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SAL & Caldeira

Full-Service Law Firm in Mozambique

SAL & Caldeira

Av. Julius Nyerere, 3412
P.O. Box 2830


Phone+258 (21) 241400
Fax +258 (21) 494710

E-mail  Contact Sonia Abdul Jabar Sultuane

Other Offices: Beira  

Law Firm Overview

SAL & Caldeira Advogados is a leading, full-service Mozambican law firm headquartered in Maputo and with offices in Tete and Beira. They strive to combine local experience with international best practice to offer high quality legal services. The firm not only offers expert knowledge in its key practice areas but also works actively on legal reform in Mozambique.

The firm’s clients include most of the leading petroleum and mining companies in Mozambique as well as other foreign investors, international banks and many diplomatic missions and international NGOs.

As well as its company-specific work, the firm was instrumental in founding and representing the Mozambican international petroleum operators’ association, Associação Moçambicana de Operadores Petrolíferas Internacionais (AMOPI), and the Chamber of Mines of Mozambique (CMM). As such, its lawyers negotiate legislation and regulations on behalf of the extractive industries vis-à-vis the Government in a broad range of matters, from sector-specific regulations to labour rules and tax laws. The firm also frequently represents Mozambique’s Confederation of Economic Associations (CTA) in the negotiation of strategic, business-related legislation (for example, the Mega-Projects Law and the Labour Law).

Although particularly recognised for its activity in the field of natural resources, the firm’s expertise covers the full range of legal disciplines including banking, tax, corporate, commercial, administrative law, employment, immigration and litigation.

SAL & Caldeira Advogados is frequently instructed by international firms including DLA Piper, Norton Rose, Edward Nathan Sonnenberg, Webber Wentzel, White & Case, Herbert Smith Freehills and Sullivan & Cromwell.

The firm recently relocated to more modern and spacious offices at JN3412, where many of the companies in the petroleum industry of Mozambique are headquartered.

Year this Office was Established: 1999

Languages: Portuguese, French, Spanish, English

Areas of Law

Areas of Law Description

Our areas of practice include:

Administrative Law

Assistance in legal and regulatory reforms that strengthen the Rule of Law and good governance. Had a leading role drafting and/or negotiating laws and regulations in areas including arbitration, bankruptcy, civil procedure, commercial and industrial licensing, labor, mining, oil & gas and telecommunications. Also includes offers advice on public procurement.

Banking & Foreign Exchange

Transactional support and regulatory advice relating to financial institutions and foreign exchange matters. Includes assistance in registering projects, loan agreements and capital imports and exports with the Central Bank.

Corporate and Commercial

The team provides general legal assistance in all commercial matters including negotiation and drafting of contracts, incorporation and licensing of companies and due diligence matters. Main contacts are Ássma Nordine Jeque, Ermelinda Gisela Manhiça, Olívia Picardo Ribeiro, Helder Fernando Cumbana, José Durão Gama, Nuno Miguel Victorino, Eugénia Elizabeth Nkutumula, Costa Mateus Amanze, Vanessa Manuel Chiponde, Manuel Virgilio Bila Júnior.


The firm offers advice on general labour law issues, disciplinary proceedings, employment agreements, internal regulations, foreign workers and immigration, pension and incentive schemes. Main contacts are Eduardo Alberto Calú, Gimina Luís
Mahumana, Helder Fernando Cumbana, Diana Paredes e Ramalho, Danilo Fenias Nhaca, Sofia Vitória Magaia.

Legal Reform

SAL & Caldeira is to keen to assist with legal and regulatory reforms that lead to the strengthening of the Rule of Law and good governance. The team has worked on laws and regulations in various practice areas including arbitration, bankruptcy, civil procedure, commercial and industrial licensing, justice sector institutional surveys, labour, mining, oil & gas and telecommunications. Main contacts are Ássma Nordine Jeque, Ermelinda Gisela Manhiça.

Litigation and Arbitration

The firm conducts a broad practice with a particular focus on commercial, civil, labour, tax and maritime issues. The team assists clients with both strategic advice and representation in court. Main contacts are JFlorentina David Tembe, Helder Fernando
Cumbana, Hermingarda Torre Menezes, Vladimir Eugénio Chongo, José Roque Gonçalves, Alexandre Menato Chivale, Esaú Getessemane Cossa, Victor Samate Mulungo.

Energy and Natural Resources

The firm offers advice on licensing, concession negotiations, contracts and regulation issues. Main contacts are Samuel J Levy, José Gerónimo Tovela, Augusto Armando Chivangue, Leopoldo Orlando de Amaral, Kaina Mamudo Mussagy.


The team offers advice on various tax matters to national and international clients from both the private and public sector. Main contacts are Eduardo Alberto Calú, Sérgio Ussene Arnaldo, Tânia Cristina dos Anjos Santhim.


General immigration issues, work permit applications within and beyond the legal quotas, short term work communications and all kinds of visas. main contacts are Soraia Calú Issufo, Helder Fernando Cumbana, Amrin Rafique Ismael Mamad, Agnelo Anselmo Guambe.

Intellectual property

The team offers comprehensive advice and the main contacts are Ássma Nordine Jeque, Marla Genoveva Mandlate, Leopoldo Orlando de Amaral, Ermelinda Gisela Manhiça, Miguel-Angelo Almeida, Costa Mateus Amanze, Diana Paredes e Ramalho, Esaú Getessemane Cossa, José Durão Gama, Nuno Miguel Victorino, Eugénia Elizabeth Nkutumula, Vanessa Manuel Chiponde, Olívia Picardo Ribeiro, Vitor Samate Mulungo, Manuel Virgilio Bila Júnior.


José Manuel Caldeira Mr. José Manuel Caldeira
Environmental and Natural Resources, Government, Litigation, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas

Eduardo da Costa Calú Mr. Eduardo Alberto da Costa Calú
Employment, Immigration, Tax

José Gonçalves Mr. José Roque Gonçalves
Employment, Immigration, Litigation

Soraia Issufo Ms. Soraia Calu Issufo
Employment, Immigration, Tax

Ássma Jeque Ms. Ássma Nordine Jeque
Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Local, Municipal and State Law, Public Law

Samuel Levy Mr. Samuel Levy
Managing Partner
Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Employment, Environmental and Natural Resources, Natural Resources

Marla Mandlate Ms. Marla Genoveva Mandlate
Banking and Finance, Commercial Law, Insurance


Miguel-Angelo Almeida Mr. Miguel-Angelo Almeida
Commercial Law, Insurance

Manuel Virgilio Bila Junior Mr. Manuel Virgilio Bila Junior
Administrative Law, Commercial Law

Armandinho Munhemeze Caula Mr. Armandinho Munhemeze Caula
Immigration, Visa, Work Permit

Vanessa Manuela Chiponde Ms. Vanessa Manuela Chiponde
Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Tax

Augusto Armando Chivangue Mr. Augusto Armando Chivangue
Immigration, Labor, Litigation, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas

Esaú Cossa Mr. Esaú Getessemane Cossa
Administrative Law, Civil Rights, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Finance

Xiluva da Costa Ms. Xiluva Nogueira da Costa
Administrative Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Government

Leopoldo de Amaral Leopoldo Orlando de Amaral
Natural Resources, Oil and Gas

Tânia dos Anjos Santhim Ms. Tânia Cristina dos Anjos Santhim
Administrative Law, Tax

José Gama Mr. José Durão Gama
Corporate Law

Agnelo Guambe Mr. Agnelo Anselmo Guambe
Junior Consultant

Miguel Natú Sebastião Laice
Junior Consultant

Sofia Magala Ms. Sofia Vitória Magala
Commercial Law, Labor, Tax

Gimina Mahumana Ms. Gimina Luís Mahumana
Senior Consultant

Amrin Mamad Ms. Amrin Mamad
Immigration, Visa, Work Permit

Ermelinda Manhiça Ms. Ermelinda Gisela Manhiça
Senior Consultant
Commercial Law, Corporate Law, Employment

Hermingarda Menezes Ms. Hermingarda Torre Menezes
Senior Consultant

Kaina Mussagy Ms. Kaina Mamundo Mussagy
Senior Consultant
Commercial Law, Labor, Natural Resources, Oil and Gas, Tax

Danilo Nhaca Mr. Danilo Fenias Nhaca
Senior Consultant

Cláudio Nhandamo Júnior
Immigration, Labor

Eugénia Nkutumula Ms. Eugénia Elizabeth Nkutumula
Commercial Law, Corporate Law

Diana Paredes e Ramalho Ms. Diana Paredes e Ramalho

Olívia Ribeiro Ms. Olívia Picardo Ribeiro
Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Law

Florentina Tembe Ms. Florentina David Tembe
Debt Relief, Employment, Litigation

José Tovela Mr. José Gerónimo Tovela
Junior Consultant
Natural Resources, Oil and Gas

Nuno Victorino Mr. Nuno Miguel Victorino
Banking and Finance, Commercial Law, Tax

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This Q&A provides an analysis in key areas of law and policy for corporate counsel, cross-border legal practitioners and clients in respect of Corporate Immigration in Mozambique. This article is reproduced with permission from Law Business Research Ltd. This article was first published in Getting the Deal Through – Corporate Immigration 2013, (published in August 2012; contributing editor: Julia Onslow-Cole of PwC Legal).

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