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Within Banking and finance, tier 4
Albuquerque & Associados’ team features the highly recommended Pedro de Albuquerque, and has broad experience across debt restructuring, regulation and refinancing. The firm has a growing roster of financial institution clients, acting for RBS and Banco Espírito Santo, among others. It recently advised chemicals group CUF in relation to €150m finance agreements. Of counsel Paula Costa e Silva is also recommended.
Within Corporate and M&A, tier 4
The ‘responsive, proactive and business-oriented’ Albuquerque & Associados provides ‘an exemplary service’. António de Mendonça Raimundo is ‘particularly effective’, and recently advised CUF on the sale of a nitric acid plant to an international buyer. Other clients include Tecnifar, Cisco, PepsiCo and Group ETE.
Within Dispute resolution, Albuquerque & Associados is a third tier firm,
‘Very competent on all levels’, Albuquerque & Associados acts in real estate, insurance, banking, transport and fraud cases. The ‘excellent’ Francisco Colaço is able to ‘think outside the box’, and is currently handling disputes regarding distribution contracts and concessionaires. Dulce Dinis handles insolvency and restructuring litigation, and public law expert Alexandre de Albuquerque is also recommended, along with senior associate Bárbara de Bastos Viegas.
Within Employment, Albuquerque & Associados is a second tier firm,
Albuquerque & Associados has been active advising on restructurings, lay-offs, employment litigation, and collective bargaining agreements. João Salvador continues to advise Comboios de Portugal, and is assisting General Motors Portugal in labour issues related to its ongoing restructuring. Gonçalo Pinto Ferreira is advising ABB Stotz on a collective dismissal following the closure of its factory in Portugal. Other clients include Tecnifar, Google, and Wolters Kluwer.
Within EU and competition, tier 4
Albuquerque & Associados’ team is led by António de Mendonça Raimundo. It recently represented a client before the PCA in a case alleging abuse of dominance in a specific chemical market. Elsewhere, the team advised Noatum Group on merger notifications regarding its €90m acquisition of TERTIR and BidCo.
Within Insolvency and restructuring, tier 5
Albuquerque & Associados acts for several major banks in claiming and restructuring debts of companies. Francisco Colaço and Dulce Dinis are recommended.
Within Project finance, tier 4
Albuquerque & Associados is known for transport-related project finance work, and advises on port and logistics concessions, as well as shipping acquisitions. Alexandre de Albuquerque’s team is advising Companhia do Porto da Castanheira on the financing and construction of an inland waterway port project.
Within Public law, tier 4
Albuquerque & Associados has ‘solid legal knowledge’. Alexandre de Albuquerque is ‘very experienced’ and has ‘access to all authorities’. Highlights included advising on the negotiation of a concession of an underground gas storage facility near Leiria, Portugal; and advising a member of a consortium which won a tender for the river transportation of timber for a cellulose production plant in Uruguay.
Within Shipping and transport, Albuquerque & Associados is a first tier firm,
Providing ‘a really good service comparable with international standards’, Albuquerque & Associados has significant shipping experience, and advises on litigation, employment, insurance, and the buying and selling of vessels. Alexandre de Albuquerque and João Salvador are ‘particularly good practitioners’ with ‘very good knowledge of the shipping industry’ and ‘an acute professional sense’. The team is advising a Portuguese port and maritime operator on its expansion in Colombia, and a member of the winning consortium of a tender for the river transportation of timber in Uruguay.
Within Tax, tier 4
Albuquerque & Associados provides corporate tax advice, and also has experience in tax litigation and restructuring.
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Offices in Lisbon
- Banking and finance : Banking and finance
- Corporate and M&A : Corporate and M&A
- Dispute resolution : Dispute resolution
- EU and competition : EU and competition
- Employment : Employment
- Insolvency and restructuring : Insolvency and restructuring
- Project finance : Project finance
- Public law : Public law
- Shipping and transport : Shipping and transport
- TMT : TMT
- Tax : Tax