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Sérvulo establishes new partnership in Cabo Verde


SÉRVULO has a long-standing relationship with the African continent, so we are pleased to announce the partnership established with MJN Advogados, one of Cabo Verde’s main law firms, located in Praia.

Founded in 2003 by Maria João Novais, MJN ADVOGADOS has grown into a prestigious international law firm, covering a wide spectrum of industries and practice areas. It particularly focuses on the preparation of dossiers for public tenders, evaluation of offers, contract negotiation and extrajudicial and judicial monitoring of the execution of public and private works contracts. It also delivers expertise in the areas of banking, financial and tax law, foreign investment and tourism utility, commercial and civil law, labour litigation and administrative law. The firm is practised at issuing opinions of various kinds and advice on the drafting of legislation.

Current Managing Partner of MJN Advogados, Maria João de Novais, has a degree from the University of Lisbon’s Faculty of Law and is a member of the Portuguese and Cape Verdean Bar Association. She brings a great deal of experience of law practice in both countries to the firm.

SÉRVULO's Managing Partner, Paulo Câmara, explains that, although the ties to Africa are old ones, they have been developing in recent years, especially in Cape Verde, Mozambique, and Angola. There, our firm has advised banks, regulatory authorities and other public entities. Our work is clearly visible in a number of important projects involving the preparation of legislative and regulatory legislation, particularly in the areas of Public Procurement, Banking and Capital Markets. Paulo Câmara also points out the importance of the dynamic role of the African Desk, led by partners Mark Kirkby and João Saúde – whose efforts in developing SÉRVULO's geographic coverage in this part of the globe have resulted in the establishment of quality partnerships such as the one now signed with MJN Advogados.