Rúben Brigolas
Senior Associate

Rúben Brigolas

Joined PLMJ in 2010.
Senior associate at the Angola Desk.

About Rúben

Rúben is a PLMJ senior associate who works at the firm’s Angola Desk. He has over 10 years’ experience in the Angolan jurisdiction in M&A transactions, structuring joint ventures, financing, projects and investments, commercial contracts, regulatory and employment.

Rúben has advised international groups in relation to projects and transactions in Angola and has provided ongoing advice to Portuguese and international companies operating in this country. His regular legal work focuses on sectors such as oil and gas, mining, finance and retail. Rúben also works regularly with promoters, finance providers/syndicates and banking and non-banking financial institutions.

He has an LL.M. in international business law from King's College London and completed a postgraduate course in environmental law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Rúben is a member of the AIPN - Association of International Petroleum Negotiators and writes regularly for Angolan newspapers on a variety of topics.



Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 2006
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2009
  • Postgraduate in environmental law from the University of Lisbon, 2007
  • LL.M - International Business Law, King's College London, 2010
  • President of the Students Association of the LL.M. of King's College London, 2010
  • Centre for Energy, Petroleum & Mineral Law & Policy (CEPMLP), Annual Mining Seminar, Dundee, 2011
  • Course on International Oil & Gas Law, Contracts and Negotiations, Association of International Petroleum Negotiators, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation and Institute for Energy Law of the Center for American and International Law, Houston, 2013
Member of
  • American Arbitration Association. ICDR Young & International
  • Association of International Petroleum Negotiators (AIPN)
Chambers Global
2019 - Rúben Brigolas, Expertise based abroad in Portugal | Angola - General Business Law

"He garners good comments from clients, who say he masters all relevant information and is diligent."

IFLR 1000
2019 - Rúben Brigolas, Rising Star | Corporate / M&A (Project Development)
2019 - Rúben Brigolas | angola - Project Development
2018 - Rúben Brigolas, Rising Star | Corporate / M&A (Project Development)
2018 - Rúben Brigolas, Rising Star | angola - Project Development
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