Having become a member of the Miranda Alliance more than 12 years ago, GB LEGAL is one of the longest-established independent law firms in Guinea-Bissau and is based in the capital Bissau. GB LEGAL and MIRANDA’s joint track record includes the assistance to multiple international clients in some of the most relevant projects and initiatives in the country.
The firm is particularly renowned for advising many of the largest foreign investors doing business in Guinea-Bissau, although local businesses and individuals also form part of GB LEGAL’s client base. The firm’s lawyers have been trained at Miranda’s offices in Portugal and are fluent in English and French. International clients praise our Guinea-Bissau team for its quality of service, responsiveness and business-oriented approach.
GB Legal is highly ranked by the leading international directories, including Chambers Global (Band 1), which in 2018 says:
This market-leading firm benefits from widespread recognition in the market, sources describing it as "one of the most relevant players in the local scene." Other sources praise the team as "a younger generation of lawyers with broad experience in the local market." The team works in collaboration with Miranda & Associados and often advises companies working in the telecommunications and oil and gas sectors. It has notable expertise on labour and corporate issues. Additionally, the firm represents clients in high-profile contentious cases.
In 2017 Chambers Global said:
"This highly renowned outfit is mentioned by sources as "a premium firm." It is a member of the Miranda Alliance and its areas of expertise include customs, civil and commercial arbitration, oil and gas, labour and tax matters. Its client portfolio includes significant players in the energy, banking and TMT sectors."