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VNA Advogados is a Santomean highly reputed law firm with a dynamic team.

VNA Advogados is the exclusive member of VdA Legal Partners in Sao Tome and Principe

Gathering highly regarded lawyers who combine international background with a deep understanding of the local market, VNA Advogados consistently supports major international investors in a wide range of industries and sectors, providing practical solutions to complex matters.

VNA Advogados is particularly focused in the Oil&Gas, Banking & Finance, Infrastructure, Real Estate, Telecoms and Tourism sectors including Litigation matters.


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VNA Advogados continues to receive widespread market recognition. The São Tomé-based law firm advises on a broad range of corporate and labour law matters. The team has further experience in commercial, corporate, regulatory and real estate matters, as well as litigation work. Clients benefit from the firm's wider network as part of VdA Legal Partners.

São Tomé e Príncipe-based firm founding partner Virna Neves has experience assisting with corporate, M&A, environmental and labour mandates. Clients also benefit from her solid expertise in the dispute resolution arena. "It is always a pleasure to work with Virna Neves who is very accessible and rigorous. She often goes beyond the care that her profession demands." "She is an amazing lawyer."

Chambers Global, 2023

Client Centered. Local Knowledge. Global Reach.

VdA Legal Partners is the brand name that brings together all lawyers and independent law firms affiliated with Vieira de Almeida for the provision of integrated legal services in Africa and Timor-Leste.

We offer a unique blend of international technical expertise with a commercial mindset and in-depth knowledge of local markets.

Each instruction received by VdA Legal Partners is diligently handled by multidisciplinary teams comprised of subject-matters specialists and local practitioners.

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