João Soares da Silva, Carlos Osório de Castro and Rui Patrício, partners of Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva, were distinguished by International Law Office (ILO) as Portugal’s client choice winners in the following areas:
- João Soares da Silva – General Corporate
- Carlos Osório de Castro – M&A
- Rui Patrício – Litigation
Established in 2005, the ILO Client Choice Awards recognise those law firms and partners around the world that stand apart for the excellent client care they provide and the quality of their service. The criteria for the awards focus on an ability to add real value to clients' business above and beyond the other players in the market. Firms and partners were assessed on the following criteria: quality of legal advice, value for money, commercial awareness, effective communication, billing transparency, tailored fee structures, response time, sharing of expertise and use of technology.
Uniquely, these awards survey senior corporate counsels only. This year's winners were chosen from a pool of more than 2,000 individual client assessments received worldwide. ILO recognised 303 individual winners across 55 jurisdictions. Winning firms were chosen in 56 jurisdictions worldwide.
A complete list of winners is available in the ILO Client Choice Guide 2012 and fully searchable online at www.ClientChoiceAwards.com.