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RUA GENERAL FIRMINO MIGUEL, Nº 3 TORRE 2, 10º B, 1600-100 LISBOA, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 723 40 00
Fax:
Fax +351 21 723 40 29
Email:
Web:
www.slcm.pt

Luis Miguel Cortes Martins

Tel:
Work +351 217 234 000
Email:
Web:
www.slcm.pt
SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Work Department

Commercial, Corporate and M&A / Dispute Resolution

Position

Luis Miguel Cortes Martins is the Managing Partner of SLCM // Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados, in Lisbon.
He has an important track record in Mergers & Acquisitions operations, both inbound and outbound, having been involved in major transactions in the energy and telecommunications sector. He regularly advises strategic business decisions and complex restructurings, developing long term relationships with the clients.
He is a recognized and respected lawyer in dispute resolution and arbitration conflicts, both national and international, in public or private domain, acting as a lawyer or arbitrator.

Career

Managing Partner at SLCM // Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados. He developed all his career at SLCM where he started to work in 1985. He was Assistant Professor at the College of Law of Lisbon Classic University (1986-1990) and at Lisbon Catholic University (since 1987). Today is an invited teacher in several Law Courses, mainly in the domain of Arbitration, Civil Law and Corporate Law.

Languages

Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.

Member

Portuguese Bar Association since 1987. Member of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA) and currently President of the Arbitration Practice Commission at the Portuguese Arbitration Association.

Education

Law Degree, Faculty of Law, Lisbon Catholic University (1985).


Portugal

Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados' 'very attentive' team handles the full range of corporate and M&A work. A particular highlight was its advice to high-profile client China Three Gorges on the takeover of EDP. Luis Miguel Cortes Martins, Rafael Lucas Pires and Martim Anahory jointly head the practice. Senior associate Pedro Silveira Borges is noted for being ‘client-driven, always diplomatic when dealing with counterparts, but never losing sight of the client's goals and interests’.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Leading individuals

Luis Miguel Cortes Martins - SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Within: Dispute resolution

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados possesses strength in both litigation and arbitration and regularly handles cross-border matters. It counts several financial institutions among its clients, and represented Oi subsidiary Telemar Norte Leste in proceeding against Pharol regarding resolutions taken in a general meeting. The ‘pragmatic’ Luis Miguel Cortes Martins is considered a 'star' by some clients; he heads the practice jointly with the highly regarded Maria Raquel Moreira. Joao Tiago Morais Antunes is also recommended.

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Insolvency and restructuring

Within: Insolvency and restructuring

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados is noted for its ‘flexibility’ and ‘involving the client in an open and transparent way’. It focuses on the insolvency and restructuring of banks and other financial institutions; recent clients including BCP - Banco Comercial Português, Novo Banco, and Seguradoras Unidas (formerly Tranquilidade). The team is headed by Luis Miguel Cortes Martins and Maria Raquel Moreira.

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