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2013
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2012
Portuguese Project Finance Law Firm of the Year

Portuguese Project Finance Law Firm of the Year

2010
Lawyer of the Year in Finance Award | Luís Branco

Lawyer of the Year in Finance Award | Luís Branco

2009

Lawyers

Chambers Europe

Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2014
Luís Branco is a widely recognised and respected name in the market. Clients say: "He is one of the best in Portugal, an expert. He's one of the most experienced lawyers in this area, an authority for project finance."
Star Individuals

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2014
According to clients, practice head Luís Branco is "a brilliant lawyer, extremely intelligent and clever. A perceptive and resourceful negotiator."
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2013
Luís Branco leads the team. Clients admire his "solid technical knowledge, common sense and calm, balanced approach."
Star Individuals

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2013
Seasoned player Luís Branco receives unanimous praise for his expertise in this area. "He's pragmatic, has strong commercial acumen, sets objectives and aims to achieve them. He has years of experience as well as excellent technical knowledge and negotiating skills," remarks a client.
Band 3

Luís Branco

Energy & Natural Resources
2012
Finance specialist Luís Branco supports the energy team on large transactions in the energy area.
Star Individuals

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2012
Luís Branco is undoubtedly the star player of this team. He led the team that assisted Caixa Geral de Depósitos and CaixaBI with structuring and organising the acquisition of credits corresponding to the investment in the infrastructure and equipment of MLFF toll collection systems.
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2012
“Excellent” department head Luís Branco is well known for his project finance experience and works closely with a number of banks.
Band 3

Luís Branco

Energy & Natural Resources
2011
Luís Branco is a towering figure in project finance and plays a key role in energy transactions
Star Individuals

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2011
"Excellent" partner Luís Branco is undoubtedly the team's star attraction, with clients lauding his "in-depth knowledge and business acumen."
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2010
Clients rave about Luís Branco, who is unquestionably a project finance leader, explaining that he is very accessible and “has know-how that is hard to surpass. He takes a lot of time to understand our aims and can sort out any problem.”
Band 3

Luís Branco

Energy & Natural Resources
2010
“Excellent” project finance practitioner Luís Branco is recognised as a player in the energy sector, where he has mainly acted on the side of banks in energy projects.
Star Individuals

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2010
Department head Luís Branco is the star of this team and the Portuguese market, with peers and clients considering him a “true reference in the area.”
As one source explains, “his knowledge, business-oriented mindset and strong work ethic combine to make him a unique practitioner.”
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2009
Competitors noted, singling out group head Luís Branco as “one of Portugal’s most knowledgeable projects lawyers.” Branco and newly promoted partner Filipe Lowndes Marques lead “an experienced group of lawyers who promote the smooth running of negotiations, focusing on the relevant matters.”
Band 3

Luís Branco

Energy & Natural Resources
2009
Luís Branco is heralded as “an excellent lawyer with great problem-solving capabilities.”
Star

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2009
Luís Branco stands out for his “extremely creative and value-added advice,” and sources attest that he is “a top-notch banking and finance lawyer who is directly and personally involved in every single deal.”
Band 1

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2008
Undoubtedly a high-profile name in the area, Luís Branco is dubbed “the best-known lawyer in the Portuguese banking sector.” Observers commented on how “his friendly approach makes negotiations much smoother,” and added: “He is terribly efficient and gets directly involved in all aspects of the deal.” Branco is also renowned for his top performances in the projects sphere.
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2008
Head of the banking and project finance group, Luís Branco is lauded as “one of the best lawyers in the field, thanks to his creativity and straightforward attitude that makes transactions move smoothly.”
Band 1

Luís Branco

PFI/PPP
2007
Commentators have enormous respect for Luís Branco: “He is an incredibly skilful, experienced lawyer and undoubtedly one of the market’s top names in project finance.
Band 1

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2007
Luís Branco is “undoubtedly the best lawyer in the field,” in the opinion of a leading competitor. Sources describe him as a “highly experienced and skilful practitioner with a terrific name in the market,” while clients acknowledge that he is “personally involved in the deals; a crucially important aspect.”

Chambers Global

Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2014
Luís Branco is a widely recognised and respected name in the market. Clients say "he is one of the best in Portugal, an expert. He's one of the most experienced lawyers in this area; an authority for project finance."
Star Individuals

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2014
According to clients, practice head Luís Branco is "a brilliant lawyer, extremely intelligent and clever.
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2013
Luís Branco leads the team. Clients admire his "solid technical knowledge, common sense and calm, balanced approach."
Star Individuals

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2013
Seasoned player Luís Branco receives unanimous praise for his expertise in this area. "He's pragmatic, has strong commercial acumen, sets objectives and aims to achieve them. He has years of experience as well as excellent technical knowledge and negotiating skills," remarks a client.
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2012
“Excellent” department head Luís Branco is well known for his project finance experience and works closely with a number of banks.
Star Individuals

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2012
Department head Luís Branco is undoubtedly the star player of this team. He led the team that assisted Caixa Geral de Depósitos and CaixaBI with structuring and organising the acquisition of credits corresponding to the investment in the infrastructure and equipment of MLFF toll collection systems.
Band 1

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2011
Luís Branco heads the firm's banking and finance team. Sources appreciate his innovative ideas and execution and champion him as "the best lawyer for project finance in Portugal." He recently advised Eurohypo AG regarding credit facility agreements for three commercial properties.
Star Individual

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2010
Department head Luís Branco is the star of this team and the Portuguese market, with peers and clients considering him a “true reference in the area.” As one source explains, “his knowledge, business-oriented mindset and strong work ethic combine to make him a unique practitioner.”
Star

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2009
Luís Branco stands out for his “extremely creative and value-added advice,” and sources attest that he is “a top-notch banking and finance lawyer who is directly and personally involved in every single deal.”
Band 1

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2008
Undoubtedly a high-profile name in the area, Luís Branco is dubbed “the best-known lawyer in the Portuguese banking sector.” Observers commented how “his friendly approach makes negotiations much smoother.” Branco is also renowned for his top-notch performances in the projects sphere.
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2008
Head of the banking and project finance group, Luís Branco is lauded as “one of the best lawyers in the field, thanks to his creativeness and straightforward attitude that makes transactions move smoothly.”
Band 1

Luís Branco

Projects
2007
Commentators have enormous respect for Luís Branco: “He is an incredibly skilful, experienced lawyer and undoubtedly one of the market’s top names in project finance.”
Band 1

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2007
Luís Branco is “undoubtedly the best lawyer in the field,” in the opinion of a leading competitor. Sources describe him as a “highly experienced and skilful practitioner with a terrific name in the market,” while clients acknowledge that he is “personally involved in the deals, a crucially important aspect.”
Band 1

Luís Branco

PFI/PROJECTS
2006
Clients and peers alike single out “highly experienced and sensible negotiator” Luís Branco as a “fine lawyer and undoubtedly a leader in the field.” His “deep understanding of the banks’ needs, excellent connections, and ability to work in an international context,” attract further praise from interviewees.
Band 1

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2006
A leading competitor tells researchers: “Whenever I am conflicted out of a deal always refer my client to Luís Branco, he is probably the greatest of us all.” Peers and clients alike marvelled at his “fantastically creative and open minded approach, as well as his ability to do it all with a smile.” An international client adds: “He is a sharp and intelligent lawyer with the technical skills, experience and connections to put us at ease.”
Band 1

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2005
"Brilliant" Luís Branco has a "second to none advantage through his amazing banking connnections," clients feel. Market observers refer to him as "undoubtedly the leader in the field." He spearheaded the team advising a banking syndicate comprising Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria and Bayerische Hypo und Vereinsbank Aktiengesellschaft on the shadow toll motorway of the Interior Norte (Norscut) worth around € 1.15 billion. Branco's team is currently advising the banks on various issues, including changes of law, shareholders and hedging agreements.
Band 1

Luís Branco

Banking and Finance
2005
“Legal superstar” Luís Branco is widely admired as probably “the one and only market leader for project finance”. Rivals noted that “he makes it look easy”, maintaining a “tranquil demeanour” in difficult situations. His “solution-oriented” approach and “solid scientific background” also won kudos among observers, who added that “he can foresee the immediate result and deal with it”.

IFLR 1000

Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking
2015
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2014
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking
2014
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2013
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking and Capital Markets
2013
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking and Capital Markets
2012
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2012
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking and Capital Markets
2011
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2011
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking
2010
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Capital Markets
2010
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2010
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Capital Markets
2009
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking
2009
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2009
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2008
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking
2008
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2007
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking
2007
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2006
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking
2006
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Project Finance
2005
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Mergers and Acquisitions
2005
Leading Lawyer

Luís Branco

Banking
2005

Best Lawyers

Luís Branco

Project Finance and Development Practice
2015

Luís Branco

Finance
2015

Luís Branco

Banking
2015

Luís Branco

Projects
2014

Luís Branco

Finance
2014

Luís Branco

Banking
2014

Luís Branco

Projects
2013

Luís Branco

Finance
2013

Luís Branco

Banking
2013

Luís Branco

Projects
2012

Luís Branco

Finance
2012

Luís Branco

Banking
2012

Luís Branco

Projects
2010

Luís Branco

Finance
2010

Luís Branco

Banking
2010
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