Practice Areas

Corporate M&A

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We advise on the main acquisitions, mergers, demergers and joint-ventures undertaken in the Portuguese market, and we have also worked on the country’s most important privatisations.

This team acts for clients of all sizes and in all sectors, in mergers and acquisitions, in and out-of-court corporate restructuring, and corporate governance. We advise on matters of corporate law, commercial law and contracts, and we also provide support in the negotiation of partnerships and joint ventures.

In venture capital, we advise the main private equity and venture capital fund managers, not only on the purchase and sale of assets, but also on designing and structuring funds. We keep ahead of the developments and new trends in the market and handle the most innovative buy-out transactions involving not only equity, but also debt and hybrids.

The team also provides day-to-day legal support to large Portuguese and international companies, business groups, investors and funds, and SMEs, and this support covers both transactional and regulatory matters. Our multidisciplinary approach means we can always work with lawyers from other practice areas when necessary and, in particular, we work regularly with colleagues from competition, regulatory, tax, real estate, employment, and commercial litigation and arbitration.

In advising our clients, we focus constantly on being aware of the sectors and markets where they operate, and we always keep in close contact with the regulators of each sector.

Specializations

The team is always very responsive and proactive. The lawyers anticipate your needs and exceed expectations when delivering their advice, even when timing is tight.
Chambers Europe
2019 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1

"Clients praise the team's straightforward and honest approach, in addition to the provision of a high-quality service which is always tailored to the customer's needs."

2018 Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions Recommended Tier 1

"In multi-jurisdictional work they have excellent co-ordination between different countries – it's seamless. They are definitely one of the top players."

2017 Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions Recommended Tier 1

"They provide high international competence and knowledge of law, are client-minded and have a sound understanding of a client's business and a proactive approach with clear and consistent advice."

Chambers Global
2019 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2018 Corporate Law / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2017 Corporate Law / Merger&Acquisitions Recommended Tier 1
The Legal 500
2019 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2018 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2017 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
IFLR 1000
2020 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2020 Corporate / M&A (Private Equity) Recommended Tier 1
2020 Angola - M&A Recommended Tier 2
2020 Mozambique - M&A
2019 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2019 Corporate / M&A (Project Development) Recommended Tier 2
2018 Corporate / M&A Recommended Tier 1
2018 Angola - Corporate / M&A
Who's Who Legal
2019 M&A and Governance Global Leaders
Best Lawyers
2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2018 Private Equity Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2018 Recognised Lawyer Recognised Lawyers
2017 Private Equity Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2017 Other Recommended Lawyer Other Recommended Lawyer
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