Practice Areas

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We support investors and banking syndicates in investment operations and in implementing infrastructure, energy, mining and industrial projects. The team also handles the most complex project finance operations in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique.

We have advised on implementing and provided ongoing support for the main infrastructure and energy projects in Portugal, advising both promoters and lenders. Our experience also includes advising on international projects to structure and implement infrastructure, energy, mining and industrial projects in countries where the official language is Portuguese, in particular, Angola and Mozambique. Our team has an integrated vision of each industry and project, particularly in areas such as public law, the environment, finance, tax, employment and labour, and restructuring.

In the transport infrastructure segment, we have advised promoters, bank syndicates and investment funds in the phase of setting up and structuring projects. We have also advised on debt and syndication restructuring operations. In addition, our team has handled step-in operations in innovative public-private partnerships in Portugal.

In the area of energy projects, in particular, renewable energies, we have been advising on a number of projects for hydroelectric plants and energy transmission infrastructures. As a result, we have extensive know-how of the applicable legal and regulatory framework.

Our in-depth knowledge of all the sectors we work in also allows us to ensure full regulatory support in implementing each project.

Specializations

In terms of strengths, I would say their technical skill and that the team has a lot of resources. They work across a broad range and you can ask someone for expertise in all areas. They are very responsive, have a huge track record and understand things very quickly. They know how we can protect ourselves, are very quick and flexible. I don’t have any improvements to suggest.
Chambers Europe
2019 Energy and Natural Resources law (International) Recommended Tier 2

"Strong team that frequently assists international clients from the energy sector with regulatory, corporate and financing mandates. Experienced in mining and frequently provides support on oil and gas projects, including E&P operations. "

2019 Projects Recommended Tier 2

"Interviewees highlight the quality of the department's advice and describe team members as "diligent, fast and technically very good."

2019 Energy and Natural Resources law Recommended Tier 2

"Clients praise the firm's international presence, highlighting its strong local support with experienced lawyers in several areas."

2018 Projects Recommended Tier 2

"Renowned for its vast international network, the firm is particularly active in projects involving lusophone jurisdictions, with noted expertise in projects in Angola and Mozambique as well as China. Regularly advises on project financing, concessions contracts and related transactions."

2017 Projects Recommended Tier 2

"The team members go beyond their role as business advisers and are practical and knowledgeable."

2017 Planning & Zoning Law Recommended Tier 2

"The team provides excellent work product, proactive problem-solving and practical, down-to-earth, implementable advice."

Chambers Global
2019 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2018 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2018 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2017 Projects Recommended Tier 2
The Legal 500
2019 Projects Recommended Tier 1
2018 Projects Recommended Tier 2
2017 Planning Law Recommended Tier 2
IFLR 1000
2018 Corporate / M&A (Energy and Infrastructure) Recommendend Tier 1
Best Lawyers
2018 Mergers & Acquisitions Law Best Portuguese Lawyer of the year
2017 Other Recommended Lawyer Other Recommended Lawyer
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