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Expertise

Integrated legal approach

We offer a unique combination of world class know-how and in-depth knowledge of each local situation. Each file entrusted to us is assigned to teams comprised of lawyers specializing in the relevant sector and lawyers residing in the relevant jurisdiction, who can effectively follow-up on the matter locally.

"The Sao Tome and Principe economy grew by 5.3% in 2015, up from 4.5% in 2014. Economic growth is expected to remain above 5% in 2016 and 5.4% in 2017. Increased foreign direct investment in construction, agriculture, tourism and new projects funded by donors should lead and boost future growth.”

African Economic Outlook (AEO), 2016

Track Record

Advising a public entity regarding the recasting of the Code of Civil Procedure in force in Sao Tome and Principe
Providing legal advice to a major Portuguese telecommunications group regarding the installation and maintenance of a submarine cable system connecting Sao Tome to Libreville
Negotiating E&P concessions on behalf of foreign companies, and preparing the relevant concession agreements, production sharing contracts, joint venture agreements, transport and loan agreements and any other E&P concession-related documents
Advising several major independent international oil companies in connection with farm-out and farm-in, sale and purchase, assignment, joint venture and other similar agreements in connection with O&G exploration and production.
Providing assistance to private investors regarding disputes in connection with their investment agreements
Providing legal advice in connection with the largest private investment project in the tourist sector
Providing legal assistance to the largest Portuguese civil construction company operating in the country

Client Centered. Local Knowledge. Global Reach.

VdA Legal Partners is the brand name that brings together all lawyers and independent law firms affiliated with Vieira de Almeida for the provision of integrated legal services in Lusophone and Francophone Africa, as well as Timor-Leste.

We offer a unique blend of international technical expertise with a commercial mindset and in-depth knowledge of local markets. Each instruction received by VdA Legal Partners is diligently handled by multidisciplinary teams comprised of subject-matters specialists and local practitioners.

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