PLMJ confirms new associated firm in Angola
PLMJ has announced the creation of PLMJ Colab Angola – RVA Advogados, its new local partner in Angola
PLMJ Colab Angola – RVA Advogados focuses on providing support for companies that want to set up or operate businesses in Angola, and it applies a cross-sector, full-service approach. The team includes some of the professionals that PLMJ had already worked with in Angola and it has now been strengthened by founding partner Renata Valenti (pictured) and two new members.
PLMJ Colab Angola – RVA Advogados is part of PLMJ Colab, an international network that includes the offices of PLMJ located in Portugal and a group of law firms based in countries with cultural and strategic ties to Portugal.
The Angola firm is headed by Renata Valenti, a senior counsel from the Corporate M&A practice. Valenti has returned to PLMJ where she was of counsel and a senior associate in PLMJ’s partner firm in Angola from 2012 to 2017.
Bruno Ferreira, PLMJ’s managing partner said: “With PLMJ Colab Angola – RVA Advogados we are better prepared than ever to support business people and companies that want to do business in Angola, whatever the challenge or sector of the economy. The new local team of lawyers is highly skilled and Renata Valenti, who is returning to PLMJ, is a key figure who we welcome back with great enthusiasm and with the conviction that this is the beginning of a new cycle of engagement with the Angolan market.”
Renata Valenti, founder of PLMJ Colab Angola – RVA Advogados said: “We are proud and excited to announce the creation of PLMJ Colab Angola – RVA Advogados. We begin this new cycle with a team that has been strengthened with the best lawyers in Angola and with a guarantee: we are the right partner when it comes to growing businesses in Angola. We are committed to our clients and to helping strengthen the country’s economy. It is also a return to a new PLMJ that is in a better position than ever to support business development”.
Renata Valenti is senior counsel in the Corporate M&A practice. In addition to Corporate and M&A matters, she provides advice on Employment Law, Real Estate and Construction (including real estate investment bodies), Regulatory Law and Compliance and Private Investment projects. In recent years, she has worked on technical assistance projects for Angolan public entities in the water and sanitation sector financed by the African Development Bank.
Renata has postgraduate degrees in human rights from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra and in negotiation and mediation of disputes from the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto.
Before returning to PLMJ, where she was of counsel and a senior associate at the partner firm in Angola from 2012 to 2017, she worked as an independent consultant and was a lawyer at ALC Advogados, and a consultant at the Portuguese law firm Morais Leitão.