Zara Jamal, Partner at JLA Advogados, was distinguished in an initiative of Iberian Lawyer, the legal information journal of Portugal, Spain and Latin America. Every two years the publication selects forty lawyers under the age of forty who are most prominent in the Iberian Peninsula in their field of practice.


Zara Jamal’s career has been particularly focused on Banking and Finance Law, in sectors such as banking, mining and oil and gas. She may also be noted for the work she has done in the setting up and growth of JLA Advogados.


In 2019, the Forty under Forty awards were divided into two categories for the first time: individual honours and team honours. The Individual category honours the best lawyers under 40 in twenty practice areas.


The awards ceremony was held in Madrid, at Espacio Harley, before an audience which included some of the top names in the sector.

In 2019, Chambers and Partners (Global) recognised JLA Advogados for General Business Law in Mozambique and, individually, also distinguished Zara Jamal, Partner at the firm in the same.

Chambers and Partners is one of the oldest directories assessing the global law market, and ranks the best and greatest law firms. It acts as an important measure of quality recognised all over the world by companies and Clients, based on an independent and strict process of analysis, via submissions and feedback from Clients and peers

In 2019, Legal 500 EMEA ranked JLA Advogados in 3rd place for Local Law Firms, Mozambique..


The Legal 500 is an important directory in the sector that performs a comparative analysis of over 100 jurisdictions all over the world.

IFLR1000 ranked JLA Advogados as a top law firm under the areas of Financial and Corporate and Project Development. Further distinguishing Zara Jamal, Partner at the Firm, under Banking and M&A.

JLA Advogados was selected for the shortlist of the Legal Week 2020 African Legal Awards. These awards recognize the greatest achievements of the legal community in Africa.


Zara Jamal, Partner at JLA Advogados, was selected for the category of Partner of the Year (Female) and JLA Advogados was nominated for the category of African Law Firm of the Year - Small Practice.

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