Partner | Moçambique
Zara Jamal is a Partner at Abreu Advogados since 2016, and at JLA Advogados, Abreu Advogados’ associate firm in Mozambique, since 2014. She works primarily on the implementation of international businesses and project finance transactions in Mozambique, focusing particularly on the banking, insurance, real estate, agriculture and energy sectors.
Her practice centers particularly in the areas of banking, finance, corporate and regulatory law, often advising on international project financing transactions.
Her experience includes Islamic Banking having provided services for Murabaha’s first transaction in Mozambique.
Mozambique Foreign Firm: Leading Individual, 2022
Band 3, General Business Law Mozambique, Global 2022
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Portugal (2020-2022)
Moçambique | Corporate and M&A – Highly Regarded, 2021
Banking & Finance – Highly Regarded, 2021
Band 3, General Business Law Mozambique
“She is an expert in many areas such as finance and investment,” as well as describing her as “reliable.” She is also experienced in regulatory matters.
Infrastructure and construction, 2019
Partner of the Year, 2020.
Advising a South African private equity firm on the structuring, development and implementation of a real estate complex comprising a shopping center and hotel in Maputo.
Advising the financiers on a project finance of an LNG project in Mozambique.
Advising the financiers on a project finance related to a heavy sand mining project in Mozambique.
Advising a Mozambican bank on the issuance of bonds and on respective listing admission to the Mozambican stock exchange.
Advising a Turkish airline carrier on their operations in Mozambique.
Advising a Turkish group on the implementation and operation of a cement plant in Mozambique.
Advising a British investment fund on the acquisition of a participating interest in an agro company in Mozambique.
Advising two European institutions on investments in Mozambique.
Advising a Chinese bank on financing a banking entity operating in Mozambique.
Advising a South African investment fund on the project finance of a Mozambican company operating in the forestry industry.
Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law
Law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law (2006);
St. Catherine's College, Oxford University
Postgraduate degree in International Finance Law from St. Catherine's College, Oxford University (2017)
London School of Business and Finance
Postgraduate degree in Islamic Banking & Finance from the London School of Business and Finance (2012)
World Intellectual Property Organization
Postgraduate degree in Intellectual Property from WIPO - World Intellectual Property Organization, in Dubrovnik, Croatia (2011)
University of Lisbon Faculty of law
Postgraduate degree in Intellectual Property from the University of Lisbon Faculty of law (2010)
Institute for Economic, Fiscal and Tax Law
Postgraduate degree in Competition Law and Regulation from the Economic, Institute for Economic, Fiscal and Tax Law (IDEFF) (2009)
University of Lisbon Faculty of Law
Postgraduate degree in Information Society Law from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (2008)