Rui Amaral is currently the head of the Miranda Alliance office in São Tomé and Príncipe. He is a national of São Tomé and Príncipe. Graduate of the Coimbra University Law School (2001). Admitted in Portugal, Brazil and São Tomé and Príncipe.
Prior to being assigned to the firm’s São Tomé and Príncipe office, he was partner of a law firm in Coimbra, Portugal for five years and worked at the Lisbon offices of Miranda Alliance for two years. The experience at the latter gave him the expertise on administrative law, oil & gas, labor and corporate law required to advise foreign investors in São Tomé and Príncipe.
Rui focuses his practice on several areas of law including oil & gas, labor and immigration, contracts and corporate law and administrative law. He has a post-graduate degree in Public Law from the High Studies School of Attorneys of Sao Paulo, Brazil and has completed the curricular part of the Master of Laws course at the Coimbra University Law School.
Rui is a lecturer at Universidade Lusíada of São Tomé and Príncipe on Civil Procedure Law and Litigation. He also is a regular speaker at conferences on São Tomé and Príncipe Law. He is fluent in English
EDMAR CARVALHO ADVOGADOS is based in the capital city of São Tomé and serves a predominantly international clientele. Its practice is very diverse and covers a wide range of areas of law and industries. It serves as the São Tomé representative for Miranda, Correia, Amendira & Associados.
Name partner Edmar Carvalho is one of the most experienced and reputed lawyers in São Tomé. His knowledge of the oil and gas industry is particularly noted, as is his experience in international arbitrations. Despite the heavy demands of an intense legal practice, Edmar has found time to be actively involved in setting up the recently created Bar Association of São Tomé. Edmar has been appointed the first President of the Bar Association.
The client base of Edmar Carvalho Advogados includes several international and local companies, individuals, government agencies and non-governmental organisations.
Firm Practice Areas
Labor and Employment
Oil & Gas
Litigation and Arbitration