Who we are

JLA Advogados is a Mozambican law firm that provides a high quality service to its Clients across the various branches of Law. 


Our firm, which is undergoing expansion and is one of the most dynamic in the Mozambique market, is composed of experienced professionals with in-depth knowledge of Mozambican law. 

Based on a strict ethical code, JLA Advogados seeks excellence in order to respond in the most efficient way to the needs of its Clients, investing in the provision of quality services with effective added value.




Operationalization of the activities of the Competition Regulatory Authority

The Competition Law provides, inter alia, for anti-competitive practices whose verification it is intended to prohibit, unless in circumstances expressly and exceptionally provided for in the Competition Law or its Regulation.

New Law on Credit Institutions and Financial Companies

The New Law on Credit Institutions and Financial Companies, approved by Law no. 20/2020 of 31 December, which revokes the previous Law 15/99 of 1 November, as amended by Law no. 9/2004 of 21 July (hereinafter "LICSF"), was recently published. 

What’s new

JLA Advogados sponsors the Mozambique Fintechs week - Fintech.MZ´21

JLA Advogados sponsors the Mozambique Fintechs week - Fintech.MZ´21 - organised by the Fintechs Association of Mozambique, which will take place online from 22nd – 25th February.

Absalão Mapanze represents JLA in an online conference dedicated to insolvency and restructuring of companies

The JLA associate, Absalão Mapanze, will be present, on the 27th of January, at 17h MZ, in the online conference dedicated to the insolvency and restructuring of companies in the Portuguese-speaking space.

Zara Jamal in an interview with Africa Legal

JLA partner Zara Jamal spoke with the information portal Africa Legal about the recent appointment of JLA Advogados as the best law firm of the year in the African market.

Investment opportunities in Mozambique are the subject of a podcast with Zara Jamal and Ana Sofia Batista

Zara Jamal, Partner at JLA Advogados and Abreu Advogados, and Ana Sofia Batista, partner at Abreu Advogados, were invited to the Africa Legal podcast, entitled “Close Connections' with JLA & Abreu Advogados”.



Our team is prepared to provide our customers with the best quality services and the highest professionalism, with the aim of constantly satisfying the interests of the people and entities that seek us.

Being a young, dynamic and technically well prepared team, we make every effort to 
a constant and continuous update on what surrounds us, investing in training and new learning.


One of the main characteristics of our Team is its ability to communicate with Customers in your original language. All of our employees are fluent in at least two languages.

Always following computer innovations and innovations in terms of communications, both 
the office, like its employees, are experienced users of new technologies information, making them indispensable tools for their work.



JLA Advogados was elected as the best law firm of the year in the African market, at the international awards Africa Legal Awards 2020, an initiative of Law.com International publisher.


In order to provide legal services adapted to the strategic needs of our Clients in other countries, JLA Advogados has established important partnerships with other entities and foreign law firms.




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Join our team

When choosing staff to join our team, we look for dynamic, responsible and effective professionals who fit in with the culture of our office and our work philosophy.


Some of the factors we consider important when deciding between applicants are motivation, commitment, technical knowledge and a positive and proactive attitude.


JLA Advogados | Maputo - Mozambique

Rua dos Desportistas, nº. 691, Edifício JAT 6.1 
13º Piso - Fracção Norte

Maputo - Mozambique

Tel.: (+258) 21 317 159 | Fax: (+258) 21 317 172

E-mail: maputo@jlaadvogados.com

Abreu Advogados | Lisbon

Av. Infante D. Henrique, nº. 26
1149-096 Lisboa | Portugal

Site: www.abreuadvogados.com

Tel.: (+351) 217 231 800 | Fax: (+351) 217 231 899

E-mail: lisboa@abreuadvogados.com

Abreu Advogados | Porto

Rua S. João de Brito, 605 E - 4.º
4100-455 Porto


Site: www.abreuadvogados.com


Tel.: (+351) 226 056 400 | Fax: (+351) 226 001 816

E-mail: porto@abreuadvogados.com

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