IR Global, the world’s largest exclusive network of advisory firms is delighted to introduce Antonio Vicente Marques of AVM Avogados. Antonio has joined IR as our exclusive Corporate Law member in Angola.
AVM Advogados was founded by Antonio Vicente Marques in 2003. The firm originally began assisting clients as a full-service law firm operating through its various offices in Africa and Europe with an integrated team of more than 40 lawyers. AVM Advogados has grown from a Luanda-based law firm into a truly international practice.
AVM Advogados has offices in Luanda and Cabinda (Angola), Lisbon and Porto (Portugal) and Maputo (Mozambique). The need to create a common platform which would collect new synergies and partnerships originated a new continuous process which has been materialised as the AVM Legal Network. HPF Advogados, operating in Maputo, is an autonomous and independent law firm which comprises of a dynamic and multidisciplinary team of specialised lawyers. AVM is a full-service law firm with market leading strengths in energy, financial services and EPCs and PPPs projects and related legal assistance. Through our offices we advise clients on all aspects of international and national transactions and litigation. Our multidisciplinary team allows us to anticipate trends and respond in a streamlined manner to complex business and legal issues.
AVM Advogados and HPF Advogados – AVM Legal Network have been distinguished for the past years, as a TOP ranked Leading Firm by the international’s directories, Chambers and Partners and Legal 500. The firm experienced a very significant growth in its energy practice due to the involvement of its international business law team in an increasing number of significant energy projects, advising major utilities, leading EPC contractors and relevant service providers within the energy industry in general and particularly in the oil & gas industry. Our background and experience include a proven track record in advising complex projects such as privatization of energy and oil & gas enterprises, construction of cross-border pipelines, negotiation of gas and oil production agreements and general support to international clients in respect of compliance issues and all aspects of energy matters and projects. Assisting clients within the context of the application of environmental-related laws and implementation of policies to mitigate environmental risks, or the effects of accidents, namely in connection with the oil sector.
AVM Advogados also has specialist banking and finance practice in the areas of syndicated lending and leveraged and acquisition finance, asset finance, project finance, financial regulatory, insolvency & restructuring, debt capital markets, equity capital markets, structured debt and structured finance. We also provide legal services to leading investment banks, insurance companies, other financial institutions, private entities and government agencies.
If you have a requirement in this area, please get in touch with Antonio Vicente directly or with the IR Global head office for an introduction.