About Us

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados promotes its economic sustainability based on a fundamental bedrock of ethical and humanistic values. We are confident that this approach will ensure that our collaborators are responsible and fulfilled, while contributing towards a positive business environment and the betterment of the community within which we operate.

The firm endeavours to allow collaborators to fulfil their individual altruistic aspirations according to their own sense of social responsibility. By encouraging this sense of responsibility, we are also meeting our strategic priorities; promoting cohesion and a sense of belonging, the reinforcement of participation values, justice, transparency and solidarity, good management of talent, the motivation and personal development of our collaborators, and recognition from the community of our status as a socially responsible company.

The firm aims to be synchronised with the business world by satisfying, in this area as in others, the expectations of clients and of the community in general.

Family Responsible Organization

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is certified as a Family Responsible Organization, which acknowledges the effort made towards a healthy and respectful work environment.

We were the first certified law firm certified as such in Portugal, after having structured existing measures and policies into a thoughtful and careful strategy for conciliation. The certification followed the evaluation of this coherent plan, that aimed at strengthening the alliance between work and family spheres, and at committing for the future with new measures to promote this stability. 

At Morais Leitão, the balance between work life and personal time is an ongoing concern, featured in an ambitious plan of measures that takes in account quality of time, flexibility, family support, personal and professional development, equality of opportunity as well as leadership and management.

Environmental Responsibility

At Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados commitment to the environment and sustainable development is inseparable from our ambition to provide more efficient services to our clients.


Our policy on environmental responsibility promotes the collaboration of employees, suppliers and clients in the development of practices that daily reflect this commitment.

Diversity and Inclusion

Morais Leitão is strongly committed to the creation of an inclusive work environment dedicated to the development and promotion of each person's abilities and talents.

We believe that professional development depends on the inclusion, diversity and concern for well-being, and that these values ​​are fundamental for attracting and retaining the best talent. Over the years, Morais Leitão has been consistently recognized in the market as the company that accompanies personal and career development, with a firm commitment to continuous training.

We are proud to have people of various nationalities and generations, thus adding value to both internal teams and to the experience we provide to customers, with more knowledge and better advice.

Gender balance has been a concern. We believe in equality of opportunities. There is wide representation, which we want to improve further, particularly in decision-making positions. Our attorneys are prized and recognized for the excellence of their services, in full equality. We are committed to close monitoring of the youngest, preparing them for future leadership. Strategically, we have privileged parenting policies with unmatched market reach, which join spatial-temporal flexibility policies.

We ensure that everyone has the opportunity to develop through training courses and developing courses. We also support and finance the participation in other programs, for example by promoting the participation in mentoring activities or secondments. The Instituto Miguel Galvão Teles assumes a very important part of this ambitious training program in a variety of areas and themes.

All these policies have resulted in the certification of the firm in terms of its commitment to the balance between personal and professional life.

We have set a very firm position on standards and desired behaviors, according to our culture. Inclusion is transversal in recruitment, training and leadership. Among various initiatives, we can highlight in particular regular meetings with the board, in an informal context, as well as the reinforcement of a culture of freedom of expression and constructive dialogue.

Punctual Payment Commitment

Starting 2020, Morais Leitão renoved its adhesion to the Punctual Payment Commitment to suppliers, a project of ACEGE, IAPMEI, CIP and APIFARMA. Thus, we are an active part of this social responsibility movement, by promoting a culture of punctual payment and the competitiveness of the Portuguese economy.