Expertise Practice Areas

Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures

With its wealth of experience in merger, acquisition and joint ventures, Morais Leitão has conducted very complex transactions in its role representing national and foreign clients, particularly mergers, de-mergers, transformations, the structuring of procedures for the acquisition and transfer of companies (including via public tenders and in the context of privatisation processes), and the structuring of partnerships and joint ventures.

In this context, we are involved in particularly complex and innovative operations, whether in the domestic market or involving multiple jurisdictions, structured through the acquisition of assets or companies, in various sectors of activity and industry, including in broadly regulated sectors and involving listed companies (particularly in the Banking and Financial Services, Insurance and Pension Funds, TMT, Energy and Natural Resources, Retail and Consumer Goods and Infrastructure sectors, among others).

Our participation in transactions of national and international scope enables us to advise upon and assess in Portugal and abroad large-scale projects from their inception (in the context of memoranda of understanding, confidentiality commitments, offers, due diligence) to the negotiation and conclusion of the transaction and in strict collaboration with clients’ internal teams and the respective external financial assessors, providing integrated monitoring that is geared to the strategic, corporate and financial objectives of the client.

We further ensure a multidisciplinary service, offering a global consulting service that covers particularly the areas of European Law and Competition, Labour Law, Tax Law, Financial LawCapital Markets, Restructuring and Insolvency, Intellectual Property and Litigation and Arbitration.