O branqueamento de capitais é essencialmente a transformação, por via de actividades criminosas que visam a dissimulação e ocultação da origem ou do proprietário real dos fundos, dos proveitos resultantes de actividades ilícitas, em capitais reutilizáveis nos termos da lei, dando-lhes uma aparência de legalidade. O objectivo do branqueador é, assim, o de disfarçar, a origem ilícita dos proveitos gerados pela actividade criminosa, de tal forma que tais proveitos possam vir a ser utilizados como se derivassem de uma actividade legal.
Castro Afonso Zunguze assists foreign and national investors in banking and exchange control matters with obtaining registration of investment projects, contracting of loans and international transactions. He also provides legal assistance to insurance companies.
He has extensive experience in drafting loan agreements, security agreements and, sale and purchase agreements. He has coporate experience in assisting foreign and national investors with incoporation of companies, secretarial services, drafting legal opinions, memos and legal due diligence.
Experience has included advising:
Nationals and foreign investors in various types of financings, drafting of facility agreements, preparation of security documents and registration, analysis and revision of agreements governed by foreign law and compliance with Mozambican legislation;
Nationals and foreign investors with banking and foreign exchange due diligences;
Foreign investors in the registration of investment projects and relations with the Central Bank, approval of external loans (shareholders loan and third parties), as well as regularization of loans with the Central Bank;
Investors with the authorization for import and registration of funds, as well as for the repatriation of capital; and
Clients in the incorporation and amendments of companies, registration, licensing, secretarial services and drafting, revision and negotiation of different commercial contracts.
Autonoma University of Lisbon, Law Degree, 2014
Autonoma University of Lisbon, Postgraduate Degree, 2015
- 2016 to 2019, Legal Consultant, at a Mozambican law firm
- 2014 to 2016 Legal Consultant at a Portuguese Law firm
- 2013, Trainee at a Portuguese Law firm
- Trainee lawyer, Member of the Bar Association of Mozambique