Avillez, Bacar, Centeio & Cambule (ABCC), a leading firm in Mozambique, (formerly SCAN – Sociedade de Advogados, Limitada) was established in May 2009 by a team of reputable and experienced lawyers with the shared vision of building an independent law firm which would service domestic, regional and international players looking for real on-the-ground representation. Currently, under the leadership of four partners, the firm has been involved in some of the largest and most pioneering projects in Mozambique.

ABCC has a significant and diverse law practice, offering day-to-day advice on all matters pertaining to corporate, commercial, mergers and acquisitions, investment, banking and finance, privatisations, property, import and export, tax, mining, tourism, agribusiness, litigation and arbitration, construction and civil engineering as well as related licensing aspects, to a large number of clients, including many multinational companies. It is particularly recognised for its corporate, banking and finance, real estate, tax and litigation practices. Locally, the firm has unmatched experience in advising private companies and government-owned institutions on projects, and extensive experience in representing clients on a wide range of industries, including energy, oil and gas, banking and finance, communications, advertising, air and road transportation, logistics, food and beverages and public institutions.

The firm offers a dynamic and constructive approach, with added value to its clients’ businesses. The team is able to draft and negotiate contracts in English and Portuguese, and the solid local and international experience of its partners is acknowledged and valued both in and out of Mozambique.