About us

Who we are

With a team fully located in Angola, we develop our practice rigorously in accordance with the best international standards.

We are known for being proactive, accessible, focused and for getting the best results, quickly, with sensible and transparent fees.

We are proud to have in our team professionals with extensive experience in international law. Several of our lawyers have acted as in-house lawyers in leading companies, while others have practiced law in other countries.

At FTL we work hard to truly focus on our clients. Our lawyers are focused on the client’s sector of activity. This sector-based approach ensures that we maintain an in-depth knowledge of key issues affecting our clients, evidenced by a strong track record in supporting our clients to meet their objectives and implement their projects in Angola.

The works are carried out by a properly trained and experienced team that is composed according to the client’s needs and the scope of the works to be developed.

We work as a team and favour a logic of proximity between our team and the Client so that we can meet the Client’s needs.

Awards and Rankings

Since its launch, the firm and its lawyers have been recognized for their work by leading publications and directories.

FTL Advogados was been included in the Legal 500 (Tier 2 in Local Firms), Chambers and Partners (Band 3), Leaders League (Highly recommended in Business Law), IFLR1000 (Notable) and nominated in 2021 to African Law Firm of the Year – Small Practice. Filipa Tavares de Lima was identified by Legal 500 as a “Next Generation Partner” for the last three years.

“The FTL team is great and easy to work with. All team members are very knowledgeable.”

“The team is very committed to deadlines and has good customer management skills.”

(Source: Chambers and Partners, General Business Law Angola 2023 – Band 3)

‘Its lawyers always have a solution to our problems. An extremely effective office in solving problems.’

‘We have a longstanding relationship with Miguel Brito. A very professional person, available and effective in his recommendations.’

(Source: Legal 500, Angola Local Firms 2023)

Nominated to African Law Firm of the Year – Small Practice

(Source: The African Legal Awards 2021)

‘They treat each case we present with a high level of commitment, their communication is clear and they bring pragmatism to the discussion whenever possible.’

‘FTL offers us experienced individuals, who are young and energetic, providing solutions, always maintaining a high level of work ethics.’

‘‘The team at FTL has deep knowledge of local Angolan laws and constraints while having an international experience, making them able to work with even the largest players operating in Angola. Their assertiveness, response time and problem solving approach is second to none in Angola.’

(Source: Legal 500, Angola Local Firms 2022)

Full understanding of laws and regulations. Proactivity and solution provider for situations. Timely response.

Filipa Lima is very professional and skillful on the support provided to us.

(Source: Legal 500, Angola Local Firms 2021)

Filipa Tavares de Lima is a master in her field; she has outstanding knowledge of local and international law that pertains to the oil and gas business.

(Source: Legal 500, Angola Local Firms 2020)


(Source: IFLR1000 – Project Development 2021, 2022 and 2023)


(Source: IFLR1000 – Financial and Corporate 2021, 2022 and 2023)

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