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About Us

Chambers Europe

The Firm

Band 1

Corporate/M&A

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."
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."
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."
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 focused on covering all aspects of restructuring operations including tax and corporate law. Further experience in advising creditors on insolvency proceedings.
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."
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."

Lawyers

Cátia Henriques Fernandes

Band 3 Transportation: Shipping
2016

Claudia Santos Cruz

Band 3 Transportation: Shipping
2016

Helena Tapp Barroso

Band 4 TMT
2016

Nuno Peres Alves

Band 3 TMT
2016

António Lobo Xavier

Band 1 Tax
2016

Bruno Santiago

Up & Coming 2016
2016

Francisco de Sousa da Câmara

Band 1 Tax
2016

Helena Soares de Moura

Band 2 Restructuring/Insolvency
2016

Rita Ferreira Vicente

Up & Coming Real Estate
2016

Filipa Arantes Pedroso

Band 3 Real Estate
2016

Nuno Peres Alves

Band 4 Public Law
2016

Miguel Nogueira de Brito

Band 3 Public Law
2016

Pedro Costa Gonçalves

Band 2 Public Law
2016

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

Band 1 Public Law
2016

Filipa Morais Alçada

Associates to watch Projects
2016

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Star Associate Projects
2016

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Projects
2016

Luís Branco

Band 1 Projects
2016

Ricardo Andrade Amaro

Up & Coming Private Equity
2016

Tomás Vaz Pinto

Band 3 Private Equity
2016

Rui Ribeiro Lima

Associates to watch Planning
2016

João Pereira Reis

Band 1 Planning
2016

Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade

Band 4 Intellectual Property
2016

Luísa Soares da Silva

Band 2 Insurance
2016

Margarida Lima Rego

Band 1 Insurance
2016

Bernardo Maria Lobo Xavier

Band 4 General Business Law - Porto
2016

Jorge Simões Cortez

Band 3 General Business Law - Porto
2016

Joaquim Vieira Peres

Band 2 General Business Law - Porto
2016

Eduardo Verde Pinho

Band 2 General Business Law - Porto
2016

Carlos Osório de Castro

Star Individuals General Business Law - Porto
2016

António Lobo Xavier

Band 1 General Business Law - Porto
2016

Catarina Brito Ferreira

Associates to Watch Energy & Natural Resources
2016

Nuno Galvão Teles

Eminent Practitioner Energy & Natural Resources
2016

Helena Tapp Barroso

Band 4 Employment
2016

Pedro Pardal Goulão

Band 4 Employment
2016

Luís Miguel Monteiro

Band 1 Employment
2016

António Pinto Leite

Band 1 Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
2016

Rui Patrício

Star Individuals Corporate Crime
2016

Rui Patrício

Band 2 Dispute Resolution
2016

Francisco Cortez

Band 2 Dispute Resolution
2016

António Pinto Leite

Band 1 Dispute Resolution
2016

José Manuel Galvão Teles

Senior Statesmen Dispute Resolution
2016

Segismundo Pinto Basto

Band 3 Corporate/M&A
2016

Tomás Vaz Pinto

Band 3 Corporate / M&A
2016

João Soares da Silva

Band 1 Corporate/M&A
2016

Carlos Osório de Castro

Band 1 Corporate/M&A
2016

Nuno Galvão Teles

Eminent Practitioner Corporate/M&A
2016

Inês Gouveia

Associates to watch Competition/European Law
2016

Pedro de Gouveia e Melo

Associates to watch Competition/European Law
2016

Eduardo Maia Cadete

Band 4 Competition/European Law
2016

Eduardo Paulino

Up & Coming Capital Markets
2016

Ricardo Andrade Amaro

Up & Coming Capital Markets
2016

Luísa Soares da Silva

Band 3 Capital Markets
2016

João Soares da Silva

Band 1 Capital Markets
2016

Carlos Osório de Castro

Star Individuals Capital Markets
2016

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 2 Banking & Finance
2016

Luís Branco

Star Individuals Banking & Finance
2016
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