Elieser Corte Real (born 1979), Partner. Graduate of the Lisbon Law School of the Independente University (2004). Joined the office in 2006. Admitted in the Angolan and Portuguese Bar Associations in 2007.
Following his studies, Elieser started his practice as a trainee at the Lisbon office of law firm Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados. In 2007 he returned to Angola and joined Fátima Freitas Advogados.
His practice is focused on litigation, arbitration and labor law, areas in which he is recognized for his knowledge and experience. For example, Elieser represented oil companies and service providers to the oil & gas industry in a large number of lawsuits, in a wide range of matters, including civil, commercial, labour, tax, customs and administrative issues; and represented a wide range of foreign companies, including banks and insurance, construction, mining, distribution and transportation (air and maritime) companies in several labour, civil, commercial, administrative and tax lawsuits.
He has also been advising on matters relating to termination of employment contracts and any compensations to be paid to employees, benefits to be provided to employees, collective bargaining agreements, job qualifiers, internal regulations, strikes and disciplinary proceedings; assisting several companies in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements with the unions; advising, within the context of internal restructuring, local and international companies in implementing redundancy programs with elimination of work places;
He is a regular contributor to a number of newspapers and legal bulletins, having published several articles in Angolan publications. He has also participated in several conferences on labor related matters, including the 1st International Congress of Labor Law in Angola.
Elieser is fluent in English.
Fátima Freitas Advogados (“FFA”) is a full-service Angolan law office, based in Luanda, with representation offices in Cabinda and Lobito. The office is currently staffed with about 59 people, 34 of whom are lawyers. Over the years, FFA built a reputation as one of the most preeminent and internationally-oriented Angolan law offices.
FFA ranks as “Recommended Firm” for Company and Corporate Transactions in Angola in the PLC Global Counsel 3000 2012/2013 edition. FFA also ranked as a leading law office in Angola in the Chambers and Partners Global Guide 2008 to 2013 Editions. The office was further recommended for its Corporate and Commercial practice in the IFLR 1000 2012 and 2013 editions.
The office has been sought by major international companies to provide its services regarding some of the most important projects and investments undertaken in Angola. It has a particularly strong reputation in the oil & gas industry, where it works with a large number of operators, service providers and other entities. The country’s economic development provided the opportunity for the office to develop its practice regarding other business sectors that were still at an early stage in Angola, such as banking and financing, energy, telecommunications, construction and real estate.
Fátima Freitas Advogados is a member of Miranda Alliance, an international association of law firms and lawyers mostly, but not exclusively, based in Portuguese-speaking countries. Miranda Alliance currently covers 15 jurisdictions: Angola, Brazil, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Guinea-Bissau, Ivory Coast, Macau (China), Mozambique, Portugal, Republic of the Congo, São Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste. We also have liaison offices in the U.S. (Houston), the U.K. (London) and France (Paris) to provide closer support to our clients.
Miranda Alliance firms and lawyers are united by a common business strategy and shared values, which enables us to offer world-class legal services addressing both international and local needs of clients on a truly coordinated basis.
Firm Practice Areas
Fátima Freitas Advogados main goal is to provide our clients with exceptional legal services and representation on a cost-effective and responsible basis, in accordance with the highest ethical standards of our profession. Over the years, our lawyers have developed extensive and widely recognized expertise in a large number of areas. Our ability to communicate with clients and fully address their concerns has always been a key element of our legal services. Fátima Freitas’ main areas of practice are:
• Banking & Finance
• Corporate Law
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• General Civil & Contracts Law
• Project Finance
• Investment and Foreign Exchange Regulatory Matters • Energy Law
• Oil & Gas Regulatory
• Employment Law
• Real Estate
• Taxa on
• Administrative and Regulatory Law
• Customs Law
• An -corruption
• Environmental Law
• Intellectual Property
• Shipping, Aviation and Related Infrastructure
• Litigation and Arbitration