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Outstanding maritime department with acclaimed cross-border capabilities. Remarkable expertise in issues associated with the International Shipping Registry of Madeira. Advises on different types of vessel agreements, maritime contracts, labour issues and shipping finance queries. Represents a broad range of international banks, transportation firms and financial institutions.

Renowned outfit with a sizeable team based in Porto, well equipped to advise international corporates, high-profile domestic clients and local businesses on an array of mandates. Houses a deep bench of tax specialists who provide extensive support, encompassing corporate taxation and indirect tax litigation. Robust corporate offering with further prowess in labour, competition and public law.

 

 Retains a solid reputation for advising on cross-border aviation matters. Active in regulatory mandates as well as dispute resolution. Advises a roster of prominent clients from well-known aviation companies to airlines.

Well-established team with strong experience in privacy issues, as well as in the field of telecoms. Notable activity in helping major multinational clients formulate tailored GDPR programmes. Acts for an array of significant clients including those with activity in the finance, television and gambling arenas. Activity extends to assistance with transactional operations and competition law.

Highly regarded practice handling a wide range of tax matters, noted particularly for tax litigation and tax planning. Possesses specific expertise in income tax, VAT and stamp duty and additionally advises on transfer pricing. Clients benefit from its wide domestic footprint and experience handling international matters, with particular strength in those involving other lusophone jurisdictions. Frequently assists clients with the tax aspects of corporate and real estate acquisitions and disposals.

Solid insolvency practice group with notable experience advising on extra-judicial restructuring processes, such as assisting with special revitalisation proceedings (PER). Client roster boasts an array of domestic and international banking institutions and the directors and shareholders of insolvent companies.

 

Experienced team that advises on the full gamut of real estate matters including acquisitions, joint ventures and property bids. Works with a wide range of clients from the banking, hospitality and construction sectors on due diligence, and SPA agreement negotiation and drafting.

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 firm adept at handling the full range of project finance matters, with notable work in the retail, renewables and natural resources spaces. Showcases a strong focus on real estate projects including those in the hospitality sector. Typically seen representing the lenders in both financing and refinancing matters, advising local or foreign banks. Offers significant experience in cross-border projects.

Multidisciplinary firm covering a range of private equity transactions, including acquisitions and incorporations, with recognised abilities in venture capital operations. Offers noteworthy strength in complex cross-border mandates. Represents clients from a variety of sectors including technology, energy and healthcare.

Experienced department able to provide comprehensive planning advice. Skilled in assisting with tourist ventures and residential development projects, and regularly sought after for its advice on urban regeneration operations, including related tax benefits. Able to advise on land use plans and offers additional expertise in licensing. Also offers support on joint ventures and purchases. Activity extends to representation in planning litigation.

Established team within an excellent full-service structure. Offers noted specialisation in regulatory mandates arising from corporate deals and distribution agreements. Regularly retained by leading national and multinational clients from the pharmaceutical and medical devices sectors to act on strategic disputes.

Meritorious team with significant activity tackling mandates such as patent litigation, trade mark applications and oppositions, and licensing. Adept at performing contract analysis and acts on settlement negotiations and IP arbitrations. Often retained by well-known clients active in the technology, life sciences, sports, and telecommunications industries.

Highly respected insurance team harbouring strong capabilities in both transactional and contentious insurance matters, including M&A, restructuring, bancassurance and claims handling. Retained by insurers for its vast expertise in the implementation of new insurance and reinsurance products. Complementary strength in tax matters. Well placed to handle cross-border instructions, especially in lusophone jurisdictions such as Angola, Mozambique and Macau.

Exceptional practice that offers a wide scope of expertise across regulatory matters and transactions, with additional abilities in construction. Impressive client base includes major energy operators as well as financial institutions. Particularly prominent in the renewable energy sector, advising on solar, hydropower and offshore wind projects. Additionally advises on public tenders, acquisitions and corporate restructurings in the energy industry. Offers cross-border capability and international presence with a recognised network of alliances in Angola, Macau and Mozambique, assisted by the firm's dedicated Africa and Asia teams.

Exceptional practice that offers a wide scope of expertise across regulatory matters and transactions, with additional abilities in construction. Impressive client base includes major energy operators as well as financial institutions. Particularly prominent in the renewable energy sector, advising on solar, hydropower and offshore wind projects. Additionally advises on public tenders, acquisitions and corporate restructurings in the energy industry. Offers cross-border capability and international presence with a recognised network of alliances in Angola, Macau and Mozambique, assisted by the firm's dedicated Africa and Asia teams.

Outstanding team maintaining a vanguard position by providing a broad employment service, which includes restructuring processes, collective terminations, employment litigations, and collective bargaining agreements. Further advises on business transfers and disciplinary proceedings. Represents an array of clients with strong presence in the banking, consumer goods and pharma industries.

Portuguese powerhouse covering the full range of corporate, financial and commercial litigation. Active in pharmaceutical, telecommunications and energy disputes as well as insolvency proceedings. Often acts before the ICC on international arbitrations involving lusophone jurisdictions such as Brazil, Angola and Mozambique. Additional expertise in criminal litigation such as tax fraud, money laundering and corruption. Represents a varied clientele including private individuals, mid-sized domestic companies and international financial institutions.

First-rate team of corporate specialists advising on an array of mandates including high-value M&A transactions and joint ventures. Adept at handling multi-jurisdictional mandates, offering notable expertise in other lusophone jurisdictions thanks to international alliances. Draws on experts in tax and employment to provide comprehensive assistance to clients. Offers experience in deals across a wide range of industries, including real estate, life sciences, financial services and energy.

Outstanding practice noted for advising on sophisticated domestic and international matters. Active across the full range of competition matters including merger control cases, state aid issues, antitrust investigations and sector-related disputes before both the national and the European courts. Also noted for its experience in abuse of dominance case. Offers support for clients in appeals to competition authorities and infringement procedures. Client roster comprises companies from diverse industries such as financial services, telecoms and retail, including both public and private entities.

Full-service firm with an outstanding reputation in the capital markets sphere. Highly experienced in debt and equity mandates in addition to structured finance. Additionally handles securitisation mandates. Particularly active within the energy arena. Adept at handling both domestic and international matters, the team advises a prominent list of major Portuguese public companies, banks and multinational financial institutions.

Widely reputed team with a multidisciplinary approach, handling the full scope of banking and finance mandates. Frequently acts for lenders on acquisition finance and restructurings. Additional focus on regulatory matters as well as project financing issues. Also handles acquisition financings on behalf of corporate joint ventures. Experienced in cross-border matters involving Portuguese-speaking countries, notably in Africa. Active in the renewable energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors.

Band 1

Private Wealth Law

2020

Chambers Global

Band 1

Projects

2020
Band 1

Dispute Resolution

2020
Band 1

Corporate / M&A

2020
Band 1

Capital Markets

2020
Band 1

Banking and Finance

2020

Legal 500

'An excellent and very professional team, which stands out for its quality of services and prompt response.

'The attorneys we are working with manage to understand our business and act accordingly.‘

‘Cátia Henriques Fernandes is almost always available and works as a good lawyer should work; like a partner of the client with a very long-term perspective.‘

‘The team has extremely good English skills, which is rare to find in the real estate sector in Portugal.‘

'A sizeable department.’

‘The team is knowledgeable.’

‘Francisco de Sousa da Câmara is outstanding.’

‘MLGTS’s public law team has a unique understanding of the European Union environmental long term policies, and of how those policies are being transposed to Portuguese law.‘

‘João Tiago Silveira stands out for a remarkable combination of academic knowledge and practical intelligence: he can provide us with both a theoretical framework for understanding the public law policies and practical advice on how to prepare our company for the potential regulatory scenarios.‘

‘Professionals with substantial knowledge of the market. Availability above average.‘

‘Technical skills; experience; sympathy; empathy; availability; and celerity. It is clearly in the ‘top firms’.‘

The firm and specifically the planning law team provide bullet-proof legal assistance. Every memorandum, email and report is very detailed, very well thought-out, with specific recommendations (and not abstract legal suggestions) that provide the client true guidance. Very good lawyers with academic experience but also with deep commercial knowledge (market knowledge), which are two skills difficult to combine in a lawyer. If we have any complex problem it is them that we call.

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados' sizeable Oporto-based team excels across a number of practice areas, fielding experts in tax, corporate, capital markets, dispute resolution, competition, employment and public law. The team is well versed in high-profile and cross-border work. Carlos Osório de Castro enjoys a strong reputation for capital markets and M&A work; João Anacoreta Correia leads the litigation and arbitration team; António Lobo Xavier is an esteemed tax practitioner; Paulo Rendeiro spearheads the sport and entertainment team; and Bernardo Lobo Xavier is the managing partner of the Oporto office. Managing associates Inês Gouveia, who handles EU and competition work, and tax litigation specialist Francisco Mendes da Silva are also key figures.

‘The intellectual property team at Morais Leitão combines excellent industry knowledge with strategic legal advice to optimise results.‘

‘Deep technical knowledge of the dossiers, high integrity and ethics.‘

‘The MLGTS department takes the time to understand US clients’ overall business model and objectives in the EU to best provide creative IP strategies.‘

‘The team is reputed as the best-in-class.‘

‘I have been most impressed by the team’s in-depth legal knowledge; its ability to break down complex issues and creatively analyse different legal and factual angles to translate those into highly effective and clear legal documents.‘

‘Filipe Lowndes Marques, Pedro Gorjão Henriques, Margarida Torres Gama and Nuno Gundar da Cruz delivered an outstanding performance in extremely hard negotiations.‘

‘Morais Leitão is an exceptional law firm. The team’s knowledge of the law and the attention dedicated to the case were absolutely remarkable. I have never dealt with other firms with such professionalism and high level of integrity.‘

‘Lawyers are always available to assist with prompt answers and advice whenever it is requested by clients.‘

‘Great legal intelligence.‘

‘Team with extensive knowledge and experience. Lawyers are always available and are very knowledgeable of our industry sector.‘

‘The quality of the service provided by Morais Leitão is high; the knowledge, experience and promptness of response are unique in the national market.‘

‘Work ability, customer orientation, pragmatism and delivery of services are worth a mention.‘

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has a strong position in the power and natural gas sectors, and has been involved in the most significant matters which have shaped the energy and natural resources market in Portugal. The firm advises operators and governments on regulatory matters and also has a wealth of experience in renewable energy. The departments' expertise in the latter encompasses energy production projects from wind sources, hydropower, solar, biomass and wave power. Other typical mandates include handling environmental impact assessments and environmental administrative offences. Practice head Tomás Vaz Pinto predominantly undertakes transactional work, while Ricardo Andrade Amaro specialises in corporate and securities law and frequently acts as legal advisor in regulatory matters related to the energy sector. Nuno Galvão Teles is a recognised practitioner in the field. Catarina Brito Ferreira is a name to note for renewable energy matters.

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is noted for providing comprehensive advice on labour law, often handling corporate restructuring processes, collective dismissals, business transfers, as well as collective bargaining negotiations, among other matters. Companies operating in a range of sectors instruct the department on an ongoing basis; the firm is also well equipped to assist start-ups across the entire spectrum of non-contentious and litigious employment matters. Practice head Pedro Pardal Goulão has substantial experience in both individual and collective employment relationships. Corporate restructuring and collective dismissal matters are some of Luís Miguel Monteiro's notable areas of practice. Helena Tapp Barroso advises on commercial, civil and labour law, while Joana Almeida demonstrates expertise in the establishment of fringe benefit plans.

‘The team at Morais Leitão are very commercial in their approach to litigation and are very capable in using the process to their advantage. Advice is clear and responses timely which ensure successful closures of deals and settlements.‘

‘Very assertive, coherent, dynamic, detailed and deeply engaged team.‘

‘Filipe Vaz Pinto, Catarina Monteiro Pires, Maria Leonor Machado, Carolina Pitta e Cunha, Joana Granadeiro, Cristiana Gonçalves Correia: all are deeply engaged with clients, they are prompt in answering solicitations, and provide substantiated legal opinion. They show a high degree of responsibility and legal knowledge.‘

‘Morais Leitão’s data privacy and data protection lawyers understand very well the main concepts of the data protection legal framework and apply those principles in a practical way. They also have a good knowledge of the specific data protection challenges clients face.‘

‘There is a strong dedication and commitment to resolving clients’ issues. I found the technical competence of all team members to be exceptional and the interdependence of all that enables cohesive work.‘

‘The Data Protection Team, especially the partner who leads the team, Tiago Félix da Costa, is absolutely outstanding.‘

‘I would highlight the great professionalism, technical quality and high level service of Morais Leitão (MLGTS). The MLGTS team has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to look for and find solutions to complex and unexpected legal and technical problems that arose.’

‘Excellent lawyers throughout the firm, who are technically strong, proactive and responsive.’

‘Very good lawyers, both from a technical point of view, as from a client perspective. The team is very focused and knowledgeable, and understands clients’ concerns and the full picture of the situation.’

‘The team is knowledgeable and hard-working.’

‘Besides in-depth knowledge of the market and long-standing experience, the availability to understand clients’ needs and capacity to define the most effective solutions are the key elements that help to define Morais Leitão’s capital markets team.’

‘Maria Soares do Lago is an outstanding professional.’

‘The team has a very hands-on approach and is always available.’

‘The lawyers have exquisite technical skills and maintain close working relationships with clients.’

IFLR 1000

Tier 1

Restructuring and Insolvency

2020
Tier 1

Project Development

2020
Tier 1

Mergers and Acquisitions

2020
Tier 1

Capital Markets

2020
Tier 1

Banking

2020

Advogados

Chambers Europe

Leading practitioner João Anacoreta Correia is commended by one market source as "excellent in international transactions," with a particularly notable "ability to co-ordinate multi-jurisdictional work." He demonstrates additional strength in commercial disputes and arbitrations, leading the firm's litigation team.

"Excellent lawyer" and managing partner Bernardo Maria Lobo Xavier is recommended for his "flexible and highly effective approach in negotiations."He possesses additional expertise in real estate operations.

Carlos Osório de Castro is highly regarded by market sources for his outstanding expertise in corporate and capital markets transactions. A peer highlights his "innovative solutions in the field of corporate law," going on to say: "He has extensive knowledge of different areas of law, and pools knowledge from multiple practice areas when co-ordinating deals."

Jorge Simões Cortez is singled out by one peer for his "meticulous,in-depth analysis of the question." His practice encompasses M&A and company restructurings.

Eduardo Verde Pinho has extensive experience in commercial matters such as M&A and corporate restructuring procedures. He garners praise from one market commentator for his ability to "understand businesses quickly and see the big picture."

Joaquim Vieira Peres leads the firm's competition and EU law department, and is well positioned to advise on the full spectrum of relevant mandates, from merger control procedures to cartel investigations. He maintains a strong reputation amongst peers, one of whom notes that he is"an excellent competition lawyer."

"Highly experienced" labour lawyer José Amorim Magalhães receives praise from one client for his "astounding knowledge and negotiating skills," adding: "He always knows what is best for the client."

Paula Ponces Camanho possesses significant expertise in both preventive and contentious labour mandates. She is commended for her expertise in the field, with one client singling her out as an "excellent labour expert."

Tax expert António Lobo Xavier boasts a long-standing reputation in the Porto tax sphere, and is highly esteemed for his experience in restructuring operations and tax litigation. He is widely acclaimed by peers, who single him out as "an outstanding tax lawyer" and "a very well-known lawyer with a really strong team."

António Pedro Braga co-leads the firm's tax department, and co-ordinates cross-border tax mandates with the Africa team. He is singled out as "an outstanding, sharp tax lawyer who provides excellent solutions." His practice centres on national and international tax structures.

Isabel Santos Fidalgo

Recognised Practitioner General Business Law - Porto
2020

Department head Cátia Henriques Fernandes assists a variety of transportation industries with shipping registries, maritime contracts and any vessel and labour issues. She focuses on the Madeira market, with sources praising her market knowledge and describing her as "very hands-on and very responsive."

The "very organised and brightClaudia Santos Cruz acts on registration and mortgage agreements, loan facilities and shipping finance queries. She instructs banks, investors and transportation firms on a variety of maritime matters.

Segismundo Pinto Basto

Recognised Practitioner Transportation - Aviation
2020

Nuno Peres Alves regularly advises domestic telecoms clients on tender processes and framework agreements. Sources underline his "availability and openness with clients."

Francisco de Sousa da Câmara is a highly respected figure in the market and is particularly active in tax litigation. A market commentator notes: "He is very well known in the country as a leading tax lawyer."

António Lobo Xavier is managing partner of the firm's Porto office and is recognised by market sources as a "strong name in the market" and  "an outstanding tax lawyer." He advises clients on contentious and non-contentious tax issues.

Bruno Santiago is praised for his "excellent litigation skills" and is adept at advising on both contentious and non-contentious matters. A client comments: "He is very efficient and understands perfectly what risks we were taking."

Client recognise associate-to-watch Nuno Gundar da Cruz as "very hard-working, methodical, organised and intelligent."He frequently handles insolvency-related dispute resolution cases.

Filipa Arantes Pedroso is skilled in real estate acquisitions and joint ventures. Her clients include real estate investors and corporate groups.

Head of department João Torroaes Valente is experienced in various real estate transactions involving portfolio acquisitions and sales, joint ventures, and capital regulated investment. Sources describe him as "knowledgeable and experienced."

Rita Ferreira Vicente advises on joint ventures, property bids and portfolio sales. Sources praise her service, saying she is "very available," whilst also noting that she is "pragmatic and practical."

Pedro Costa Gonçalves 's recent work has seen him act as chair in arbitrations and issue opinions on environmental matters. Alongside his private practice, he also lectures on Portuguese public law and is recognised as a "reputed scholar."

Miguel Nogueira de Brito dedicates his practice to energy-related mandates, including concession agreements, contracts and public procurement procedures. Interviewees say he is "technically very strong."

The "extraordinary" Margarida Olazabal Cabral attracts attention for her focus on public procurement procedures and concession contracts for infrastructure matters. She also represents clients in litigation.

Nuno Peres Alves is praised for his "dedication, availability and seriousness in analysis"by his clients. He works with clients in the transport, real estate, food and agriculture sectors.

João Tiago da Silveira has a broad practice that sees him advising on planning and EU laws. He is also experienced in public procurement processes and administrative procedures.

Practice head Luís Branco attracts attention for his technical skill and commercial approach. He is well versed in handling projects for banking and energy clients.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is praised for his ability to bring clients closer to solutions and for "helping to overcome issues." He is adept at handling project finance and acquisitions in the transport, construction and real estate sectors.

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos focuses her practice on assisting clients with project financing and acquisitions in the construction, energy and real estate sectors. She has further experience in public-private tenders.

Ricardo Andrade Amaro frequently represents funds in complex private equity transactions. His expertise includes acquisitions and share capital transactions, as well as regulatory advice.

Tomás Vaz Pinto handles a variety of private equity mandates. He represents funds in cross-border transactions, and attracts attention for his experience in venture capital.

Luís Roquette Geraldes has experience in complex financing rounds. Interviewees describe him as "keen and focused."

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.

Sources know Rui Ribeiro Lima to be "very inventive, available and result-oriented." He assists with licensing, construction and litigious matters.

Sources note that Vasco Stilwell d'Andrade "takes the initiative to understand clients and have better results." His experience includes patent litigations and negotiations of IP licensing agreements.

Catarina Brito Ferreira handles work in the renewables sector, especially relating to wind projects. She additionally advises on M&A transactions and corporate restructuring.

Nuno Galvão Teles is considered to be a key point reference for clients in the energy sector. He offers support on public tender offers and acquisitions within the energy arena.

Luís Miguel Monteiro offers expertise in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, litigation and disciplinary proceedings. His client portfolio includes leading Portuguese and international companies in the energy and financial services industries.

Clients affirm that Pedro Pardal Goulão is "highly committed and knowledgeable." He notably advises on labour aspects of acquisitions, as well as the dismissal of senior executives.

Helena Tapp Barroso 's practice covers collective bargaining agreements and labour litigation. Clients attest to her "excellent work."

The "experienced" António Pinto Leite is commended by clients for his dedicated approachHe frequently appears before the ICC in arbitration arising from the energy and pharmaceutical industries. He is additionally adept at handling civil litigation.

Rui Patrício is well versed in criminal litigation and advises on the full spectrum of corporate crime mandates, ranging from money laundering to bribery. He also represents clients in civil disputes. Clients laud his "faultless technical preparation and total availability."

Francisco Cortez has lengthy experience in disputes arising from the professional services and technology sectors. He also represents clients in general commercial, civil and corporate litigation and contentious work.

Rui Patrício is well versed in criminal litigation and advises on the full spectrum of corporate crime mandates, ranging from money laundering to bribery. He also represents clients in civil disputes. Clients laud his "faultless technical preparation and total availability."

The "experienced" António Pinto Leite is commended by clients for his dedicated approachHe frequently appears before the ICC in arbitration arising from the energy and pharmaceutical industries. He is additionally adept at handling civil litigation.

Clients depict Filipe Vaz Pinto as a "very methodical, focused and organised" lawyer. He is proficient in litigation proceedings involving the infrastructure, automotive and energy sectors.

Clients praise Catarina Brito Ferreira as "strong in negotiation." She is proficient at handling transactions in the energy industry and works primarily on the divestment of share capital.

Nuno Galvão Teles enjoys solid expertise in cross-border public M&A. He is well placed to advise on transactions in the energy and natural resources sector.

Carlos Osório de Castro is lauded by clients as a "very reputable and bright lawyer."He is adept at handling public and private M&A in the energy and real estate sectors and offers additional expertise in capital markets.

Eduardo Paulino 's clients describe him as "a practical and creative thinker."His experience lies in acquisitions in the hospitality, real estate and financial services sectors.

Segismundo Pinto Basto assists with corporate governance, M&A and restructuring transactions in the aviation and energy sectors. Clients value his "seriousness and loyalty in every case."

Tomás Vaz Pinto advises on the sale and purchase of share capital as well as the negotiation of shareholders' agreements. Interviewees appreciate his attention to detail and add that "he is a pleasure to work with."

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

Joaquim Vieira Peres is well versed in handling cartel and antitrust investigations, appeals and merger control issues. Clients praise him for being "always focused on the client's business and granting a high-quality service."

Luís do Nascimento Ferreira is  "a very good lawyer" whose experience includes handling merger controls, state aid matters, infringement and investigation procedures.

Eduardo Maia Cadete advises on merger controls, state aid matters and private antitrust enforcements. He frequently assists clients in the telecoms and transport sectors.

Pedro de Gouveia e Melo is praised for his "great knowledge" and "innovative thinking." He is adept at handling merger controls, compliance programmes and infringement and investigation procedures.

Eduardo Paulino frequently assists with both equity and debt capital markets, including covered bonds, Rule 144A offerings and IPOs. His clients include domestic names in the banking and energy sectors.

Carlos Osório de Castro is hailed as a "classic lawyer" by interviewees. He offers support on ECM deals, including IPOs and share capital transactions.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is well versed in project financings, acquisition financings, and the sale and purchase of loan portfolios. He often advises on acquisitions in the real estate sector and financings for energy projects.

Luís Branco is described as an "authority" in the banking sphere. He has a wealth of expertise in acquisition financings for banks and other financial institutions, particularly real estate acquisitions.

Francisco de Sousa da Câmara co-ordinates the firm's tax teams in Lisbon and Madeira. His peers say he is "very well known in the country as a leading tax lawyer and also in the area of private wealth law," highlighting his impressive clientele and experience in corporate and individual taxation.

Bruno Santiago is a "leading tax lawyer," who is "very skilled and has a lot of technical knowledge" in this practice area. A client reports: "I have found Mr Santiago to be very well versed in the tax matter we had to deal with. He was easily available and, therefore, we were able to work at a good pace, efficiently. He assimilated precisely our thoughts. Whatever he was not sure of, he investigated. He focuses on the subject or problem at hand and does not waste time with small talk. He is very professional, a good listener and possesses a remarkable memory. He is precise and to the point. He writes well and his ideas are summarised in an orderly way. I would say that he is quite a perfectionist in that he explains his ideas and their possible outcomes thoroughly covering all possibilities."

Luís Branco stands out for his "dedication and knowledge of the area,"according to a satisfied client. His expertise covers a variety of financing transactions, including those relating to the renewables and real estate sectors.

Chambers Global

Luís Branco

Band 1 Projects
2020

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Projects
2020

António Pinto Leite

Band 1 Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators
2020

Rui Patrício

Band 4 Dispute Resolution
2020

Filipe Vaz Pinto

Band 2 Dispute Resolution
2020

António Pinto Leite

Band 2 Dispute Resolution
2020

Francisco Cortez

Band 1 Dispute Resolution
2020

Claudia Santos Cruz

Foreign Expertise in Angola Corporate/M&A
2020

Claudia Santos Cruz

Foreign Expertise in Mozambique Corporate/M&A
2020

Claudia Santos Cruz

Foreign Expertise in Angola Banking and Finance
2020

Claudia Santos Cruz

Expertise Based Abroad in Angola Angola - General Business Law: International Firms
2020

Catarina Brito Ferreira

Band 4 Corporate / M&A
2020

Eduardo Paulino

Band 3 Corporate / M&A
2020

Segismundo Pinto Basto

Band 4 Corporate/M&A
2020

Tomás Vaz Pinto

Band 3 Corporate/M&A
2020

Carlos Osório de Castro

Band 1 Corporate/M&A
2020

Nuno Galvão Teles

Eminent Practitioner Corporate/M&A
2020

Eduardo Paulino

Band 4 Capital Markets
2020

Carlos Osório de Castro

Band 1 Capital Markets
2020

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Band 1 Banking and Finance
2020

Luís Branco

Star Individual Banking and Finance
2020

André de Sousa Vieira

Expertise Based Abroad in Mozambique Mozambique - General Business Law: International Firms
2020

Legal 500

‘Cátia Henriques Fernandes is almost always available and works as a good lawyer should work; like a partner of the client with a very long-term perspective.‘

Bruno Santiago

Next Generation Partners Tax
2020

António Lobo Xavier

Leading Individuals Tax
2020

‘Francisco de Sousa da Câmara is outstanding.’

João Torroaes Valente

Leading Individuals Real Estate and construction
2020

‘João Tiago Silveira stands out for a remarkable combination of academic knowledge and practical intelligence: he can provide us with both a theoretical framework for understanding the public law policies and practical advice on how to prepare our company for the potential regulatory scenarios.‘

Pedro Costa Gonçalves

Leading Individuals Public Law
2020

‘In addition to her extensive legal knowledge, Margarida Olazabal Cabral as a counsellor is not afraid to state her opinion.‘

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Rising Star Projects and Project Finance
2020

Filipa Morais Alçada

Rising Star Projects and Project Finance
2020

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Projects and Project Finance
2020

Luís Branco

Leading Individuals Projects and Project Finance
2020

‘Rui Ribeiro Lima is outstanding. He knows how to navigate in the complexity of the urbanistic procedures within the municipality, understands perfectly the business side of the projects.‘

‘Rui Ribeiro Lima is always available to answer our doubts and thinks ahead (he projects the future constraints of the projects and knows how to solve them). He is, for sure, one of the best lawyers in this area.‘

João Pereira Reis

Leading Individuals Planning Law
2020

Inês Gouveia

Rising Star Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2020

Francisco Mendes da Silva

Rising Star Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2020

António Pinto Leite

Leading Individuals Dispute Resolution
2020

‘The Data Protection Team, especially the partner who leads the team, Tiago Félix da Costa, is absolutely outstanding.‘

‘Tiago and his team have a profound knowledge of all matters regarding Data Protection. The fact that they have a very relevant practice in criminal law helps in analysing substantive GDPR matters and finding the best way to address some issues. Lawyers have relevant technical (IT/software/security) knowledge that allows them to add value to GDPR Solutions.‘

‘Tiago Félix da Costa’s background in litigation enriches the way he addresses data privacy matters.‘

‘Tiago is brilliant, a profound connoisseur of all matters he deals with; he is very imaginative on finding solutions, experienced, laborious, absolutely reliable and accurate. He combines profound knowledge with practical sense and capability to understand clients’ needs.‘

‘Tiago Félix da Costa is a star. He provides strategic approaches and creative solutions. He is always finding the right balance between compliance with the law and workable solutions for the company. He is one of the best in this field.‘

Paulo Rendeiro

Next Generation Partners Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2020

Bernardo Maria Lobo Xavier

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2020

António Lobo Xavier

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2020

João Anacoreta Correia

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2020

Carlos Osório de Castro

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2020

‘Vasco Stilwell de Andrade is always available to answer questions or provide well-reasoned strategy. Vasco takes pride in understanding each clients’ matter and business goals, advising them accordingly.‘

‘Vasco Stilwell de Andrade is excellent in trade mark procurement, trade mark enforcement, and negotiation of IP agreements. His language skills and ability to advise on EU law are outstanding.‘

‘Vasco and associate Filipa Rodrigues Dias are extremely efficient and have a track record of response times within 24 hours. Our matters are always handled thoughtfully and efficiently.‘

‘Luis Nascimento Ferreira and Pedro Gouveia e Melo stand out for their quality of work and availability.‘

‘Inês Gouveia not only has extensive legal knowledge, but is also experienced in other very relevant subjects in this area of practice.‘

Joaquim Vieira Peres

Leading Individuals EU and Competition
2020

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

Nuno Galvão Teles

Leading Individuals Energy and Natural Resources
2020

Catarina Brito Ferreira

Next Generation Partner Energy and Natural Resources
2020

Luís Miguel Monteiro

Leading Individuals Employment
2020

Francisco Cortez

Leading Individuals Dispute Resolution
2020

‘Associate Luís Roquette Geraldes is a great lawyer. Francisco Vieira de Almeida is a rising star.’

‘Luís Roquette Geraldes was a key element who helped close the successful transaction. His in-depth knowledge, practical experience and availability are worth a mention.’

‘Eduardo Paulino is a very impressive and intelligent lawyer. He is able to work seamlessly in cross-border transactions and a pleasure to work with.’

Carlos Osório de Castro

Leading Individuals Commercial, Corporate and M&A
2020

Carlos Osório de Castro

Leading Individuals Capital Markets
2020

Luís Branco

Leading Individuals Banking and Finance
2020

‘Rui Patrício and Tiago Geraldo are recommended.‘

‘Rui Patrício is an exceptional lawyer. His endless commitment to search for the truth and defend his clients is second to none.‘

‘Rui Patrício and Tiago Geraldo are recommended.‘

Carlos Botelho Moniz

Hall of Fame EU and Competition
2020

IFLR 1000

Ana Monjardino

Notable Practitioner Banking, Project development, Project finance
2020

Tomás Vaz Pinto

Highly Regarded Capital Markets; M&A
2020

Ricardo Andrade Amaro

Notable Practitioner Capital markets: debt, Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation
2020

Pedro Gorjão Henriques

Notable Practitioner Banking, Restructuring, Project Finance
2020

Paulo Rendeiro

Notable Practitioner Capital markets, M&A, Restructuring
2020

Nuno Gundar da Cruz

Rising Star Restructuring and Insolvency
2020

Nuno Galvão Teles

Highly Regarded M&A
2020

Margarida Torres Gama

Rising Star Capital markets, Corporate and M&A
2020

Magda Viçoso

Notable Practitioner Capital Markets, M&A
2020

Luís Roquette Geraldes

Rising Star Private Equity, M&A
2020

Luís Branco

Highly Regarded Banking
2020

João Alfredo Afonso

Highly Regarded Capital Markets: Equity, Financial restructuring, M&A
2020

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Highly Regarded Banking, Investment Funds, Project Finance
2020

Filipa Morais Alçada

Rising Star Banking
2020

Eduardo Paulino

Highly Regarded Capital Markets: Equity, M&A
2020

Diana Ribeiro Duarte

Rising Star Capital Markets, M&A
2020

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Highly Regarded Capital Markets: structured finance and securitisation, M&A, Project development, Project finance
2020

Catarina Brito Ferreira

Highly Regarded M&A
2020

Carlos Osório de Castro

Highly Regarded Capital Markets: Equity, M&A
2020

Claudia Santos Cruz

Highly Regarded Banking, Energy & Infrastructure, M&A, Project development, Project finance
2020

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Cátia Henriques Fernandes

Transportation
2020

Diana Ribeiro Duarte

Corporate
2020
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