José Miguel Oliveira

José Miguel Oliveira joined VdA in 2015. He is Managing Associate of the Oil&Gas practice.

José brings clients deep expertise in corporate & commercial matters and applies over 10 years of international experience in African jurisdictions, notably in Angola and Mozambique, to offer tailored advice in such diverse areas as M&A, FDI (Foreign Direct Investment), forex, and shipping & maritime. He has been actively involved in several transactions in those jurisdictions, advising investors/companies in sectors running the gamut from oil & gas, energy, infrastructures, distribution/wholesale, retail services and shipping and ports

In particular as concerns the oil&gas sector, he provides regular advice to operators and oilfield service companies on regulatory and transactional matters, being particularly active in the design and implementation of all sort of business and contractual structures, including, to name a few, consortiums, joint ventures and services agreements, and restructurings.

José is qualified to practice law in both Portugal and Angola.

His regular presence in Angola and Mozambique ensure that his understanding of the local environment and relevant legal framework is second to none.

Law degree, University of Coimbra Faculty of Law.

Post-graduation in Companies Law, University of Coimbra Faculty of Law.

Post-graduation in Employment Law, University of Coimbra Faculty of Law.

LL.M in Commercial and Financial Law, King's College London Faculty of Law. 

Before joining the firm he worked for six years at Miranda Correia Amendoeira.

In 2008 he was seconded to the Corporate and Commercial Law Department at Eversheds International LLP's London office.

From 2002 to 2008 he worked at Barrocas Sarmento Neves.

Author of various books and articles including the chapters about Portugal and Angola in the "Shipping & International Trade Law", published by Thomson Reuters in 2015.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Admitted to the Angolan Bar Association.

English, French.

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