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    +258 843 894 872
    +258 823 065 482
  • pcenteio@abcc.co.mz
  • Av. Kenneth Kaunda, 660
    Bairro da Sommershield
    Maputo - Moçambique

Paulo Centeio | Partner

Background

Paulo Centeio is a Founding Partner of ABCC (formerly SCAN ), prior to which he had worked with MGA for ten years. He served as a Member of the Supervisory Board of Mozal, between 2008 and 2009, and also held the positions of legal and tax advisor at Ernst & Young, Maputo, director for the legal and labour affairs, at Grupo Entreposto and legal counsel at the Tax Studies and Tax Planning Department, at National Tax and Audit Office, Ministry of Finance.

Between 1999 and 2009, he lectured on 'Introduction to the Study of Law I and II', and on 'Introduction to Law', at the Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique. He also taught the 'Introduction to Law I' course at the Higher Polytechnic and University Institute, Maputo, between 1997 and 1998.

In addition, Paulo Centeio was a Lecturer at the Course for Accounting for the Intensive Training in Accounting Project, between 1992 and 1995 (Ceso CI/Coopers & Lybrand/Indeg - Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique Consortium), as well as teacher and co-responsible for the Training Courses for Finance Secretaries, organized by the United Nations Development Programme, in Maputo, Beira and Nampula, between 1989 and 1991.

 

Professional qualifications

1992: Law Degree, Faculty of Law, Eduardo Mondlane University

1992: Business Law Degree, Oporto Industrial Association (Portugal)

2004: Postgraduate Studies in Companies Law, Postgraduate Studies and Applied Research Centre/Higher Polytechnic and University Institute, Maputo and Bissaia Barreto Foundation (Portugal)

 

Memberships

  • Mozambique Bar Association

 

Career summary

2008 – 2009: Member of the Supervisory Board of Mozal

1999 – 2009: Lawyer at MGA

1997 – 1999: Legal and tax advisor at Ernst & Young

1993 – 1996: Director for the legal and labour affairs, at Grupo Entreposto

1989 – 1992: Legal counsel at the Tax Studies and Planning Department, at National Tax and Audit Office, Ministry of Finance

1999 – 2009: Teacher of Introduction to the Study of Law I and II and Introduction to Law at the Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique

1997 – 1998: Teacher of Introduction to Law I at the Polytechnic Institute, Maputo

1992 – 1995: Lecturer at the Course for Accounting for the Intensive Training in Accounting Project (Ceso CI/Coopers & Lybrand/Indeg – Higher Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique Consortium)

1989 – 1991: Teacher and co-responsable for the Training Courses for Finance Secretaries, organized by the United Nations Development Programme, in Maputo, Beira and Nampula

 

Areas of expertise

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Labour
  • Litigation
  • Tax

 

Top matters

  • Acting for INGO in areas such as corporate, secretarial and labour.
  • Acting for major national clients in areas such as corporate and labour, including hiring expatriates and work visas.
  • Acting for an advisor on labor law issues, including retrenchment, disciplinary and expatriate hiring for international clients.
  • Acting as legal adviser on lay off processes in the context of Covid 19, Pandemia to several national and foreign clients.

 

Languages

  • Portuguese
  • English
  • French

 

Location

Maputo