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Raposo Bernardo

AV. FONTES PEREIRA DE MELO, EDIFÍCIO AVIZ, N.35, 18TH FLOOR, 1050-118 LISBON, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 312 13 30
Fax:
Fax +351 21 356 29 08
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Web:
www.raposobernardo.com
Bucharest, Lisbon, Luanda, Madrid, Maputo, Warsaw

Portugal

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Led by the highly recommended Nelson Raposo Bernardo, Raposo Bernardo’s team ‘provides more than what is expected’. Highlights included advising BBVA on regulatory matters concerning the introduction of a new credit card. Other clients include BNP Paribas, Banco Primus, Barclays and CaixaBank as well as the Ministry of Finance.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo provides ‘a fresh and sophisticated approach’ to capital markets work. Practice head Nelson Raposo Bernardo led advice to Goldman Sachs on securitised debt portfolios, and assisted BNP Paribas with the asset-backed securitisation of approximately 70 aircraft.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

At Raposo Bernardo, ‘solution-orientedJoana Andrade Correia and Nelson Raposo Bernardo advise clients such as Deutsche Telekom, Iberostar Hotels & Resorts and Opel. Tag Heuer and Prooptica retained the team to assist with their merger.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

Raposo Bernardo

The ‘professional, fast and competent’ dispute resolution group at Raposo Bernardo represented Adidas in litigation concerning distribution contracts, and acted for Menarini Diagnostics in litigation and arbitration. Senior associate Ana Cláudia Rangel is ‘combative if necessary’, while Ana Rita Escarduça left in December 2016 to become legal counsel at Ageas.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo uses its pharmaceutical expertise to advise clients such as Apifarma and Menarini on the full range of competition matters. Practice head Sofia Enriquez is ‘assertive’.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo advised Deutsche Telekom on the treatment of implicated employees and represented insurance group Tranquilidade in labour litigation.

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

Raposo Bernardo

The team at Raposo Bernardospeaks the technical language of the energy sector’. It advised Self Energy on drafting EPC rental, construction, technical design, corporate and power grid connection agreements. Nelson Raposo Bernardo and the ‘efficient, focusedJoana Andrade Correia are recommended.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo’s group assisted glass and packaging distributor Vidrembal on its corporate restructuring. Senior associate Ana Cláudia Rangel leads the five-strong team.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo advised clients such as Flying Tiger Copenhagen and Royal Caribbean on the full range of IP matters. Sónia das Neves Serafim ‘always gives her best’.

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

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo uses ‘clear language’ to advise on project financings. The group advises lenders such as Deutsche Bank on financing logistics infrastructure projects, as well as acting for project developers. Nelson Raposo Bernardo is ‘a fantastic lawyer’ and Joana Andrade Correia is ‘an excellent speaker’.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Highlights for Raposo Bernardo’s public law team included assisting cork producer Corticeira Amorim with public tenders and advising Colt Resources on contractual matters concerning the exploitation of gold. Manuel Esteves de Albuquerque leads the team.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo’s six-strong real estate group assists ERA Real Estate with all real estate operations in the Algarve, including finance and tax matters. Practice head Manuel Esteves de Albuquerque is the key name. Other clients include real estate group Century 21, RE/MAX and several construction companies.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Highlights for Raposo Bernardo’s practice included advising Deutsche Telekom on entering into a significant IT contract with BP for its central purchasing and supply system. Sónia das Neves Serafim is ‘very practical’.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo advised the National Civil Aviation Authority on air transport regulation and fleet procurement. Other clients include Binter Canarias and South African Airways. Practice head Sofia Ferreira Enriquez is ‘pragmatic, efficient and very intelligent’ and is also recommended for her cruise sector expertise.

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