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Carlos Botelho Moniz is known for his expertise in competition law. He is proficient in handling cases involving state aid.

Carlos Botelho Moniz is praised for his "strong knowledge" of competition law. He is proficient in handling cases involving state aid.

Carlos Botelho Moniz is endorsed by clients for being "a very experienced lawyer and professor, who is a reference in the Portuguese competition and European law context." He draws upon an impressive track record representing Portuguese authorities and private parties in antitrust matters before the domestic and European courts. He also has additional expertise in merger control cases and state aid matters.

Seasoned partner Carlos Botelho Moniz is widely respected in the market for his lengthy career in the practice area. He acts for clients at both domestic and European level, and is regularly instructed on issues concerning mergers, state aid or cartel allegations. Interviewees highlight him as "very experienced and knowledgeable in the sector," in addition to referring to him as "a pioneer in competition law."
Head of department Carlos Botelho Moniz offers a wealth of experience in competition matters and is undoubtedly recognised among peers as a leading practitioner. His wide-ranging practice covers merger control cases, state aid and antitrust issues.
Practice head Carlos Botelho Moniz is unanimously declared a market leader by peers and recommended by clients, describing him as "very technical and thorough - he makes his opinions clear, which is very important in competition law."
Peers acknowledge Carlos Botelho Moniz as an authority on competition matters, and clients describe him as "a technically solid and extremely prudent lawyer."
Carlos Botelho Moniz is "a wonderful competition lawyer: he works seamlessly with counterparties and is great with clients," say sources. He leads many of the team's key mandates, including several high-profile privatisations and merger filings.
Department head Carlos Botelho Moniz wins tremendous feedback for his "excellent client support and in-depth knowledge of EU law."
Carlos Botelho Moniz co-ordinates the practice and is described as "one of the best competition practitioners in Portugal" by sources.
Carlos Botelho Moniz is “balanced in negotiations, and produces widely respected opinions,” according to sources.
Singled out as a first-rate lawyer, Carlos Botelho Moniz has broad expertise, including particular knowledge of the energy sector.
Carlos Botelho Moniz is highly praised for his firm grasp of competition matters, particularly EU law, and he is widely respected as a “leading figure in the team.”
Observers admire the “quiet and cool approach” of Carlos Botelho Moniz. Clients add: “He is fantastically knowledgeable and displays experience and maturity in his strategies and dealings with the competition authority.”

Chambers Global

Carlos Botelho Moniz is highly praised for his firm grasp of competition matters, particularly EU law, and is widely respected as a “leading figure in the team.”
Observers admire the “quiet and cool approach” of Carlos Botelho Moniz. Clients add: “He is fantastically knowledgeable and displays experience and maturity in his strategies and dealings with the competition authority.”
According to clients, Carlos Botelho Moniz is a “top lawyer with a fantastic reputation and excellent contacts in Brussels.” Market sources highlight the “combination of his experience and technical expertise with a calm and quiet approach.”
“Ace” Carlos Botelho Moniz is a key member of his “second-to-none team”, industry observers said. Advising Grupo Pestana, he facilitated notification to the Portuguese Competition Authority concerning the acquisition of more than 40 luxury hotels in historic castles and rural areas. Clients “trust the judgement of his legal mind.” One added: “He has never disappointed”.

Legal 500

‘The performance of Carlos Botelho Moniz was unbeatable. He was also accompanied by Dzhmamil Oda, whose competence and responsiveness are noteworthy.‘

Carlos Botelho Moniz

Hall of Fame EU and Competition
2020

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2019

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2018

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2017

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Leading Lawyer EU and Competition
2016

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Leading Lawyer EU and Competition
2015

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