Luis Cunha


Luis is a Partner with ASAR and has been with the firm since February 2009. He primarily focuses on M&A, corporate and commercial law, Oil and Gas and foreign investment matters. Luis was admitted as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa in 2005 and was admitted onto the Roll of Solicitors for England and Wales in 2009. He received his B.Proc (2000) and LLB (2001) degrees from the University of the Free State (South Africa) and his LLM degree (2002) from the University of Cape Town (South Africa). Luis also holds a Higher Diploma in Advanced Banking Law (2006) from the University of Johannesburg (South Africa). Luis’s practice languages are English, Afrikaans and Portuguese.
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2015 / 2016 Highlights


  • Advising foreign clients in their establishment of agency or distributorship relationships with local individuals or entities to enable them to achieve their business goals, while mitigating their legal exposure when entering into and terminating agency or distributor relationships.
  • Advising various foreign corporates in relation to their set up of a local presence in Kuwait, including structuring advice concerning the implementation of various arrangements to address Kuwait’s foreign ownership restrictions.
  • Advising and assisting businesses to establish franchise arrangements, in both single and multi-territory arrangements, and advising on appropriate and practical solutions to mitigate a franchisor or franchisee’s exposure to legal roadblocks