“Gonçalo Falcão is an outstanding and skilled professional, business and results orientated, a problem solver and well respected by his peers and local authorities.”
The Legal 500


Gonçalo Falcão is a partner at Mayer Brown in the Global Energy Group, working on Corporate & Securities issues as well as on both Domestic and International Tax structures. He represents clients around the globe and particularly throughout Africa, including Angola, Namibia, Mozambique, Senegal. Guinea-Bissau, Ghana, Cote D’ Ivoire, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, and São Tomé & Príncipe. Much of his work in these countries involves representing oil and gas exploration and production companies as well as oilfield service providers. Gonçalo drafts and negotiates the several types of contracts typically used within the Energy Industry and addresses all regulatory requirements applicable on the relevant country of operations. In addition, Gonçalo reviews and advise on all substantial tax matters involved in major Energy and Infrastructure projects plus all legal specificities dealing with foreign investment, local content (where applicable) labor and immigration requirements. When required, notably on Corporate Finance deals, Gonçalo addresses all legal topics related with the enforcement of guarantees as well as applicable foreign exchange rules that may impact investment projects and that are key to build the project risk assessment. He is licensed to practice law in both Brazil and Portugal, being a foreign legal expert on the jurisdictions outlined above.


  • 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



  • 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)


  • 巴西
  • 葡萄牙


  • 英语
  • 西班牙语
  • 葡萄牙语


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