Gonçalo Falcão continues to be well regarded in the Angolan market for the depth of his knowledge in the oil and gas sector. As part of his practice he often handles corporate, tax and labour mandates. Falcão is based in Rio de Janeiro.
Chambers Global, 2023 - General Business Law: International Law Firms - Angola


Gonçalo Falcão is a partner in the Rio de Janeiro office of Tauil & Chequer Advogados´ International Tax Matters and Corporate & Securities practices. He represents clients around the globe and particularly throughout Africa, including Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, and São Tomé & Príncipe. Much of his work in these countries involves representing oil and gas exploration and production companies and service providers. Gonçalo also has substantial experience in oil and gas, corporate, foreign investment, labor and immigration, and foreign exchange matters. He is licensed to practice law in both Brazil and Portugal.


  • Represented numerous international oil companies and their subsidiaries (including both operators and non-operators) in tax disputes in Angola regarding Petroleum Income Tax assessments for various Blocks
  • Represented two international oil and gas companies at the Angolan Petroleum Income Tax taxable income Fixation and Reviewing Committees
  • Provided tax assistance to various oil and gas E&P operators in Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe and Equatorial Guinea
  • Provided tax assistance to various oil and gas industry service providers operating in Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé & Príncipe and Equatorial Guinea

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  • Ranked as “Highly Recommended” in Energy at Latin Lawyer 250, 2024
  • Ranked as Highly regarded in IFLR from 2018 to 2021
  • Ranked for 12 years as Foreign Expert in Angola for Energy & Natural Resources: Oil & Gas - Brazil in Chambers Global, 2023
  • Ranked for 8 years as Angola expertise based abroad, Band 3, for General Business Law: International Firms – Angola in Chambers Global, 2023
  • Gonçalo Falcão is held in high regard for his considerable experience assisting clients with oil and gas exploration matters in Angola, Mozambique and Cabo Verde, as well as in Equatorial Guinea and São Tomé e Príncipe. – Chambers Global, 2023 - Energy and Natural Resources: Oil and Gas – Angola


  • Portuguese Catholic University , Graduate of Law (JD equivalent)


  • Brazil
  • Portugal


  • Englisch
  • Spanisch
  • Portugiesisch


  • Member, Brazilian Bar Association (OAB)
  • Member, Portuguese Bar Association (OAP)