23.07.2021

Abreu Advogados increases connection with Guinea-Bissau

Abreu Advogados continues its investment in the Portuguese-speaking African market with the announcement of a partnership with the Guinea-Bissau law firm Armindo Serqueira Advogados.

The partnership, now signed between Abreu Advogados and one of the main law firms in Guinea-Bissau, will contribute to the strengthening of relations with Portugal and other countries with an interest in this African country, namely in the support to foreign investment and legal services dedicated to companies and individuals with an interest in one of the most prominent West African markets.

The law firm Armindo Serqueira is one of the most reputable and prestigious Guinean law firms, with a team of renowned lawyers , including the firm founder, Armindo Serqueira, and the lawyers Marisa Adriano Augusto Lima Pires, Amarildo Desejado Araújo, Domingos Pereira and Elisio Cali. This partnership and Abreu’s Guinea-Bissau Desk will be coordinated in Portugal by Abreu Advogados’ Partner Manuel Santos Vítor, and by the Professional Partner, Maria Inês Assis.

According to Manuel Santos Vítor, Partner and Co-coordinator of the Guinea-Bissau Desk, “the growth of the African market and the fact that Guinea-Bissau belongs to the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) provide an attractive ground for investors and companies. For us it was essential to be present in this market, leveraging synergies and corresponding to the requests of our customers.”

Energy, construction, fishing and agro-industry are some of the sectors that can be leveraged and invested in Guinea-Bissau. The partnership between the two law firms will increase the range of Abreu Advogados’ practice in African jurisdictions, where the firm has been internationally recognized for the quality of legal services dedicated to this market.

“Abreu Advogados is a very prestigious law firm and we are very pleased with the partnership agreement we have signed. Guinea-Bissau has been standing out in the African panorama due to its investment opportunities and I believe that this joint performance will allow an excellent service and strategic contribution to the clients of both firms”, says Armindo Serqueira.

Abreu Advogados has a long and consolidated experience in the African market, with a relevant presence in countries such as Cape Verde, Angola and Mozambique.