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Chambers Europe

Lawyers

Star Individuals

Luís Branco

Banking & Finance
2016
Band 2

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Banking & Finance
2016
Band 1

João Soares da Silva

Capital Markets
2016
Star Individuals

Carlos Osório de Castro

Capital Markets
2016
Band 3

Luísa Soares da Silva

Capital Markets
2016
Up & Coming

Ricardo Andrade Amaro

Capital Markets
2016
Up & Coming

Eduardo Rui Paulino

Capital Markets
2016
Band 1

Carlos Botelho Moniz

Competition/European Law
2016
Band 1

Joaquim Vieira Peres

Competition/European Law
2016


Band 4

Eduardo Maia Cadete

Competition/European Law
2016
Associates to watch

Pedro de Gouveia e Melo

Competition/European Law
2016
Associates to watch

Inês Gouveia

Competition/European Law
2016
Band 3

Tomás Vaz Pinto

Corporate / M&A
2016
Star Individuals

Rui Patrício

Corporate Crime
2016
Band 1

João Soares da Silva

Corporate/M&A
2016
Band 1

Carlos Osório de Castro

Corporate/M&A
2016
Band 3

Segismundo Pinto Basto

Corporate/M&A
2016
Eminent Practitioner

Nuno Galvão Teles

Corporate/M&A
2016
Band 1

António Pinto Leite

Dispute Resolution
2016
Senior Statesmen

José Manuel Galvão Teles

Dispute Resolution
2016
Band 2

Rui Patrício

Dispute Resolution
2016
Band 2

Francisco Cortez

Dispute Resolution
2016
Band 3

Miguel de Almada

Dispute Resolution
2016
Band 1

António Pinto Leite

Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
2016
Band 1

Luís Miguel Monteiro

Employment
2016
Band 4

Pedro Pardal Goulão

Employment
2016
Band 4

Helena Tapp Barroso

Employment
2016
Eminent Practitioner

Nuno Galvão Teles

Energy & Natural Resources
2016
Associates to Watch

Catarina Brito Ferreira

Energy & Natural Resources
2016
Star Individuals

Carlos Osório de Castro

General Business Law - Porto
2016
Band 1

António Lobo Xavier

General Business Law - Porto
2016
Band 2

Eduardo Verde Pinho

General Business Law - Porto
2016
Band 2

Joaquim Vieira Peres

General Business Law - Porto
2016
Band 4

Bernardo Maria Lobo Xavier

General Business Law - Porto
2016
Band 3

Jorge Simões Cortez

General Business Law - Porto
2016
Band 2

Luísa Soares da Silva

Insurance
2016
Band 4

Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade

Intellectual Property
2016
Band 1

João Pereira Reis

Planning
2016
Associates to watch

Rui Ribeiro Lima

Planning
2016
Band 3

Tomás Vaz Pinto

Private Equity
2016
Up & Coming

Ricardo Andrade Amaro

Private Equity
2016
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2016
Band 1

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Projects
2016
Star Associate

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Projects
2016
Associates to watch

Filipa Morais Alçada

Projects
2016
Band 1

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

Public Law
2016
Band 4

Nuno Peres Alves

Public Law
2016
Band 2

Pedro Costa Gonçalves

Public Law
2016
Band 3

Miguel Nogueira de Brito

Public Law
2016
Band 3

Filipa Arantes Pedroso

Real Estate
2016
Up & Coming

Rita Ferreira Vicente

Real Estate
2016
Band 2

Helena Soares de Moura

Restructuring/Insolvency
2016
Band 1

António Lobo Xavier

Tax
2016
Band 1

Francisco de Sousa da Câmara

Tax
2016
Band 3

Nuno Peres Alves

TMT
2016
Band 4

Helena Tapp Barroso

TMT
2016
Band 3

Cátia Henriques Fernandes

Transportation: Shipping
2016
Band 3

Claudia Santos Cruz

Transportation: Shipping
2016
Up & Coming

Bruno Santiago

2016
2016

The Firm

Band 1

Banking & Finance

2016
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."
Band 1

Capital Markets

2016
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."
Band 1

Competition/European Law

2016
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."
Band 1

Corporate/M&A

2016
Band 1

Dispute Resolution

2016
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."
Band 1

Employment

2016
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."
Band 1

Energy & Natural Resources

2016
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."
Band 1

Insurance

2016
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."
Band 3

Intellectual Property

2016
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."
Band 1

Planning

2016
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."
Band 2

Private Equity

2016
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."
Band 1

Projects

2016
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."
Band 1

Public Law

2016
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."
Band 3

Real Estate

2016
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."
Band 2

Restructuring/Insolvency

2016
Multidisciplinary team focused on covering all aspects of restructuring operations including tax and corporate law. Further experience in advising creditors on insolvency proceedings.
Band 1

Tax

2016
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."
Band 2

TMT

2016
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."
Band 3

Transportation: Aviation

2016
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."
Band 3

Transportation: Shipping

2016
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."
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