Samantha Cyrne

Senior Associate

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She has extensive experience 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. She has also provided advice to French companies with interests in Portugal, in a wide range of activities.

She has also 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 coordinates Cuatrecasas' activities with Couto, Graça & Associados, Cuatrecasas' local partner in Mozambique, where she was a legal advisor from 2007-2010.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

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

Legal adviser in Maputo, Mozambique from 2007-2010.


  • Post-graduation in Business Law
    Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra

    Equivalence of Degree
    University of Lisbon Law School, 2002

    Law Degree
    University of Paris II - Assas, 2000

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