Leopoldo de Amaral
(+258) 84 315 9050
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A member of AIPN (the Association of International Petroleum Negotiators), the Mozambique Bar Association and a Trade Mark Agent, Leopoldo is an LLB graduate from Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) and LLM from University of Pretoria (South Africa). He is trained in Mining, Petroleum Law and Contracts by Wits University (South Africa). He was for several years an international law lecturer at Eduardo Mondlane University (Mozambique) and has vast experience in consulting for public and private entities in Mozambique. From 2013 to 2020 he represented major mining and oil & gas companies in Mozambique, and lenders and sponsors on power projects.
His legal career spans from Sal & Caldeira Advogados (Legal Advisor: 1999-2006 Mozambique); Open Society Foundation Southern Africa (Program Manager: 2006-2013 based in Johannesburg, South Africa); Sal & Caldeira Advogados (Manager: 2013-2015 Mozambique) and Sal & Caldeira Advogados (Partner: 2015-2020 Mozambique), and LOA Advogados Associados (Managing Partner: 2021 to present).
AREA OF EXPERTISE
- Commercial Law (corporate and finances), Energy & Natural Resources (Oil & Gas; Power; Mining; and Environment Law).