JLA Advogados, a Mozambican law firm, partner of Abreu Advogados, was elected yesterday, as the best law firm of the year in the African market, at the international awards Africa Legal Awards 2020, an initiative of Law.com International publisher.
Zara Jamal, partner at JLA Advogados and Abreu Advogados, “We are delighted for such a high and prestigious award recognizing the work that we have developed these years in JLA firm but also all of our clients who daily trust us for their challenges. This distinction mirrors our dedication but also confirms a unique path that we have taken focused on innovation and the delivery of differentiated and strategic legal services in Mozambique”.
Duarte de Athayde, Managing Partner at Abreu Advogados reinforces, “Many congratulations to the entire JLA Advogados team for such an important distinction. JLA has achieved a unique place in Mozambique and is an internationally recognized partner by worldwide companies and law firms. As a reference project that we want to be in Portuguese-speaking countries, this award can only make us proud of the journey we have taken, but it is also an added responsibility for the steps that we still need to take in the future.”
This awards distinguishes the greatest achievements of the legal community in Africa and JLA Advogados, member of Abreu International, is the winner for the African Law Firm of the Year - Small Practice category.
Zara Jamal, partner at JLA Advogados was also a finalist in the Partner of the Year (Female) category.
JLA has 10 years of practice in the Mozambican market and a team of 10 lawyers who are dedicated to large foreign investment projects, having recently advised on what was the largest investment project in the country in the oil & gas area.
The winners were announced this afternoon at a virtual ceremony held by Africa Legal, the Corporate Counsel Association of South Africa and the Legal Week panel of judges of Law.com International. The awards are given annually in different categories and reflect the excellence of legal services in the African market.