SAL & Caldeira


Av. da Marginal Nº 4985
1º andar – Prédio ZEN
PO Box 2830

+258 2124 1400

+258 2149 4710

Key contacts:

Contact: Sónia Sultuane
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Quick facts:

Number of lawyers: 27
Number of partners: 7
Network memberships: AmCham Mozambique, CCIFM,CTA, ACIS, CCEM
Languages: Portuguese and English

DLA Piper Africa, Mozambique (SAL & Caldeira Advogados, Lda.) offers expert legal knowledge in key practice areas and works actively on legal reform in Mozambique. Firm’s major clients include most of leading petroleum and mining companies, foreign investors, international banks, many diplomatic missions and international NGOs.

The firm is ranked by Chambers Global Top Ranked, and Legal 500 EMEA Top Tier, IFLR 1000 Financial & corporate and Project Development as Tier 1 firm.

SAL & Caldeira is a member of DLA Piper Africa, an alliance of legal practices operating across Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and the United States of America.

Our firm resulted from the merger of two law firms, SAL Consultoria e Investimentos, Lda (1999) and JCA - José Caldeira Associados, Lda (2002). After the merger, the Company was called SAL & Caldeira Advogados e Consultores, Lda (2006). In 2010, due to Mozambique Bar Association requirements another company formed only by lawyers was incorporated and named SAL & Caldeira Advogados, Lda. We are organised into seven Practice Groups (“PG’s”) namely: Commercial, Regulatory & Public Institutions; Finance, Banking & Insurance; Immigration & NGOs; Labour; Litigation & Dispute Resolution; Projects, Energy & Infrastructure and Tax. Each PG has a Coordinator/Head of Practice, who normally is a Partner or a Manager. In each PG there are senior consultants, consultants, and junior consultants. We are supported by our administrative staff among whom we have sworn translators.

We are a medium-sized company with a total of 66 employees (including 2 interns), of whom 27 are lawyers admitted to the Bar

IFLR Africa Awards 2022:

  • Winner - Project Finance Deal of the Year

African Legal Awards 2022:

  • Winner - Employment Team of the Year (Mozambique)
  • Highly Commended - Banking Team of the Year, Small to Mid-Practice (Mozambique)

  • Banking and finance
  • Tax
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Investment funds
  • Labour and employment
  • Intellectual property
  • Private equity
  • Corporate and M&A
  • Dispute resolution

  • Aviation and shipping
  • Banking and financial services
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Infrastructure
  • Mining
  • Oil and gas
  • Real estate