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João Pereira Reis 's workload covers a wide range of planning mandates, including licensing and construction matters. He routinely advises renowned real estate investors, international construction firms and public authorities.

João Pereira Reis is praised for being "very present, and creative in solutions." He is adept at advising on the full range of planning matters, including purchases, licensing, taxation matters and construction-related work.

The "very commercial" João Pereira Reis advises on a range of planning issues, from licensing procedures through to related litigation. He services a varied client roster, comprising architects, public bodies and real estate companies, and sources underline his "knowledge of public law and planning."

With a distinguished background in public administration, João Pereira Reis is widely regarded as an authority on planning law in Portugal. Described by one source as a "very well-known and high-performing lawyer," he has over 30 years of experience and accumulated knowledge that makes him a valued adviser to clients such as Sonae Sierra and the Municipality of Cascais. He was mandated by Azimutescolha on the licensing of several urban regeneration projects in Lisbon.
Planning expert João Pereira Reis is well known in the market as "a specialist in the areas of urban planning and environment." He is noted for his background in public administration, with one source enthusing: "He is very experienced and respected; for me he is the best."

João Pereira Reis

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2016
Leading practitioner João Pereira Reis is highlighted by peers for his long-standing experience: "He has a name in this market."
Market sources admire João Pereira Reis for his expertise in planning and environment. "He is highly experienced and understands our needs," say clients.
João Pereira Reis is lauded by market commentators for his pragmatism and depth of expertise: “He has extensive knowledge and helps us find the right way to proceed in negotiations. He is direct and pragmatic," say interviewees. He recently advised landscape design company Biodesign on four municipal land use plans in the Algarve.
Sources recognise department head João Pereira Reis as a market leader, highlighting his experience, strong personal relationships and expertise in the planning area.
João Pereira Reis leads much of the firm's work in the sector and recently advised SAIP on planning and construction in the tourism sector. He has valuable experience in public administration, having occupied various positions over the years.
Commentators see partner João Pereira Reis as a point of reference in the field, and value his “thoughtfulness and analytical skills, which cover a wide range of areas.”
As former secretary of state for local administration and land use planning, João Pereira Reis naturally packs experience, prestige and a strong contacts list.
Head of department is partner João Pereira Reis. His former position as secretary of state for local administration and land use planning ensures his high profile, as well as his status as a reference, in the field.
Peers acknowledge that the team benefits enormously from the depth of experience of João Pereira Reis, a former secretary of state for local administration and land use planning. “One of the best lawyers around,” he boasts a “vast, highly specialised knowledge of the area” and provides clear advice, according to interviewees. He recently assisted Spanish client abertis logística with the planning and construction of a EUR400 million 150-hectare logistics platform near Lisbon.
Undoubtedly a high-profile name in the area, João Pereira Reis continues to elicit praise. Competitors state: “He is an excellent adviser for his clients,” and label him “one of the best lawyers ever.”

Chambers Global

Undoubtedly a high-profile name in the area, João Pereira Reis continues to elicit praise. Competitors state, “He is an excellent adviser for his clients,” and label him “one of the best lawyers ever.”
João Pereira Reis specialises in public and administrative law but also has expertise in real estate, zoning and environmental issues. One interviewee said: “He is great value in negotiations with the local authorities as he is extremely well connected.”
Clients recommended João Pereirs Reis for his expertise in real estate and zoning, recalling that he appears to "always get involved in the biggest transactions".

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