Name: Vitor Marques da Cruz
Firm Name: MVA Mota Veiga - Sociedade de Advogados, RL
Country: Angola
Expertise: Business Law

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Professional Biography:

Vitor Marques da Cruz is the founding partner of the Portuguese law firm MC&A, specialized in international business advisory, with a special focus in Lusophone markets. He has extensive experience in business Law, including large-scale M&A and corporate transactions and is specialized in Financial and Banking Law. He focuses his practice in advising government departments and international companies in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique, being referred to in several Handbooks and Global Law guides as one of the top Portuguese business lawyers working in the African market.

He graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon in 1982, where he was also an Assistant of Public Financial Law. He holds a post-graduate degree in European Law from the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University. Vítor Marques da Cruz is a regular speaker at events on investment in the African market, having participated in numerous international conferences and seminars to raise awareness about business specificities and opportunities in countries such as Angola, Mozambique, Guinea, Cape Verde, Sao Tome and Principe, among others. He also collaborates with several international law guides, through articles published on the legal systems and investment conditions of these markets. His main areas of intervention include legal advisory in the sectors of banking, construction, real estate and energy.

Professional Associations:

– Member of the Portuguese Bar Association.
– Member of the APA (Portuguese Association of Arbitration).


– Post-graduation in European Law by the School of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University (1983).
– Law degree by the School of Law of the University of Lisbon (1982).

Team – Angola:

Established in Luanda in 2011, in partnership with MC&A, MVA was created based on years of experience of its founding partner Mauro Mota Veiga, and with the know-how and support of MC&A’s team.

Currently, MVA an Angolan law firm with international recognition and wide experience in legal advice for towards investment operations in Angola.

MVA offers a wide range of legal services in several areas of law, with particular focus on the Banking, Energy, Corporate, M&A, Labor and Tax sectors.