Chambers Europe 2019
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.
Advogados Recomendados
Diogo Perestrelo (Band 2)

"He is commended for his ability to handle complex deals, and interviewees additionally highlight his availability."

Duarte Schmidt Lino

"He offers support to both buyers and sellers in deals in the agriculture, leisure and manufacturing sectors, and his expertise extends to private equity and venture capital operations."

Luís Sáragga Leal (Senior Statespeople)

"He remains a well-established figure in the corporate arena and is described by interviewees as a great lawyer with a great reputation."

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.
Clients report that the department's "degree of dedication to the customer is impressive and also underline team members' "in-depth knowledge of the applicable legislation and full understanding of the procedures."
Advogados Recomendados
Diogo Duarte Campos (Band 3)

"Clients praise for his fantastic ability to find win-win solutions in negotiations. He is active in mandates relating to life sciences and transport infrastructure, including disputes."

Tiago Duarte (Band 2)

"He advises a broad array of clients, including concessionaires, public organisations and industry associations."

Impressive cross-practice group regularly handling Portuguese and multi-jurisdictional aviation projects. Boasts extensive experience negotiating a variety of aviation contracts, including wet and dry lease contracts and aircraft purchase and agreements. Particularly noted for advice to international banks and finance companies on amendments to existing aircraft mortgages or the agreement of new lease facilities.
Advogados Recomendados
Nuno Luis Sapateiro (Band 2)

"His aviation practice spans the purchase and refinancing of aircraft as well as leasing and subleasing agreements."

Best known for its work in the information technology and data protection fields, the team holds notable experience in IP and is adept at litigious proceedings and impresses with its"high technical knowledge" coupled with "excellent service and good understanding of the customers' business and problems."
Advogados Recomendados
Luís Miguel Pais Antunes (Band 3)

"He acts on a variety of TMT mandates and he is particularly recognised for his experience in the telecoms field."

Manuel Lopes Rocha (Band 2)

"He offers a steady hand in a plethora of TMT issues, notably within the areas of technology and software."

Sizeable team experienced in collective agreements, employment contracts and restructurings, as well as transactional support. Offers strong capabilities in litigation. Expertise extends to assisting human resource departments with internal policies and employee remuneration structure.
Advogados Recomendados
Abel Mesquita (Senior Statespeople)

"He boasts a lengthy career in labour law, with a particular specialism in social security schemes."

Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão (Senior Statespeople)

"He is singled out for his "good reputation" and described as "great in arbitration and also for has a notable focus on collective bargaining agreements."

Nuno Guedes Vaz

"He regularly assists with disputes flowing from collective bargaining or industrial action."

Nuno Ferreira Morgado

"Clients appreciate his ability to speak our language when discussing complex labour law issues."

Tiago Cortes (Band 2)

"He earns plaudits for his technical prowess combined with an ability to find very practical solutions to the issues at hand."

Clients are impressed by the team's very broad, strategic vision of life science issues and also the department's "great support" and underline its capabilities in regulatory matters.
Advogados Recomendados
Eduardo Nogueira Pinto (Spotlight Table)

"He is very knowledgeable of this practice area, up-to-date in terms of the legislation and regulations and easy to work with."

Sources commend the firm's capabilities in the field, enthusing: "The team is pragmatic, commercial and knows how to work with international clients."
Advogados Recomendados
André Figueiredo (Band 2)

"He leads the team and assists clients with the full gamut of capital markets mandates, spanning structured finance, debt and equity transactions."

Bruno Ferreira

"He wins plaudits from clients for his diligence, commitment, expertise and availability. He is particularly active in equity transactions such as IPOs and rights issues."

Gonçalo dos Reis Martins

"He is dual-qualified in the UK and Portugal, allowing him to act on various cross-border mandates. He has particular expertise in public offerings, covered bonds and securitisation matters."

Clients recommend the department for its full coverage of dispute resolution, reporting it to be a "multidisciplinary and dedicated team."
Advogados Recomendados
Nuno Líbano Monteiro (Band 1)

"He is notably active in the automotive sector and sources value his responsiveness, availability and deep knowledge of the Portuguese courts."

Pedro Faria

"He is active in a number of civil and commercial disputes including damages claims, breaches of contract and contractual liability."

Pedro Metello de Nápoles (Band 3)

"He acts on civil and commercial litigation on behalf of a range of domestic and international clients, including those with activity in finance, energy or retail."

Clients praise the provision of clearly structured and well-founded advice, even at short notice
Advogados Recomendados
Pedro Metello de Nápoles (Band 2)

"He has extensive experience in arbitration proceedings, acting either as an arbitrator or as lead counsel."

Clients appreciate the department's approach, commending its "ability toanticipate scenarios" and "consideration of diverse solutions" and also outline team members' "dedication, resilience and customer focus" and "excellent technical knowledge."
Advogados Recomendados
Filipa Cotta (Band 2)

"Clients state: She knows every point of the law and jurisprudence and is able to apply that knowledge quickly."

Nuno Líbano Monteiro (Band 1)

"He is referred to by clients as a lawyer with deep practical knowledge, who enriches discussions and analyses of the situations presented and helps clients understand the big picture."

Clients report that team members are quick to react, their explanations are clearly explained and they are available 24/7.
Advogados Recomendados
Pedro Sáragga Leal (Senior Statespeople)

"With a extensive track record in the real estate space, he acts for domestic and foreign investors on their asset acquisitions, and his areas of expertise include luxury residential developments."

Rita Alarcão Júdice (Band 2)

"Her practice includes acquisition, development and refurbishment projects. She acted for Global Armorica on its acquisition of a majority stake in a Portuguese shopping centre."

Tiago Mendonça de Castro (Band 3)

"He is particularly active in the retail sector, acting for big-name clients and he has good legal knowledge and is very accessible."

Sources report that the team is well attuned to the needs of private equity clients and the pragmatism in the way they work.
Advogados Recomendados
Diogo Perestrelo (Band 3)

"Expertise was showcased in advice to Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Horizon Equity Partners on the acquisition of OMTEL's share capital."

Duarte Schmidt Lino (Band 2)

"He is commercially savvy and leads the team and is well versed in both private equity and venture capital operations."

Clients report that the department is "experienced, knowledgeable of the market and capable of delivering high-quality work on time."
Advogados Recomendados
Nuno Luis Sapateiro (Band 2)

"He is known to be experienced in and knowledgeable of the insurance regulatory environment."

Interviewees highlight the quality of the department's advice and describe team members as "diligent, fast and technically very good.
Advogados Recomendados
Diogo Perestrelo (Band 3)

"He offers specialist advice on regulatory, corporate and M&A issues related to infrastructure and transportation projects."

Inês Pinto da Costa

"Clients describe her as a very strong and driven lawyer."

Top-tier practice group advising on complex tax matters. Advises on the tax aspects of transactions in the energy and real estate sectors, further to assisting with corporate restructurings. Regularly involved in cross-border tax matters. Handles indirect tax issues and offers notable strength in tax litigation. Additionally conducts tax due diligence. Clients include blue-chips, domestic banks and private equity companies.
Advogados Recomendados
Miguel C. Reis (Band 3)

"He is based in Porto and assists with the taxation of M&A and private equity deals, real estate planning and corporate restructurings."

Serena Cabrita Neto (Band 2)

"s dubbed an "amazing lawyer"by sources, who also enthuse that she is very strong in tax litigation."

Well reputed team for handling criminal matters involving fraud, corruption or money laundering.
Advogados Recomendados
Paulo Farinha Alves (Band 3)

"He regularly represents clients, including international corporates and individual defendants, in multi-jurisdictional cases."

Well-versed in town planning and zoning matters, in addition to environmental and administrative law. Active in real estate, construction and development. Distinct strength in luxury homes projects. Represents various multinational companies and real estate developers investing into Portugal.
Advogados Recomendados
Sara Blanco de Morais (Band 2)

"Clients rate her excellent technical knowledge and creativity within the confines of the law."

The lawyers are fast, they don't over-analyse and they produce high-quality work.
Advogados Recomendados
Bruno Ferreira (Band 3)

"Clients admire his "timely and commercial advice."

Gonçalo dos Reis Martins

"He is applauded for his very fast, pragmatic and assertive approach."

Hugo Rosa Ferreira (Band 2)

"Clients deem him to be very open minded and keen to find solutions to the problems we have."

Clients reports the team is very co-ordinated so you get information quickly and the right advice," praising the "good communication" of the lawyers.
Advogados Recomendados
Miguel Marques de Carvalho (Associates to watch)

"He is described by clients as excellent and hard-working."

Ricardo Oliveira (Band 1)

"Sources are impressed by him and describing him as an extremely safe pair of hands"

Sara Estima Martins (Band 3)

"She´s considered by Clients as a brilliant lawyer: we really enjoy working with her."

Outstanding full-service outfit equipped to provide corporate, tax and employment advice, further to advice on administrative law and representation in disputes. Active in cross-border M&A and private equity transactions. Has a diverse client portfolio covering both domestic and multinational companies from an array of sectors such as retail, technology and energy.
Advogados Recomendados
Diogo Duarte Campos (Public law - Band 2)

"Very knowledgeable and practical he leads the firm's public law team in Porto. "

Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão (Employment - Senior Statespeople)

"He draws upon more than forty years of experience in the field of employment law and he is singled out for his good reputation."

Miguel C. Reis (Tax - Band 1)

"Recommended by clients for his amazing technical abilities."

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