Name: Luís Filipe Carvalho
Firm Name: ADCA Advogados
Country: Angola
Expertise: Foreign Investment Law

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Professional Biography:

Luis Filipe Carvalho is the managing partner of ADCA Advogados.

“Technically excellent and strong in negotiations.” ~ Chambers and Partners

Academic Qualifications:

– Lisbon University School of Law, Law Degree, 1990

Professional Qualifications:

– Lawyer admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association
– Admitted to the Angolan Bar Association
– Member of the Criminal Forum Direction – Association of Criminal Lawyers, 2012-2014
– Member of the Leonino Council, Sporting Clube de Portugal, 2011-2013
– Vice President of the Sporting Clube de Portugal Foundation, 2011-2013
– CJLP – Community of Portuguese language Lawyers – Founding Member, 2010
– Member of the Board of ASSOFT – Portuguese Software Association, 2007-2012
– Member of the General Council of the Portuguese Bar Association, 2005-2007
– Member of the Lisbon Council of the Bar Association, 2002-2004
– Permanent Representative in UALP – Union of Lawyers of Portuguese Language, 2005-2007

Professional Experience:

– Partner of DLA Piper ABBC
– Lecturer in ESA
– Lecturer of Post Graduation Courses in ISLA, 2006-2012
– Regular speaker in Post Graduation Courses in Real Estate at the Lisbon Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, 2004-2007
– Assistant Professor at the Lisbon University Law Faculty, 1990-1997
– Lecturer of Post Graduation Course in Court of Auditors, 1994
– Participated as Portuguese Bar Association representative regarding revision of legislation regarding Real Estate Leases in September of 2004 (in XV Government) and in May and July of 2005 (XVI Government)


– Portuguese
– English
– Spanish

About Us:

ADCA is a law firm based in Angola with strong links across the globe, ensuring we are well-positioned to respond to the most sophisticated client needs. We work closely with our clients and pride ourselves on a deep understanding of their business, allowing us to work together in partnership with them.

ADCA is a member of DLA Piper Africa, whose members are comprised of independent African law firms which work in conjunction with DLA Piper, one of the world’s largest law firms.

We provide legal services across a wide range of specialist fields in which we have gathered experience, with a focus on deal-making and corporate advisory services. We tailor our legal practice to the changing face and vitality of the Angolan economy and to our clients international standing and aspirations. Everything we do reflects our complete dedication and strict compliance with professional standards.

ADCA works closely with DLA Piper ABBC in Portugal, allowing us to respond effectively to the growing importance of the Angolan market for foreign corporations and investors.