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Miranda becomes first major Portuguse law firm to open London offices

A Portuguese company is looking to take advantage of the growing interest from UK and international investors in the African market by becoming the first law firm from the country to set up offices in London.

Miranda Correia Amendoeira is setting up their new offices in London to assist its clients within the oil and gas industry as well as other key industries including banking and finance, real estate, mining and tax.

The firm will actually use the London hub as a base to work in other countries rather than the UK itself, including Francophone and Spanish and Lusophone (Portuguese speaking) Africa and Asia. This is much like their Houston office is used, serving as a base of operations for their work in Macau, China and countries in Africa including Angola and Cape Verde.

Managing partner for Miranda, Rui Amendoeira, said that opening the London office showed the firms continued commitment to building greater proximity to their clients, whether they were in Africa, Asia, Europe or in Latin America.

He said: “What’s important for us is to develop dedicated local expertise, to understand the reality of doing business in often challenging markets, and to work in partnership with our clients and referral partners – to be their eyes and ears on the ground. London is unique as a legal and financial centre, and from where there’s a growing flow of business particularly into Africa.”

Miranda is one of the biggest in law firms in Portugal and also the founding member of the Miranda Alliance, it now has offices in 14 countries and across four continents.

The office is due to open on 28 November.

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