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Angola - Foreign Firms (Tier 1)

FCB Sociedade de Advogados regularly cooperates with EVC Advogados to provide an "irreproachable service" on the full range of commercial work. Clients include Diamond Offshore Drilling, Lassarat and Svenska. João Robles has a "deep understanding of the Angolan market" and recently advised ConocoPhillips on the liquidation of its Angolan operations. Another Lisbon-based partner with significant knowledge of the Angolan market is Pedro Guimarães.

Mozambique - Foreign Firms (Tier 3)

Banking and capital markets expert João Couceiro leads Portuguese firm FCB Sociedade de Advogados’ Mozambique desk, which collaborates with local firm AG Advogados. In 2016, the group advised LionSteel on the acquisition of Capital Star Steel, including the restructuring of $34.8m credit facility debt.

Commercial, corporate and M&A (Tier 3)

FCB Sociedade de Advogados’ "client-driven and committed" corporate and commercial team advises clients such as Nike. It includes the "knowledgeable" Pedro Guimarães, the "reliable" Rodrigo Almeida Dias and Gonçalo da Cunha.

Real estate and construction (Tier 3)

FCB Sociedade de Advogados advised wholesaler Makro on the sale of one of its properties, and assisted Nike and Converse with negotiating new leases. The "thorough, experienced" Miguel Lorena Brito and Pedro Guimarães are recommended.

Tax (Tier 3)

FCB Sociedade de Advogados advised several high-net-worth individuals on obtaining non-habitual resident tax status, and assisted a company with handling tax fraud allegations. Diogo Bernardo Monteiro "communicates tax matters clearly".

Employment (Tier 3)

FCB Sociedade de Advogados assisted Foot Locker with a harassment case, and defended Novo Banco in litigation filed by a senior employee concerning the payment of a €3m bonus. Senior associate Inês Albuquerque e Castro heads the group.

Projects and project finance (Tier 3)

FCB Sociedade de Advogados is recommended for projects and project finance in Angola and Mozambique as well as in Portugal. Clients include Opway and thermal power generation systems supplier Doosan Lentjes. Public law expert Miguel Lorena Brito is the name to note.

Dispute Resolution (Tier 4)

As well as acting in civil and commercial disputes, FCB Sociedade de Advogados frequently handles debt collection litigation; it handles over a thousand civil procedures in this area for Banco BIC. Other clients include Medinfar, Novo Banco and Opway. Miguel Castelo Branco and newly appointed partner Rui Tabarra e Castro are the names to note.

Intellectual Property (Tier 4)

FCB Sociedade de Advogados regularly handles trade mark filings for clients such as Cabify. Senior associate Margarida Roda Santos heads the group.

Public Law (Tier 5)

The team at FCB Sociedade de Advogados provides "very swift, accurate" advice and assisted CGI with three public tenders for IT services, including representing it in bid protests. Miguel Lorena Brito leads the team.