Market leader with an exceptional reputation across a wide range of banking and finance matters including private equity financing, structured finance, investment funds and covered bonds as well as regulatory issues. Advises major national and international banking institutions on domestic and cross-border transactions involving Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions such as Angola and Brazil.
"As a firm, I consider them to be on an excellent level in terms of market presence and expertise."
"It is my favourite firm, because it provides good advice, delivers on time and has great understanding of its clients' needs."
Well-established firm which frequently advises state-owned institutions and banks. Offers experience across the full scope of capital markets with a focus on debt, public offerings and hybrids and other securities. Regularly advises on mandates with a cross-border element in Angola, Mozambique and other lusophone African countries.
"By far the best lawyers in Portugal for capital markets. They present the most innovative solutions and have the best capacity to adapt to new and challenging operations."
Noted for its considerable dimension and track record, this Portuguese powerhouse remains a leading light in the market. Advises on the full gamut of competition and EU law including state aid, merger control and private enforcement matters.
"Outstanding in competition law."
Outstanding bench strength and high-profile client base. Covers the full scope of litigation, white-collar crime and domestic and international arbitration in lusophone countries such as Angola, Mozambique and Brazil.
"The team has extraordinary knowledge of the market and the initiative to contribute solutions that are not usually presented by other firms."
"We use this team for our most complex matters because they offer a whole other dimension to their advice. The lawyers are some of the best you can find in the country."
Solid litigation practice coupled with expertise in regulatory matters such as employment agreements. Often advises high-profile domestic and multinational clients on employment issues related to restructurings and business transfers.
"The team puts our legal questions in a business context and shows strategic thinking."
"The firm shows a lot of quality in many different areas, which isn't easy to achieve."
Energy & Natural Resources
Offers outstanding expertise across the gamut of regulatory issues and projects in energy and natural resources. Also handles a considerable flow of domestic and cross-border transactions, such as M&A and joint venture agreements for key clients in the sector.
"The team is flexible in its approach to corporate matters, creative in its solutions and impressively responsive. The firm's extensive network facilitates international negotiations."
"This is a knowledgeable and long-standing energy team."
Highly regarded outfit with outstanding expertise in insurance, reinsurance and pension funds. Advises leading domestic and international players on the full scope of insurance matters, including the conception of products, insurance tax, claims and litigation.
"One of the best teams in Portugal with this speciality."
"The team shows a lot of concern for the client and is very responsive."
Covers the full scope of contentious and transactional IP in sectors such as pharmaceutical and media. Particularly skilled in arbitration and image rights.
"A proactive team that always provides practical solutions to clients."
Full-service Portuguese giant offering a breadth of expertise across all planning issues. Frequently advises on municipal land use and the construction of retail, tourism and industrial sites.
"We have an excellent opinion of the firm and appreciate its great professionalism."
Strong practice demonstrating remarkable know-how in the set-up and structuring of private equity funds. Covers regulatory and transactional mandates, often advising on the incorporation of national and transnational funds for strategic investments in Portugal.
"The team delivers high-quality work. We trust in the decisions and proposals they make."
Leading Portuguese outfit praised for its wide-ranging insight into project finance across the energy, transportation and construction sectors. A popular choice for domestic banks on restructuring and financing operations.
"The team responds to any question on time, cautioned us about risks we weren't aware of and did an excellent job at co-ordinating the work in different jurisdictions."
Broadly experienced across a variety of regulated sectors, such as life sciences, energy and TMT. Advises major domestic and international clients on regulatory, licensing, public procurement and public tenders.
"A thorough team that provides a lot of confidence."
"The lawyers show interest in helping us and understand what we want."
Noted for its significant corporate know-how in real estate matters stemming from M&A and joint ventures. Recent focus on real estate investment including rehabilitation.
"The team inspires trust and has lawyers of great skill and merit."
"The lawyers respond quickly and show availability."
Multidisciplinary team focused on covering all aspects of restructuring operations including tax and corporate law. Further experience in advising creditors on insolvency proceedings.
Sophisticated tax practice across the firm's Lisbon, Porto and Madeira offices. Advising financial institutions, corporates and private clients on a range of matters such as international taxation, restructuring, VAT and litigation.
"The lawyers' technical preparation is remarkable and they show concern and consistency in the pursuit of the solutions that best represent our interests."
"The team is very knowledgeable of tax matters and presents solid arguments."
Multidisciplinary team with depth of expertise in corporate and competition mandates in the telecoms sector. Growing experience in data protection and litigation.
"The lawyers are able to contextualise matters and understand the circumstances of the company."
Active in both civil and military aviation. Considerably experienced in advising private air carriers and international aircraft suppliers, covering licensing, registration, aircraft leases and purchase agreements.
"We appreciate the team's responsiveness and commercial insight into the industry, which is very important."
Funchal-based department boasting a wealth of experience in ship registration. Also covers salvage, pollution and insurance issues.
"The team exceeded our expectations - it was extremely responsive and the quality of the legal work is remarkable."