2018 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Corporate / M&A (Project Development)
2018 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Angola - Corporate / M&A
2018 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Angola - Energy and Infrastructure
2018 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | angola - Project Development
Best Lawyers
2019 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - Bruno Xavier de Pina | Other Recommended Lawyer
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