Fátima Freitas Advogados is one of the longest-established and most pre-eminent law offices in Angola.
We have worked hard to build a reputation based on technical expertise, an international outlook, and the value of the peace of mind we are able to give sophisticated clients in their most important and challenging assignments.
The office was founded in 1995 with a focus predominantly towards the wave of multinational oil and gas companies then coming to Angola. Since the outset of our practice, we helped facilitate companies’ entry into the country, structure their operations and subsequently protect their assets and interests.
As our clients’ needs expanded so did our expertise and reach. We spread from the capital Luanda to Cabinda – the centre of Angola’s oil and gas industry – in 1999 and to the port city of Lobito in 2007. We opened a fourth office in Talatona, an expanding commercial centre on the outskirts of Luanda, in 2012.
Alongside the oil and gas sector, we have built leading expertise in the banking and finance, distribution and logistics, energy, infrastructure, mining, telecommunications, tourism and leisure sectors. The growth of the office has reflected the evolution of the country’s economy and the changing needs of those companies and institutions operating within it.
The requirement to have a stronger understanding of the drivers behind international investors’ decisions to come to Angola and the wider region had already led us to join the Miranda Alliance as the first international member in 1995. Its subsequent growth means that we are now able to facilitate our clients’ needs not only right across Africa, but within Europe, Asia and the Americas.
Today we are a firm of 35 lawyers, including 6 partners, with the widest national and international reach of any Angolan law office.
This is our story so far. Our future is still being written.
About the Firm
We are a full-service Angolan law office. We have offices in the major business and commercial centres of Angola: Luanda, Cabinda and Lobito.
Over the past two decades we have built a reputation not only as the pre-eminent law office in the market but also as the most internationally-oriented. Each of our lawyers is fluent in English and collectively we are regarded as leaders in all the major legal and industry sectors.
Our clients include many of the country’s largest international investors and we have played a lead role in each of the most significant projects undertaken in Angola. We have particular expertise in the energy, oil and gas sectors and in which regard we advise the major operators and subcontractors.
Regardless of your industry, our primary goal is however to provide an exceptional legal service, on a cost-effective and responsible basis, and in accordance with the highest ethical standards of the legal profession.
Our business is to make a success of your business.
Fátima Freitas Advogados is a full service Angolan law office. We are one of the longest-established law offices in the market but since our conception have had a truly international outlook – we have been facilitating foreign investment into Angola for two decades.
We deliver to our clients the highest international standards of service in their most important and challenging assignments. We provide top-tier expertise in accordance with the highest ethical standards of our profession.
But it is not enough to have technical excellence. As a law office we want to not only satisfy your legal needs but also to provide an in-depth understanding of Angolan business and industry developments and opportunities.