Recent legislation

Decree No. 20/2021 of April 13, 2021
–»  Amends Articles 1, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 12, 13, 17, 18, 20, 22, 23, 29, 30, 31, 32, 34, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 47, 48, 50, 53, 54, 55, 56, 57, 61, 62, 65, 71 and 73 of the Investment Law Regulation, approved by Decree No. 43/2009 of 21 August, and repeals Decree No. 48/2013 of 13 September 2009, and repeals Decree No. 48/2013 of 13 September 2009, and repeals Decree No. 48/2013 of 13 September 2009, and repeals Decree No. 48/2013 of 13 September 2009, and repeals Decree No. 48/2013 of 13 September 2009, and repeals Decree No. 48/2013 of 13 September 2013 of September 13, 2009.

Decree No. 21/2021 of April 13, 2021
–» Concerning the revision of Decree No. 60/2018 of 1 October, amending and re-amending Decree No. 74/2017 of 29 December, which approves the Regulation on the Granting of Fishing Rights and Fisheries Licensing

Ministerial Diploma No. 24/2021 of 30 March 2021
–» Approves the Rules of Procedure of the Labor Mediation and Arbitration Commission (COMAL) and Labor Mediation and Arbitration Centers (CEMAL) and repeals Ministerial Decrees No. 108/2014 of 30 July and No. 111/2015 of 16 December

Recent legislation

Law No. 20/2020 of 31 December 2020
–> Law on Credit Institutions and Financial Corporations and repeals Laws No. 15/99 of 1 November and No. 9/2004 of 21 July

Decree No. 110/2020 of December 18, 2020
–> Establishes measures to contain the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic, while the Situation of Public Calamity is in force and repeals Decree No 102/2020 of 23 November 2020

Law No. 17/2020 of December 23, 2020
–> Amends Articles 214 and 215 of the Penal Code, adopted by Law No. 24/2019 of 24 December 2019

Law No. 18/2020 of 23 December 2020
–> Amends Articles 159, 256, Chapter III of Title I of Book X, Articles 485, 486, 487, 488 of the Code of Criminal Procedure, adopted by Law No. 25/2019 of 26 December 2019

CGA recommended by the IFLR 1000

The IFLR 1000 has once again recognized CGA as “TOP TIER FIRM” and his partners Pedro Couto, Telmo Ferreira, Jorge Graça and Faizal Jusob as “Highly Regarded”.

Client recommendation:

“CGA’s involvement on our side allowed the achievement on significant milestones for the execution of the contracts with the local authorities and our public/private partners. Its proximity to the clients, to the administrations, and the private companies, the strong involvement of its partners, and its experience on numerous transactions, turn CGA a key partner”. – Project finance Client

“It has appropriate expertise in corporate matters” – Financial services regulatory client

“In depth-market knowledge and experience in the most relevant energy projects. Control over the transactions in which they are implicated and the quality of the documentation in which they are involved” – Project development client.

“Proactive and efficient” – M&A Client

“This company’s positive attributes are the professionalism of their lawyers, always been able to help the client, they knowledge in laws which goes accordingly to their legal opinions” – Restructuring and insolvency client

Pedro Couto

“Total Knowledge of the dynamics and trends of the energy sectors, always finding solutions to complex situations” – Project development client

“Knowledge, experience, good netwok in Mozambique, availability and responsiveness” - Project finance client

Telmo Ferreira

“Excellent Corporate Lawyer” – Financial services regulatory client

“Available, competent, understand our business and legally updated”. – M&A Client

Couto, Graça & Associados (CGA) Notice

Dear Customers and other Partners,

Within the framework of the strategy and rules issued by the Government of the Republic of Mozambique with a view to preventing and combating COVID-19, CGA hereby issues the compulsory measures adopted for access to the office, as well as in its operations and relations with third parties, under the following terms:

A- Access to the office:

  1. Use of mask / visor or face shield in all public spaces of CGA;
  2. Temperature measurement and sanitization of hands at the entrance;
  3. Frequent cleaning of the hands with alcohol gel;
  4. Maintain distance of at least 1.5 meters;

B- Operation

  1. Strengthening the security and frequent sanitization of our facilities;
  2. Suspension of international travel and reduction of domestic travel to that which is strictly necessary for the fulfilment of unavoidable obligations inherent to judicial mandates;

C - Relations with third parties:

1. Replacement, as far as possible, of face-to-face meetings using different means of communication (e.g. videoconferences or telephone conferences), thus reducing the number of employees working face-to-face and, consequently, the implementation of a rotation plan.

Our services continue to be provided by our lawyers, whether they are working on our premises or working remotely. All lawyers can be contacted by means of e-mails and telephone numbers from the respective profiles included on our website (

We will continue to monitor the evolution of the situation, as well as the positioning of the Government and other public entities, adjusted to our activity, whenever necessary.

We hope for a quick return to normality, with as little impact on our lives as possible.

Pedro Couto


Recent legislation

Ministerial Diploma No 47/2020 of 14 September 2020
–» Updates the amounts of the fees payable by applicants and holders of the Right to Use and Use of land, contained in the Land Law Regulation, approved by Decree No. 66/98 of 8 December and Decree No. 77/99 of 15 October and repeals Ministerial Diploma No. 144/2010 of 24 August

Order of 26 August 2020
–’ Transforms the 3rd and 8th Sections of Minors of the Judicial Court of the Province of Sofala into Family and Minor sections