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Portugal

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

Sérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados’ strength lies in regulatory and compliance matters. Notable work included assisting Banif with the sale of several Brazilian-based assets in the context of the restructuring of subsidiary BanifBrasil, a matter led by Manuel Magalhães; he co-heads the department with Paulo Câmara, who is frequently singled out. Senior associate Francisco Mendes Correia is also recommended.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Sérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados provides regulatory advice to clients including EDP, Novo Banco, Edmond de Rothschild Europe and Banco BIC. Practice co-heads Paulo Câmara and Manuel Magalhães are the names to note.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 3

Sérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados provides ongoing advice to clients such as Saint-Gobain Weber, Abbott Laboratories and Scenic Tours on matters relating to carve-outs, restructurings, M&A, corporate, commercial and regulatory. Sofia Carreiro and Rui Cardona Ferreira are the names to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Sérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados bolstered the practice by adding Mafalda Ferreira Santos from Cuatrecasas to the team. In recent highlights, it represented BES and Banif in several cases following the application of resolution measures by the Bank of Portugal; the National Civil Protection Authority (ANPC) in two cases against Heliportugal concerning forest firefighting helicopters; and Sporting in a dispute with former players for breach of contract. João Saúde is recommended, as is Rui Medeiros for his arbitration work. Teresa Anselmo Vaz and Ana Rita Paínho joined the team in 2019 following the firm's integration with Anselmo Vaz, Afra & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, R.L.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Sérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados counts Banif, Jerónimo Martins and Lone Star among its clients and renders advice on restrictive practices, state aid, mergers and compliance. Recommended practice head Miguel Gorjão-Henriques has particular pharmaceutical sector expertise.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Sérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados advises Galp and Enercon on public and contractual law, regulatory matters and administrative disputes. Rui Medeiros and Sofia Carreiro jointly head the practice.

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Fraud and white-collar crime
Fraud and white-collar crime - ranked: tier 1

Sérvulo & Associados

José Lobo Moutinho leads a seven-strong team at Sérvulo & Associados. Recent highlights include representing a former administrator of Metro de Lisboa accused by the public prosecutor of abuse of power for private benefit, and whose former employer is claiming €7.4m; and the General Secretariat of the Presidency of the Portuguese Republic in a criminal procedure against the former director of the Museum of the Presidency of the Republic and other defendants for alleged misuse of power and economic corruption. The group also handles regulatory offences and advises on compliance. Of counsel Teresa Serra is the other name to note.

Leading individuals

José Lobo Moutinho - Sérvulo & Associados

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Sérvulo & Associados

Manuel Magalhães handles the financing, and João Saúde the disputes side of matters at Sérvulo & Associados, which continues to assist BES, Banif, and BPP with aspects of their insolvency and restructuring procedures. Mafalda Ferreira Santos joined from Cuatrecasas in September 2018.

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Projects and project finance
Projects and project finance - ranked: tier 2

Sérvulo & Associados

With notable public law expertise, Sérvulo & Associados acts primarily on the side of public or administrative entities, advising on concessions of a varying nature, sometimes with an underlying legislative aspect. It is advising the Ministry of Defence on Portugal’s application to the EU’s Space Surveillance and Tracking (SST) programme and on developing a public tender for the acquisition of SST products (radars and telescopes) to be installed. Mark Kirkby leads the team.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 1

Sérvulo & Associados

Undoubtedly a leading firm’, Sérvulo & Associados is noted for the team's ‘deep specialisation’, ‘mastery’ and ‘ability to focus on the essentials’. Mark Kirkby represented the Ministry of Defence in negotiations with the Republic of Brazil for the acquisition of six KC-390 aircraft and related services and parts from Embraer. Rui Medeiros is noted for his arbitration work. João Amaral e Almeida is a public procurement specialist; although less active, José Manuel Sérvulo Correia is singled out.

Leading individuals

José Manuel Sérvulo Correia - Sérvulo & Associados

Rui Medeiros - Sérvulo & Associados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 4

Sérvulo & Associados

Sérvulo & Associados' team is ‘committed’, ‘open-minded’ and ‘able to adapt to different scenarios’. The outfit covers contentious and non-contentious work, in the latter case acting for Abbott Laboratories and NAMA. Practice head Diogo Feio renders ‘very good strategic advice’; principal associate Ana Moutinho Nascimento and senior associate Teresa Pala Schwalbach are also singled out.

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