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Abreu Advogados

AV DAS FORÇAS ARMADAS, 125, 12TH FLOOR, 1600-079 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 723 1800
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Fax +351 21 723 1899
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www.abreuadvogados.com
Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto

Portugal

Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados has ‘very good business sense’ and ‘takes real interest in its clients’. As well as handling real estate work, it advised Dentsu Aegis Network on its acquisition of blue-infinity. Ana Sofia Batista, José Maria Corrêa de Sampaio and Inês Sequeira Mendes are recommended along with António Pina, who ‘always performs an excellent job’. In 2017, the former name partners of PMBGR – Trocado, Durães Rocha & Associados, Henrique Trocado and Manuel Durães Rocha, joined as senior counsel and partner, respectively.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados has ‘a very good business understanding’ and provides ‘practical, strategic advice’. Arbitration is one of the team’s main areas of expertise. Natália Garcia Alves is recommended along with Guilherme Santos Silva, who is ‘good at thinking on his feet’.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados is ‘one hundred percent reliable and committed’. Inês Sequeira Mendes advised Lusíadas Saúde on merger control procedures, and the ‘strategic, focused and pragmaticArmando Martins Ferreira assisted office supply retailer Staples with the revision of its pricing and discount policy.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados advised Agility Transitários on the hiring of employees and the termination of employment contracts, and handled collective dismissals for Associação Nacional de Direito ao Crédito and lighting producer Indústria de Produtos de Iluminação. Carmo Sousa Machado and Marta de Oliveira Pinto Trindade are held in high regard.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados’ public and environmental law groups regularly handle energy work, and have particular expertise in hydroelectric plants. Manuel de Andrade Neves advised Iberdrola Generación on the licensing and construction of four dams. José Eduardo Martins assisted REN Trading with the revision of power purchase agreements.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

The ‘service-oriented’ team at Abreu Advogados is particularly experienced in advising real estate investment funds on restructurings; it acted for Imo-Real in insolvency proceedings and recovery plans. In other work, the group is advising Iberdrola Generación on the insolvency of one of its service providers. Francisco Patrício ‘anticipates the moves of other players’.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

In 2017, Abreu Advogados hired ‘professional and experienced’ practice head Manuel Durães Rocha from PMBGR – Trocado, Durães Rocha & Associados as well as of counsel César Bessa Monteiro and three associated partners from pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL. Associate partner Ricardo Henriques, is ‘an excellent strategist’ and led representation of TAG Heuer in a trade mark prosecution case.

Leading individuals

César Bessa Monteiro - Abreu Advogados

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Oporto: Leading commercial firms
Oporto: Leading commercial firms - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados covers corporate and commercial and real estate work, and has a particular focus on tax work: it advised urban rehabilitation company Porto Vivo and real estate investor Doururbano on tax matters. The ‘knowledgeableMaria Dulce Soares led on both matters. Rui Peixoto Duarte acts on corporate and commercial matters; Paulo de Tarso Domingues specialises in dispute resolution.

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Projects and project finance
Projects and project finance - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados advises lenders, such as Haitong Bank, and borrowers. Manuel de Andrade Neves and José Eduardo Martins jointly head the group. Sofia Santos Machado joined Miranda & Associados in 2016.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados is advising Iberdrola Generación on the procurement and operation of several dams. Other highlights include assisting Alsa and National Express with the tender procedure for the Oporto transportation services network. José Eduardo Martins and Manuel de Andrade Neves are the two partners in the team.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

The ‘level of service couldn’t be higher’ than that provided by Abreu Advogados’ team. In one headline matter, the group advised Resilient REIT and Greenbay Properties on their joint €220m acquisition of two shopping centres. The Oporto-based Rui Peixoto Duarte and the Lisbon-based Patrícia Viana are recommended.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados bolstered its team by hiring counsel César Bessa Monteiro and his team, including associated partner Ricardo Henriques, from pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL in June 2017. The group has core strengths in media and telecoms.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados frequently handles tax matters related to corporate, commercial and M&A matters. Alexandra Courela and Pedro Pais de Almeida jointly head the group. The ‘fantasticMiguel Teixeira de Abreu is recommended for tax arbitration and Maria Dulce Soares is the name to note in Oporto.

Leading individuals

Miguel Teixeira de Abreu - Abreu Advogados

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

The ‘swift, helpful’ team at Abreu Advogados acts on aviation matters such as aircraft accidents, and on maritime work such as the financing, acquisition, registration and transfer of vessels. Guilherme Santos Silva and Francisco Patrício co-lead the team. ‘Very experienced’ senior associate Hugo Teixeira is ‘a clever litigator’.

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  • MOZAMBIQUE | VAT CODE AMENDED

    Law no. 13/2016, of 30 December 2016, which amended and republished the Mozambican VAT Code, was recently rectified by a Notice, dated June 8th.
  • ARTICLE 29 WORKING PARTY GUIDELINES ON THE EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

    In order to clarify some of the new obligations stemming from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which will apply as of 25th May 2018, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) – the independent European consulting body for data protection issues – recently issued its “Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”)”. This document will be available for public consultation until 23rd May, 2017.
  • CNPD APPROVES 10 MEASURES TO PREPARE FOR THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

    On 28th January, 2017, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados/CNPD) published a document establishing 10 measures for entities to prepare for the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
  • ANGOLA | NEW REGULATION ON THE LICENSING OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND OF COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY

    Presidential Decree no. 193/17, which approves the Regulation on the Licensing of Establishments and of Commercial Activity and Market Services (“Regulation”), was published on 22 August. The Regulation, which will enter into force on 21 October (60 days after its publication), establishes the conditions and procedures governing the licensing of commercial activities and market services, as well as the licensing of the respective establishments, revoking Presidential Decree no. 288/10, of 30 November (Regulation on the Licensing of Commercial Activity and the Provision of Market Services), as well as all prior regulations on the matter contrary to the provisions of the new Regulation.
  • MOZAMBIQUE | PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUPPLY

    Ministerial Statute 50/2017, of 11 July 2017, sets forth the measures approved by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy to streamline petroleum products’ import into and supply to the country and ensure fuel supply safety, regularity and quality. The newly approved measures obviously have a direct impact on distributors, but also affect suppliers, IMOPETRO, commercial banks operating in-country and the Banco de Moçambique (“BdM”).
  • Mozambique VAT Code Amended

    Law no. 13/2016, of 30 December 2016, which amended and republished the Mozambican VAT Code, was recently rectified by a Notice, dated June 8th.
  • COMPANIES CODE AMENDED

    Decree-Law 79/2017, of 30 June 2017, was published last Friday and amends both the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Code and the Companies Code, in order to implement the goals of the “Programa Capitalizar” approved by Council of Ministers Resolution 42/2016, of 18 August 2016
  • ANGOLA | SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL

    Please be aware that a new Presidential Decree has been published on 24th of April (Presidential Decree 79/17 of 24 April) which, among others, introduces the following significant amendments to former Presidential decree 43/17 of 6 March (regulations on the performance of a professional activity by nonresident foreign employees ):
  • PROHIBITION ON ISSUE OF BEARER SHARES

    Bearer securities have been prohibited under Law 15/2017, of May 3, 2017, published today. The Companies Code and the Securities Code have been amended in order to implement this measure.
  • ANGOLA | NEW REGULATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY BY NON-RESIDENT

    Presidential Decree 43/17, of 6 March 2017 (“DP 43/17”) just enacted new regulations on the performance of a professional activity by non-resident foreign workers, repealing former Decrees 5/95, of 7 April 1995 and 6/01, of 19 January 2001.