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Auxilio Nhabanga

Senior Lawyer

CGA – Couto, Graça & Associados
Av. 24 de Julho, 7
Languages Portuguese, English

Auxílio Nhabanga is an accomplished lawyer, with a diverse range of expertise in litigation, property law, taxation, labor law, tourism, and alternative dispute resolution. With a solid educational background and extensive experience, Auxílio has established himself as a respected legal professional in his field. 

Auxilio's commitment to public service is evident through his roles in local government and institutions. He served as the Chairman of the Board of Directors of "Agência de Desenvolvimento Económico Local de Maputo" from 2005 to 2009, contributing to the economic development of the region. He was also a Councilor for the Municipal Administration and Institutional Development of the Municipality of the City of Matola from 2004 to 2009, playing a vital role in local governance. 

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Relevant experience

  • Associate Lawyer in Couto, Graça & Associados, since 2011;  
  • Head of the Litigation Department at Furtado, Bhikha, Loforte, Popat & Associados, from 2010 to 2011;  
  • Partner at Fernanda Lopes & Associados, from 2004 to 2008;  
  • Trainee Lawyer at Fernanda Lopes & Associados, from 2000 to 2004.                                                                                                
  • Arbitration
  • 2023 training in "INTERNATIONAL COMMERCIAL ARBITRATION", in Cape Town, by The Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa – AFSA, in partnership with "The University of Pretoria – UNISA".    
  • 2020 Appointment to the SADC panel of international commercial arbitrators.   
  • 2018 Post-graduation in "Arbitration", by the Faculty of Law of the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique.   
  • 2014 Training in International Arbitration, organized by the Center for Arbitration, Conciliation and Mediation of Maputo, in partnership with JMiles & Co, and "Fernanda Lopes e Associados Advogados".          
  •  Insolvency 
  • 2019 Training (Maputo) in insolvency administration in Mozambique, by the World Bank Group (IFC).   
  • 2014 Training (Maputo) in insolvency administration and recovery of commercial entrepreneurs, given by Sal & Caldeira, Advogados, Lda.
  • Other:
  • SADC panel: Admission to the SADC Panel of International Commercial Arbitrators in 2020.  
  • President of the Judicial Council of the Mozambican Bar Association, from 2016 to 2020.  
  • Maputo Local Economic Development Agency (ADEL – Maputo): Chairman of the Board of Directors, from 2005 to 2009.  
  • Councilor for the area of "Municipal Administration and Institutional Development" in the Municipality of the City of Matola, from 2004 to 2009.                                                                                                        
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  • Nhabanga A., Lopes F. e Lopes A., 2003, Código Comercial e Legislação Complementar, 1st Edition, Moçambique Editora, Mozambique.  


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Lectures list

Teacher of the courses of Civil Procedure I and II at the University of São Tomás de Moçambique, since 2014;  

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  • Post-graduation in Arbitration, from the Faculty of Law of the Eduardo Mondlane University, Maputo, Mozambique, in 2018.
  • Completion of part of modular masters in Tax Law, with the degree of specialist in Tax Law, at Universidade A Politécnica, Maputo, Mozambique, in 2012. 
  • Law Degree, from Faculdade de Direito of Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique, in 2001.  
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