The Cathay Associates network member in Maputo, Mozambique:
MM&A –
Advogados Associados

Established: 1980

Staff: 11

“A satisfied customer is the best business strategy of all.”

—  Michael LeBoeuf

MM&A – Advogados Associados is a top-tier law firm from Mozambique. By combining a solid legal expertise and a deep understanding of the Mozambican corporate reality, MM&A is capable of providing legal services, tailored for all specific legal domains relevant to the activities of its clients. Its team of seasoned lawyers has successfully resolved numerous legal problems in the areas of Environmental, Civil, Corporate, Tax and Labour Law.



  • Widely involved in the drafting and negotiation of agreements, concessions, “Take or Pay” contracts, partnerships, associations, joint ventures, memorandums of understanding, options, FIDIC Agreements and related documents with the Government and Public and Private entities, in the negotiation with the Central, Regional, County and Local bodies and assessment of the risks and benefits involved in the underlying transactions;
  • Developed experience in providing legal counselling on Environmental, Civil, Corporate, Tax and Labour Law
  • Advise on multi-jurisdictional transactions on the corporate and finance practices, namely assisting in the drafting, negotiation and implementation of cross border transactions concerning syndicated funding, granting of security interests and guarantees, mergers and acquisitions, corporate and finance restructuring within several areas of business
  • Experience includes roles as consultant to World Bank, Ministry of the Public Administration and private entities
  • Relevant experience in audits and issuance of audit reports to the International Donors regarding the procurement procedures and adjudication process by Public Entities regarding the funds donated
  • Experience in assisting different players in the construction in Mozambique, with respect to the licensing and construction, contracts, environmental, procurement, management of projects, project consulting and disputes resolution
  • Consultancy for the preparation of several MoU’s with the National Oil Institute (INP) for the negotiation of Concession Agreements for the exploitation of Coal Bed Methane
  • Counseling national and international company’s starting their operations in Mozambique, registering branches, incorporation of subsidiaries and joint ventures structures, including the negotiation of shareholders’ agreements and joint venture agreements, and all further aspects related to their day-to-day operations
  • Experience in Buy-outs, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring of companies and group of companies, and other complex international transactions
  • Assistance in the negotiation and establishment of various agreements and preparation of contracts of all types, including contracts of sale, distribution and license agreements, franchise, technology transfer agreements, leasing, factoring, import and export contracts, telecommunications, among others
  • Representing Clients interests with the supervising bodies and governmental regulation entities in Mozambique
  • Active participation in CTA (Member of the Fiscal, Customs and Foreign Affairs Committee)
  • Active participation in the negotiation process and definition of the minimum wage, drafting laws and regulations like the ones involving PPP’s and Mega-Projects; and Regulations of the Bank of Mozambique
  • Consultancy for the Concession of a 66 kV Transmission Line for the supply of electric energy to the Moatize Coal Project and Benga Coal Project on the province of Tete, Mozambique, as well as the subsequent negotiation with the Ministry of Energy


Marta Martins 

Managing Partner


Cathay Associates member in Mozambique, MM&A – Advogados Associados, stands for dedication, innovation and legal services of the highest quality. MM&A lawyers are well-known for their expertise in all legal matters, relevant to modern international businesses, Corporate, Real Estate and Construction, Natural Resources, Transportation and many others.


The firm has acquired a strong track record in solving intricate problems for national and international clients. By working with both local and international businesses, the team of MM&A has developed a remarkable ability to act in a rapid, efficient and flexible way. This allows MM&A to always produce a desired outcome.



  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Competition and International Trade
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • Labour
  • Tax
  • Exchange Control
  • Investment
  • Natural Resources and Energy
  • Transport and Communication
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Procurement


Av. 25 de Julho, nº 7, 6º Andar C Edifício Cimpor, Maputo

+258 21 494 337

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