VdA partners Rui Amendoeira and João Afonso Fialho are members of the newly created International Energy Law – Advisory Group (IELAG). The IELAG is a unique platform providing training and capacity building, strategic insight, project management, deal management and commercial contracting resources in the energy and natural resources sectors. It comprises several world renowned energy specialists (both academics and practitioners) with a presence in over 30 countries in all continents. The IELAG aims to become one of the premier resources for advisory services in the energy sector.

VdA has also been appointed as the IELAG ‘Associated Firm’ for Angola and Mozambique, alongside several international and local leading law firms in the energy practice. The members of IELAG include specialists from White & Case, Mayer Brown, Bowmans, Morgan Lewis, among others.

This initiative further cements VdA standing as the leading Portuguese law firm in the energy (including oil & gas) sector.