Name: Joao Bravo da Costa
Firm Name: Abreu Advogados
Jurisdiction: Angola
Practice Area: Energy Law, Natural Resources Law

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Professional Biography:

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João Bravo da Costa is a Professional Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2021 in the Corporate and M&A and Finance areas of practice, working in several jurisdictions, with a focus on Angola, and with a strong experience in major international transactions in Africa and United Arab Emirates.

João Bravo da Costa has a professional path dedicated to the Angolan market, but also with strong legal experience in the African market and in the United Arab Emirates.

He has advised several multinationals, in restructuring and M&A operations, in international trade transactions and in foreign exchange issues, involving various sectors such as Finance, Mining and Oil & Gas, Infrastructure and Distribution. On his track record, he has several international and multi-jurisdictional investment contracts.

João Bravo da Costa is a Lawyer admitted in the Angolan and Portuguese Bar Association and is also a candidate for the New York State Bar Association.

His academic record include an LL.M. from the Fordham University School of Law in Banking Corporate and Finance Law and a postgraduate degree in Management and Corporate Law from the Faculty of Economics of Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

He was nominated a 2021 Rising Star, by the Expert Guide, for her exemplar work in Corporate/M&A/Private Equity.

Practice Areas



  • English
  • French


  • Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Law Degree (2005)
  • Faculdade de Economia da Universidade Nova de Lisboa – Postgraduate Degree in Management and Corporate Law (2007)
  • Fordham University School of Law – LL.M. Banking Corporate and Finance Law (2011)

Firm Description:

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