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SRS Advogados

RUA DOM FRANCISCO MANUEL DE MELO 21, 1070-085 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 313 20 00
Fax:
Fax +351 21 313 20 01
Email:
Web:
https://www.srslegal.pt
Lisbon, Madeira

Portugal

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados’ ‘client-oriented’ group is increasingly active on regulatory matters, such as advising clients on the implementation of digital solutions for online consumer loans. Alexandra Valente covers domestic lending, while William Smithson acts on international transactions such as advising China Development Bank on the $75m acquisition financing of two vessels. Gonçalo dos Reis Martins joined PLMJ Lawyers.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados stands out for its securitisation expertise, recently handling a number of securitisations and restructurings in an otherwise quiet market. The team also advised Trocadero Capital Partners as arranger and subscriber on SeaOwl’s bond issuance. William Smithson, the ‘excellent’ Alexandra Valente and Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira are recommended.

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

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados’ team advised GPS tracking provider Fleetmatics on its acquisition of fleet management software provider Inosat. Standout practitioners for corporate and commercial work are Octávio Castelo Paulo and Nuno Miguel Prata. Paulo Bandeira is recommended for venture capital and Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira for private equity matters.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados provides ‘efficient and accurate advice’ and is particularly well known for insurance cases. In 2017, it represented Agro Capital in a dispute with Azal – Azeites do Alentejo concerning the breach of a call-and-put option agreement. José Carlos Soares Machado frequently handles pre-litigation negotiations; Regina Santos Pereira focuses on real estate litigation. Maria José de Tavares is also recommended.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

SRS Advogados

Already one of the largest EU and competition teams in Portugal, SRS Advogados was reinforced by the addition of of counsels Catarina Anastácio, formerly with the Portuguese Competition Authority (AdC), and Pedro Guerra e Andrade, formerly an EC lawyer, in August and September 2017 respectively. The group stands out for its ‘strong in-depth knowledge of legislation at national and European level’. Using its state aid expertise, it represented Empresa de Manutenção de Equipamento Ferroviário in a case filed by Bombardier concerning the former’s allegedly illegal receipt of €90m in state support. Gonçalo Anastácio ‘takes strategic decisions’ and leads the group, which also includes Luís Neto Galvão and ‘client-oriented’ managing associate Ana Rita Andrade.

Leading individuals

Gonçalo Anastácio - SRS Advogados

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados’ ‘dependable’ practice handles a significant amount of stand-alone work, including many contentious matters. The team used its expertise in the banking sector to advise the state-owned Caixa Geral de Depósitos on restructuring its organisation. ‘Nothing is too much trouble’ for managing associate Maria de Lancastre Valente. The ‘business-minded’ César Sá Esteves and Mariana Caldeira Sarávia are also recommended.

Leading individuals

César Sá Esteves - SRS Advogados

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

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados is representing oil company association Apetro and liquefied petroleum gas companies in judicial actions against a new exchange system regulation for liquefied petroleum gas bottles. The power sector is another area of expertise: the team recently advised InnoEnergy on setting up new energy projects. Gonçalo Anastácio has ‘a good understanding of business’ and is experienced in handling competition matters for energy sector clients.

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Fraud and white-collar crime
Fraud and white-collar crime - ranked: tier 3

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados specialises in tax crimes, including compliance in avoidance of crimes. The ‘enormously knowledgeable’ João Maricoto Monteiro represented 23 companies and more than 60 individuals in proceedings concerning tax fraud, money laundering and embezzlement allegations in connection with the Operação Furacão investigation.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

SRS Advogados

With expertise in reclaiming debts from insolvent debtors, SRS Advogados represented motorsport group GP2 in claiming debt from insolvent racetrack manager Parkalgar. The group combines litigation expertise and banking and finance expertise, provided by José Carlos Soares Machado and Alexandra Valente respectively.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

Clients are ‘very impressed’ with SRS Advogados’ services. The firm’s IP team is representing Luz Saúde in trade mark litigation, and also acts for Boehringer Ingelheim, Ropar Footwear and cement manufacturer Secil. ‘Very knowledgeable and professional’ Gonçalo Moreira Rato leads the group, which includes of counsel João Machado de Barros and managing associate Raquel Cuba Martins.

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

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados acts on port, airport, public transport and energy projects. The ‘very experienced’ José Luís Moreira da Silva and Alexandre Roque advised the Port of Lisbon on setting up the tenders and contract framework for the new deep-sea container terminal in Barreiro. Moreira da Silva and Alexandra Valente are the practice co-heads.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

SRS Advogados

The ‘very responsive’ team at SRS Advogados has ‘a strong understanding of the legal framework’. It represented several large waste management companies in litigation concerning the privatisation of EGF. José Luís Moreira da Silva and the ‘very responsive’ Alexandre Roque are the practice co-heads.

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

SRS Advogados

With excellent international experience, SRS Advogados recently advised an investment fund on the sale of a hotel. Managing associate Francisco Pereira Miguel is the name to note.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogadosworks very closely with its clients’ and has ‘very good knowledge of regulatory matters’. The TMT team advised QuintilesIMS on negotiating software licensing and services agreements with IT provider Glintt for the licensing and installation of a data extraction software for around 1,000 pharmacies. In litigation, the group is representing Nos in a €22m loss compensation claim against Meo and PT concerning the refusal to port numbers between 2008 and 2009. The ‘very practical’ Octávio Castelo Paulo is recommended for telecoms, while Luís Neto Galvão specialises in IT and data protection.

Leading individuals

Octávio Castelo Paulo - SRS Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

SRS Advogados

With its ‘irreproachable service’, SRS Advogados is ‘a safe bet’. João Maricoto Monteiro is ‘enormously knowledgeable’ and led advice to Duarte Baptista, the former director of a construction company, who is held personally responsible for the company’s €26m tax debt. Of counsel Paula Rosado Pereira is recommended along with managing associate José Pedroso de Melo, who is ‘committed, efficient and technically excellent’.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados covers rail, road, sea and air transport. A recent shipping highlight was advising the European International Shipowners Association of Portugal on Madeira shipping register regulation updates. José Luís Moreira da Silva leads the team, which also includes of counsel Maria José Santana.

Leading individuals

Maria José Santana - SRS Advogados

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