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Fernando Faria de Bastos

Fernando Faria de Bastos


Fernando Faria de Bastos is a founding partner of FBL Advogados, having his work focused particularly in the area of civil and criminal litigation.

He has vast experience in representing leading multinational companies in various legal actions on the grounds of infringement of industrial property rights, including imitation and counterfeiting. His criminal litigation practice has developed in the representation of clients in complex cases, of both a criminal and a misdemeanour nature, providing specialised and customised legal advice.


He also advises major economic and private investment groups in foreign investment operations in Angola, with a special focus on real estate projects.


Particularly active in matters relating to Industrial Property Law, as one of the few experts in this area in Angola. Manager and senior technical officer of PRI - Propriedade Industrial, Lda., a commercial company engaged in registering industrial property rights with the Angolan Industrial Property Institute.

Practice Areas

  • Litigation and Arbitration

  • Criminal Law and Compliance


  • Portuguese

  • English




  • Advising a leading Chinese company in the market of internet gaming and instant messaging platform in trademark imitation proceedings;

  • Advising a US company, leader in computer hardware, on proceedings relating to counterfeit printing cartridges;

  • Defence of politically persecuted defendants in criminal proceedings before the Revolutionary People's Court and magistrates’ courts;

  • Intervention in criminal proceedings in São Tomé e Príncipe, representing an Italian citizen accused of uxoricide;

  • Debt enforcement, in the amount of USD 100 million, on behalf of a large Chinese bank;

  • Debt enforcement against Angolan bank, on behalf of Angolan real estate company;

  • Management of over 30,000 trademark registration procedures and other intellectual property rights, including the industrial property portfolio of more than 50 renowned multinational companies;

  • Assistance in setting up a business group in the insurance and reinsurance, real estate and hospitality sectors, including business start-up, investment operations abroad and acquisition of real estate, in excess of USD 200 million;

  • Assistance in foreign investment process in the mining business on behalf of South African company, of over USD 60 million.






Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra

Law Degree (1977)

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