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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.

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.

One client affirms that "the quality of the services provided is outstanding," and further states: "The approach adopted was technically excellent but at the same time very practical." The team is further praised for its "availability to exchange info and know-how with other third parties and colleagues from other countries."

Solid insolvency practice group with notable expertise advising on restructuring processes, such as assisting with special revitalisation proceedings and voluntary liquidation. Experienced in representing clients in insolvency liability proceedings. Client roster features an array of domestic and international banking institutions, as well as the directors and shareholders of insolvent companies. Highlighting the team's international capabilities, one client reports: "The firm has the perfect ability to work in several cross-border transactions involving different jurisdictions." The department gains further recognition for its "technical knowledge, availability, speed and ability to integrate several teams."

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. One client enthuses: "I was very satisfied with all interactions, as they always conducted thorough due diligence and always showed high availability for urgent matters, even during the lockdown period. They provided important support on complex negotiations, including support in the development of a road map with all the conditions precedent for the closing of the transaction." Another client notes: "They are well organised and offer specific knowledge of the subject areas."

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."

Market-leading firm for project finance matters, covering a variety of sectors including renewable energy, automotive and road infrastructure. Typically seen representing the lenders in both financing and refinancing matters, advising local or foreign banks. Offers significant experience in cross-border projects. Clients praise the team's ability to resolve issues, enthusing: "The team is very proactive in finding solutions."The lawyers make us feel secure and safe with their support," another client reveals.

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. One client values the team's "clear explanations, wide experience and strong ethics," adding: "The team is very well organised, with wide experience on both national and international cases." "The team exceeds expectations in terms of performance, always having in consideration the best interest of its client," confirms another interviewee.

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. One client praises the team's "turnaround timings and thorough knowledge of planning legislation," adding: "They have been instrumental to our activity so far." Another interviewee highlights the team's "wide range of knowledge and experience."

Notable 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. According to one satisfied client, "excellent advice is always provided as well as a concerted effort to get to know and understand clients."  "The lawyers are very responsible, taking initiative and ownership for the projects of the client and managing all the details," another client adds.

Notable 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. According to one satisfied client, "excellent advice is always provided as well as a concerted effort to get to know and understand clients."  "The lawyers are very responsible, taking initiative and ownership for the projects of the client and managing all the details," another client adds.

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. Clients underline the team's "high technical competencies, dedication and ability to provide in-depth technical analysis." Interviewees also value the team's "deep knowledge" and project management skills, with one of them adding: "They are always on top on everything and focused on the files."

Exceptional practice that offers a wide scope of expertise across regulatory matters and transactions, with additional abilities in construction. 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. One client highlights: "The lawyers are all very consistent, have a good background and are all aligned, business-oriented and solution-focused."  Another satisfied interview praises the team's "high technical quality" and adds: "The lawyers also have profound knowledge in the area of energy, not only the regulatory aspects of the area, but they know the history of the sector."

Exceptional practice that offers a wide scope of expertise across regulatory matters and transactions, with additional abilities in construction. 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. One client highlights: "The lawyers are all very consistent, have a good background and are all aligned, business-oriented and solution-focused."  Another satisfied interview praises the team's "high technical quality" and adds: "The lawyers also have profound knowledge in the area of energy, not only the regulatory aspects of the area, but they know the history of the sector."

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. "They have a great in-depth analysis, which lets us make well thought out legal decisions," one client says. "Their services are very complete and at the same time easy for people with no knowledge of the laws to understand. They are very friendly and always available."

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. A satisfied client praises the team's work style as "quite proactive, very strong and thinking of the client's interests." Others outline the firm's international focus, highlighting its "deep and global analysis of topics and total availability to the client."

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, banking and energy. Clients praise the firm's team for its "availability, quick response to questions, objectivity and excellent technical knowledge." Another source praises the "very good performance: their advice was fully aligned with our objectives on the engagement."

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 cases. 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 bookbuilding offer mandates. Particularly active within the energy arena. Strong network of international and domestic clients, with experience advising on cross-border matters.  "They are well-prepared lawyers that know all the regulatory and legal frameworks related to this area," underlines a client who adds: "They are well aware of any developments in the market."

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. Strong cross-border capabilities with a focus on lusophone African matters. Active in the renewable energy, infrastructure and real estate sectors. Clients appreciate that "the lawyers are very dedicated and have a profound knowledge of the market." Interviewees value the team's very strong market presence and "excellent technical knowledge and attention to detail."

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 tax litigation and structurings. Robust corporate offering with further prowess in labour, competition and public law. Clients reveal that the lawyers are "very available, friendly and accessible." Other clients praise the team's "great in-depth analysis, which allows us to make well thought out legal decisions."

Chambers Global

Band 1

Banking and Finance

2021
Band 1

Capital Markets

2021
Band 1

Corporate / M&A

2021
Band 1

Dispute Resolution

2021
Band 1

Projects

2021
Band 3

Angola - General Business Law: International Firms

2021
Band 3

Mozambique- General Business Law: International Firms

2021

Legal 500

Tier 2

Transport

2021

"The TMT team of Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles and Soares da Silva has enormous accumulated experience in the field of legal advice in the area of electronic communications, covering the various components in which it unfolds, with particular focus on the issues of market access, market analysis and imposition of ex ante regulatory obligations. The articulation of sectoral regulation with competition law is also a strong point in the work of the TMT team, in which partners Gonçalo Machado Borges and Nuno Peres Alves stand out."

"The Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados TMT team has a great understanding of the telecommunications business and has been with us through all major cases and dossiers over the last years. It brings together integrated expertise in regulatory as well as transactional and antitrust matters, and their legal advice has been essential for many decisions."

"High knowledge and simplicity in the treatment of subjects."

 

‘Morais Leitão provides high-quality services, not only in the area of real estate and construction, but in adjacent and relevant fields in the scope of transactions, such as corporate and tax.’

‘The firm is very client-oriented.’

'Dimension, sectorial specialization and a culture of rigor are unique features of MLGTS.’

‘MLGTS is the most renowned tax office in Portugal. It has an unrivaled set of professionals in which the various subjects can be delivered with maximum confidence.’

‘The team and the general level of service is excellent, as they have a team that shows: good knowledge and deep understanding of the legal-tax framework; high technical competence; professionalism; particular ability to reach consensus solutions, placing the client’s interest at the center of the analysis and resolution of each problem; an integrated vision and analysis of topics, covering the different specialties of law, with emphasis on the tax.’

‘Reliability / technical capacity / adequate response to the challenges posed.’

‘The team stands out for the enormous quality of service and professionalism.’

‘It is a society with high ethical principles that tries hard to apply it in its day-to-day activities. In addition, technical excellence and the ability to mobilize different skills, always at a high level.’

‘Strong brand and large capable workforce capable of tackling large projects and keep to tight deadlines, as well as experienced in dealing with international clients.’

‘Strong credibility in the national and international market. Organization, knowledge and mastery of the requested subjects.’"

We work with Morais Leitão on urbanism and real estate issues. They are one of the few companies in the north with this expertise, which has led them to be different in relation to projects that take place in the Porto region.’

‘Rigor, pragmatism, constant availability and commitment to the solution.’

‘MLGTS has excellent technical skills. The team allocated to us has an excellent knowledge of the business.‘

 

‘This firm stands out for its efficiency and client-focused service. There is not a one-size fits all plan for clients. Each client and each matter receive tailor-made advice and strategy to best serve the client’s interests.’

 

‘Society that is distinguished by high quality standards in the services provided, stand out quality of service, technical knowledge and experience of the team interaction with customers, availability and courtesy. Multidisciplinary teams, covering the main areas. Interaction with other players, including public services, courts etc.’

‘The restructuring and insolvency team always presents an excellent job. It has an unusual capacity to analyze complex and extensive cases and to propose a clear strategy, developing as a result a creative, meticulous and comprehensive argument of great quality. It combines the excellence of legal knowledge with a positive and creative attitude in solving various issues, with great results. I also highlight the availability and openness of the team to discuss and analyze all issues.’

‘The firm includes lawyers with a very client-oriented profile and who are aware of their business needs. From a technical point of view, they are certainly one of the best in the Portuguese market. ’

‘The team has many senior members, and therefore great capability of handling several matters at the same time.’

‘They are well connected and maintain good relationships with relevant authorities.’

‘They are extremely knowledgeable, business minded and in addition very pleasant to work with. Partners Joaquim Vieira Peres and Luís Do Nascimento Ferreira stand out.’

‘Excellent quality of services is very good, given the experience and knowledge of the team. Business knowledge is also a very important asset.’

‘In-depth knowledge of the sector and the ability to influence the course of operations. Great risk management skills.’

‘MGLTS is focused on the client and has a wealth of experience in the energy sector.’

 

Speed and clarity of responses; availability to resolve issues quickly; focus on resolution of problems.’

‘We have worked with the firm for many years and the quality of service has always exceeded our expectations.

‘The team stands out for its technical competence and availability towards the client. They are very compliant with timings and are also very fluent in the English language which is always an asset for multinational client companies.’

‘High technical capacity and permanent availability.’

Very complete, multi-disciplinary team that shows great competence and availability.’

 

‘The team shows a rock-solid knowledge of the law, guidelines, and non-binding recommendations to be able to provide in-house lawyers with a complete analysis of the subject matters at stake. More importantly, the team thinks ahead and it is very strategic. The assessment of risk is responsible and adapted to the client’s practical needs. The way to convey their messages is clear, practical and simple – they easily adapt to each internal stakeholder, with all sorts of backgrounds, this way enhancing engagement between internal teams.’

‘Technical knowledge, availability, excellent understanding of the market.’

‘Global and transversal support; extraordinary legal and sector knowledge, great ability to search for solutions.’

‘We have worked intensively with Morais over the past year and are very pleased with the collaboration: 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. ’

 

‘We were very impressed with Tomás and his team. It was a very challenging transaction over an extended period. Deadlines were always tight, we were demanding and they outperformed – even during COVID lockdown. They were always available, responsive to emails and calls – and always professional. We were especially impressed with the quality of English used in the reports.’

‘Knowledge and experience in the market, ability to deliver, proximity to the client and availability.'

High technical competence and availability whenever the need for an urgent response arises.’

In addition to the expertise in specific matters such as those related to financial and capital market operations, the availability and proactivity of the various elements of the firm make the difference and bring added value to the client.’

 

Tier 1

Banking and Finance

2021

IFLR 1000

Tier 1

Banking

2021
Tier 1

Project Finance

2021
Tier 1

Capital Markets Debt and Equity

2021
Tier 1

Mergers and Acquisitions

2021
Tier 1

Project Development

2021

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Advogados

Chambers Europe

Claudia Santos Cruz regularly acts for international banks, maritime companies and port operators. She assists with regulatory, tax and vessel finance-related issues.

Nuno Peres Alves regularly advises domestic telecoms clients on tender processes and framework agreements.

Tiago Félix da Costa has particular activity in the execution of GDPR compliance programmes on behalf of clients in the financial services sector.

Bruno Santiago regularly assists clients with domestic and international taxation matters.

António Lobo Xavier is adept at handling both contentious and non-contentious tax matters. Clients perceive him as "one of the most illustrious lawyers."

Francisco de Sousa da Câmara represents prominent clients from the financial and energy sectors in acquisitions as well as contentious matters.

Nuno Gundar da Cruz moves up in the rankings after garnering impressive client feedback, with one stating: "Heis a great lawyer, he has a lot of knowledge about his matters and he really tries to understand the client." He focuses his work on special revitalisation processes and insolvency proceedings, including insolvency liability proceedings.

Magda Fernandes enters the rankings after gathering extensive market recognition, with one client particularly praising her "availability and speed in response." She often advises on recovery of credit, special revitalisation proceedings and restructuring proceedings.

Rita Ferreira Vicente often advises banks on acquisition financing and on sale bid processes of real estate properties.

The solution-focused João Torroaes Valente stands out for his "strong business acumen and great negotiations skills." He is well versed in a range of real estate transactions including portfolio acquisitions and divestments as well as joint ventures, where he frequently represents both international real estate companies and banks.

Filipa Arantes Pedroso offers support with real estate acquisitions and sales. She assists both domestic and international clients.

Pedro Costa Gonçalves is a respected figure in the Portuguese public law market for his experience as an arbitrator and his academic credentials. He frequently advises public sector clients on matters concerning contracts and concessions.

Miguel Nogueira de Brito is noted for his knowledge of public law matters and ability to handle regulatory mandates. He handles regulatory issues in relation to concessions and public procurement proceedings, as well as representing clients in administrative disputes.

Margarida Olazabal Cabral has an excellent standing in the market, frequently representing clients in administrative proceedings, as well as assisting with the creation of public-private partnerships. Clients praise her "high level of knowledge," and her "responsiveness, understanding of the matters and flexibility to accommodate."

Clients value Nuno Peres Alves 's "knowledge of the sector, adaptability to customer needs and innovative approach." He is experienced handling administrative proceedings against public authorities.

João Tiago Silveira has a track record of handling administrative procedures, as well as assisting clients with licensing, environmental law and regulatory mandates. His client roster includes government-owned companies and local authorities.

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos is known to be "clear in her explanations,"according to her clients. She focuses her work on project financing in the renewable energy and automotive sectors.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is a "very experienced and secure lawyer when it comes to projects," sources state. He is an expert at handling project financing in the renewable energy and road infrastructure sectors.

Luís Branco is held in particularly high regard for being "very experienced and knowledgeable," as well as a "very good negotiator." He frequently advises on financing deals arising in the renewable energy sector.

Luís Roquette Geraldes rises in the rankings due to excellent feedback from clients, who highlight his "coordination skills, multidisciplinary knowledge" and "ability to guide international clients to find a tailor-made legal solution in Portugal." He is well versed in both private equity and venture capital transactions.

Ricardo Andrade Amaro assists clients with high-value disposals, as well as regulatory issues affecting private equity funds. Clients report that he "is very strong technically and values a long-term relationship with the client."

Tomás Vaz Pinto advises leading financial institutions investing in local private transportation companies. He is experienced in handling multi-jurisdictional transactions.

Rui Ribeiro Lima is capable of advising on real estate acquisitions, as well as licensing strategies and negotiations with local authorities. Clients describe him as "talented and client-focused, with a solid know-how on planning."

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.

Vasco Stilwell d'Andrade is experienced in patent litigation and negotiation of IP licensing agreements. "He provides a customised and impeccable service," enthuses a client.

António Pedro Braga receives praise from clients for "always looking to serve the client's interests and presenting out-of-the-box solutions." His workload encompasses contribution assessments, tax structurings and tax issues arising from acquisitions.

António Lobo Xavier receives widespread acclaim from clients for being "pragmatic, focused and always available," as well as for "dominating his expertise areas."He specialises in matters such as tax litigation proceedings and analysis of tax implications, with special expertise in the gaming sector.

José Amorim Magalhães frequently advises clients on lay-off procedures and represents clients in litigation proceedings.

Paula Ponces Camanho maintains a strong profile in the employment practice area, advising on lay-off procedures and human resources policies. She also advises on employment-focused litigation mandates.

Joaquim Vieira Peres heads the firm's competition and EU law department. He advises on the full range of competition matters, including merger control procedures and cartel cases.

Clients praise Eduardo Verde Pinho for his availability. He routinely assists with sales and litigation proceedings.

Clients are quick to point out that Jorge Simões Cortez has "profound business knowledge." He often advises clients on sales and restructuring processes.

Carlos Osório de Castro is held in particularly high esteem by clients for being an "outstanding lawyer with profound knowledge and great capacity to address difficult issues."He dedicates his practice to advising on sales, acquisitions and litigation proceedings.

Bernardo Maria Lobo Xavier has a broad practice that takes in matters such as acquisitions and sales. He further advises on contentious proceedings.

João Anacoreta Correia regularly represents clients in commercial and corporate disputes as well as arbitrations. He additionally advises on mergers and acquisitions.

Vítor Pereira das Neves is best known for advising clients on project finance and acquisitions.

Catarina Brito Ferreira is well versed in a number of corporate and M&A topics in the energy sector, with further expertise in regulatory matters."She is a working machine, very client-oriented, and her knowledge is excellent. She is very dedicated in responding to the client quickly," enthuses a client.

Nuno Galvão Teles is recognised for his extensive market presence and renowned client roster from the energy sector. He is able to assist with public tender offers and regulatory matters.

Helena Tapp Barroso is valued by one client for being "focused on solutions for the client,very proactive and a high performer." She assists with human resources restructurings, redundancy procedures and employment litigation proceedings.

Pedro Pardal Goulão offers support to clients on corporate restructurings, and lay-off and redundancy procedures. He additionally handles terminations and tax issues.

Luís Miguel Monteiro is an outstanding lawyer with vast experience advising on restructuring processes, collective bargaining agreements and human resources advice. He also represents clients in employment litigation proceedings.

António Pinto Leite is well recognised for his long track record in acting as both counsel and arbitrator.

Rui Patrício is held in high regard for his support on the full spectrum of corporate crime matters, ranging from money laundering and corruption cases to tax fraud and bribery matters. One client enthuses: "He is a fantastic lawyer, very able and intelligent."

Filipe Vaz Pinto dedicates his practice to energy and construction litigation as well as arbitration proceedings. Clients enthuse: "He is very bright, understands things quickly and is very considerate."

Francisco Cortez is well-versed in handling banking and finance disputes as well as litigation proceedings arising in the telecommunications and financial services sectors. One source describes him as a "good lawyer and great coordinator."

António Pinto Leite is well recognised for his long track record in acting as both counsel and arbitrator.

Vítor Pereira das Neves is active in the corporate arena working on negotiations and documentations. He often advises clients from the retail sector.

Catarina Brito Ferreira specialises in energy-related transactions, frequently advising on acquisitions of share capital, divestments and due diligence. Clients describe her as "dedicated and very client-oriented."

Eduardo Paulino is known by interviewees to be an "excellent lawyer."He possesses broad experience in handling auction processes, the structuring of transactions and acquisitions of share capital.

Clients highlight Tomás Vaz Pinto 's ability to "evaluates all probabilities,analyse different routes for a case and offer diverse solutions." He acts for clients from the energy, banking and finance sectors, including venture capital funds.

Segismundo Pinto Basto is adept at handling buyouts, acquisitions and cross-border joint venture transactions. He frequently advises clients in the publishing, advertising and food and drinks industries.

Carlos Osório de Castro dedicates his practice to sales of share capital and public tender offers. He often assists clients in the energy and hospitality industries.

Nuno Galvão Teles is a prominent figure in the corporate sphere. He boasts a strong track record in energy and natural resources transactions.

Pedro de Gouveia e Melo is adept at handling merger control, compliance programmes, and infringement and investigation procedures.

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

Luís do Nascimento Ferreira 's experience includes handling merger control, state aid matters, and infringement and investigation procedures.

Joaquim Vieira Peres is well versed in handling cartel and antitrust investigations, appeals and merger control issues.

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

Eduardo Paulino rises in the rankings on the back of positive client feedback, with one highlighting his "very good technical knowledge of regulations and legal framework," adding: "He is able to provide solutions to specific operational issues in complex cases."He advises on a variety of capital market transactions, including share capital increases, tender offers, unsecured notes and debt issuances.

Carlos Osório de Castro stands out for his longstanding experience in the market, with one source stating: "He is a great lawyer and a reference in the market." His expertise covers public offerings and takeover bids.

Vítor Pereira das Neves is best known for advising on both project and corporate financing. His expertise also covers finance transactions related to the energy sector.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is an expert at assisting renowned banks and funds with a variety of banking and finance matters including project finance. Interviewees praise his market awareness, followed by his "strong knowledge and ability to advise clients very well."

Chambers Global

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos is known to be "clear in her explanations,"according to her clients. She focuses her work on project financing in the renewable energy and automotive sectors.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is a "very experienced and secure lawyer when it comes to projects," sources state. He is an expert at handling project financing in the renewable energy and road infrastructure sectors.

Luís Branco

Eminent Practitioners Projects
2021

André Sousa Vieira is experienced assisting clients with matters arising from finance and capital market mandates. Market sources variously describe him as a "very good practitioner" and highlight his technical skills.

Lisbon-based Claudia Santos Cruz offers a wealth of experience of finance matters, including debt restructuring and sector-related disputes. She is a talented practitioner who is often engaged by international players from the oil and gas and banking spheres. She offers further knowledge of technology mandates.

António Pinto Leite is well recognised for his long track record in acting as both counsel and arbitrator.

Filipe Vaz Pinto dedicates his practice to energy and construction litigation as well as arbitration proceedings. Clients enthuse: "He is very bright, understands things quickly and is very considerate."

Francisco Cortez is well versed in handling banking and finance disputes as well as litigation proceedings arising in the telecommunications and financial services sectors. One source describes him as a "good lawyer and great coordinator."

António Pinto Leite is well recognised for his long track record in acting as both counsel and arbitrator.

Claudia Santos Cruz

Foreign Expertise in Angola Corporate/M&A
2021

Claudia Santos Cruz is a dual-qualified lawyer in Mozambique and Portugal. She also has extensive expertise in matters relating to Angola. From Lisbon, she assists clients in both countries, particularly in the telecommunications and real estate sectors.

Vítor Pereira das Neves is a recognised name in the market. He is noted for his activity in transactions in the energy sector.

Catarina Brito Ferreira specialises in energy-related transactions, frequently advising on acquisitions of share capital, divestments and due diligence. Clients describe her as "dedicated and very client-oriented."

Eduardo Paulino is known by interviewees to be an "excellent lawyer."He possesses broad experience in handling auction processes, the structuring of transactions and acquisitions of share capital.

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."

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."

Carlos Osório de Castro dedicates his practice to sales of share capital and public tender offers. He often assists clients in the energy and hospitality industries.

Nuno Galvão Teles is a prominent figure in the corporate sphere. He boasts a strong track record in energy and natural resources transactions.

Eduardo Paulino rises in the rankings on the back of positive client feedback, with one highlighting his "very good technical knowledge of regulations and legal framework," adding: "He is able to provide solutions to specific operational issues in complex cases."He advises on a variety of capital market transactions, including share capital increases, tender offers, unsecured notes and debt issuances.

Carlos Osório de Castro stands out for his longstanding experience in the market, with one source stating: "He is a great lawyer and a reference in the market." His expertise covers public offerings and takeover bids.

Claudia Santos Cruz advises on a variety of complex financing transactions, with a focus on the Angolan market. She regularly assists international banks and investors with project finance deals and debt restructurings.

Vítor Pereira das Neves is experienced in handling project and corporate financings. He regularly advises clients in the energy sector.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is an expert at assisting renowned banks and funds with a variety of banking and finance matters including project finance. Interviewees praise his market awareness, followed by his "strong knowledge and ability to advise clients very well."

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.

Legal 500

‘Gonçalo Machado Borges stands out for combining a capacity for anticipating and resolving issues that are not normally identified, which represents an enormous added value for clients.’

‘I greatly enjoy working with Gonçalo Borges because, apart from his total dedication to the customer, he has a thorough understanding of how corporations function and is focused on the big issues at stake and on finding pragmatic solutions, avoiding unnecessary legal speak, thus saving time and money.’

‘Gonçalo Machado Borges has extensive experience in regulatory, competition and litigation issues with Anacom and judicial challenges against individual decisions and regulations. Excellent procedural strategy.’

Bruno Santiago

Next Generation Partners Tax
2021

‘António Lobo Xavier – Absolute knowledge, unshakable security, total trust.’

Francisco de Sousa da Câmara

Leading Individuals Tax
2021

‘João Torroães Valente is a lawyer with a lot of negotiation experience and who defends the interests of clients very well. He is available and responds within the appropriate deadlines. He is respected by his peers, which is important in a transactional context.’

‘The whole team has been exemplary and dedicated: João Torroaes Valente, Andreia Bento Simões and Manuel Ponces Magalhães are recommended.’

João Tiago Silveira

Next Generation Partners Public Law
2021

‘Pedro Costa Gonçalves is certainly one of the best practitioners in Public Law.’

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

Leading Individuals Public Law
2021

Filipa Morais Alçada

Rising Star Projects and Project Finance
2021

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Rising Star Projects and Project Finance
2021

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Projects and Project Finance
2021

Luís Branco

Leading Individuals Projects and Project Finance
2021

Paulo Rendeiro

Next Generation Partners Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2021

Bernardo Maria Lobo Xavier

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2021

João Anacoreta Correia

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2021

Carlos Osório de Castro, António Lobo Xavier and Gonçalo Fleming are all extremely rigorous, oriented to solve the problem in a practical way and always very close and available to the customer.

António Lobo Xavier

Leading Individuals Oporto: Leading Commercial Firms
2021

Rui Lima – availability and deep knowledge on the subject of urbanism.

‘Rui Ribeiro Lima has extensive knowledge and experience in urban planning.

 

João Pereira Reis

Leading Individuals Planning Law
2021

‘We mainly work with Vasco Stilwell de Andrade. Vasco is an integral part of our practice in the European Union. His ability to think creatively and outside-the-box is superb. He is also an excellent negotiator.’

The Morais Leitão IP team is extremely competent and available. Vasco Stilwell de Andrade is very attentive to detail and to client’s needs, and always provides complete and rigorous analyses of matters. One of the best lawyers in the country operating in this area.’

‘I would recommend Vasco Stilwell de Andrade, an excellent lawyer, noted for his enormous availability, deep legal and market knowledge and ability to respond quickly and rigorously.’

‘I highlight the partner Rui Patrício and the managing associate Nuno Gundar da Cruz. The first for the unusual ability to formulate strategies and develop creative and effective arguments. The second for the ability to work and ensure that all angles and possible topics are addressed and covered effectively.’

 

Tiago Geraldo

Rising Star Fraud and White-Collar Crime
2021

‘The team led by Rui Patrício is impeccable in availability, both in terms of the readiness of the answer and in terms of the answer itself. No questions are left unanswered.’

‘Rui Patrício is tireless and insatiable in the search of solutions for his clients, he never fails to answer a phone call, answer a message or email.’

‘Inês Gouveia has extensive knowledge in this area; she is committed and has ability to understand the characteristics of the clients’ business.’

Pedro de Gouveia e Melo

Rising Star EU and Competition
2021

Joaquim Vieira Peres

Leading Individuals EU and Competition
2021

Catarina Brito Ferreira

Next Generation Partner Energy and Natural Resources
2021

‘Ricardo Andrade Amaro is undoubtedly one of the M&A lawyers with the deepest knowledge of the energy sector and who manages to create bridges in the critical moments of the negotiation process.’

‘Pedro Pardal Goulão is very available and able to help with complex topics.’

‘Very approachable team, excellent quality and great to work with. Pedro Pardal Goulão leads the team and he is an employment law rock star. His approachable way of handling matters and willingness to really become part of the team are fantastic characteristics.’

‘I cannot fail to highlight all the dedication and professionalism of Pedro Pardal Goulão and Isabel Valente Dias, who were always available to help and clarify matters.’

‘We have worked with the firm for many years and the quality of service has always exceeded our expectations. Pedro Pardal Goulão, Maria João da Luz and Isabel Valente Dias are recommended for their professionalism, accuracy, common sense and quick resolution of matters.’

Luís Miguel Monteiro

Leading Individuals Employment
2021

‘Tiago Félix da Costa and Maria Assunção Reis have the ability to understand, listen and brainstorm, define personalised strategies, which is indispensable in this very new and innovative area.’

‘Tiago Félix da Costa and Maria Assunção Reis have the ability to understand, listen and brainstorm, define personalised strategies, which is indispensable in this very new and innovative area.’

Luís Roquette Geraldes

Rising Star Corporate, Commercial and M&A
2021

‘Eduardo Paulino stands out for his knowledge, negotiation skills, global vision. Margarida Torres Gama is knowledgeable and dedicated.’

‘Their analyses are all very spot on and the quality of their work is fantastic. Tomás Vaz Pinto is a strong lawyer, practical and very client focused. He managed to lead his team in a very difficult moment (COVID-19) and under prolonged time pressures. Diana Ribeiro Duarte is an extremely talented young professional. She is a rising star. She is always on point and delivers always on time.’

‘We were very impressed with Tomás and his team. It was a very challenging transaction over an extended period. Deadlines were always tight, we were demanding and they outperformed – even during COVID lockdown. They were always available, responsive to emails and calls – and always professional. We were especially impressed with the quality of English used in the reports.’

Carlos Osório de Castro

Leading Individuals Commercial, Corporate and M&A
2021

‘Eduardo Paulino and Maria Soares do Lago are excellent.’

‘Eduardo Paulino, Magda Viçoso and Maria Soares do Lago are the lawyers with whom we have been working with for many years in this area.’

Carlos Osório de Castro

Leading Individuals Capital Markets
2021

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Rising Star Banking and Finance
2021

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Leading Individuals Banking and Finance
2021

Luís Branco

Leading Individuals Banking and Finance
2021

IFLR 1000

Claudia Santos Cruz

Highly Regarded Energy and infrastructure, Project development, Banking, Project Finance, M&A (Angola, Mozambique, Portugal)
2021

Filipa Morais Alçada

Rising Star Banking
2021

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Highly Regarded Project development, Project finance, Capital markets: structured finance and securitization, M&A
2021

Ana Monjardino

Notable Practitioner Project development, Banking, Project finance
2021

Pedro Gorjão Henriques

Notable Practitioner Banking, Project Finance
2021

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Highly Regarded Banking, Investment Funds, Project Finance
2021

Luís Branco

Highly Regarded Banking
2021

João Alfredo Afonso

Highly Regarded Capital Markets: Equity, Financial restructuring, M&A
2021

Ricardo Andrade Amaro

Notable Practitioner Capital markets: debt, Capital markets: Structured finance and securitisation
2021

Catarina Brito Ferreira

Highly Regarded M&A
2021

Nuno Galvão Teles

Highly Regarded M&A
2021

Nuno Gundar da Cruz

Rising Star Restructuring and Insolvency
2021

Carlos Osório de Castro

Highly Regarded Capital Markets: Equity, M&A
2021

Eduardo Paulino

Highly Regarded Capital Markets: Equity, M&A
2021

Paulo Rendeiro

Notable Practitioner Capital markets, M&A, Restructuring
2021

Diana Ribeiro Duarte

Rising Star Capital Markets, M&A
2021

Luís Roquette Geraldes

Rising Star Private Equity, M&A
2021

Margarida Torres Gama

Rising Star Capital markets, Corporate and M&A
2021

Tomás Vaz Pinto

Highly Regarded Capital markets, M&A
2021

Magda Viçoso

Notable Practitioner Capital markets, M&A
2021

Best Lawyers

Luís Roquette Geraldes

Corporate Law; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity
2021

Vasco da Gama Lobo Xavier

Litigation
2021

Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade

Intellectual Property
2021

Tomás Vaz Pinto

Corporate; Intellectual Property; Media; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity
2021

Tiago Geraldo

Criminal Defense; Litigation
2021

Tiago Félix da Costa

Criminal Defense; Information Technology; Litigation; Telecommunications
2021

Sofia Vaz Sampaio

Litigation
2021

Segismundo Pinto Basto

Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Transportation
2021

Rui Ribeiro Lima

Environmental; Land Use and Zoning; Planning; Real Estate
2021

Rui Patrício

Criminal Defense; Litigation; Sports
2021

Rita Nunes dos Santos

Litigation
2021

Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira

Arbitration and Mediation; Intellectual Property
2021

Ricardo Andrade Amaro

Capital Markets; Corporate; Energy; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity
2021

Pedro Pardal Goulão

Labour and Employment; Sports
2021

Pedro Gorjão Henriques

Project Finance and Development Practice
2021

Pedro de Gouveia e Melo

Competition / Antitrust; European Union Law
2021

Pedro Costa Gonçalves

Administrative; Public Law
2021

Paulo Rendeiro

Sports; Corporate
2021

Paulo Núncio

Tax
2021

Paula Ribeiro Farinha

Labour and Employment
2021

Paula Ponces Camanho

Labour and Employment; Family
2021

Nuno Peres Alves

Administrative Law; Information Technology; Public Law; Technology; Telecommunications
2021

Nuno Gundar da Cruz

Insolvency and Reorganization; Litigation
2021

Nuno Galvão Teles

Capital Markets; Corporate; Energy; Mergers and Aquisitions; Natural Resources
2021

Miguel Nogueira de Brito

Administrative Law; Public Law
2021

Mariana Soares David

Litigation
2021

Maria Soares do Lago

Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Project Finance and Development Practice
2021

Maria Quintela

Tax
2021

Maria João da Luz

Labour and Employment
2021

Margarida Torres Gama

Capital Markets; Corporate Governance & Compliance; Corporate
2021

Margarida Olazabal Cabral

Administrative Law; Public Law
2021

Magda Fernandes

Insolvency & Reorganization; Litigation
2021

Luís Miguel Monteiro

Labour and Employment
2021

Luís Gagliardini Graça

Insurance; Real Estate
2021

Luís do Nascimento Ferreira

Competition / Antitrust; European Union Law
2021

Luís Branco

Asset Finance; Banking and Finance; Financial Institutions; Project Finance and Development Practice; Structured Finance
2021

Leonor Martins Machado

Litigation
2021

José Maria Montenegro

Tax
2021

José Manuel Galvão Teles

Arbitration and Mediation; Litigation
2021

José Amorim Magalhães

Labour and Employment
2021

Jorge Simões Cortez

Corporate; Mergers and Aquisitions
2021

Joaquim Vieira Peres

Competition/Antitrust; Corporate; European Union Law
2021

João Torroaes Valente

Real Estate
2021

João Tiago Silveira

Administrative Law; Government Practice; Public Law
2021

João Pereira Reis

Land Use and Zoning Law; Construction; Environmental; Planning Public
2021

João Matos Viana

Criminal Defense; Litigation
2021

João Anacoreta Correia

Arbitration and Mediation; Corporate Law; Transportation
2021

João Alfredo Afonso

Mergers and Acquisitions
2021

Joana Galvão Teles

Arbitration and Mediation; Litigation
2021

Joana Almeida

Labour and Employment
2021

Isabel Santos Fidalgo

Tax
2021

Helena Tapp Barroso

Labour and Employment
2021

Gonçalo Machado Borges

Competition / Antitrust; European Union; Regulatory Practice; Technology; Telecommunications
2021

Francisco Mendes da Silva

Tax
2021

Francisco de Sousa da Câmara

Tax
2021

Francisco Cortez

International Arbitration; Arbitration and Mediation Insolvency and Reorganization Law International; Sports
2021

Filipe Vaz Pinto

Arbitration and Mediation; International Arbitration; Litigation
2021

Filipe Lowndes Marques

Banking and Finance; Capital Markets; Financial Institutions Insolvency and Reorganization
2021

Filipa Morais Alçada

Banking and Finance; Capital Markets
2021

Filipa Arantes Pedroso

Construction; Planning; Real Estate;
2021

Fernanda Matoso

Regulatory Practice; Administrative; Health; Public
2021

Eduardo Verde Pinho

Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions; Private Equity
2021

Eduardo Paulino

Capital Markets; Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice; Corporate; Mergers and Aquisitions
2021

Eduardo Maia Cadete

Competition / Antitrust Law; European Union Law; Health
2021

Duarte Santana Lopes

Criminal Defense
2021

Diana Ribeiro Duarte

Corporate
2021

Diana Ettner

Administrative Law; Public Law
2021

David Silva Ramalho

Criminal Defense; Intellectual Property; Litigation
2021

Claudia Santos Cruz

Maritime; Ship Financing
2021

Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos

Banking and Finance; Project Finance and Development Practice
2021

Catarina Monteiro Pires

Arbitration and Mediation; Corporate; Litigation
2021

Catarina Brito Ferreira

Capital Markets; Corporate; Energy
2021

Carlos Osório de Castro

Capital Markets; Corporate Governance & Compliance Practice; Corporate; Insolvency and Reorganization; Media; Mergers and Aquisitions; Sports Law; Telecommunications
2021

Carlos Botelho Moniz

Competition/Antitrust; European Union Law
2021

Carla Osório de Castro

Litigation
2021

Bruno Santiago

Tax
2021

Bernardo Maria Lobo Xavier

Corporate; Mergers and Acquisitions;
2021

Bernardo Almeida Azevedo

Administrative Law
2021

António Sampaio Caramelo

International Arbitration; Litigation
2021

António Pinto Leite

Arbitration and Mediation; Health Law; International Arbitration; Litigation
2021

António Pedro Braga

Tax
2021

António Lobo Xavier

Corporate; Tax
2021

António Côrte-Real Neves

Tax
2021

Andreia Guerreiro

Litigation
2021

Andreia Gabriel Pereira

Litigation; Tax
2021

Ana Robin de Andrade

Administrative Law; Public Law
2021

Ana Rita Ribeiro

Litigation
2021

Ana Monjardino

Banking and Finance; Project Finance and Development Practice
2021

João Lima Cluny

Criminal Defense; Litigation; Sports Law
2021

Constança Carrington

Corporate Law
2021

Irina Neves Ferreira

Corporate Law
2021

Rita Ferreira Vicente

Construction; Real Estate
2021

Inês Gouveia

Competition / Antitrust
2021
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