SOLEGE, LIMITADA was established in Malabo, the capital of Equatorial Guinea, in 2005, being a Miranda Alliance member for more than a decade. Over the years, SOLEGE and MIRANDA have jointly assisted international clients in connection with a significant number of projects and transactions related to Equatorial Guinea.

The firm’s lawyers are fluent in Spanish and English, among other languages, and are able to advise clients on all areas of business law. Alongside a deep understanding of corporate and commercial issues, the firm has unrivalled expertise in the oil & gas sector – which activity underpins the Equatorial Guinea economy.

SOLEGE, LIMITADA is highly ranked by the leading international directories, including Chambers Global (Band 1), which in 2018 says:

A top-drawer firm acting on the full spectrum of business law mandates, including commercial transactions, labour matters and regulatory advice. The team displays formidable expertise in the oil and gas sector and is frequently instructed by overseas clients on significant projects, including construction and infrastructure mandates. The group is also well versed in banking, TMT, environment and tax matters, and is equally equipped to handle contentious work.

In 2017 Chambers Global Said:

“Esteemed full-service firm with a highly regarded team. It is routinely retained to assist overseas clients from the US, European and Asian markets. It is noted for its oil and gas sector expertise, with broad industry involvement in banking and telecommunications as well as the construction and infrastructure sectors. Tax and litigation matters are other areas of notable strength. It is acknowledged for its active presence in the sector, with sources stating: “The lawyers at this firm are good and have a promising career ahead.”

Pamela Castro

Pamela Castro has been part of the practice of Public Law of the firm, in which she advises local and international clients in administrative contracting processes, as well as administrative proceedings and litigations. Pamela is a highly perfectionist so she makes sure that every detail of her work is of the best quality, in addition, she is constantly deepening her studies in order to provide the client with the best and most up to date service. She speaks Spanish, English and French.

Academic Background:

Law Degree from the University of Costa Rica and graduated from the program with honors (2014).

Master degree in Public Law from the University of Costa Rica and the Universitiy of Toulouse I Capitole, in Toulouse, France, and graduated from the program with honors (2016).

Currently carrying out a Diploma in Public Contracts of the University of Castilla-La Mancha together with the Research Group of Global Public Law of the University da Coruña and the Ibero-American Network of Public Procurement. She speaks Spanish, English and French.

Unshakable Passion:

That’s what has moved us for over 15 years.

Passion for what we do. Pride in what we can achieve.

We recognized that being the very best professionals was not enough. We needed to serve our clients with an exceptional service based on understanding their business, their dreams and challenges.

These past 16 years have been an exciting journey of professional transformation from expert professionals to a catalyst of our clients’ vision.

Today, we are ready to join you in your quest for success. We are ready to bring an optimistic vision to any challenge, encourage you to turn your vision into reality and offer you the unrivalled gift of peace of mind.

At Batalla, we firmly believe in the creative spirit of our clients.

That’s why we are committed to push the success of our clients forward with the extraordinary talent of our people.

It’s a purpose that has defined who we are since January 2001.

“A prestigious firm with an efficient division of professionals in each area. They always strive for excellence and undoubtedly have a broad knowledge of each practice area” ~ Chambers Latin America 2016

Fernando Barbalho Martins


  • Master in Public Law (State University of Rio de Janeiro/2005)
  • MBA in Sports Marketing and Management (Trevisan Business School/2015) and LLM Candidate in Sports Law (De Montfort University, England)
  • Rio de Janeiro State Attorney
  • Former Federal Attorney
  • Founding partner of CBB Advocacia
  • Associate Professor of Administrative Law of the Postgraduate programs of Fundação Getúlio Vargas/FGV, Candido Mendes University and the State Magistrate’s School of Rio de Janeiro.
  • Co-author of Administrative Law (Rio de Janeiro: Lumen Juris, 2009) and author of About Right and Democracy: Neoconstitutionalism, Democratic Principle and the Crisis of the Representative System (Rio de Janeiro: Lumen Juris, 2007).
  • Languages: Portuguese, English, Italian and French.


Advocacia Caldas, Barbalho & Bucar:

CBB Advocacia was founded in September 2000, and the firm is built upon the intention of its members to form a legal office able to offer a highly technical and specialised service. CBB Advocacia provides tailor-made solutions in order to overcome the traditional model of litigation management and bases its services on the following principles:

  • individualized attention to every demand, optimizing the economic advantage and decreasing the liabilities involved in each case;
  • constant interaction with its customers, in order to improve their defense, based on the technical data of its economic activity;
  • the virtualization of its documents and the intense use of technology, enabling cost savings in the management of each process and ensuring agility in the reviewing of information and in the internal and external communication of its team.

Besides the representation before judicial and administrative bodies, CBB Advocacia develops high standard legal advisory, always guided by customized service to its clients, in order to inspire the shaping of legal solutions for the development of business activities and the prevention or reduction of the inherent risks of the duties performed by its customers.

Located in modern facilities in the heart of the financial and business center of Rio de Janeiro, CBB Advocacia has a quick access to all state judicial courts, and the firm is also within a few minutes from the regional courts by bus or subway. Its location also allows easy contact to almost all public agencies and private entities related to the performance on behalf of its clients

Public and Administrative Law Practice:
  • legal advice and judicial defense of public and private entities in Administrative and Constitutional Law issues;
  • legal counseling in the fields of regulation, public services, government contracts and other partnership agreements with the Public Administration;
  • comprehensive legal advice on public bidding procedures, including administrative complaints, legal structuring of proposals, assessment of requirements and qualifying documents and presentation and defense in administrative appeals;
  • judicial defense of the interest of public bidders;
  • defense in public civil inquiries;
  • intervention in constitutional judicial review procedures;
  • defense in administrative proceedings.

Tim Clarke

Tim leads the firm’s Public Law & Policy practice and has over 20 years’ experience providing public law and policy advice to major national and international corporates, key government departments, state owned enterprises and crown entities.

He is also a leading advisor on regulatory law matters (including economic regulation) across a range of industry sectors including finance, transportation, health, fisheries, food, water, ports, airports and energy.

Prior to joining Russell McVeagh in 2005, Tim established and led the Public Law & Policy practice of another major New Zealand Law firm

Public Law Practice:

Russell McVeagh’s Public Law & Policy team supports and advises our clients across a range of regulatory, legislative and policy issues.

Government policy and regulation have direct and sometimes significant impacts on the terms of business. These consequences underscore the commercial importance of understanding and participating in the policy process, and bringing the right legal skills to bear on the management of regulatory and legislative issues.

Russell McVeagh’s team of experts work with you to better inform and on occasion shape regulatory outcomes, using our knowledge of Parliamentary and policy processes and administrative law

Russell McVeagh:

Russell McVeagh is New Zealand’s premier commercial law firm.

Russell McVeagh has nearly 400 staff and partners across our Auckland and Wellington offices. Our lawyers are highly regarded in their fields and are recognised internationally for their expertise