Morais Leitão:
client commitment,
innovative culture

Welcome to Morais Leitão.

We are recognized for our work culture and for the opportunities we provide to our clients. In such a dynamic market, our position is distinguished by combining the best traditional advocacy with the latest technology. The development of the client's own business is always in our mind.

We do not give up on the values that have built our reputation and our institution and we consistently update them with a permanent curiosity for best practices in the international legal market, constantly updating the services provided to the client.

We are a Firm of people, of respect for the individual: we know that this culture is reflected in the relationship with the client.

We are independent, but we privilege partnership and team work, combining areas of activity, sectors and jurisdictions.

We are proud of our long and continuous growth, always present in operations and complex challenges.

NUNO GALVÃO TELES, Managing Partner

Awards & Regonitions

“Outstanding team of very experienced, extremely qualified and client-focused lawyers.”

Legal 500

“Presenting strong teams in both jurisdictions in multiple sectors, we work together on the most varied projects, so that the client always feels a stable and committed service”
Catarina Levy Osório, Managing partner at ALC Advogados

“In a fast developing market, we ensure strong international experience, which translates into legal innovation and added value for the client.”
Tiago Arouca Mendes, Managing Partner at MDR Advogados

“Cape Verde is a natural step in the internationalisation of Morais Leitão Legal Circle. Several of our clients operate in this dynamic and promising country - and we stand with them, as usual.”
Vera Patrícia Querido, Managing Partner at VPQ Advogados

Our Values

We maintain a constructive and pre-eminent relationship with our clients, consistently striving to ascertain our technical knowledge in relation to its market and specific sector of law. In each particular case, we assure the most efficient processes and technologies, adding value to the clients’ business.

Our firm is widely recognized for the quality of the legal services provided, along with the promptness of our response time, the professional rigour of our team as well as the capacity to present innovative solutions that cover different approaches, while ensuring an information security management system at all times.

At Morais Leitão, our institutional culture stands on strict principles of professional ethics, extending from professional confidentiality to awareness of potential conflicts of interest. This respect for professional ethics safeguards our relentless defense of our clients’ rights and interests.

Morais Leitão is a truly independent firm. Moreover, it is involved in several international partnerships thus providing the best answer to clients’ needs.

At Morais Leitão, we offer a specialized service in all branches of the law. Our organizational structure allows us to create cross-practice teams, according to our clients’ needs and the project itself.

Morais Leitão respects the dignity of every human being. Therefore, we have established several programs and initiatives to promote the inclusion and the diversity and above all the well-being of everyone.

Our firm exists and persists beyond its founders and individual collaborators and presents itself as a strong and consistent entity. We respect a coherent set of principles on which our activity is based, while continuously observing exacting standards of institutional and social responsibility.

Our mission is unequivocal: to build daily a leading and innovative law firm in problem solving and value creation for clients. Projecting into the future our tradition of rigour, respect and expertise, we assemble the most talented people and promote their fulfilment in commitment to people and the community.

See here our Code of Ethics, Integrity and Compliance

In Memoriam

We pay tribute to those who have already left us, and from whose contribution we still benefit daily.

This page is dedicated to preserving the memory of those who helped to build Morais Leitão, in the certainty that their presence among us will never be forgotten. We are grateful for their legacy, which we hope to honour daily.

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