São Tomé and Príncipe

IFLR1000 Reviews

Financial and corporate
VNA Advogados

VNA is a Santomean law firm with one office in Sao Tome and is a member of VdA Legal Partners. VdA Legal Partners is the brand name that brings together all lawyers and independent law firms affiliated with Vieira de Almeida for the provision of legal services in Lusophone and Francophone Africa, as well as Timor-Leste.


Focusses / specialisms

The firm has a focus on corporate and M&A work.


Key clients

Key clients of the firm include Equatorial Coca-Cola, OIKOS, Valudo, Makaira, MCA Grupo, BISTP, STP Airways, HBN Tourism Investments, Malanza Developments and EGECON.


Client Feedback: 31st edition (2020/2021)

Project development

"They have a thorough knowledge of the local laws and legislations concerning concession agreements. A deep understanding of the intricacies and mentalities of our counterparts when conducting negotiations. Their availability at very short notice and at times beyond the normal office hours to render us advice and discuss strategies during the negotiations. Their eagerness to work and do what is necessary always with a smile and a profound sense of commitment. When needed, their office facilities and supporting staff were put at our disposal. Their impeccable communication skills in English, in a country where Portuguese is the primary language."

"VNA Advogados did a very deep and specific study to get all the answers we need from the local authority. They have been assisting at each step of our development since the beginning of the company in 2017."


Project development: Telecommunications networks

"They have relevant experience of the legal systems of CPLP countries, in particular, on telecommunications regulation."