José Xavier is a founding partner and legal advisor of José Xavier - Consulting, Lda. He is a member of the Mozambican Bar Association and has relevant experience in Mozambican law, advising the public and private sector in all its aspects, with a particular focus on commercial and corporate law.

He began his professional career at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva (MLGTS), in Lisbon, and continued his professional career in Mozambique at Henriques, Rocha & Associados, a law firm in the international network MLGTS Legal Circle, which encompasses a selected number of jurisdictions, including Portugal, Angola, Macau (China) and Mozambique, where he remained until 2018.

He is currently a member of the Board of Directors and Legal Advisor of national and multinational companies in various sectors of activity such as Oil and Gas, Pharmaceutical, Agricultural, Hotel and Restaurant, having developed extensive experience and expertise in Business and Commercial Strategy, Business Development, Operational Leadership, Operations Management and Contract Management.

From 2018 onwards appointed to Board of Directors of several Companies among others, Petrolife; Mozambique Transition Tech Deployment; Dream Restaurants; Triex Mozambique and Macro Africa Solutions.

In the academic world, he is also a university lecturer on the Law Course at the Superior Institute of Science and Technology of Mozambique (ISCTEM), where he teaches the subjects of Family Law and Law of Succession.