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Commercial, corporate and M&A
CCA Ontier has an excellent niche practice acting for entrepreneurs and advised two of the investors featured in television show Shark Tank on all of their investments. Founding partner Carlos Cruz, Domingos Cruz, Bernardo Reynolds de Carvalho and Martim Menezes are names to note in the team, which has a strong international reach.
CCA Ontier has a particular focus on media-related disputes. The team acted for Google in litigation brought by the president of the automotive industry association ARAN pertaining to internet content liability. Henrique Salinas leads the team, which includes founding partner Carlos Cruz, Rita Cruz and principal associate Martim Bouza Serrano.
Pedro Antunes was appointed practice head at CCA Ontier in September 2015, and was part of a team handling several matters for C&A, including advising on a collective dismissal procedure pertaining to a store closure.
Fraud and white-collar crime
CCA Ontier has particular expertise in reputational risk cases and is currently representing the authors of a Sábado magazine article, which made allegations of involvement in tax offences, against former Prime Minister José Sócrates, in a case pertaining to the alleged breach of judicial secrecy. Henrique Salinas leads the team.
CCA Ontier represented 4M Industrial Development in a copyright infringement case, and drafted the licensing agreement for Google’s YouTube Creator Playbook. Filipe Mayer leads the practice.
Real estate and construction
CCA Ontier’s ‘excellent’ team has an impressive track record advising retail clients on leasing issues. Domingos Cruz is advising The Phone House on renegotiating and terminating existing lease agreements in shopping centres.
Originally a media boutique, CCA Ontier has developed into a full-service firm with a strong client portfolio in the TMT sector including Netflix and Vodafone. The firm advised Brazilian broadcaster Rede Record on distribution agreements with Portuguese television distributors including Cabovisão and Inter TV. Domingos Cruz, Martim Menezes and Filipe Mayer are the names to note.
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