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About Us

The Firm

Tier 1

Banking and Finance

2021

‘Knowledge and experience in the market, ability to deliver, proximity to the client and availability.'

High technical competence and availability whenever the need for an urgent response arises.’

In addition to the expertise in specific matters such as those related to financial and capital market operations, the availability and proactivity of the various elements of the firm make the difference and bring added value to the client.’

 

‘Global and transversal support; extraordinary legal and sector knowledge, great ability to search for solutions.’

‘We have worked intensively with Morais over the past year and are very pleased with the collaboration: every team member is very knowledgeable, able to explain complex legal cases and also very approachable. The dedication that the team has shown is admirable and this is reflected in the high quality of work which was always delivered on time. ’

 

‘We were very impressed with Tomás and his team. It was a very challenging transaction over an extended period. Deadlines were always tight, we were demanding and they outperformed – even during COVID lockdown. They were always available, responsive to emails and calls – and always professional. We were especially impressed with the quality of English used in the reports.’

‘The team shows a rock-solid knowledge of the law, guidelines, and non-binding recommendations to be able to provide in-house lawyers with a complete analysis of the subject matters at stake. More importantly, the team thinks ahead and it is very strategic. The assessment of risk is responsible and adapted to the client’s practical needs. The way to convey their messages is clear, practical and simple – they easily adapt to each internal stakeholder, with all sorts of backgrounds, this way enhancing engagement between internal teams.’

‘Technical knowledge, availability, excellent understanding of the market.’

‘High technical capacity and permanent availability.’

Very complete, multi-disciplinary team that shows great competence and availability.’

 

Speed and clarity of responses; availability to resolve issues quickly; focus on resolution of problems.’

‘We have worked with the firm for many years and the quality of service has always exceeded our expectations.

‘The team stands out for its technical competence and availability towards the client. They are very compliant with timings and are also very fluent in the English language which is always an asset for multinational client companies.’

‘In-depth knowledge of the sector and the ability to influence the course of operations. Great risk management skills.’

‘MGLTS is focused on the client and has a wealth of experience in the energy sector.’

 

‘The team has many senior members, and therefore great capability of handling several matters at the same time.’

‘They are well connected and maintain good relationships with relevant authorities.’

‘They are extremely knowledgeable, business minded and in addition very pleasant to work with. Partners Joaquim Vieira Peres and Luís Do Nascimento Ferreira stand out.’

‘Excellent quality of services is very good, given the experience and knowledge of the team. Business knowledge is also a very important asset.’

‘The firm includes lawyers with a very client-oriented profile and who are aware of their business needs. From a technical point of view, they are certainly one of the best in the Portuguese market. ’

‘Society that is distinguished by high quality standards in the services provided, stand out quality of service, technical knowledge and experience of the team interaction with customers, availability and courtesy. Multidisciplinary teams, covering the main areas. Interaction with other players, including public services, courts etc.’

‘The restructuring and insolvency team always presents an excellent job. It has an unusual capacity to analyze complex and extensive cases and to propose a clear strategy, developing as a result a creative, meticulous and comprehensive argument of great quality. It combines the excellence of legal knowledge with a positive and creative attitude in solving various issues, with great results. I also highlight the availability and openness of the team to discuss and analyze all issues.’

‘This firm stands out for its efficiency and client-focused service. There is not a one-size fits all plan for clients. Each client and each matter receive tailor-made advice and strategy to best serve the client’s interests.’

 

We work with Morais Leitão on urbanism and real estate issues. They are one of the few companies in the north with this expertise, which has led them to be different in relation to projects that take place in the Porto region.’

‘Rigor, pragmatism, constant availability and commitment to the solution.’

‘MLGTS has excellent technical skills. The team allocated to us has an excellent knowledge of the business.‘

 

‘Strong brand and large capable workforce capable of tackling large projects and keep to tight deadlines, as well as experienced in dealing with international clients.’

‘Strong credibility in the national and international market. Organization, knowledge and mastery of the requested subjects.’"

‘Technical skills; experience; sympathy; empathy; availability; and celerity. It is clearly in the ‘top firms’.‘

‘The team stands out for the enormous quality of service and professionalism.’

'Dimension, sectorial specialization and a culture of rigor are unique features of MLGTS.’

‘MLGTS is the most renowned tax office in Portugal. It has an unrivaled set of professionals in which the various subjects can be delivered with maximum confidence.’

‘The team and the general level of service is excellent, as they have a team that shows: good knowledge and deep understanding of the legal-tax framework; high technical competence; professionalism; particular ability to reach consensus solutions, placing the client’s interest at the center of the analysis and resolution of each problem; an integrated vision and analysis of topics, covering the different specialties of law, with emphasis on the tax.’

‘Reliability / technical capacity / adequate response to the challenges posed.’

‘Morais Leitão provides high-quality services, not only in the area of real estate and construction, but in adjacent and relevant fields in the scope of transactions, such as corporate and tax.’

‘The firm is very client-oriented.’

'An excellent and very professional team, which stands out for its quality of services and prompt response.

Tier 2

Transport

2021

Lawyers

Luís Branco

Leading Individuals Banking and Finance
2021

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Banking and Finance
2021

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Rising Stars Banking and Finance
2021

Carlos Osório de Castro

Leading Individuals Capital Markets
2021

‘Eduardo Paulino and Maria Soares do Lago are excellent.’

‘Eduardo Paulino, Magda Viçoso and Maria Soares do Lago are the lawyers with whom we have been working with for many years in this area.’

Carlos Osório de Castro

Leading Individuals Commercial, Corporate and M&A
2021

‘Their analyses are all very spot on and the quality of their work is fantastic. Tomás Vaz Pinto is a strong lawyer, practical and very client focused. He managed to lead his team in a very difficult moment (COVID-19) and under prolonged time pressures. Diana Ribeiro Duarte is an extremely talented young professional. She is a rising star. She is always on point and delivers always on time.’

‘We were very impressed with Tomás and his team. It was a very challenging transaction over an extended period. Deadlines were always tight, we were demanding and they outperformed – even during COVID lockdown. They were always available, responsive to emails and calls – and always professional. We were especially impressed with the quality of English used in the reports.’

‘Eduardo Paulino stands out for his knowledge, negotiation skills, global vision. Margarida Torres Gama is knowledgeable and dedicated.’

Luís Roquette Geraldes

Rising Star Corporate, Commercial and M&A
2021

‘Tiago Félix da Costa and Maria Assunção Reis have the ability to understand, listen and brainstorm, define personalised strategies, which is indispensable in this very new and innovative area.’

‘Tiago Félix da Costa and Maria Assunção Reis have the ability to understand, listen and brainstorm, define personalised strategies, which is indispensable in this very new and innovative area.’

Luís Miguel Monteiro

Leading Individuals Employment
2021

‘Pedro Pardal Goulão is very available and able to help with complex topics.’

‘Very approachable team, excellent quality and great to work with. Pedro Pardal Goulão leads the team and he is an employment law rock star. His approachable way of handling matters and willingness to really become part of the team are fantastic characteristics.’

‘I cannot fail to highlight all the dedication and professionalism of Pedro Pardal Goulão and Isabel Valente Dias, who were always available to help and clarify matters.’

‘We have worked with the firm for many years and the quality of service has always exceeded our expectations. Pedro Pardal Goulão, Maria João da Luz and Isabel Valente Dias are recommended for their professionalism, accuracy, common sense and quick resolution of matters.’

‘Ricardo Andrade Amaro is undoubtedly one of the M&A lawyers with the deepest knowledge of the energy sector and who manages to create bridges in the critical moments of the negotiation process.’

Catarina Brito Ferreira

Next Generation Partner Energy and natural resources
2021

Joaquim Vieira Peres

Leading Individuals EU and Competition
2021

Pedro de Gouveia e Melo

Rising Star EU and Competition
2021

‘Inês Gouveia has extensive knowledge in this area; she is committed and has ability to understand the characteristics of the clients’ business.’

‘The team led by Rui Patrício is impeccable in availability, both in terms of the readiness of the answer and in terms of the answer itself. No questions are left unanswered.’

‘Rui Patrício is tireless and insatiable in the search of solutions for his clients, he never fails to answer a phone call, answer a message or email.’

Tiago Geraldo

Rising Star Fraud and White-Collar Crime
2021

‘I highlight the partner Rui Patrício and the managing associate Nuno Gundar da Cruz. The first for the unusual ability to formulate strategies and develop creative and effective arguments. The second for the ability to work and ensure that all angles and possible topics are addressed and covered effectively.’

 

 

 

João Pereira Reis

Leading Individuals Planning Law
2021

Rui Lima – availability and deep knowledge on the subject of urbanism.

‘Rui Ribeiro Lima has extensive knowledge and experience in urban planning.

 

António Lobo Xavier

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2021

Carlos Osório de Castro, António Lobo Xavier and Gonçalo Fleming are all extremely rigorous, oriented to solve the problem in a practical way and always very close and available to the customer.

João Anacoreta Correia

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2021

Bernardo Maria Lobo Xavier

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2021

Paulo Rendeiro

Next Generation Partners Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2021

Luís Branco

Leading Individuals Projects and Project Finance
2021

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Projects and Project Finance
2021

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Rising Star Projects and Project Finance
2021

Filipa Morais Alçada

Rising Stars Projects and Project Finance
2021

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

Leading Lawyer Public Law
2021

‘Pedro Costa Gonçalves is certainly one of the best practitioners in Public Law.’

João Tiago Silveira

Next Generation Partners Public Law
2021

‘João Torroães Valente is a lawyer with a lot of negotiation experience and who defends the interests of clients very well. He is available and responds within the appropriate deadlines. He is respected by his peers, which is important in a transactional context.’

‘The whole team has been exemplary and dedicated: João Torroaes Valente, Andreia Bento Simões and Manuel Ponces Magalhães are recommended.’

Francisco de Sousa da Câmara

Leading Individuals Tax
2021

‘António Lobo Xavier – Absolute knowledge, unshakable security, total trust.’

Bruno Santiago

Next Generation Partners Tax
2021

‘Gonçalo Machado Borges stands out for combining a capacity for anticipating and resolving issues that are not normally identified, which represents an enormous added value for clients.’

‘I greatly enjoy working with Gonçalo Borges because, apart from his total dedication to the customer, he has a thorough understanding of how corporations function and is focused on the big issues at stake and on finding pragmatic solutions, avoiding unnecessary legal speak, thus saving time and money.’

‘Gonçalo Machado Borges has extensive experience in regulatory, competition and litigation issues with Anacom and judicial challenges against individual decisions and regulations. Excellent procedural strategy.’

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