Abreu Advogados goes to Guinea-Bissau eyeing African business
The Portuguese firm joins hands with Armindo Serqueira to tap the vast emerging market in the Portuguese-speaking African countries
One of the top Portuguese law firms Abreu Advogados has entered into a partnership with Armindo Serqueira, a local law firm of the West African nation Guinea-Bissau continued its investment in the Portuguese-speaking African market with the announcement of a partnership with the Guinea-Bissau law firm Armindo Serqueira.
Abreu Advogados is eyeing the vast potential of inward investment in Guinea-Bissau and other West African countries.
Abreu has a formidable Portugal-based Guinea-Bissau desk comprising of partners Manuel Santos Vítor and Maria Inês Assis. The partnership between the two firms will see Armindo Serqueira link up with Abreu's Guinea-Bissau desk.
"The growth of the African market and the fact that Guinea-Bissau belongs to the West African Economic and Monetary Union provide an attractive ground for investors and companies. For us it was essential to be present in this market and corresponding to the requests of our clients," Vítor said.
Armindo Serqueira's team includes firm founder Armindo Serqueira and lawyers Marisa Adriano Augusto Lima Pires, Amarildo Desejado Araújo, Domingos Pereira and Elisio Cali.
The firm is known in West Africa for advising foreign investors operating in Guinea Bissau, with local companies, government agencies and private clients.
"We are very pleased with the partnership agreement we have signed. Guinea-Bissau has been standing out in Africa for its investment opportunities and I believe this joint performance will allow an excellent service and strategic contribution to the clients of both firms," the firm's founder Serqueira said.
Sectors the two firms are targeting for inward investment include energy, construction, fishing and agro-industry.
The tie-up is the latest addition to Abreu's growing international network in Portuguese-speaking countries that includes Angola, Cape Verde, Mozambique, Brazil, China-Macau and East Timor.