Cameroon's Abeng ties up with Portugal's Miranda

By Julia Duke

16 July 2013 at 10:50 BST

Portugal's Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados has made its latest foray into Africa - joining forces with Cameroon's Abeng Law Firm.

The Cameroon firm is one of four from a french speaking country Michal812

The Cameroon firm will join Miranda’s international alliance which included firms from Gabon, the Republic of Congo and the Democratic Republic of the Congo as well as other growth markets such as Angola, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique and Brazil.

Privatisation work

The Abeng Law firm was set up by Abeng Roland 15 years ago and specializes in trade and investment, intellectual property , general commercial and debt recovery work as well as private client law. It has also been involved in privatisation work in Cameroon. The firm is a member of the TAGLaw alliance.  Miranda managing partner Rui Amendoeira told The Lawyer that the plan of expansion includes African  civil law countries with the firm’s focus on oil and gas. 

Francophone expertise

According to a statement from the firm, the Miranda Alliance will focus its activities towards clients in the forestry, mining and oil and gas sectors while capitalising on Abeng's acknowledge expertise. Mr Amendoeira said that the firm believed that the growth of the Miranda Alliance's Francophone expertise and the involvement of its members in increasingly significiant regional projects and transactions is the firect result of a reputation build up over almost three decades and the ability to offer a unique service.'  Abeng Law firm becomes the 13th member of the Miranda Alliance. 


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