Fernanda Lopes

Fernanda Lopes is from Maputo, Mozambique and graduated in 1986 from Universidade Católica, Portugal. Since 1987, Fernanda Lopes has practiced mainly in the areas of company law, contract law and litigation. She speaks Portuguese and English.

Firm Overview:

Founded in Maputo in 1995, Fernanda Lopes & Associados-Advogados has a long and strong presence in the Mozambique market. The founding partners, Fernanda Lopes and Teodato Hunguana, bring extensive experience to the firm and the activity.

FL&A is a full service corporate and commercial law firm, assisting companies in its activity needs and legal areas related to the activity of companies (law of contracts, labour law, property, real estate and land laws, industrial property and litigation).

FL&A regularly advises major international corporations seeking to operate in Mozambique’s investment climate.

The firm has built strong knowledge and expertise in natural resources, energy, transport and infrastructure matters.

In the firm, we believe that understanding our clients allows us to assist and advice pragmatically and solution-oriented. Competent and ethical professional behaviour, commitment and technical excellence, both to clients and to the profession, approaching the client priorities with a pragmatic and solution oriented perspective, offering an in depth knowledge of the market and quality legal services with efficiency.

Eduardo Alberto Calú

Eduardo Alberto Calú is Managing Partner at SAL & Caldeira Advogados. He advises national and international clients on matters ranging from tax compliance and structuring, to collective bargaining and labour discipline. He has been extensively involved in the reform of the tax framework for the oil and gas and mining sectors in Mozambique, representing industry interests. He is also a university lecturer in criminal law and criminal procedure.

Firm Overview:

SAL & Caldeira Advogados, Lda., is a leading, full-service Mozambican law firm headquartered in Maputo and with offices in Tete and a liaison office in Beira. The firm strives to combine local experience with international best practice to offer high quality legal services. It not only offers expert knowledge in its key practice areas but also works actively on legal reform in Mozambique.

The firm’s clients include many multinational and national corporations including leading oil and gas and mining companies as well as other foreign investors, international banks and many diplomatic missions and international NGOs.

As well as its company-specific work, the firm was instrumental in founding and representing the Mozambican international petroleum operators’ association (Associação Moçambicana de Operadores Petrolíferas Internacionais (AMOPI)) and the Chamber of Mines of Mozambique (CMM). As such, SAL & Caldeira participates in the negotiation of legislation and regulations on behalf of the extractive industries vis-à-vis the Government in a broad range of matters, from sector-specific regulations to labour rules and tax laws. The firm also frequently represents Mozambique’s Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA) in the negotiation of strategic, business-related legislation (for example, the megaprojects law and the labour law).

Although particularly recognised for its activity in the field of natural resources, the firm’s expertise covers the full range of legal disciplines including banking, tax, corporate, commercial, administrative law, employment, immigration and litigation. Most SAL & Caldeira lawyers speak English as well as Portuguese.