Vitor Marques da Cruz

Thank you very much for clicking on my profile. My name is Vitor Marques da Cruz and founded partner of Portuguese law firm MC&A, which specializes in advising on international business, with a particular focus on Portuguese-speaking markets.

I have extensive experience in business law, including large-scale M&A and corporate transactions, and specializes in finance and banking law. He focuses his practice on advising government departments and international companies in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique, and has been cited in several global law guides as one of the best Portuguese business lawyers working in the African market.

  • Advised a Middle Eastern sovereign wealth fund on the acquisition of several companies in Portugal;
  • Advised a banking syndicate on the first and second issues of floating rate notes by the government of the Autonomous Region of the Azores;
  • Advised a Chinese company on the acquisition of part of EDP’s share capital.
  • Advised an international banking institution on various loans granted to the Angolan government;
  • Advised a UK-based banking institution on various financing operations for the Angolan aviation company (TAAG);
  • Assisted an International Financial Group, based in New York, on various financing projects in Angola with private entities and on the financing and negotiation of a loan agreement signed with the Angolan government;
  • Advised a Multinational Company in the oil and gas sector, based in the United Kingdom, on the establishment of facilities in Angola for the production of LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas);
  • Advised an international consultancy group on the legal framework for electricity regulation in Angola;
  • Assisted a banking institution based in South Africa on setting up a representative office in Angola;
  • Advised a Chinese oil company on the acquisition of a concession in Angola.
  • Advised a Banking Institution on its incorporation in Mozambique and advice on various financing operations in the country;
  • Advised government entities on negotiations with the main LNG concessionaires and the creation of the legal framework for LNG operations in Mozambique;
  • Advised an Indian oil multinational on a natural gas transaction in Mozambique and on the acquisition of an oil concession in Angola (transactions concluded);
  • Advised a utility company on its commercial strategy for restructuring its shareholding in electricity generation and transportation projects in Mozambique.


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