Practice Expertise

  • Corporate M&A

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate M&A


Renata is a partner in the Corporate M&A practice. She has focused on the Angolan market for 15 years and has extensive experience in supporting companies that intend to set up or operate in Angola.

In addition to corporate and M&A matters, Renata advises on employment law, real estate and construction (including real estate investment undertakings), regulatory law and compliance, and private investment projects. In recent years, she has worked on technical assistance projects for Angolan public bodies in the water and sanitation sector financed by the African Development Bank.

Renata has completed postgraduate courses in human rights at the Facullty of Law of Coimbra University and in negotiation and mediation of disputes at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Porto.

Before returning to PLMJ, where she was of counsel and a senior associate at PLMJ's partner firm in Angola from 2012 to 2017, Renata worked as an independent consultant and was a lawyer at ALC Advogados.

Bar Admissions
Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2008
Admitted to the Angolan Bar Association, 2009

Law degree from Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, 2004
Diplomatic career preparation course (international relations, international and European law and world economy, Universidade de Autónoma de Lisboa, 2006
Postgraduate course in human rights, University of Coimbra, 2006
ICC seminar on international arbitration, Luanda, 2014
Course in construction law, Cambridge, 2014
Postgraduate course in negotiation and mediation of disputes at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Porto, and ICFML, 2020

Areas of Practice

  • Corporate M&A

Professional Career

Significant Accomplishments
The Legal 500
2023 - Renata Valenti, Recommended Angola Desk
2022 - Renata Valenti Angola Desk
2022 - Renata Valenti, Rising star Angola Energy and Infrastructure
2022 - Renata Valenti, Rising star Angola Project Development
2022 - Renata Valenti, Rising star Angola Finance and Corporate: M&A

Professional Associations
Angola Corporate Governance Association (ACGA)
International Association of Portuguese-Speaking Young Lawyers (JALP)
Institute for the Certification and Training of Portuguese-speaking Mediators (ICFML)

Professional Activities and Experience
Independent lawyer and consultant (2019-2021)
Legal expert in technical assistance contracts financed by the AfDB and the World Bank in the water sector, in Angola (2019-to date)
Senior associate at ALC Advogados in Luanda and of counsel at Morais Leitão (MLGTS) (2017-2019)
Senior associate at GLA - Gabinete Legal Angola in Luanda and of counsel at PLMJ (2012-2017)
Lawyer at Inglês Pinto & Associados, Advogados e Consultores (Luanda/Lobito) (2007-2011)
Lecturer in civil law at the Universidade Lusíada de Angola (Benguela campus) (2007-2011)

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