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Vanessa Silva

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Vanessa Silva
Partner
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Biography

DEALS & CASES

•     Incorporation, acquisition, sale and restructuring of several commercial companies

•     Corporate restructuring operations, including in the telecommunications sector

•     Negotiating, structuring and implementing investment projects and contracts in numerous areas of business

•     Representation of promoters and lenders in various projects in Angola in the energy, water and industrial sectors

•     Joint ventures to structure, finance and implement investment projects between local and foreign entities

•     Legal due diligences for acquisition of companies and groups of companies in numerous areas of business

•     Acquisition by a French group of several Angolan State-owned brewery companies in Angola

•     Corporate restructuring of the Angolan business of a major Portuguese group

•     Demerger of a major Angolan company acting in the distribution sector

•     Privatization projects

AREAS OF PRACTICE

  • Corporate & Commercial
  • Projects
  • Energy

EXPERTISE

  • Corporate restructuring and similar transactions
  • Projects and Project Finance
  • Branch registration and company incorporation in various sectors of activity
  • Foreign investment

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

2003: Admitted to the Angolan Bar Association

1999: Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association

1991-1996: Degree in Law – Lisbon University Law School

WORK EXPERIENCE

Since 2006: Partner – Fátima Freitas Advogados 

2002-2006: Associate – Fátima Freitas Advogados 

1999-2001: Associate – Miranda 

1996-1999: Trainee – Álvaro de Carvalho, Advogados, Portugal

LANGUAGES

Portuguese, English and French

JURISDICTION GROUPS

Angola