Who are we and what do we do? In one sentence: we tailor Morais Leitão’s “full service” to cater for high growth companies.
Following up on know-how gathered over the last decade, Morais Leitão decided to set up Team Genesis in order to cater for specific needs of emerging/growth companies and their investors (venture capital and private equity). Our work focuses predominantly on tech and life sciences.
Pioneer today.
Firm for tomorrow.

Tailored for
high-growth companies.

Tailored for<br />
high-growth companies.
By leveraging Morais Leitão’s international network (through our Morais Leitão Legal Circle or global alliances Lex Mundi and ELA), Team Genesis has been particularly active in advising our clients in their international expansion efforts. We act as PMO (project manager owner) effectively coordinating local counsel and the client’s matters with a single main point of contact.
We specialize in “bet the company” transactions. The team is extremely active and experienced in national and international  investment rounds and exits, notably equity rounds (seed and preferred rounds), convertible notes (or convertible equity/advanced subscription), venture debt and trade sales (including acqui-hires), advising both founders and investors.
Our lawyers have been very active in providing high value regulatory advice, i.e., regulatory validation of business models, new products at inception and/or when scaling to new geographies/jurisdictions.

What they say about us

“Superb venture capital practice” and “a top-tier team that is very strong at all levels”. ML “provides excellent value for money in complex matters” while being “really familiar with local practices and understanding the positions and concerns of international clients”.

Chambers and Partners - Europe Guide (2022)

Morais Leitão has an impressive multidisciplinary FinTech practice. "The firm is very accessible and are always available to answer our requests. They are able to bring in inputs from other areas inside the law firm with efficiency."

Chambers and Partners - FinTech Guide (2022)

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.

Legal 500