We have extensive experience in Mozambique, practicing for almost a decade advising international investment projects in the country, notably from Brazilian companies. Much of our practice in Mozambique is focused in the areas of infrastructure, construction & engineering, energy and oil & gas, mining, heavy industries, agriculture and development of related large scale projects. In addition to advice focused on specific industries we also advise on general legal issues, including advice on taxation, mergers & acquisitions, finance and foreign exchange matters, regulatory and public bids, labor and immigration matters, and corporate matters among others.

For projects in Mozambique, we have lawyers based in Brazil displacing permanently to Mozambique, besides having partnerships with experienced local lawyers. This combination unites local experience, which includes a unique perspective on local needs and the country's business environment, with access to our global platform. Thus, we use our local and international lawyers depending on client needs and on the complexity of the projects. We handle client’s affairs with a direct approach, linking our several offices, depending on the nature of the work and the profiles of the lawyers involved. Thus, we assign a leading lawyer to drive and manage the project from its start to its completion, offering our clients the comfort and security of knowing that our team will keep them informed of the work carried out, in all its stages.


Due to the specific characteristics of the local market, we practice in Mozambique with greater intensity in the following areas:

  • Taxation: Advice on various tax issues in Mozambique, involving both direct and indirect taxes, especially those applying on cross-border transactions; such as those related to infrastructure projects, construction & engineering, energy and oil & gas, mining, heavy industries, agriculture and development of related and large scale projects.
  • Foreign Investment: Preparation, presentation and negotiation of several foreign investment projects before the authority of investment promotion of Mozambique.
  • Corporate & Capital Markets: Advice on all legal aspects of corporate law and capital markets, especially with regard to companies and joint ventures based in Mozambique; including the elaboration of equity and debt instruments as well as the corporate structure for complex and cross-border projects.
  • Joint Ventures and Business Partnerships: Advice on legal requirements when the need for partnership with local Mozambican entities; including the negotiation of joint venture agreements between foreign investors and the partners, and the formation of internal and external consortiums, associations in participation and other corporate structures.