Laura Seara Cabeca

Senior Associate

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Laura Seara Cabeca

Senior Associate

London, UK

Laura is Risk Advisory’s deputy head of the Africa team. She focuses on advising clients on their investments across the continent, with a specific focus on Portuguese-speaking African countries. Her expertise includes pre-investment due diligence, influence mapping, and other strategic assignments, including market entry studies and other complex political risk projects. Laura is an Angolan national and has lived and worked in Luanda for several years. Prior to joining Risk Advisory, Laura worked for a non-profit organisation promoting cooperation between major cities in Lusophone countries.

Project highlights:

  • Provided intelligence to support a North American engineering group with significant interests in the West African mining sector in a commercial dispute over a logistical asset with a competing mining entity.
  • Conducted detailed market assessments of the agricultural and fertiliser sectors in three sub-Saharan African countries on behalf of a North African fertiliser producer seeking to expand its regional footprint.
  • Led viability assessment for a European private equity considering an investment in an early-stage power project in Sierra Leone.
  • Investigated the wealth accumulation story of a high-profile Angolan businessman and assessed its legitimacy, in light of widespread allegations of embezzlement from Sonangol, Angola’s national oil company.
  • Languages
    • English
    • Portuguese
    • Spanish
  • Countries of expertise

    Sub-Saharan Africa, in particular Angola and Mozambique.

  • Capabilities
    • Oil & Gas
    • Large-scale infrastructure 
    • Mining
    • Renewable energy
    • Financial services
    • Pre-investment due diligence
    • Influence and stakeholder mapping
    • Market entry studies
  • Education
    • MSc Comparative Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)
    • BA Politics and Development Studies, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London

Get to know Laura Seara Cabeca

My area of expertise

Helping clients navigate delicate commercial situations in sub-Saharan Africa. As an Angolan national, I manage complex investigations in the Portuguese-speaking African world, ranging from anti-corruption investigations to multidisciplinary market entry studies and political analyses.

Why I love what I do

The satisfaction from deconstructing and solving complex problems, and ultimately enabling transparent and ethical investments.

What sets Risk Advisory apart

The unwavering commitment to solving clients’ problems  – a client’s concern is our concern.

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