Samantha Cyrne


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Experienced in advising foreign companies wishing to invest in Mozambique in all areas of business, from their incorporation, establishment and development of the activity, acquisitions and partnerships, statutory audits, contract drafting and negotiation, shareholder agreements and licensing. 

Samantha Cyrne also provides advice to French companies with interests in Portugal, in a wide range of activities.

She has advised Mozambican and foreign banks on financing projects in Mozambique, namely in the areas of energy (gas and mining), infrastructure, agriculture, industry and tourism, and on the incorporation and restructuring of Mozambican banks, and their corporate management and regular transactions.  Her experience extends to compliance with applicable laws in the areas of investment, foreign exchange control and land rights.

She has extensive experience in the Mozambican legal market. She was a legal consultant at a local law firm in Maputo from 2007 to 2010, and subsequently advised on numerous investment matters and projects in Mozambique from Cuatrecasas’ offices in Lisbon and Porto. She coordinated Cuatrecasas’ activity in that market until 2024.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Community and European Affairs in 2001.


  • Postgraduate studies in Business Law
    Universidade de Coimbra, 2006

    Equivalence of Degree
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2002

    Law Degree
    University of Paris II - Assas, 2000

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