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The Miranda Alliance is a network of law firms and law offices that
brings together around 250 lawyers, spread across 5 continents,
with members in 15 jurisdictions: Portugal, Angola, Brazil,
Cameroon (correspondent office), Cape Verde, Democratic Republic
of the Congo (correspondent office), Equatorial Guinea, France,
Gabon (correspondent office), Guinea-Bissau, Macau (China),
Mozambique, Republic of the Congo (correspondent office), São Tomé
and Príncipe and Timor-Leste, and with liaison offices in the UK
(London) and USA (Houston).
The Miranda Alliance aims to offer clients a combination of
truly international skills and expertise with unparalleled local
knowledge and counseling. We want not only to satisfy clients’
legal needs, but also to provide an in-depth understanding of
business and industry in each jurisdiction. Please feel free to
visit: www.mirandaalliance.com
Agostinho
Pereira de
Miranda &
Rui Amendoeira
Opening
remarks
Law firms only exist because clients
exist. Large law firms only exist
if they are able to simultaneously
handle many clients and matters.
Successful large law firms or legal
networks, however, only exist and
persevere if they are open to clients
and, as the world changes, to its
new challenges. This is how we like
to see ourselves but who better than
you, to judge this for us.
The sole purpose of Miranda
Alliance’s “Year In Review”: to
unveil who we truly are. Not as a
pitch, or a sermon preached from a
soapbox.
We hope you enjoy reading and
interacting with it.
Complement
Each year we find ourselves with the
task of finding a fresh theme for our
Year in Review. Every year brings the
same challenge, prompting a healthy
dose of internal soul searching as we
seek to encapsulate who we are, what
differentiates us, and to highlight the
many creative ways in which our clients
have relied on our support over the
previous twelve months.
However this time round things
proved simple. We just looked at
the fundamentals of what it is our
clients ask us to do, day-in day-out.
They ask us to complement their own
capabilities.
Companies, law firms, NGOs and
individuals rely on our expertise,
international standards and multijurisdictional experience as they
develop and expand their own
activities. And we complement
our clients’ know-how by working
diligently, patiently and often long
hours identifying the applicable legal
regimes, drafting robust clauses,
fighting relentlessly on their behalf in
courts and tribunals, or equally hard
to avoid disputes arising in the first
place.
This is our theme. But a desire to
complement can only be achieved if we:
• know and understand our clients’
business, priorities and culture; and
• give our lawyers the freedom to think
differently and to innovate.
And a complementary relationship is a
two-way process, so this year we also
want to “turn the tables” on our clients
and friends. As well as highlighting the
initiatives we have embarked upon this
past year we want to test your knowledge
of the Miranda Alliance and for you to
tell us how we can better complement
your legal needs.
Through this Year in Review we hope to
learn as much about you as you learn
about us.
Enjoy!
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A 360 dEgREE PRActicE
The Miranda Alliance members provided a full
range of legal services over the last year,
covering all areas of practice. From arbitration
to tax, from M&A to public procurement, we
advised clients on all aspects of their legal
needs. Whenever necessary, we created teams of
experts from different practice areas; to make
sure we covered the project from all angles.
360
a magiC nUmber?
We don’t believe in
magic. We believe in
hard work. But there
is a number that has
an enormous impact on
what we do: 360 –
the degrees of a
circle.
From the exploration of pre-salt oil and gas
thousands of metres below our feet to the use
of satellites miles above our heads, whether
you look up or down, our members help clients
achieve their business goals.
Over 2013, our 360 degree practice covered you,
your business, and all of our clients’ legal
needs:
• Administrative & Public
Procurement
• Banking & Finance
• Construction & Public
Works
• Corporate & Commercial
• Energy & Utilities
• Intellectual Property
CirCling
• Labour & Employment
• Litigation &
Arbitration
• Mergers & Acquisitions
• Oil & Gas
• Project Finance & PPP
• Real Estate
• Tax
A 360 degree clients
Statistics are not always the best tool to measure the range, quality or insight of
a law firm or a network of law firms. Numbers, however, can describe the international
profile of our clients.
In our 360 degree global village, last year we acted for clients from more than
70 countries, all continents and sub-continents, irrespective of their size, GDP,
language or currency. Regardless of where they come from or what business sector
they operate in, our clients count on us to help add value to their business.
When you see a major real estate development in Angola, new products being
distributed in your local grocery store in Gabon, the news that large scale oil and
gas projects are being developed in Mozambique, a first class hotel chain announces
it is to open in Equatorial Guinea, or that a recording label will be signing the
latest winner of Portugal’s top TV talent program, the hidden element is the Miranda
Alliance. All are examples of work we have done during the last year. All are vital
to countries’ economies or familiar to their entire population.
We are 360 degrees around your life and your community, from when you work to where
you watch TV. Among others, we have advised clients in the following industries.
• Aviation & Defence
•Manufacturing
•Transport & Infrastructure
• Financial Institutions
•Mining & Natural Resources
•Utilities & Energy
• Food & Beverage
•Logistics & Distribution
•Oil & Gas
• Ports & Shipping
•Hotels & Leisure
•Technology, Media & Telecoms
Circling
360 degree relationships
We visit our clients and our clients visit us, every week of the
year. Sometimes it’s to plan business developments often it’s in
response to them. There’s clearly more to building a relationship
than merely reacting to events as they unfold.
We want our clients to understand the legal changes that affect
their business before they even occur. So we sent out our newspaper
updates and “e-bulletins” across the year. Clients will also have
learnt about the impact of legal developments through the more
than 400 mentions of the Miranda Alliance in the international
business media, or the more than 120 TV appearances. Our partners
and associates have given presentations in over 300 conferences,
seminars and client briefings around the world.
We tried to be with you when you watched the news, attended a
conference, or simply checked your mailbox, because we believe in
360 degree relationships. No relationship is complete without the
most important features of all: feedback and constant improvement.
This is the beginning and end of our magic circle.
Client feedback on the service delivered helps us to better refine
our skills, approach and know-how, leading to constant improvement
in the services we provide. It’s a formula for success whatever
edition of the Year in Review. Work hard, never stand still and
always look at things in a dynamic way. That’s our kind of 360
magic.
Circling
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Colour in the percentages of each area of legal
support you need in slices of the circle. Use
different colours for each area and include them all
in the key.
Ask your colleagues to do the same (in their own Year
in Review of course) and then discuss how you might
improve the way in which you can fill the gaps in your
collective legal needs.
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Mergers & Acquisitions
Project Finance & PPP
Energy & Utilities
Real Estate
Banking & Finance
Litigation & Arbitration
Corporate & Commercial
Labour & Employment
Construction & Public Works
Intellectual Property
p.s.
Oil & Gas
Administrative & Public
Energy & Utilities
Tax
Procurement
here’s
an idea,
make an
exhibition of
the circles you
and your colleagues
colour in. If it looks
like an art installation
and you don’t know what
to call it, try “Legal
Expressionism”
Constant
Improvement
Flying Circle
A desire for feedback and constant improvement is not
exclusive to Miranda Alliance members. It should be a
part of you, your business and your relationships. But
feedback is often subtle and may even get lost in a
mass of emails, phone conversations or text messages.
So, starting with your colleagues, here’s a way to
make it more open,(environmentally) friendly and fun.
Fill in the blanks below, rip out this page and fold it
into a paper plane – you know how to make a paper plane –
then launch it in the direction of the relevant recipient.
Dear
In relation to
your
feedback is important to my 360 degree constant improvement circle
and, therefore, I would very much appreciate if you could send me
any comments. Please write below and return the same way. Thank you
FEEDBACK:
Signature
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Recognition
Internal and external, it never happens by chance
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thAnKs FoR thE REcognition
The best praise is always when your clients
say good things about the work you do. But it’s
definitely nice when your peers also think you’re
doing a good job. And this past year has seen
the Miranda Alliance win a lot of praise.
As well as Miranda Alliance members being ranked
as ‘Leading’ firms nationally, and a number of
our lawyers ranked as leaders in their own
practice areas by the major international
legal directories, we were also ranked as
‘Leading – Africa-wide’ for Projects & Energy
and Corporate/Commercial in Chambers Global.
In addition, member firms were ranked among The
Lawyer’s Africa Elite. We were named among
the Top 50 Most Innovative Law Firms by the
Financial Times, shortlisted for the European
Law Firm of the Year in the British Legal Awards
and shortlisted for the International Law Firm
of the Year by the African Legal Awards.
Miranda was also the first Portuguese law firm
recipient of a Business Internationalisation
Award by the UK Government in recognition of its
long-term investment in the country. The first
ever law firm to do so.
reCOgnitiOn
But such success is not just the product of the Miranda
Alliance lawyers alone, there is a significant team of dedicated
professionals that support and help drive forward the client-facing
work we do. In recognition of the contribution that all of the
firm’s staff make, the Miranda Awards last year rightly recognised
the work of those (lawyers and staff) whose work best embodied
Miranda’s core values:
Innovation
Cristina Pires,who
leads the Knowledge
Management team.
Integrity
Joana Custóias,
who now leads the
Timor-Leste office.
recognition
Quality
Manuela Azevedo,
who manages all
international
travel and ensures
the punctuality of
the firm’s lawyers
wherever in the
world our clients
take us.
To the top
We value talent. We value effort. We value commitment. All these
qualities are key to complementing our clients’ legal needs. We
also believe in promoting talent, effort and commitment. All of
which are again key to exceeding our clients’ expectations.
More than simple statements, effective January 2013 Miranda
announced three new partners: Margarida Maia, Tânia Cascais and
Nuno Cabeçadas. All were previously Senior Associates with the
firm and each appointment reinforces the very strong focus on
international know-how and transactions.
As Rui Amendoeira, Miranda’s Managing Partner, said at the time
of the announcement “Creating an organisation that rewards merit
and commitment has always been a guiding principle of the firm.
Margarida, Tânia and Nuno are all extremely skilled professionals
in their respective fields who have resoundingly proven that they
deserve to become Partners, based not only on the results they have
achieved over the last few years but on their professional careers
as a whole.”
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Ana Margarida Maia graduated from the Lisbon
University Law School before completing a postgraduate
degree in Tax Law from ISG in Portugal. She joined
Miranda in 1998 and her practice focuses on foreign
investment and corporate law.
Tânia Cascais graduated from the Lisbon University
Law School from where she earned postgraduate degrees
in Intellectual Property and International Contracts.
She joined Miranda in 2001 and her practice focuses
on corporate law, mineral resources and arbitration.
Nuno Cabeçadas graduated from the Coimbra University
Law School. His practice focuses on issues related
to the energy, mining, banking and financial services
sectors including M&A transactions. He joined
Miranda in 2002 and worked with the Miranda Alliance
Mozambican office between 2004-2010, spending six
years in Maputo.
Each of these new Miranda Partners is a very talented professional.
Each has spent over a decade with the firm developing their practice
and extending their international understanding. Each is committed
to building strong, deep, relationships with their clients and
colleagues alike.
reCOgnitiOn
alignment
test
complete the following chart and test whether we share
the same mindset
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Law firms should be proactive
Legal advice must add value to the client’s business
Using legal jargon is the best way to communicate with clients
Integrity should be a value exclusive to clients
Law firm billing should be detailed and transparent
All clients are important and should be treated with the same level of
quality
Legal services should always take into account the nature of the clients’
business
Law firms should strive to meet international standards
Being familiar with the local context is an essential part of legal
advice in international transactions
Only big business should be involved in CSR initiatives and community
projects
Legal advice consists in stating the law
A focus on the client’s real needs and not that of the lawyer is key to
successful legal advice
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partners
Please complete the names of the Miranda Partners that
were elected in 2013
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Where, when and how we are reaching further
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We believe that the only way to gain real local
market understanding, is to be there on the
ground. This is why over the last year, we have
extended our reach to new countries and to new
centres.
In the summer of 2013 we added Cameroon-based
Abeng Law Firm to the Miranda Alliance. One of
the country’s longest-established, best known
and most innovative firms it is headquartered in
the main business centre, Douala. The addition of
the twelve-lawyer team, extending our Francophone
forestry, mining and oil and gas practices,
enables us to capitalise on Abeng’s leading trade
and investment, commercial (including OHADA),
disputes and compliance expertise.
We have also drilled deeper into the markets
in which we already operate. In many countries,
member firms now have offices in both the
administrative and main commercial centres to
better connect clients’ legal, regulatory and
business needs. Over 2013, Miranda Alliance
members have moved to new offices in:
• Kinshasa, Kolwesi and Lubumbashi in the Democratic
Republic of Congo
• Malabo in Equatorial Guinea
• Libreville in Gabon
expanding
New facilities make for more spacious, more efficient, more
comfortable, more productive, working environments for our lawyers
and clients.
But making improvements is not enough. Deeper knowledge through
an extended local network brings significant business advantages.
We want to be where our clients need us, have their operations
and where proximity can make a difference to the provision of
legal services. Last year, more than ever, these requirements came
together in relation to one particular city:
• Pemba in Mozambique
Anyone familiar with the recent developments in Mozambique will
know that Pemba is now the focal point for many multinational
investors and where international investment is growing on a daily
basis, along with the need for premium local legal services.
expanding
Our clients choose the Miranda Alliance because we truly understand
the reality of doing business in the countries in which we have
members; it’s why many clients now use us as their own eyes and
ears on the ground. We extend their understanding of the subSaharan Africa and emerging markets and where our lawyers have the
necessary experience dealing with the courts and authorities to
best facilitate their investments.
But knowledge runs many ways. So we have created multidisciplinary
teams that extend across countries and continents to better share
practice and industry expertise. Last year Miranda Alliance lawyers
also spent more time on secondment in each other’s offices to better
understand local differences and to ensure that clients’ crossborder transactions flow more easily. By using the most modern
knowledge and management tools we are able to work efficiently
regardless of the time zone or location.
And by ensuring that the Miranda Alliance also reaches to Europe
and US we bring all of this local knowledge to our clients’
own doorstep. Only by getting closer are we are able to truly
understand what motivates their business goals and to ensure that
they achieve them. Over 2013 we have come closer than ever.
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time
killer
Even the person with the most stressful job has some free
time… which includes you. On this page stick a photo of
yourself at your desk working. Look at it and see what
you might change. From the way you are dressed to the way
you’ve organised your desk (law reports, stapler, postits, etc), even how you smile, there is always something
that can be improved. Start making a difference at your
own desk.
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TAG YOUR
NEEDS
There is no such thing as a one-size-fits-all perfect
solution for legal services. As a rule, we believe
that legal services must fit each client’s needs and
expectations and do so cost-efficiently. Often what
disappoints clients most about the law firms they
use, is the gap between what they want and what they
receive, sometimes it is due to approach, attitude,
style or simply price – not the substance of the
advice. Use this page to start organising your ideas
about what you value most in the delivery of legal
services.
Use hashtags to keep it simple, accurate and straight to
the point, just like we think legal advice should be:
#_________________
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ANGOLA
Area 1,246,700 km²
Population 20.8 million
Capital Luanda
Currency Kwanza (Kz)
Official language Portuguese
Year of independence 1975
Miranda Alliance Member Fátima Freitas Advogados
Offices Luanda, Lobito, Cabinda, Talatona
MOZAMBIQUE
A network with a reach
information on the
countries covered by the
Miranda Alliance member
firms last year:
Area 801,590 km2
Population 25.2 million
Capital Maputo
Currency Mozambican metical (MZN)
Official language Portuguese
Year of independence 1975
Miranda Alliance Member Pimenta, Dionísio e
Associados
Offices Maputo, Pemba
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PORTUGAL
EQUATORIAL GUINEA
Area 92,212 km2
Area 28,050 km2
Capital Lisbon
Capital Malabo
Official language Portuguese
Official language Spanish
Miranda Alliance Member Miranda Correia
Amendoeira & Associados RL
Miranda Alliance Member Solege, Limitada
GUINEA-BISSAU
SÃO TOMÉ and PRÍNCIPE
Population 10.5 million
Population 757,000
Currency Euro (EUR)
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Year of independence 1143
Year of independence 1968
Offices Lisbon, Oporto
Area 36,125 km2
Population 1.66 million
Capital Bissau
Currency West African CFA franc (XOF)
Official language Portuguese
Year of independence 1974
Miranda Alliance Member GB Legal
Offices Bissau
Offices: Malabo
Area 1,001 km2
Population 193,000
Capital São Tomé
Currency Dobra (STD)
Official language Portuguese
Year of independence 1975
Miranda Alliance Member STP Counsel
Offices São Tomé
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TIMOR-LESTE
CAPE VERDE
Area 14,874 km2
Area 4,033 km2
Capital Díli
Capital Praia
Official language Portuguese and Tetum
Official language Portuguese
Miranda Alliance Member Miranda Correia
Amendoeira & Associados
Miranda Alliance Member CV Lexis
GABON
CAMEROON
Population 1.17 million
Population 512,096
Currency United States dollar (USD)
Currency Cape Verdean escudo (CVE)
Year of independence 1975
Year of independence 1975
Offices Díli
Area 267,667 km2
Population 1.67 million
Capital Libreville
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Official language French
Year of independence 1960
Miranda Alliance Member Cabinet Jules
Obiang
Offices Praia
Area 475,442 km2
Population 22.25 million
Capital Yaoundé
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Official language French, English
Year of independence 1960
Miranda Alliance Member Abeng Law Firm
Offices Douala
Offices Libreville, Port-Gentil
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REPUBLIC OF CONGO
DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO
Area 342,000 km2
Area 2,345,409 km2
Capital Brazzaville
Capital Kinshasa
Official language French
Official language French
Miranda Alliance Member Cabinet Gomes
Miranda Alliance Member MBM-Conseil
Population 4.66 million
Population 77.43 million
Currency Central African CFA franc (XAF)
Currency Congolese franc (CDF)
Year of independence 1960
Year of independence 1960
Offices Pointe-Noire
Offices Kinshasa, Lubumbashi, Kolwezi
BRAZIL
MACAU
Area: 8,515,767 km2
Population 200.4 million
Capital Brasília
Currency Real (BRL)
Official language Portuguese
Year of independence 1822
Miranda Alliance Member José Castro e
Solla
Offices Rio de Janeiro
Area 31.3 km2
Population 614,500
Capital N/A
Currency Macanese pataca (MOP)
Official language Portuguese, Chinese
Year of independence 1999
Miranda Alliance Member Jorge Neto Valente
Advogados
Offices Macau
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Statistics on all members of Miranda
Alliance
Total population covered by the members
of the Miranda Alliance: 368.5 million
Total area covered by the members of the
Miranda Alliance: 14,170,901 Km2
Total official languages: 6
facts
Where in
the world?
Read the pages giving data on each of the countries
covered by the Miranda Alliance and use this page to test
your ability to retain information. And remember, don’t
cheat!
What is the official language of Equatorial Guinea?
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What is the population of Gabon?
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What is the area of Angola?
In which year did Portugal become independent?
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What is the capital of Cameroon?
What is the name of the member of the Miranda
Alliance in Timor-Leste?
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What is the DRC currency?
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Total languages covered by the Miranda Alliance?
In which Mozambican cities is
Miranda Alliance present?
Total population covered by the Miranda Alliance?
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The Miranda Alliance covers how
many continents?
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Total score:
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Congratulations if you achieved more than 7, you
know nearly as much as we do about sub-Saharan
Africa and emerging markets! If you scored less than
7 you should probably take time out to learn more
about the Miranda Alliance jurisdictions, if only to
ensure you’re properly aware of the opportunities
that they present you and your business.
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Rebranding with a purpose
Committed to reaching further, Miranda has always
distinguished itself for its pioneering spirit.
Since the firm was launched more than 25 years
ago it has continued to innovate and support its
clients’ businesses in new and often challenging
markets.
The breadth of this Year in Review is a testament
to its ground-breaking philosophy: led by clients,
and as a means of responding to their evolving
needs, Miranda was the founding member of the
Miranda Alliance.
Miranda’s reach is already remarkable. But
indicative of the commitment to the further
development of the Miranda Alliance, it has
established a Miranda branch office in TimorLeste and created a Lisbon-based Francophone team
to complement and co-ordinate the work of the
Alliance members, seconding lawyers from the team
to liaison offices abroad.
With further bold moves proposed for 2014, last
year Miranda took time out to reflect on the way
it presents itself. To ask the question: ‘Do we
adequately reflect the reality of who we are and
what we do; are our core values clear; are we
reaching far enough?
rebranding
The answer formulated is what you now see – a new identity
that goes beyond the usual tinkering of most law firms. The
font was modernised; the letter I for Innovation, Integrity and
International, Miranda’s core elements, stand out while also
highlighting the number 1, to emphasise that Miranda not only leads
the way and meets premium clients needs but always aims for the
top. Underlining this, the firm’s internal motto “reach further” has
become its public signature.
Miranda is proud of its history and values. And now the
brand identity enables Miranda to share its unique ethos and
differentiation from the very first moment: through a business card,
a letterhead, our website, a brochure or a press ad. As with the
old expression: there is never a second chance to create a great
first impression!
rebranding
EXPRESS
YOURSELF
Feel free to colour in Miranda’s new logo
SET YOUR
GOALS
Complete this sentence and remind yourself of your
personal goal and ambitions
To reach further I will_______________________
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Our most colourful CSR
The Miranda Alliance has always been aware of its
responsibility, not only to our clients but also
the wider community and the world in general. We
are after all people before lawyers.
Mindful of the added value that our work often
represents, we offer pro bono legal support to
non-governmental organisations and the like, but
also seek to make a difference across all the
jurisdictions in which we are present. We devote
time and effort to raising money and supporting a
set of projects that we choose on a yearly basis,
with 2013 having been no exception.
We know that extensive lists of CSR projects are
dull, and ultimately self-serving, so here we just
mention some of our most colourful cases.
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Miracles in the making
Amongst our most vibrant projects, is the Nuestra Medalla Milagrosa
Nursery and Primary School in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea. Founded in
2010 by local teacher Milagrosa Sofia Boto Geko, the school strives
to provide an education to 50 or so children that would otherwise be
left illiterate and impoverished, in one of Malabo’s most deprived
neighbourhoods.
Milagrosa is steadfast in providing the children with a safe and
secure environment in which to learn and grow and the Miranda
Alliance has committed to help make her dream and life goal come
true, and with it, to make a difference in “her” children’s lives.
With such an aim, this past year ten Miranda Alliance lawyers
undertook a sponsored 200 km cycle ride from Troia to Lagos (in
Portugal) through which we were able to raise €10,000 for Milagrosa
and the children under her care. Thanks to this initiative, the
school now has its own well giving the children daily access to clean
fresh water. It’s a small but significant achievement. As a body of
people sharing a set of values, we’re well aware that no amount of
billable hours could ever match the sense of fulfilment that comes
from making a real difference in the lives of those who need us most.
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Making dreams come true
Still on the subject of cycling, our member firms Miranda and Fátima
Freitas this past year, took it upon themselves to enable an Angolan
gold-winning cyclist to fulfil his life dream.
Alberto da Silva, the fabled “Pepino”, is a sportsman who needs
no introduction in his native Angola. Hailing from Benguela on the
country’s West coast, this ex-soccer player and locksmith has won
numerous trophies in national athletics and cycling competitions and
well into his 90s, this unyielding legend, continues to compete.
With the sponsorship from Miranda Alliance members, Pepino
participated in the Huntsman World Senior Games held in Cleveland
USA. But merely competing was not enough for Pepino, who went on
to win two gold medals – his achievements reported by the local,
national and international media.
First held in 1987, the Games are considered the Senior Olympics,
with their aim being to foster worldwide health, friendship and
peace. Only open to the over 55s, they encompass 27 events over a
two-week period each year.
Pepino once again proved his remarkable physical condition by winning
gold in the 40km and 20km cycling competitions – outpacing riders
decades younger than him. A true inspiration, his determination to
succeed exemplifies the values that drive us and that we hope to share
with the communities of which we are a part.
csr
Holiday Season is always the best excuse
No matter your religion, faith or creed, the Holiday Season is about
giving, sharing and competing. Competing? Yes, why not. A competition
with the right model and a shared cause can motivate and unite an
entire community.
As the Miranda offices in Lisbon comprise four floors, a contest was
launched for the members of each, to assemble four teams and build
Christmas trees entirely out of food. The result was unforgettable
and the trees proof that Miranda’s attorneys and staff are both
ingenious and resourceful. It was a heartfelt team effort from which
we all gained. But the true winners were the children of Aldeias de
Crianças SOS, a non-profit organisation present in over 130 countries
devoted to taking care of orphaned and foster children, who received
all the food used.
P.S. A representative from Aldeias SOS chose the winning tree from
floor 9 – next time you meet a Miranda attorney check if in addition
to being an inspiring lawyer they are also an inspirational treemaker.
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Rocking and rolling with the Lex no More
In 2013, Miranda’s house band Lex no More, took it upon themselves to
once again sing their hearts out and compete alongside eight other
bands at Rock ‘n’ Law, a non-profit initiative that seeks to unite
Portugal’s leading law firms in a common cause.
The concept is simple: each firm creates a rock band comprising
partners and associates who give a once in a lifetime performance at
an open air concert in front of Lisbon’s entire legal community. The
proceeds of the concert are distributed amongst charities chosen by
the organisation. Last year, the event raised close to €55,000 and
gave the city’s lawyers the opportunity to, at least for one night,
take a seat on the same side of the table.
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out of the
office
Take a bicycle and pedal for a project,
support an initiative or Rock for a cause.
There are countless ways you can embrace
the communities you belong to and help to
make a difference to people’s lives. Go
on – lean forward, put your computer in
stand by and go and make a difference, the
reward will be priceless.
Out on a
Community
Project
Remember
the good
times
CSR and community involvement is a key part of what
drives us as people and lawyers. The feeling of
having done something positive for someone is a unique
experience and that stays in our heart and soul. Simply
remembering the good things we’ve done can make us feel
more alive, rewarded and strong. Write down here the most
fulfilling CSR/community action you’ve undertaken and
inspire yourself to enjoy that experience again.
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And now
you remember
how good that felt,
arrange with your
colleagues to do
another project
(turn the page!)
Now that I know more about the Miranda Alliance I
am better poised to work with them. But to make the
relationship even better, more efficient and valuable
to me and my business I will:
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( Feel free to stick this on your wall )
Tell us what you think of this Year in Review
Now take out your smartphone, take a picture
and send it to: [email protected]
CONTACTS
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Edifício Monumental
Rua Major Kanhangulo, 290 - 1º dto
C.P. 954 - Luanda - Angola
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F: +244 222 372 017
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T alatona ( L uanda Sul)
Condomínio Belas Business Park
Edifício Malange, Sala n.º 202 - 2.º andar
Talatona, Luanda Sul
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F: +244 222 020 558
M: +244 928 326 128 / 928 326 336
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Rua de Macau, S/N
Cabinda - Angola
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Avenida Marechal Craveiro Lopes,
Lote 4 - 1º F, Compão
Lobito - Angola
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Torre Rio Sul
Rua Lauro Müller, 116 – 17th floor
22290-160 Rio de Janeiro – RJ - Brazil
T: (55 21) 3572 3000
M: (55 21) 8883 5015
F: (55 21) 3572 3100
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Abeng Law Firm
D ouala
Bonapriso - Rue Koloko
Immeuble 4 etages (Apt. 300)
P.O. Box 4155
Douala
T: (+237) 33 42 02 08
F: (+237) 33 43 75 79
E: [email protected]
CAPE VERDE
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P raia
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P.O. Box 958
Praia - Santiago - Cape Verde
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Kinshasa Gombe – 1st Fl
Kinshasa, Dem. Rep. Congo
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E: [email protected]
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Avenue Kananga, n.º 140
Commune de Dilala - Kolwezi
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285, Croisement des Avenues
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Cabinet sis aux Hauts de Gué-Gué
(face Ambassade du Liban)
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GUINEA-BISSAU
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P.O. Box 127
Bairro de Luanda
Bissau, Guinea-Bissau
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Jorge Neto Valente Advogados
Av. Dr. Mário Soares, 25 (Edif. Montepio)
AP. 25 - 2.º andar
Macau
T: + 853 2838 2222 / + 853 2871 2668
F: + 853 2871 2633
Av. da Amizade, 555
Ed. Macau Landmark
Torre do ICBC, 15.º andar
Macau
T: + 853 2838 2222 / + 853 2878 3396
F: + 853 2878 5266
P.O. Box 397
E: [email protected]
MOZAMBIQUE
Pimenta, Dionísio e Associados
M aputo
Rua Changamire Dombe (D. Diniz), n.º 14
Bairro de Sommerschild
Maputo - Mozambique
T: +258 214 930 50
+258 214 955 27/8
+258 843 191 741
F: +258 214 930 42
E: [email protected]
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Pemba Beach Hotel
Rua da Marginal, n.º 5470
Pemba - Mozambique
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Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados
LISBOn
Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco, 7
1070-100 Lisbon - Portugal
T: +351 217 814 800
F: +351 217 814 802
E: [email protected]
OPORTO
Edifício Centro Burgo
Av. da Boavista, n.º 1773-B, B.2.2
4100-133 PORTO
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THE CONGO
Cabinet Gomes
pointe - noire
Immeuble Clinique Les Manguiers
B.P. 542 – Pointe-Noire
T: + 242 05 550 86 95
+ 242 06 667 24 67
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SÃO TOMÉ
AND PRÍNCIPE
STP Counsel
S ã o T omé
Av. da Independência 392, II/III
P.O. Box 638
São Tomé and Príncipe
T: +239 222 32 72
F: +239 222 32 75
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Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados
D í li
Timor Plaza - 3rd floor
Comoro - Díli
P.O. Box 62
T: +670 331 14 00
M: +670 7741 60 82
+670 7745 97 65
+670 7717 95 15
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UK
Miranda Law (UK) Limited
london
Registered Office
55 Old Broad Street
London EC2M 1RX
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 7997 6090
F: +44 (0) 20 7691 7090
E: [email protected]
USA
Miranda Alliance Business Development, LLC
houston
Two Allen Center
1200 Smith Center, Suite 1600
Houston, TX 77002
T: +1 713 35 33 977
F: +1 713 35 38 806
E: [email protected]
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