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Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados combines public law and environmental expertise with planning law. The team recently advised Living Amoras on attaining licenses for a student housing project with over 200 apartments, and assisted Sonae Sierra with land use planning matters. João Pereira Reis and managing associate Rui Ribeiro Lima are the names to note.

Real estate and planning boutique Sofia Galvao Advogados’ ‘efficient, rigorous’ team has ‘a fantastic network’. It advised ECS Capital on a real estate development project, and also counts Auchan, Eurosic and Prowinko among its clients. Sofia Galvão is ‘sharp and clear’; Hugo Nunes is ‘very professional’.

PLMJ Lawyers’ planning team has ‘comprehensive knowledge of the law’. It assisted Ikea with obtaining approval for an urban development plan and construction permits for a new store. Sara Blanco de Morais, who provides ‘immediate assistance’, made partner in January 2017. Senior associate Andreia Candeias Mousinho is ‘business-oriented and strategic’.

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados’ planning team has ‘outstanding industry knowledge’. The ‘very knowledgeableGonçalo Reino Pires has ‘vast experience’; he advised F.I.T.-Fomento da Indústria do Tomate on obtaining approval for a new industrial facility.

VdA Vieira de Almeida’s team, which is led by Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira, covers the full range of services, including zoning, land use and urban planning. It assisted Quinta da Ombria with the company’s environmental resort development project. The team also advised Auchan on the planning aspects of the expansion of a shopping mall.

Gómez-Acebo & Pombo’s ‘committed, dedicated’ group combines real estate, environment and planning expertise. Senior associate Sofia Rodrigues Nunes is ‘very experienced’.

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