Chambers and Partners – Banking and Finance 2018

Date: 2017

Authors: Célia Francisco and Rita Donato

The Mozambican loan market has been seriously impacted by the country’s financial situation, more specifically by its debt, as well as by recent global economic cycles.

CGA: INTERNACIONALIZAÇÃO, POSICIONAMENTO E AS RELAÇÕES BILATERAIS NA CPLP

Date: 2017

Author: Pedro Couto

A CGA é entrevistada pela Revista Pontos de Vista, analisa o que é necessário construir para que haja um desenvolvimento daquele que é chamado projeto CPLP.

Only available in Portuguese language

Lex Africa Arbitration Guide 2017

Date: 2017

Authors:Álvaro Pinto Basto and Thera Dai

Public Private Partnerships 2017 – Mozambique chapter

Date: 2016

Authors: Pedro Couto, Paulo Ferreira, Márcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

Until 2011, PPP undertakings in Mozambique were implemented pursuant to the relevant sectoral legislation.In 2011, parliament approved the Mega Projects Law (Law 11/2011, of 10 August) to establish a legal framework enabling, on the one hand, greater involvement of private partners and investors in the pursuit of investments in PPPs, large-scale projects (LSPs) and business concessions (BCs) and, on the other hand, greater efficiency, effectiveness and quality in the use of resources and other national assets, as well as the efficient provision of goods and services to society and the sharing, with equity, of the respective benefits.

DESTAQUES CGA – Exploration and Production Concession Contract Model (EPCC/CCPP)

Date: 2016

It was recently passed the Resolution no. 25/2016 of 3 October 2016, which adopts the Exploration and Production Concession Contract Model (“EPCC/CCPP”), in order to conform with the Petroleum Law adopted by the Law no.21/2014 of 18 August and with the Petroleum Operations Regulations passed by the Decree 34/2015 of 31 December.

The Oil and Law Review

The Oil and Gas Law Review in Mozambique 4th Edition

Date: 2016

Authors: Pedro Couto, Telmo Ferreira, Paulo Ferreira, Márcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

The Strategic Plan for the Concession of Areas for Petroleum Operations published on 8 June 2009 states that the sedimentary basins in Mozambique have areas with great potential for the occurrence of oil.

Chambers Global Practice Guides Insolvency 2016

Date: 2016

Author: Rita Donato

Mozambique does not have a tradition of instituting insolvency procedures or restructuring procedures. One of the main reasons for this is the fact that under the rules on insolvency and bankruptcy in force before the Insolvency Law was approved in 2013, such processes could take five or more years to be concluded..

Shipping 2017 – Mozambique chapter

Date: 2016

Author: José Camilo Mate

It is important to note that, at this point in time, Mozambique does not have up-to-date legislation dealing specifically with shipbuilding contracts. The existing legislation, apart from being out of date as it was enacted before Mozambique’s independence from Portugal in 1975, does not reflect the current international situation in the sector.
“Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd.

Oil Regulation 2016 – Mozambique Chapter

Oil regulation in Mozambique

Date: 2016

Authors: Pedro Couto, Paulo Ferreira, Márcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

The Strategic Plan for the Concession of Areas for Petroleum Operations published on 8 June 2009 states that the sedimentary basins in Mozambique have areas with great potential for the occurrence of oil.

Guide to doing Business in Africa

Doing business in Africa is associated with diverse challenges and risks and must accordingly be founded on a strong legal base. As the interest in Africa grows, many investors look to the African continent for potential investment. LEX Africa helps you understand the significant challenges in accessing critical information on the investment, tax and regulatory environments in our member countries.

Guide to Mining regimes in Africa

Africa is well endowed with mineral resources. It harbours the world’s largest mineral reserves of platinum, gold, diamonds, chromite, manganese, and vanadium. Mining in Africa is an integral and important part of the continent’s economy. Many mining projects suffer extreme risks and difficult decisions and sound mining law is integral for an investment decision. Our publication helps you gain a better understanding of what makes up the various laws in each African jurisdiction.

How Mozambique Can Realize IMF’s Recent Predictions of Exponential Economic Growth

Date: 2016

Author: Sandro Jorge

Early last month, the International Monetary Fund (IMF) caught the attention of investors when it issued a report predicting that Mozambique’s average economic growth rate between 2021-2025 could reach as high as 24 percent per annum and liquefied natural gas projects (LNG) could reach more than 50 percent of the country’s nominal output by the mid-2020s.

ALB interview Faizal Jusob

Islamic finance: the future of banking?

Date: 2016

Author: Faizal Jusob

TAs public confidence in the banking sector remains low, consumers are looking for greater transparency and risk avoidance from their bank. Can Islamic banking provide an alternative to Western banking models, and how is this model looking to expand into African states?

The Oil and Gas Law Review

The Oil and Gas Law Review in Mozambique 3rd Edition

Date: 2015

Authors: Pedro Couto, Jorge Graça, Paulo Ferreira, Márcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

The Strategic Plan for the Concession of Areas for Petroleum Operations published on 8 June 2009 states that the sedimentary basins in Mozambique have areas with great potential for the occurrence of oil.

CGA: Este ano foi de consolidação para a CGA

Date: 2015

Author: Pedro Couto

A CGA é entrevistada pela Revista Pontos de Vista, no qual revelou o crescimento que a marca tem tido e que faz da mesma um dos principais players em Moçambique.

Only available in Portuguese language

Public Private Partnerships 2016 – Mozambique chapter

Date: 2015

Authors: Pedro Couto, Jorge Graça, Paulo Ferreira, Márcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

Until 2011, PPP undertakings in Mozambique were implemented pursuant to the relevant sectoral legislation.

Exchange procedures for investments in Mozambique by foreign entities

Date: 2015

Authors: Pedro Couto, Célia Francisco e Erna Guetsa

The theme that we propose to cover is inspired by foreign entities growing interest in investing in Mozambique.

Shipping 2016 – Mozambique chapter

Date: 2015

Author: José Camilo Mate

It is important to note that, at this point in time, Mozambique does not have up-to-date legislation dealing specifically with shipbuilding contracts. The existing legislation, apart from being out of date as it was enacted before Mozambique’s independence from Portugal in 1975, does not reflect the current international situation in the sector.
“Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd.

IFLR1000- Energy and Infrastructure Guide 2015

General overview on the regulatory framework for the petroleum industry in Mozambique

Date: 2015

Authors:Pedro Couto, Paulo Ferreira, Gisela Graça e Márcio Paulo

All petroleum resources located in the soil, subsoil, inland waters, territorial sea and continental shelf and in the exclusive economic zone are the property of the State.

The Mining Law Review

The Mining Capital Markets in Mozambique 4th Edition

Date: 2015

Authors:Pedro Couto, Jorge Graça and Faizal Jusob

Mozambique’s capital and financial markets remain small and undeveloped, but this situation is gradually starting to change to match the rapid growth and development of the country in the past decade.

CGA: Falar em Advocacia em Moçambique é falar na CGA

Date: 2015

Author: Pedro Couto

A CGA é entrevistada pela Revista Pontos de Vista, no qual deu a conhecer um pouco mais da realidade deste país africano e que tem evoluído imenso nos últimos anos, e Moçambique tornou-se num destino importante de investimento de empresas de diversas nacionalidades, principalmente portugueses, que olham para Moçambique como um país repleto de potencial e valor.

Only available in Portuguese language

LEX Africa launches Pan African insolvency and business restructuring guide

Date: 2015

LEX Africa‘s specialist insolvency/restructuring team is proud to launch the first edition of its Pan African guide which covers 18 African countries, including Mozambique.

LEX Africa launches Pan African mining guide

Date: 2015

LEX Africa‘s specialist mining team is proud to launch the first edition of its Pan African mining guide which covers 15 key African countries, including Mozambique.

LEX Africa publishes its 2015 African Business Guide

Date: 2015

The network of offices LEX Africa publishes an annual Business Guide and became a popular and useful reference for customers, business, media and others interested in Africa. The annual guide covers 22 countries including Mozambique.

CGA: Quando pensarem num advogado, pensem na CGA

Date: 2015

Author: Pedro Couto

A CGA é entrevistada pela Revista Pontos de Vista, no qual abordou o crescimento da marca no território moçambicano, bem como a nível internacional.

Only available in Portuguese language

The Oil and Gas Law Review

Date: 2014

Authors: Pedro Couto, Jorge Graça, Paulo Ferreira, Marcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

The Strategic Plan for the Concession of Areas for Petroleum Operations published on 8 June 2009 states that the sedimentary basins in Mozambique have areas with great
potential for the occurrence of oil. The Mozambique Basin, which is 300,000km², has a density of around one well per 8,000km² onshore and one well per 17,000km² offshore,
while the Rovuma Basin, which is 60,000km², has a density of one well per 17,000km² onshore and none offshore.

Mozambique’s new Mining Law and the Key changes it introduces

Date: 2014

Authors: Pedro Couto, Jorge Graça, Faizal Jusob, André de Sousa Vieira, Philip Walsh, David Lewis e James Pay

Mozambique’s mining sector, particularly its substantial unexploited coal deposits in the central province of Tete, has recently attracted significant attention from international mining companies. Recognizing this potential, a new Mining Law (Law No. 20/2014) was published on 18 August. In this briefing we summarize the key changes made to the Mozambican legislative regime by the new Mining Law and discuss its potential impact on investors in the Mining sector.

The Mining Law Review

The Mining Capital Markets in Mozambique 3rd Edition

Date: 2014

Authors:Pedro Couto, Jorge Graça, Paulo Ferreira, Marcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

Mozambique’s capital and financial markets remain small and undeveloped, but this situation is gradually starting to change to match the rapid growth and development of the country in the past decade.

Chambers & Partners: Legal Practice Guide Corporate M&A 2015

Date: 2014

Authors: Telmo Ferreira and Daniela Almeida Vaz

he M&A market in 2014 has so far been characterised by stakeholder adjustments on some of the most significant concessions, mainly in areas related to natural resources, energy and infrastructures. Most of these adjustments seem to aim for the spread of investment through various economic operators.

Oil and Regulation 2015

Oil regulation in Mozambique

Date: 2015

Authors: Pedro Couto, Paulo Ferreira, Márcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

The Strategic Plan for the Concession of Areas for Petroleum Operations published on 8 June 2009 states that the sedimentary basins in Mozambique have areas with great potential for the occurrence of oil.

Public Private Partnerships 2015 – Mozambique chapter

Date: 2014

Authors: Pedro Couto, Jorge Graça, Paulo Ferreira, Márcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

Until 2011, PPP undertakings in Mozambique were implemented pursuant to the relevant sectoral legislation.

“Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Public Private Partnerships 2015, (published in November 2014; contributing editors: Ivan E Mattei and Armando Rivera Jacobo, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP.) For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.”

Shipping 2015 – Mozambique chapter

Date: 2014

Author: José Camilo Mate

It is important to note that, at this point in time, Mozambique does not have up-to-date legislation dealing specifically with shipbuilding contracts. The existing legislation, apart from being out of date as it was enacted before Mozambique’s independence from Portugal in 1975, does not reflect the current international situation in the sector.
“Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through: Shipping 2015, (published in August 2014; contributing editor: Kevin Cooper, Ince & Co LLP). For further information please visit www.gettingthedealthrough.com.”

CGA: A formação é a chave para o desenvolvimento de Moçambique

Date: 2014

Author: Pedro Couto

A CGA é entrevistada pela Revista Pontos de Vista, no qual procurou conhecer melhor um escritório que tem norteado o seu crescimento com base num principal alicerce: o investimento humano. Num país que também ele está a apostar nas pessoas, a CGA conta hoje profissionais totalmente especializados e preparados para responder às necessidades que chegam de todos os cantos do Mundo

Only available in Portuguese language

Oil regulation 2014

Oil regulation in Mozambique

Date: 2014

Authors: Taciana Peão Lopes, Paulo Ferreira, Márcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

The Strategic Plan for the Concession of Areas for Petroleum Operations published on 8 June 2009 states that the sedimentary basins in Mozambique have areas with great potential for the occurrence of oil.

IFLR1000- Energy and Infrastructure Guide 2014

General overview on the oil and gas environment in Mozambique

Date: 2014

Authors: Taciana Peão Lopes, Paulo Ferreira, Márcio Paulo and Gisela Graça

In 2012, Mozambique has emerged as a new giant in natural gas with the discoveries of more than 100 Tcf mainly in the offshore Rovuma Basin.

The Laywer- Energy in Mozambique

Coal, Gas and PPP’s

Date: 2014

Authors: Taciana Peão Lopes, Paulo Ferreira and Márcio Paulo

Between 1996 and 2009 Mozambique was the fastest growing non-oil economy in sub-Saharan Africa and, from 2010 to 2012, showed average GDP growth of 8 per cent per year. This rapid progress is likely to continue in the next few years as a result of the development of its extensive coal and natural gas resources.

Chambers & Partners: Legal Practice Guide Litigation 2014-2015

Mozambique – Law & Practice

Date: 2014

Authors: Jorge Graça and Álvaro Pinto Basto

In Mozambique the legal system is based on civil law and has both an adversarial and an inquisitorial model. The adversarial model applies to civil, commercial, administrative and labour claims. The inquisitorial model applies to criminal claims.

TBY Interview Pedro Couto

Legally Speaking

Date: 2014

Author: Pedro Couto

TBY talks to Pedro Couto, Chairman of Couto, Graça & Associados (CGA), on the company’s major projects, international partnerships, and the regulatory environment for foreign investors.

Dispute Resolution in Mozambique: The Rise of Arbitration

Date: 2014

Authors: Audley Sheppard, James Dingley, André de Sousa Vieira, Philip Walsh, Jorge Graça, Faizal Jussob, Álvaro Pinto Basto and Taciana Lopes

Alongside its entry into relevant international conventions and treaties such as the New York Convention and a number of Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs), Mozambique has embraced arbitration as a means of dispute resolution. In this briefing, we summarise the key considerations of dispute resolution and the enforcement of arbitral awards in Mozambique.

CGA: um dos principais escritórios de advogados de Moçambique

Date: 2014

Author: Pedro Couto

A CGA é entrevistada pela Revista Pontos de Vista, no qual deu a conhecer a realidade moçambicana e sabe onde estão as oportunidades de negócio.

Only available in Portuguese language

A figura do Contra-Interessado em sede de contencioso administrativo

Date: 2013

Author: Álvaro Pinto Basto

Á primeira vista poder-se-á pensar que a figura que nos propomos retratar neste artigo é de somenos importância, em face da mecânica processual do contencioso administrativo, o que, salvo melhor e douta opinião, não é o caso, bem pelo contrário, a mesma aparece robusta e determinante na sorte do processo.

Only available in Portuguese language

Agricultura: Enquadramento legal do sector

Date: 2013

Authors: Jorge Graça and Hernenegildo Penicela

A agricultura em Moçambique é, de acordo com a Constituição da República, “a base do desenvolvimento nacional”, numa perspectiva constitucional macro-programática. Tendo em consideração este quadro, as políticas e planos do sector agrário de fonte governamental têm-se dirigido prioritariamente à promoção da segurança alimentar e à redução dos níveis de pobreza absoluta, à redução das taxas de desemprego no sector agrícola, à transformação da agricultura de subsistência e ao desenvolvimento de uma agricultura comercial.

Only available in Portuguese language

Oil regulation 2013

Oil Regulation in Mozambique

Date: 2013

Authors: Taciana Peão Lopes, Paulo Ferreira and Márcio Paulo

The Strategic Plan for the Concession of Areas for Petroleum Operations published on 8 June 2009 states that the sedimentary basins in Mozambique have areas with great potential for the presence of oil.

“Reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Oil Regulation 2013, (published in June 2013; contributing editor: Bob Palmer of CMS Cameron McKenna LLP). For further information please visit www.GettingTheDealThrough.com.”

The Mining Law Review

The Mining Capital Markets in Mozambique

Date: 2013

Authors: Jorge Graça, Taciana Peão Lopes, Paulo Ferreira and Márcio Paulo

Mozambique’s capital and financial markets remain small and undeveloped, but this situation is gradually starting to change to match the rapid growth and development of the country in the past decade.

The 2013 guide to Foreign direct investment Mining for success

Mozambique Mining for success

Date: 2012

Authors:Taciana Peão Lopes, Paulo Ferreira and Márcio Paulo

Mining activities in Mozambique are regulated by a number of legal instruments: Law No 14/2002 of June 26 2002 (the Mining Law itself); Decree No 62/2006 of December 26 2006 (implementing regulations for the Mining Law); Law No 11/200 of June 27 2007, which updates the taxation regime for mining activities; Law No 13/2007 of June 27 2007, which establishes tax incentives for mining activities; Decree No 5/2008 of April 9 2008, which regulates specific taxes for mining activities

Oil regulation 2012

Oi Regulation in Mozambique

Date: 2012

Authors: Pedro Couto, Taciana Peão Lopes and Paulo Ferreira

The Strategic Plan for the Concession of Areas for Petroleum Operations published on 8 June 2009 states that the sedimentary basins in Mozambique have areas with great potential for the occurrence of oil.