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Angola and Mozambique becoming popular legal destinations

Posted by: Laurence Simons 13/11/15

Africa is undeniably one of the fastest developing global economies, and there are growing numbers of legal positions becoming available on its shores. Two countries which are standing out currently are Angola, which has recently enjoyed huge amounts of investment from China, and Mozambique, whose international co-operation with India and Vietnam is greatly increasing its global business profile. But where do these opportunities for lawyers lie? 

Angola’s international reputation is quickly gaining momentum. Not only does it boast reformed tax administration and a rise in corporate law activity as demand for legality in public administration increases, but because of a new, more transparent election process, the country’s credibility is increasing, attracting more foreign investment. The areas currently demonstrating the most potential for its growing legal sector are farming, building, transport, telecoms, fishing, health and tourism.

Over in Mozambique, the discovery of massive amounts of natural gas has elevated the country to the world’s third largest exporter of liquefied natural gas. This spike in trading, and the rapidly developing economy – an average rate of 7% growth per year – mean that there is much foreign interest. New airports are anticipated as growing numbers of banks support infrastructure projects, as well as an increased use of the country as a maritime gateway to Africa. This has resulted in the boosting of the pillars of the economy, such as tourism, mining, agriculture and industrial units, and the implementation of new partnerships which may provoke changes in company law.

Because of the vast number of new jobs being created all across the board, large numbers of locals are finding employment, but a lack of qualified senior staff and experts has encouraged organisations to look outside of their country to hire. This means that employment law is rapidly developing to accommodate these changes in company infrastructure.

So what are you waiting for?