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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Co-operating closely with clients’, Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados’ department is ‘competent, service-oriented and professional’. Though it covers the full range of services in banking and finance, the team was particularly active in debt restructuring. A highlight was advising the Portuguese state on restructuring credits, involving a €450m counter-guarantee to the loan provided to the insolvent Banco Privado Português by a syndicate of six Portuguese banks. Practice head Francisco Barona is ‘technically excellent’.

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

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

With ‘an eye for clients’ needs’, Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados provides ‘accurate advice’. Highlights included assisting the Chinese Ace fund with the acquisition of a minority stake in EDPR’s wind farm business. Rafael Lucas Pires, Martim Anahory and Luís Miguel Cortes Martins are the names to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados has considerable experience in international arbitration. In litigation, it is representing the Portuguese state in civil proceedings regarding the payment of a real estate investment fund’s debt in the context of BPP’s winding-up proceedings. Luís Miguel Cortes Martins and Maria Raquel Moreira jointly lead the group.

Leading individuals

Luís Miguel Cortes Martins - Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados’ practice frequently advises the corporate team on assessing the necessity of notifying the EC of mergers. The ‘competent and experiencedMiguel Pena Machete represented the Ministry of Finance in state aid litigation.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados provides ‘well-founded opinions’ on the full range of employment matters, including labour audits and employee data protection. Clients include Efacec Power Solutions, Global Media Group and Sociedade Central de Cervejas. Inês Pinheiro has ‘high technical skills’ and leads the team, which includes senior associate Tiago Pestana de Vasconcelos.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 2

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

With strong expertise advising insolvent banks, Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados advised the Portuguese state on the winding-up proceedings of Banco Privado Português. Other clients include Banco Comercial Português, ECS Capital and Tranquilidade. Maria Raquel Moreira and Luís Miguel Cortes Martins are the names to note.

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Planning law
Planning law - ranked: tier 2

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados’ planning team has ‘outstanding industry knowledge’. The ‘very knowledgeableGonçalo Reino Pires has ‘vast experience’; he advised F.I.T.-Fomento da Indústria do Tomate on obtaining approval for a new industrial facility.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados’ team provides ‘valuable advice’ and is increasingly retained by public sector clients. Other work includes advising Efacec on public procurement procedures and the execution of contracts. Miguel Pena Machete is recommended along with ‘detail-oriented’ senior associate Pedro Vaz Mendes, who ‘analyses issues in depth’.

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