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Senior statesman José Manuel Galvão Teles continues to work on complex disputes.
The market continues to recognise Miguel Galvão Teles as a star lawyer “who sees things nobody else sees.”
Associate to watch Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos is heavily involved in infrastructure projects.
Sources laud Filipe Lowndes Marques for his “profound knowledge of projects from the lender's point of view.”
“Excellent” department head Luís Branco is well known for his project finance experience and works closely with a number of banks.
Observers point out that corporate litigation team head Francisco Cortez “is very accurate and knows exactly when something should be done. We always get the best possible result with him.”
Rui Patrício is a key member of the team working on both civil and criminal matters.
Highly regarded practice head António Pinto Leite is “a very clever and reasonable guy, who manages cases well and quickly understands the principal issues,” say sources.
Tomás Vaz Pinto is a highly skilled transactional practitioner.
Segismundo Pinto Basto is a well established name for commercial transactions.
Nuno Galvão Teles specialises in energy and natural resources, and his business acumen and proactive attitude are key attributes for corporate clients.
João Soares da Silva is praised for "his ability to always find innovative solutions to complex matters."
Carlos Osório de Castro also stands as a leading figure in the sector thanks to his ability to rapidly "analyse complex legal matters and provide creative solutions.”
Miguel Galvão Teles heads the public and international law department and is widely acclaimed for his experience on a number of large, complex, domestic and cross-border financial operations, with sources describing him as "one of the greatest Portuguese lawyers."
Luisa Soares da Silva is another valuable member of the team and the main partner leading transactions undertaken for EDP.
Filipe Lowndes Marques is the group's securitisation expert, and also handles banking and finance mandates.
João Soares da Silva leads the department, and headed the team that assisted Banco Comercial Português with its high-profile share capital increase.
Carlos Osório de Castro works out of the Porto office and is considered to be a heavyweight in capital markets.
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.