Paulo Pimenta is a partner with PIMENTA, DIONÍSIO & ASSOCIADOS. He worked at Arthur Andersen & Co, (Lisbon), where he focused mainly on tax matters. He left Arthur Andersen to become a partner at Portuguese law firm Coelho Ribeiro & Associados with responsibility for its Mozambican branch. In 2000, he set up his own practice having acquired Coelho Ribeiro’s Mozambique practice. Subsequently, Paulo rejoined Andersen, as a Director in charge of the Mozambique and Angola tax department. Thereafter, he returned to private practice and founded Paulo Pimenta & Associados. In 2005, he merged his firm with the Mozambican branch of the Portuguese law firm Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados to create Pimenta, Dionísio & Associados, which is the Mozambican member of the Miranda Alliance.
Paulo provides legal advice to a number of international companies doing business in Mozambique. Paulo’s practice is predominantly of a tax and corporate nature and he is regularly involved in a wide range of corporate transactions, such as mergers & acquisitions, contract and company law, employment issues and, in general, foreign investment operations. He also has significant expertise in the aviation and shipping industries.
Paulo has written several articles for Mozambican and international publications on tax matters and has also been a lecturer in several conferences. He also teaches post-graduation courses in tax law at the State University Law School (Eduardo Mondlane University). He has been consistently ranked by Chambers & Partners in Mozambique as a “Band 1 Lawyer” from 2007 to 2011. Paulo is fluent in English, French and Spanish.
PIMENTA, DIONÍSIO E ASSOCIADOS - Sociedade de Advogados, Lda ("PDA") is a full-service Mozambique law firm. PDA counts 15 lawyers and 2 partners, making it one of the largest legal practices in Mozambique. The offices of the Firm are located in Maputo, the capital of the country.
The Firm provides its clients with exceptional legal service through an interdisciplinary approach to representation and nurturing solid client relationships. PDA is proud of the high legal and ethical standards it has established and its tradition of excellence. The lawyers of PDA have developed a reputed expertise in several areas of practice, being regularly invited to make public presentations. PDA has also invested in the development of skills of its members, notably in the improvement of English language skills, as the ability to communicate with clients in their own language is considered a key issue of the Firm’s practice.
The practice of the Firm covers a vast number of industries and areas of law. Its track record includes participating in a large number of the most significant foreign investments and local M&A deals. PDA is proud to count among its clients several of the largest companies in the world, including several Fortune 500 and FT 100 companies. It serves as the Mozambique representative for Miranda, Correia, Amendira & Associados.
Firm Practice Areas
Employment Law, Corporate Law, Contract and Commercial, Agriculture, Tourism, Oil & Gas, Energy Law, Real Estate, Banking, Mergers & Acquisitions, Project Finance, - Taxation, Environmental Law, Litigation and Arbitration, Foreign Investment