ASP Advogados

Angola Local Firms: Tier 3


Practice head(s)

  • António Penelas

Other key lawyers

  • José Miguel Oliveira
  • Ângela Viana
  • Joana Pacheco
  • Marcelo Mendes

Led by António PenelasASP Advogados is often engaged in transactions across key areas of the Angolan economy, including mining, oil and gas, banking, energy and construction. Notable for his experience advising on corporate, commercial and labour law matters, Penelas is a key practitioner in the litigation and arbitration team. José Miguel Oliveira is recommended for regulatory law, foreign investment and shipping matters, with a focus on the Angolan, Mozambique and Portuguese markets. Other key names are senior associate Marcelo Mendes and consultants Ângela Viana and Joana Pacheco. On the international front, the firm is the exclusive member of VdA Legal Partners in Angola.

Key Clients:

  • KT – Kinetics Technology, SPA
  • Odebrecht Angola
  • Standard Bank Angola
  • Trafigura Group Pte Ltd.
  • Puma Energy (Angola)


Work highlights

  • Advised Standard Bank Angola on the privatisation process of Banco de Comércio e Indústria and the sale of 100% of its share capital on the first stock exchange auction held in Angola.
  • Assisted KT – Kinetics Technology with the implementation of the engineering, procurement, construction and implementation (EPCI) contract for the modernisation and expansion of the Luanda Refinery.
  • Acted for Trafigura and Puma Energy on the sale of Sonangol shareholding in Puma Energy and the acquisition by Sonangol of Puma Energy shareholding in Pumangol.


Source: Legal 500