AFG Advogados

Awarded best Law Firm in Timor-Leste

AFG Advogados
AFG is the first port of call for Foreign Investors in Timor-Leste being the leading law firm exclusively dedicated to International Companies investing in Timor-Leste. AFG is a client based law firm able to translate the local context, laws and regulations to international law firms and international companies because “we speak the same language”.
Our experience
Our top legal team is internationally trained with unrivaled qualifications and years of experience advising in the emerging Timorese market with second to none sector expertise in all matters relevant to foreign investment.

Our partners live in Timor-Leste and have previously worked in international top tier firms as well as in highly relevant positions in the East-Timor Government and in international organizations operating in the country. Our team is qualified in common law and civil law jurisdictions and is fluent in English, Portuguese and Tetum.


  • “Filipe Alfaiate is celebrated for his “strong negotiation skills and vast knowledge of the law in the local Timor-Leste context.” His prior experience practising in London and Lisbon also receives praise, with sources complimenting “his business acumen along with his international training and outlook.” Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific and Global Guides 2017

    Chambers 2017, Chambers and Partners Asia-Pacific and Global Guides

  • Filipe Alfaiate is managing partner and “combines international expertise with a deep knowledge of local law.”Sources explain that “he is someone whose advice you can rely on, as he knows his stuff and is not shy in pointing out the risks.Ranked 1st 2014

    Chambers Global, 2014

  • This firm is commended for its capacity for handling work on behalf of international clients. The team advises on the full range of commercial matters, including inbound investment, high-profile oil and gas matters, and construction finance projects. Highlights for the team include advising on a complex USD$9 billion fund structuring, and assisting in a US$600 million infrastructure project. Ranked 1st 2012

    Chambers 2012, Global and Asia Pacific