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This full-service law firm is one of the biggest in Portugal, and boasts a “skilled and knowledgeable public law team.” It is very active in public contracts and PPPs, as well as litigation and regulatory work, particularly in the energy and pharmaceutical sectors. Its work in the telecoms sector is also on the increase. Clients/Work Highlights: The team advised Naer on the drafting of regulatory models for the new Lisbon airport. Further clients include Laboratórios Pfizer, Augusta Westland Group and the Ministry of Economy, who it is advising on a lawsuit concerning the licensing of a tourism real estate venture.
This full-service firm houses a “high-quality, professional team” that was bolstered by the arrival last year of two new lawyers following the merger with Porto-based firm Osório de Castro, Verde Pinho, Vieira Peres, Lobo Xavier e Associados. The department focuses on public procurement, the preparation of bids, PPP and litigation, while administrative law, real estate and urban planning matters have all taken up considerable time. Clients value the lawyers’ “ability to identify the problems and propose effective solutions.” Clients/Work Highlights: The firm advised EDP on several matters including electricity tariffs, the licensing of electrical plants, the public tender concerning wind farms, and issues concerning hydroelectric plants. The team also acted as legal adviser to NAER, the public company in charge of the new Lisbon airport. In the pharmaceuticals sector, the team advised Abbot on public procurement matters and Laboratórios Pfizer on relations with the regulator, INFARMED. Other highlights include assisting BES on PPPs launched by municipalities, and providing Aguas de Portugal with legal opinions on public procurement and water legislation issues.
The planning team at this full-service domestic heavyweight makes the most of the firm's range of coverage and expertise: besides being part of the umbrella administrative, real estate and urban planning department, the team works in close collaboration with corporate, tax and finance colleagues, as well as the competition desk should the project involve a regulated sector. The firm receives a substantial amount of work from the tourism sector, and recently provided planning and construction advice to Saip, Casa Amiga and Vila Sol.The firm acts on behalf of clients from its bases in Lisbon, Porto and Madeira, and is the Portugal representative in the world’s leading association of independent law firms, Lex Mundi. The firm acts on behalf of clients from its bases in Lisbon, Porto and Madeira, and is the Portugal representative in the world’s leading association of independent law firms, Lex Mundi.
The public law team at this full-service firm works in close conjunction with other departments to great effect. A prime example of this was the advice recently provided to the government and NAER - the public entity in charge of the new Lisbon airport - which involved the corporate, banking and projects teams. The competition group is another regular collaborator, especially for matters involving regulated sectors such as electricity and pharmaceuticals. Clients benefit from the firm's membership of the Lex Mundi network, and from wide national coverage, with offices in Lisbon, Porto and Madeira.
The large and diverse public law practice at this Portuguese giant advises clients on the full spectrum of matters, including projects, life sciences and litigation. It also works regularly in conjunction with the firm’s other departments. The team advised its public and private clientele on the new Public Contracts Code, and continues to act on the side of the government and NAER on the privatisation of ANA, and on the launch of various tenders connected to the construction of the new Lisbon airport. It is also present on hospital, highway, school and energy concessions, and represents pharmaceutical companies in public procurements for medical supplies. Clients value the department's multidisciplinary nature and its unfailingly “ultra-professional culture."
The ten-strong public law department at this renowned domestic player draws on the firm's multidisciplinary resources and vast experience, enabling it to represent both government bodies and private companies in public law issues across the board. Its client portfolio includes the Ministry of Economy, the national tourism company (ENATUR), the public company in charge of the new Lisbon airport (NAER), and companies from various regulated industries, such as Abbott, Sanofi Pasteur, Sonaecom, EDP, and Somincor. Sources say: "Very active and undoubtedly excellent."
The public law practice at this domestic powerhouse concentrates on public work for a variety of private companies. Its main areas of focus are public tenders; regulation within a variety of sectors including energy, health, telecoms and urban planning; and administrative litigation. The team plays a central role in the pharmaceutical industry and advises energy companies such as REN and EDP - Energias de Portugal on public procurement matters. Recent highlights include advising the APL (Lisbon Port Authorities) on the launching of a public tender for the award of the future operation of the new Lisbon multi-purpose terminal, and assisting with the Parque Escolar project, responsible for the modernisation of public schools across Portugal. Clients praise the group for its professionalism and responsiveness.
The multidisciplinary TMT group at this Portuguese giant comprises lawyers from the public law, dispute resolution, competition and corporate/M&A departments, and is strong in all three areas of TMT. On the media side, the team represents private television broadcaster SIC in various regulatory issues, and in the IT area the group advises clients on compliance, software licensing and data protection matters. Recent mandates include assisting Sonaecom with various matters, such as advising its subsidiary Optimus on a mobile phone 4G bid, and challenging the new regulatory fee structure. Sources say: “These lawyers are problem solvers. It is easy to discuss matters with them.”
This seven-partner public law practice is often cited amongst the players in the market, largely as a result of its depth and breadth of expertise. The group is also highlighted for its detailed knowledge of the energy, pharmaceutical and telecoms industries, exemplified by its representation of clients such as EDP - Energias de Portugal, REN and Abbott Laboratories. In a recent highlight, the firm acted for Administração do Porto de Lisboa in a public tender for the future operation of the Lisbon Multi-Purpose Terminal. In a contentious matter, AgustaWestland and AWILL instructed the group in a civil liability suit for damages arising from the operation of a helicopter supplied by AWILL.
What the team is known for: Specialist knowledge in all manner of planning issues. Represents energy companies, property developers, architecture firms and industrial clients in negotiations with municipalities, litigation, and licensing and tax agreements. Work highlights: Advised EDP - Gestão de Produção de Energia on the licensing for the construction of a hydroelectric installation on the River Távora. Represented the municipality of Cascais in several litigation cases pertaining planning and licensing issues.
Established presence in the area of public law, adept to provide specialists across a range of sectors including energy, life sciences, transport and construction. Regularly handles regulatory, public work contracts, public procurement and public tenders. "The team provided an excellent service. It was always available and very clear, giving us all kinds of solutions."
Market-leading team of impressive lawyers covering the full range of public law mandates. Practice regularly handles regulatory, public works contracts, public procurement and public tenders for clients in a range of industry sectors including energy, life sciences, transport and construction. Sources highlight "their work capacity and ability to answer questions and solve problems, as well as the rigour with which they work. Throughout the years, they have always handled every situation presented with motivation and responsibility." Further impressed clients remark: "They help us in a wide range of simple and complex matters, including public procurement. They are extremely experienced, responsive and trustworthy."
Respected TMT practice, specifically in related litigation. Further notable experience in data protection and privacy issues, especially in the electronic communications sector. Also handles technological matters including outsourcing solutions and network updates. One client highlights the team's "strong skills and knowledge advising and drafting agreements for business, licensing and rights distribution, providing the right support to protect our company."
 What the team is known for : Market-leading team of impressive lawyers covering the full range of public law mandates. Practice regularly handles regulatory matters, public works contracts, public procurement and public tenders for clients in a range of industry sectors including banking, energy, transport, defence and construction. Additional abilities in litigation and arbitration proceedings.  Strengths:  Clients value the group's dedication and initiative, stating: "The team is very proactive and always tries to be ahead of the process." Sources widely acknowledge the team's strengths in the area, with particular recommendation for its abilities in public procurement.

Market-leading team of impressive lawyers covering the full range of public law mandates. Practice handles regulatory matters, public works contracts, public procurement and public tenders for clients in a range of industry sectors including banking, energy, transport and telecommunications. Also advises public bodies. Additional abilities in litigation and arbitration proceedings. Interviewees state that the team is "very sharp in understanding issues and has a proactive approach." Clients further outline the provision of "high-quality" support.

Market-leading team of impressive lawyers covering the full range of public law mandates for private organisations and public bodies. Practice handles regulatory matters, public works contracts, public procurement and public tenders for clients in a range of industry sectors including banking, energy, transport and infrastructure. Offers support in matters relating to real estate contracts and planning legislation. Additional abilities in litigation and arbitration proceedings.

Market-leading team of impressive lawyers covering the full range of public law mandates for private organisations and public bodies. Practice handles regulatory matters, public works contracts, public procurement and public tenders for clients in a range of industry sectors including banking, energy, transport and infrastructure. Offers support in matters relating to real estate contracts and planning legislation. Additional abilities in litigation and arbitration proceedings. One client lauds the team's "knowledge and ability to find solutions," while another remarks: "They are incredibly responsive, with quick turnaround times." Another interviewee highlights the team's "ability to innovate and knowledge of the business."

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This full-service firm houses a “high-quality, professional team” that was bolstered by the arrival last year of two new lawyers following the merger with Porto-based firm Osório de Castro, Verde Pinho, Vieira Peres, Lobo Xavier e Associados. The department focuses on public procurement, the preparation of bids, PPP and litigation, while administrative law, real estate and urban planning matters have all taken up considerable time. Clients value the lawyers’ “ability to identify the problems and propose effective solutions.” Clients/Work Highlights: The firm advised EDP on several matters including electricity tariffs, the licensing of electrical plants, the public tender concerning wind farms, and issues concerning hydroelectric plants. The team also acted as legal adviser to NAER, the public company in charge of the new Lisbon airport. In the pharmaceuticals sector, the team advised Abbot on public procurement matters and Laboratórios Pfizer on relations with the regulator, INFARMED. Other highlights include assisting BES on PPPs launched by municipalities, and providing Aguas de Portugal with legal opinions on public procurement and water legislation issues.
The Firm: According to commentators, this “imaginative and confidence-inspiring team is excellent and a pleasure to work with.” The practice has substantial expertise in public procurements and project finance, and regularly acts for the Portuguese government in matters related to airports, railways and roads. Litigation also takes up a significant amount of the group’s time. Clients/Work Highlights: The team advised Águas de Portugal on public procurement and water legislation issues, and continues its long relationship with Lusoponte, assisting it in relation to the €1 billion third crossing of the river Tagus in Lisbon. The group also advised Rodoviária de Lisboa on the negotiations with the Portuguese government of compensation for public service obligations. Other main clients on the roster include: Administration of the Ports of Lisbon; AGS; EDP; Pfizer; Parque Expo and Sonae.

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Public procurement highlights at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados include representing EDP on the public tenders for the award of the grid connection for setting up wind farms. Head of department, Fernanda Matoso, is praised. The firm boasts expertise in expropriations, having recently acted for Lusoponte in connection with a new bridge over the river Tagus in Lisbon. On the contentious side, regulatory expert Margarida Olazabal Cabral led the advice to the Portuguese Ministry of Economy in a €500m claim regarding the licensing of a tourism real estate venture in Alentejo.
At Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares Da Silva & Associados, Fernanda Matoso leads a team of six lawyers, which includes three partners. The firm's expertise spans planning and zoning, advice to local municipalities, public procurement, PPP, licensing, regulatory and administrative litigation. Highlights include advising Agusta Westland Group in the sale of helicopters to Portuguese public entities, particularly in public tendering procedures for the supply of spare parts and services.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados offers a high standard of legal advice and collects praise for its outstanding team. Partner Fernanda Matoso is a leading individual and fellow partners João Serra and João Pereira Reis are also highly regarded practitioners. Some of the firm’s main operations include giving legal opinions on public procurement and water legislation issues to ADP (Águas de Portugal), advising concessionaire AGS in matters related to water and sewage concessions, and advising EDP (Electricidade de Portugal) on legal issues concerning electricity tariffs. Senior associate Margarida Olabazal Cabral gamers high praise.
Morais Leitão,Galvão Teles,Soares Da Silva & Associados boasts one of the leading public law teams in the market. It mainly owes its high profile to star partners Fernanda Matoso, Joao Serra, Joao Pereira Reis and Margarida Cabral. The firm advised Metro Sul do Tejo on the expropriation project for the construction of the surface subway system on the south bank of the Tagus River. It also advised Parque Expo in urban projects-related matters.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados fields one of Portugal’s largest public law teams, led by the highly revered Fernanda Matoso, who is ably supported by leading practitioners, João Serra, João Pereira Reis and Pedro Gonçalves. The team was instructed by the Portuguese Government and NAER – Novo Aeroporto to advise on the privitization model of ANA and the construction of the new Lisbon Airport, as well as assisting with the drafting of public tender documents. In the education sector, the team is advising Parque Escolar on the drafting and implementation of the contracting model for the process of state school modernization. EDP – Gestão da Produção de Energia remains a key client, with recent instructions including assisting with the negotiating and closing of the public concession contracts concerning various hydroelectric stations and correspondeing dams.
Recent highlights for Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados include advising Impresa on its acquisition of several media companies, as well as assisting Sonaecom in a number of high-profile acquisitions, valued at €50m. António Lobo Xavier leads a department that clients praise as ‘ very efficient and very good quality’, citing, ‘ we can always trust on the work done’.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados’ ‘dynamic and practical’ public law team draws on the resources of its impressive domestic network and is regularly engaged in big-ticket mandates. Pedro Gonçalves co-heads the team with Margarida Olazabal Cabral, and is noted for his ‘academic and technical prowess on legal issues’. Recent highlights include advising NAER – Novo Aeroporto and the government on the construction of the new Lisbon airport and on the NAER’s various public tenders. On the private side, the group advised EDP on several concession contracts concerning hydroeletric stations in Ribeiradio, Tâmega e Fridão. Miguel Nogueira de Brito and João Serra are recommended.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados’ cross-practice TMT group advises several leading industry clients, including Impresa and Sonaecom. The team of ‘creative, forward-thinking lawyers’ is headed by António Lobo Xavier, and offers wide-ranging regulatory, transactional and commercial expertise. Tomás Vaz Pinto worked with Impresa on a content supply partnership with PT Group, including the creation of a new TV channel. The group is known for its ‘deep resources and diversity of talent’.
The ‘excellent’ Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has a substantial presence in the public law arena, and its spread of work across public and private sectors continued to attract a steady flow of instructions throughout 2010. Highlights included advising the Lisbon airport company, NAER, and the government on the transaction model for the construction of the city’s new airport (albeit now suspended), and advising Parque Escolar on implementing a €90m model to modernise state schools. The team acts for clients in major industries including the pharmaceuticals, telecoms and energy sectors, among them Pfizer, Sonaecom and EDP. Practice head Fernanda Matoso is recommended, along with the ‘highly qualified and very skilled’ Pedro Gonçalves and Magarida Olazabal Cabral, who represents the government and other public bodies. Miguel Nogueira de Brito and Nuno Peres Alves are also recommended.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is another ‘major player’ in the TMT arena and has substantial experience advising on commercial matters, advertising and regulatory disputes. Helena Tapp Barroso regularly represents SIBS Processos. Tomás Vaz Pinto advises beverage distributor Pernod Ricard Portugal on all media and advertising matters. Other clients include Impresa and Sonaecom. Oporto-based António Lobo Xavier heads the practice.
‘One of the best Portuguese firms’, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados’ very strong public law practice is recognised for its ‘in-depth knowledge’, ‘incisive advice’ and ‘prompt feedback’. The team is led by the ‘excellent’ duo of Fernanda Matoso and Margarida Olazabal Cabral. Cabral is advising ENATUR on several public tenders, and assisting Pfizer and Abbott Laboratórios on public procurement matters. Matoso is representing Lusoponte-Concessionária para a Travessia do Tejo in an ongoing litigation case. Pedro Gonçalves is also recommended. Senior lawyers Nuno Peres Alves and Miguel Nogueira de Brito also have notable clients, the former advising Sonaecom and Auchan Group, and the latter advising EDP on energy saving projects and public contract issues.
Top Portuguese firm’ Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is renowned for its ‘quality service’, and provides ‘assertive, appropriate and concise advice’ in public law, particularly in the pharmaceuticals, telecoms, energy and healthcare sectors. The ‘outstanding’ team of ‘very experienced, extremely qualified and client-focused’ lawyers is led by Fernanda Matoso and Margarida Olazabal Cabral. It also includes arbitrator Pedro Costa Gonçalves; and Miguel Nogueira de Brito and Nuno Peres Alves, who both made partner in June 2012 and have ‘in-depth knowledge’. Matoso is representing AgustaWestland Portugal and AWILL in a civil liability lawsuit, and Cabral continues to advise Pfizer and other pharmaceuticals companies on public procurement. Alves is advising Auchan Group on the new framework governing supermarket opening hours, and Brito and Cabral are advising REN on public procurement. Senior lawyer Bernardo Almeida Azevedo provides support from Oporto.
Providing ‘a complete service’ and ‘extremely reliable advice’, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has ‘outstanding knowledge’ and ‘a deep understanding of clients’ needs’. Experienced telecoms practitioner Nuno Peres Alves advised Optimus – Comunicações in relation to the 4G spectrum auction. Joaquim Vieira Peres is representing Optimus in a private antitrust enforcement claim against PT, seeking €11.2m in compensation. António Lobo Xavier, based in Oporto, heads a team that includes João Alfredo Afonso, who has data protection experience, and Helena Tapp Barroso, who advised Sonae Investimentos on a software compliance review. Among the senior lawyers, Gonçalo Machado Borges is ‘very methodical’, and Eduardo Maia Cadete is also recommended. Teresa Morais Leitão left the firm in July 2012.
Headed by Margarida Olazabal Cabral and Fernanda Matoso, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is ‘proactive’, with ‘in-depth industry knowledge’. Olazabal Cabral and Miguel Nogueira de Brito advised REN on procurement issues. Nuno Peres Alves advised Sonaecom on 2012’s Telecommunications Universal Service Provider tender. Other clients include General Dynamics European, Land Systems Agustawestland International, and FCC Construcción. Joaquim Vieira Peres and Gonçalo Machado Borges are also recommended.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados’ ‘solid’ team is advising AgustaWestland Portugal on the supply of a fleet of helicopters to the armed forces; Fernanda Matoso led the advice. Margarida Olazabal Cabral acted for Parpública on the privatisation of the state-owned waste treatment company EGF. Nuno Peres Alves, Pedro Costa Gonçalves and Miguel Nogueira de Brito are also recommended.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has notable expertise in the pharmaceuticals sector, where Margarida Olazabal Cabral is leading advice to several pharmaceuticals companies on the public procurement procedure for the supply of medicines and medical devices to Portugal’s health authority. In other work highlights, Fernanda Matoso is assisting Agustawestland with the supply of helicopters to the Portuguese armed forces. Nuno Peres Alves, Pedro Costa Gonçalves and Miguel Nogueira de Brito are also recommended.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, which frequently handles public procurement matters, has seen an increase in work in the pharmaceutical and defence sectors, and has longstanding expertise in energy and infrastructure. Margarida Olazabal Cabral and Miguel Nogueira de Brito advised Ren – Redes Energéticas Nacionais on the procurement for the public services concession of the national electricity transmission grid. Fernanda Matoso, Nuno Peres Alves and Pedro Costa Gonçalves are also recommended.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados regularly advises on public procurement at national and municipal level. In the energy sector, it advised EDP Gás Distribuição on a public tender for works contracts. Pharmaceutical sector work included representing clients such as AbbVie, CSL Behring and Varian Medical Systems in litigation concerning public tenders for the supply of medicines and medical devices to the National Health Service (SNS). João Tiago Silveira, Fernanda Matoso, Margarida Olazabal Cabral and Miguel Nogueira de Brito are recommended.

EDP continues to be one of Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados’ key clients, receiving advice on energy, regulatory, public procurement and litigation matters. In other work the outfit is assisting Metropolitano de Lisboa with public procurement in the context of its modernisation and expansion. The team also handles the streamlining of administrative procedures and procurement matters in the energy, defence and transport sectors, including contentious work. Practice co-heads are João Tiago Silveira, Nuno Peres Alves and the ‘brilliant’, ‘very imaginative’ and ‘academic’ Porto-based Pedro Costa Gonçalves. Margarida Olazabal Cabral is also singled out.

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Pedro Costa Gonçalves

Band 2 Public Law
2018
The "very well known"Miguel Nogueira de Brito's areas of expertise include constitutional law and public procurement. He advises on banking and energy matters.
Margarida Olazabal Cabral is recommended for her "excellent client focus and expertise." She acts on public procurement mandates, tender procedures and regulatory issues. Sources confirm her to be "an important lawyer in public contracts and public procurement."
Nuno Peres Alves regularly represents clients in disputes concerning public funding, procurement or works contracts, and is notably active in the areas of telecoms and media.
Based in the firm's Porto office, Pedro Costa Gonçalves frequently handles administrative law and is noted for his impressive academic prowess.
Miguel Nogueira de Brito remains a known and respected practitioner for public procurement, constitutional and administrative law.
Margarida Olazabal Cabral maintains an impressive practice in public procurement, advising both private companies and public entities. Clients highlight her "great knowledge in the area of ​​administrative law, great negotiation skills and full availability."
Nuno Peres Alves continues to handle public works contracts as well as litigation in the public law field. Sources highlight his hands-on approach.
Nuno Peres Alves is recognised by peers for his work in the field, particularly in TMT-related litigation. He assisted NOS with administrative procedures before ANACOM regarding renewals of rights of use. Clients say: "He understands the implications of the business and technical decisions, which is remarkable."

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

Band 1 Public Law
2016

Pedro Costa Gonçalves

Band 2 Public Law
2016

Miguel Nogueira de Brito

Band 3 Public Law
2016

Nuno Peres Alves

Band 4 Public Law
2016
Margarida Olazabal Cabral specialises in public contracts and PPP. Peers confirm that she is "a well-established lawyer" in the area.
Pedro Costa Gonçalves has extensive experience in public contracts and regulation.
Described as "a solid and clear lawyer," Miguel Nogueira de Brito receives further praise from clients, one of whom says: "His technical skills impressed me a lot."
Nuno Peres Alves has considerable activity in the telecoms sector. He recently advised Sonaecom and Optimus on regulatory issues related to the merger between Optimus and ZON.
Market sources admire João Pereira Reis for his expertise in planning and environment. "He is highly experienced and understands our needs," say clients.
Senior associate Rui Ribeiro Lima works closely with João Pereira Reis. "He is very active and knowledgeable," say interviewees.
Interviewees praise Pedro Costa Gonçalves: "He is one of the best public law lawyers in Portugal. I trust him and would recommend him to clients." He acts as arbitrator on public law matters at numerous tribunals.
Clients highlight Margarida Olazabal Cabral's work: "We were impressed with her work in administrative law matters." A recognised leader in her field, she recently advised APL on launching a public tender for the future operation of the Lisbon Cruises Terminal.
Nuno Peres Alves's peers recognise his work, and clients are impressed: "He is vastly experienced and has high technical skills." He recently advised Sonae Turismo Group – Atlantic Ferries on renegotiating a public service contract for river transportation.
Market observers say Miguel Nogueira de Brito "is extremely analytical and gives great, well thought-out and balanced advice." He is respected for expertise in public contracting, constitutional and general administrative law.
Pedro Costa Gonçalves has enjoyed a long and exemplary career in administrative law and public procurement, and remains a key driving force behind the firm's success.
Nuno Peres Alves works with both public and private entities on various administrative law matters. He focuses much of his time on electronic communications issues, and represents clients before the regulatory authorities and in court.
Margarida Olazabal Cabral leads the team and is highlighted by sources for her deep knowledge of public procurement.
Pedro Costa Gonçalves is also an important member of the team, and worked on the Parque Escolar schools project.
Sources regard Nuno Peres Alves as “hard-working and technically astute.”
Renowned capital markets lawyer Carlos Osório de Castro has in-depth experience in the TMT field and works closely with Sonaecom.
Sources praise key team member Nuno Peres Alves for his telecoms expertise.
Clients deem IT area head Helena Tapp Barroso “co-operative, practical and quick. She is prepared to talk the TMT language.”
"Extremely experienced and incredibly knowledgeable" Margarida Olazabal Cabral advises clients on public tenders and the negotiation and implementation of projects.
Pedro Gonçalves is both a highly recommended public law practitioner and a professor at the prestigious Coimbra University law school.
Nuno Peres Alves, another well-respected name in the market, recently acted on matters for NAER and Sonae.
Sources highlight Margarida Olazabal Cabral’s pragmatism and practicality. According to interviewees, she and Pedro Gonçalves stand out for being “among the most innovative of lawyers, who have given profound thought to the public law issues arising in the market today.”
According to interviewees, Margarida Olazabal Cabral’s and Pedro Gonçalves stand out for being “among the most innovative of lawyers, who have given profound thought to the public law issues arising in the market today.”
Telecoms expert Nuno Peres Alves is noted for his overall regulatory expertise, and is praised as “flexible and solutions-oriented, with fine political awareness.”
“One of the best lawyers in Portugal” according to an interviewee, Porto-based Carlos Osório de Castro is primarily a renowned corporate practitioner, but is also noted for his telecoms-related activity.
Public law specialist Nuno Peres Alves “has deep knowledge of telecoms regulation, and has also played an important role in some of the sector’s most crucial legal battles,” researchers were told.
This high quality group is fronted by two respected lawyers, Margarida Olazabal Cabral and Pedro Gonçalves.
This high quality group is fronted by two respected lawyers, Margarida Olazabal Cabral and Pedro Gonçalves.
Pedro Gonçalves, who joined the firm in 2007, is also admired by peers: “He’s pragmatic, efficient, and has good communication skills.”
Margarida Olazabal Cabral is a “talented lawyer” whose experience in public law is widely recognised.
Margarida Olazabal Cabral is an “extraordinary lawyer and a huge name in public law,” according to peers. Sources highlight her “deep knowledge and experience” in the sector.

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Margarida Olazabal Cabral is an “extraordinary lawyer and a huge name in public law,” according to peers. Sources highlight her “deep knowledge and experience” in the sector.
Margarida Olazabal Cabral is “one of the most well-known and highly regarded lawyers in the sector.” Clients applaud her “immense knowledge of Portuguese law and positive approach to obstacles.” An international firm adds: “She is great at sustaining the momentum of a transaction.”

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Margarida Olazabal Cabral

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2019

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

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2018

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

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2017

Pedro Costa Gonçalves

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2017

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

Leading Lawyer Public Law
2016

Pedro Costa Gonçalves

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2016

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

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2015

Pedro Costa Gonçalves

Leading Lawyer Public Law
2015

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2010
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