About Claudia Santos Cruz

Claudia Santos Cruz joined Morais Leitão as senior consultant in 2015, assisting clients on the international aspects of their investments in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique. She has close ties to Africa and England and holds dual Portuguese and Mozambican nationality. She is an English solicitor, having worked at DLA Piper and Watson Farley & Williams in London. Claudia is based in Lisbon and is registered with the Portuguese Bar Association and with the Mozambique Bar Association. She is a specialist in areas such as energy and oil and gas/mining, foreign investment into Angola and Mozambique, corporate and shipping. Claudia jointly leads the ML team which advises clients on both cross-border inbound and outbound investments into Lusophone Africa, very often in respect of large-scale project finance deals. Claudia co-ordinates the international oil and gas team and shipping practice at ML, and is also a member of the international banking and finance department.