Luís Trigo Carrazedo

Luanda | Lisbon | New York

Founding and managing partner of the Angolan Law Firm CARRAZEDO & PASCOAL, specializing in international business legal advice, with a special focus on Portuguese-speaking markets. Personal legal advisor for private clients, mainly Ultra and High-net-worth individual, for more than 20 years, with special focus in international business operations, Real estate investments and Intellectual property rights.

Is currently member of the Board for European and African companies acting in the fields of production, communication and international trading, bank and finance.

Areas of Practice

Corporate Law, Finance, Labour, M&A, Private Investment, IT Privacy Data Protection and Cybersecurity

Experience Highlights

— Advice to a Multinational company in the Food area, based in Switzerland and with subsidiary in Angola, in several operations in the areas of labour law;

— Advice to a South African Investment Company in the acquisition of share capital of an Angolan company;

— Advice to a Multinational company, based in Switzerland, in an investment operation for the acquisition and restructuring of a food industry unit, and advice in the area of labour law;

— Frequent advice to an Angolan Banking Institution in the financing and negotiation of the corresponding loan signed with the Angolan Government;

— Constitution and advice to an Angolan banking institution in several matters relating to its activity in Angola;

— Constitution and advice to an Angolan Insurance company in several matters related to its activity;

— Assistance to a Banking Institution, based in Angola, in several financing operations in the areas of Climate Change;

— Legal advice to a Banking Institution in its constitution in Angola and advice in several financing operations in the country;

— Assistance to one of the largest Angolan Bank in reviewing the standard terms and conditions, in the context of their Leasing activity;

— Assistance in the constitution of a Leasing Institution as well as the standard terms and conditions, in the context of its Leasing activity;

— Legal assistance in the investment project and establishment of an Outsourcing Multinational in the HR area;

— Assistance to a large operation of an Angolan bank in the financing of national and multinational companies;

— Legal assistance to a Banking Institution, based in South Africa, in the areas of labour law;

— Advising a company in the area of Electric Energy on the changes to the legal framework on carbon credits;

— Advising an International Consulting Group on the legal framework of electricity regulation in Angola;

— Advice to a Portuguese Company in the area of construction industry in several matters;

— Advice to an American Multinational Energy Company in several operations in Angola;

— Advising a Multinational Company in the oil and gas sector, based in the United Kingdom, in establishing a partnership in Angola;

— Advice to a Company in the Electrification area on several important energy projects in Angola;

— Advice to state bodies in drafting legislation on the status of public officials;

— Advice to a Business Group in the maritime sector in the restructuring of business and maritime affairs, as well as in daily business operations;

— Advice to a Chinese Petroleum Company in the areas of labour and corporate law;

— Advice to an International Company in the Energy sector in a major transaction in Angola;

— Advice to a Chinese Company in the area of Energy in labour processes;

— Advice to a Brazilian Group in the area of Engineering and construction in investment projects;

— Advice to a multinational French oil company in Angola.

Publications and Seminars

— Publication of articles on the legal structure of Angola;

— Participation as speaker in seminars and conferences related to investment in Angola.

Professional Associations

Member of the Angolan Bar Association.


Attend Post-Graduation in Tax Law at IDEFF of the School of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Degree in Law | Master level by School of Law of the Lisbon International University.


Portuguese, English, Spanish and Italian