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FTL Advogados included in the 2024 edition of Chambers and Partners

FTL Advogados was included in the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory in its 2024 edition. The directory highlights the work carried out in commercial contracts, labour and real estate areas. The distinction is the result of an exhaustive survey of the legal...

IFLR1000 – 2023 Edition

FTL Advogados was once again included in the IFLR1000 ranking, a legal directory specialized in transactional areas, which in the 2023 edition highlighted the quality of our legal services, particularly in Corporate and Financial Law as well as Project Development....

Filipa Tavares de Lima recognized by IFLR1000

The prestigious directory IFLR1000 has released the individual results of its 2023 annual ranking. Filipa Tavares de Lima, FTL Advogados’ managing partner, was once again highlighted as “Highly Regarded” for the Angolan jurisdiction.

Getting the Deal Through – Labour & Employment 2023

FTL Advogados proudly announces our most recent contribution to the Getting the Deal Through – Labour & Employment 2023 Edition. Authored by our head of labour law, Filipa Tavares de Lima, with the collaboration of the associate Caliana Coelho Vaz, the Angolan...

FTL Advogados increases legal team

FTL Advogados welcomes two new associates to the team, Hélio de Carvalho and Rolf Mateus, as well as a new trainee Ester Mankenda. We wish all the best in their new venture.

FTL Advogados was recognized in the 2023 edition of Legal 500

FTL Advogados was once again recognized in the 2023 EMEA edition of the Legal 500. The Legal 500 is one of the most prestigious guides in the law firm sector. The distinctions are the result of an exhaustive research of the legal market, the feedback of clients and...

FTL Advogados included in the 2023 edition of Chambers and Partners

FTL Advogados was included in the prestigious Chambers and Partners directory in its 2023 edition. The directory highlights the work carried out in corporate, commercial, labour and real estate areas. The distinction is the result of an exhaustive survey of the legal...

Workshop – Employment agreements

FTL Advogados is pleased to announce that on September 8, 2022, at 6:00 pm, Filipa Tavares de Lima will give a workshop on employment agreements in partnership with Disruption Lab (powered by ATLANTICO). The workshop will be free and online and can be accessed on the...

Amendment to the Industrial Tax Code

We present the latest Legal Alert that addresses the recently amendment to the Industrial Tax Code. This change aims to reduce the tax on taxable income (overall value of the service provided) in accidental services to 6.5%. To read the Legal Alert click HERE

ANPG Certification

FTL Advogados is pleased to announce that it has completed its certification before the ANPG under Presidential Decree 271/20 and Instruction 6/21 both on Local Content. Under the current legislation, service providers to companies in the oil and gas sector must be...

IFLR1000 – 2022 Edition

FTL Advogados was once again referenced by the IFLR1000, a legal directory specializing in transactional areas. In the 2022 edition it was highlighted the quality of our legal services, namely in Corporate and Financial Law as well as Project Development. You can find...

Legal Aspects of Startups and Investment Rounds – Workshop

FTL Advogados consultant, Miguel Brito, presented a workshop entitled “Legal Aspects of Startups and Investment Rounds” aimed at start-ups of the Payment System Innovation Laboratory (LISPA). LISPA is an initiative of the National Bank of Angola to promote innovation,...

Workshop – Brands as assets of companies

On May 12, 2022, at 6:00 pm, the workshop entitled "Brands as assets of companies" will take place in partnership with the Disruption Lab (Powered by ATLANTICO) in which Élio Teixeira, a lawyer specializing in intellectual property, who, by invitation of FTL...

GTDT – Labour and Employment 2022

FTL Advogados would like to present our latest contribution to the GTDT – Employment 2022. Authored by our employment law head Filipa Tavares de Lima, the Angolan chapter provides the reader with a quick reference guide enabling side-by-side comparison of local...

Filipa Tavares de Lima recognized as “Next Generation Partner”

FTL Advogados partner Filipa Tavares de Lima was once again recognized by the prestigious Legal 500 directory as a “Next Generation Partner”. The directory highlights the work carried out in the real estate, corporate and employment areas.

Legal 500 is one of the most prestigious guides in the law firm sector. The distinctions are the result of exhaustive research of the legal market, client and peer feedback.

FTL Advogados was once again recognized by the Legal 500

FTL Advogados was once again recognized in Angola in the 2022 edition of the Legal 500 - Europe, Middle East and Africa. Legal 500 is one of the most prestigious guides in the law firm sector. The distinctions are the result of exhaustive research of the legal market,...

State Budget 2022 – Main changes

Approved by Law No. 32/21, of 30 December and in effect since 1 January 2022, the State Budget for this year, although maintaining some trends already verified in the document that precedes it, presents changes in terms of tax of special relevance. We highlight the...

Filipa Tavares de Lima acknowledged by Chambers and Partners

Filipa Tavares de Lima, partner at FTL Advogados, was acknowledged in the 2022 edition of the renowned international directory Chambers and Partners as "Up and Coming" for her work in Business Law. Among the testimonies received, Chambers and Partners highlights the...

National Minimum Wage – Angola

On the 17th of February, Presidential Decree 54/22 was published, which sets forth the amounts for the national, single minimum wage and by economic sectors. The single guaranteed national minimum wage has now been fixed in Kz. 32,181.15 and the minimum wage by...

Workshop – The responsibility of directors

On February 17, 2022, at 6:00 pm, the workshop entitled “The responsibility of directors” will take place in partnership with the Disruption Lab (Powered by ATLANTICO) in which Miguel Brito, consultant at FTL Advogados, will address some issues related to this topic....

Law No. 10/21 – Law Amending Law No. 10/18 of 26 June

On 22 April 2021, Law no. 10/21 – Law amending Law no. 10/18 of 26 June – Private Investment Law (“LIP”) was published. The changes to the LIP result from the need to improve conditions of competitiveness in attracting investment in the country. One of the most...

Legal 500

FTL Advogados is once again included in the Legal 500 for the Angolan market, having risen in the ranking to tier 2. This nomination results from our team tireless work to whom we dedicate this nomination. We also thank our clients for their continued trust in our work.

Legal 500 – Filipa Tavares de Lima

Filipa Tavares de Lima, managing partner of FTL Advogados, was again considered as a Next Generation Partner by the Legal 500. Congratulations!

FTL Team

FTL Advogados' team continues to grow and we would like to welcome Caliana Coelho and Erica Palhares. Thank you for accepting the challenge, let’s Go!

Private Investment Law Regulation

On October 30, 2018, the Regulation of the Private Investment Law was approved by the Presidential Decree no. 250/18. The Regulation establishes all legal procedures for registering, approving, monitoring proposals, penalizing and terminating the rights provided under...

Exemption and simplification of the tourism Visa

The Presidential Decree No. 56/18 of 20 February, 2018, which exempts the nationals from Botswana, Mauritius, Seychelles, Singapore and Zimbabwe, from tourism visas for stays in Angola up to thirty (30) days per entrance and ninety (90) days per year, is already in...

Presidential Decree No. 88/18, 6th April

On April 6, Presidential Decree No. 88/18 was published determining that each Contracting Entity subject to the Public Procurement Law must establish a Public Procurement Unit (PPU) and, establishing the figure of the Project or Contract Manager. The PPU, which is...

Regulation on the new Competition Law

On 12 October last, the Competition Act Regulation was finally published, in the form of Presidential Decree No. 240/18, which aims to complete the rules and procedures established by the Competition Act, approved this year. As we have had occasion to mention in our...

Institutional changes to the Angolan Private Investment regime

Presidential Decree No. 81/18 of 19 March This Presidential Decree extinguishes the entities responsible for the preparation and evaluation of the Private Investment projects for each Ministerial Departmental Sectorial holder – called Technical Support Units to the...

Angola – 2018 State Budget

The Law No. 3/18 of 1 March, approving the Angolan State Budget for 2018 was recently published. We would like to highlight the following relevant items: The Special Contribution on Current Invisible Foreign Exchange Transactions, levied on payments related with...

Major Taxpayers List

The Order 316/17, of 17 July, 2017 updating the Major Taxpayers List was recently published. The Order sets forth that all companies mentioned in the List as well as all companies that by their undertaking are considered as large dimension public companies, banking...