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CMS LBR is a legal office that provides services to Angolan and international clients in their businesses in Angola and worldwide.

Angola offers unique business opportunities to local, regional and international companies in sectors such as natural resources, energy, agriculture exports, consumer goods, financial services, tourism, real estate and large infrastructure projects.

Our lawyers are familiar with the sectors in which they provide legal assistance and they are fully committed with our clients. This specialisation allows them to get acquainted in detail with the matters daily affecting our clients and to help them to reach their goals, as well as implementing their projects.

We provide our national and international clients with the right solutions to their needs, based on a thorough understanding of doing business in Angola and our lawyers’ experience in national and international transactions.



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Lusophone Africa Snapshot
We reached the midpoint of the year with the feeling that everything flew by, but the Lusophone Africa Snapshot, created by the Lusophone Africa Team, is always on time. In this edition, CMS Portugal...
Lusophone Africa Snapshot
The May edition of Snapshot, prepared by CMS Portugal's Lusophone Africa team in collaboration with CMS LBR, is now available. This month, the focus is on the importance of investment in the transport...
Angola Law on the prohibition of mining of cryptocurrencies and other virtual...
The Legal Framework for the Prohibition of Crypto­cur­rency1 Min­ing and Other Virtual Assets was recently published by Law No. 3/24 of 10 April 2024. Below we highlight the main aspects of this new legal...
Lusophone Africa Snapshot
The April edition of Snapshot, produced by CMS Portugal's Lusophone Africa team, is now available with the business news and legal news with the greatest impact in Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique...
CMS LBR advises Unicargas on Port of Luanda concession
CMS LBR advised Unicargas in the renewal of the Management and Operation Concession Contract for the Port of Luanda Multipurpose Terminal with the Luanda Port Authority. CMS LBR's support also involved...
New Labour Procedure Code in Angola
Angola's Labour Procedure Code ("CPT") was recently approved by Law no. 2/24 of 19 March 2024. Below we highlighted some of the main changes introduced by the new CPT: 1. Definition of the principles...
Lusophone Africa Snapshot
The March edition of the Snapshot, produced by CMS Portugal's Lusophone Africa team, is now available. Opening this issue, you'll find an article by Managing Associate Joana Brito Paulo on renewable energies...
Luís Borba Rodrigues in an interview with The Energy Year
Luís Borba Rodrigues, CMS LBR's Managing Partner, in an interview given to The Energy Year, analyses the current situation in Angola and CMS LBR. Analysing the challenges and opportunities of the Angolan...
Lusophone Africa Snapshot
The February edition of the Lusophone Africa Snapshot is now available, and with something new! The Lusophone Africa team of @CMS Portugal is launching the "Did you know" section, where every month we'll...
CMS Expert Guide: Data Law Navigator
Data provides a whole range of opportunities but also includes new and unique risks for companies, governments and individuals. From sector-specific nuances to local derogations from the EU GDPR, sim­ul­tan­eously...
CMS Expert Guide to gambling laws in Africa
African opportunity continues to excite. As a general observation, there is and will continue to be a strong economic interest in African eco­nom­ics.  One area that is attracting the most interest is...