30.04.2021

Desks: Angola Desk

Practice Areas: Corporate and M&A

Abreu Advogados renews its commitment in the Angolan Market with the arrival of João Bravo da Costa

Abreu Advogados will strengthen its Angola Desk with the arrival of a new Professional Partner: João Bravo da Costa, who was, until now, Partner at BCSA Advogados, PLMJ’s Angolan partner firm.

The newest Abreu’s lawyer has 14 years of experience and a professional career dedicated to the Angolan market, also with a strong legal background in major international transactions, mainly in the African market and the United Arab Emirates.

According to Duarte de Athayde, Abreu Advogados’ Managing Partner, “João Bravo da Costa’s arrival at Abreu Advogados represents another important step towards strengthening of our international project and our commitment with the Angolan Market, where, for several years, we have a partnership with FBL, the leader local law firm. This partnership is now reinforced with Joao’s integration at Abreu Advogados, where he will dedicate himself 100% to this market. João is a lawyer who stands out for his unparalleled experience and unique knowledge about Angolan jurisdiction and will be a tremendous asset for our Clients who work with this market”.

João Bravo da Costa advises a number of multinational companies, in restructuring and M&A operations, foreign investment, international trade and foreign exchange issues, involving several sectors, such as Financing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Distribution.

For João Bravo da Costa, “Abreu Advogados is a leader project in the Portuguese-speaking business law market, with a consistent approach in Portuguese-speaking African countries and a strong international range of clients, which were decisive factors for me and for the Clients I represent. I am highly motivated to contribute for the affirmation of Abreu and its Angola Desk as a key player at PALOPs’ legal practice. I am fully identified with the firm’s culture and values and with its partner in Angola, FBL Advogados, a tier 1 law firm with a partners and professionals’ team of excellence, for whom I have an enormous admiration. I am certain we will be able to develop great things together”. 

Enrolled in the Angolan and Portuguese Bar Associations and a candidate for the New York State Bar Association, Bravo da Costa has a Master of Law from New York Fordham University in Banking Corporate and Finance Law and a post-graduate degree in Management and Corporate Law from the Economics Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. For the past years, he has been a guest speaker at several conferences and seminars. In his professional career, he has also worked for Miranda law firm in Portugal and Angola. 

Abreu Advogados’ investment at this market reflects the potential opportunities in this country, which, for the last twenty years, has been one of the African countries that has attracted the most foreign investment. Angola has been an attractive market for large investments in areas where Abreu Advogados has a lot of expertise, such as oil, gas, mining, infrastructure, construction, agribusiness and hotels.

With the reinforcement in responsiveness and experience in the Angolan market, combined with the partnership with FBL Advogados, Angola’s leading law firm, Abreu Advogados consolidates its growth path in Angola.breu’s lawyer has 14 years of experience and a professional career dedicated to the Angolan market, also with a strong legal background in major international transactions, mainly in the African market and the United Arab Emirates.

According to Duarte de Athayde, Abreu Advogados’ Managing Partner, “João Bravo da Costa’s arrival at Abreu Advogados represents another important step towards strengthening of our international project and our commitment with the Angolan Market, where, for several years, we have a partnership with FBL, the leader local law firm. This partnership is now reinforced with Joao’s integration at Abreu Advogados, where he will dedicate himself 100% to this market. João is a lawyer who stands out for his unparalleled experience and unique knowledge about Angolan jurisdiction and will be a tremendous asset for our Clients who work with this market”.

João Bravo da Costa advises a number of multinational companies, in restructuring and M&A operations, foreign investment, international trade and foreign exchange issues, involving several sectors, such as Financing, Mining, Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Distribution.

For João Bravo da Costa, “Abreu Advogados is a leader project in the Portuguese-speaking business law market, with a consistent approach in Portuguese-speaking African countries and a strong international range of clients, which were decisive factors for me and for the Clients I represent. I am highly motivated to contribute for the affirmation of Abreu and its Angola Desk as a key player at PALOPs’ legal practice. I am fully identified with the firm’s culture and values and with its partner in Angola, FBL Advogados, a tier 1 law firm with a partners and professionals’ team of excellence, for whom I have an enormous admiration. I am certain we will be able to develop great things together”. 

Enrolled in the Angolan and Portuguese Bar Associations and a candidate for the New York State Bar Association, Bravo da Costa has a Master of Law from New York Fordham University in Banking Corporate and Finance Law and a post-graduate degree in Management and Corporate Law from the Economics Faculty of Universidade Nova de Lisboa. For the past years, he has been a guest speaker at several conferences and seminars. In his professional career, he has also worked for Miranda law firm in Portugal and Angola. 

Abreu Advogados’ investment at this market reflects the potential opportunities in this country, which, for the last twenty years, has been one of the African countries that has attracted the most foreign investment. Angola has been an attractive market for large investments in areas where Abreu Advogados has a lot of expertise, such as oil, gas, mining, infrastructure, construction, agribusiness and hotels.

With the reinforcement in responsiveness and experience in the Angolan market, combined with the partnership with FBL Advogados, Angola’s leading law firm, Abreu Advogados consolidates its growth path in Angola.

Get to know the Angola Desk team here.

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