The Legal 500

Twitter Logo Youtube Circle Icon LinkedIn Icon

DLA Piper ABBC

LARGO S CARLOS, N3, 1200-410 LISBON, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 358 36 20
Fax:
Fax +351 21 315 94 34
Email:
Web:
www.dlapiper.com

Portugal

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBC’s ‘very capable team of highly qualified lawyers’ advised CaixaBank on the purchase of €550m-worth of credits from EDP. Nuno Azevedo Neves has ‘the knowledge and expertise required to level up in all legal affairs and negotiations’. Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues and of counsel Márcio Carreira Nobre joined Telles de Abreu | Advogados in October 2017.

[back to top]

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

DLA Piper ABBC

The ‘excellent’ team at DLA Piper ABBC is increasingly active in venture capital matters. Other work included advising Novo Banco on the €46m sale of share capital and limited partnership interests to Sonae IM. Nuno Azevedo Neves leads the group, which also includes João Costa Quinta, who is recommended for private equity. Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues joined Telles de Abreu | Advogados in October 2017.

[back to top]

Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper ABBC

At DLA Piper ABBC, ‘lawyers at all levels are very knowledgeable’. The group gained new clients including Tyco Electronics, thyssenkrupp and Zurich Insurance Group. Employment litigation expert João Guedes has ‘a tremendous presence in court’ and jointly heads the group together with João Nuno Azevedo Neves.

[back to top]

EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBCacts fast’ on merger control, antitrust and regulatory matters. Clients include China Minsheng Financial Holding, Fosun and several airlines such as Lufthansa. Of counsel Margarida Rosado da Fonseca is ‘very knowledgeable’.

[back to top]

Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBC provides ‘very pragmatic support with a clear understanding of day-to-day needs and clients’ business strategies’. The nine-strong employment group handles large mergers, collective dismissals and collective bargaining agreements for a sizeable portfolio of national and international clients. The ‘very knowledgeable, experienced and pragmaticBenjamim Mendes provides ‘clear’ advice, and João Guedes has ‘a bright mind’ and ‘a tremendous presence in court’. Senior associate Vítor Madeiras Rodrigues ‘looks at all options to achieve the best result’.

Leading individuals

Benjamim Mendes - DLA Piper ABBC

João Guedes - DLA Piper ABBC

[back to top]

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

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBC fields a ‘very capable team of highly qualified lawyers’. Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues joined Telles de Abreu | Advogados in October 2017. Regulatory work includes advising EDP Renováveis.

[back to top]

Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBC’s ‘very responsive’ team advised Grupo Multipessoal on industrial property rights protection and handled some trade mark work. João Costa Quinta heads the team.

[back to top]

Projects and project finance
Projects and project finance - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBC is ‘able to handle complex matters and stressful environments in transactions’. It advised Royal Caribbean on negotiating a syndicated loan for the construction of a new cargo terminal in Lisbon. Nuno Azevedo Neves is recommended along with Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues, who is ‘the right person to call’ for finance-related matters.

[back to top]

Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

DLA Piper ABBC

The ‘experienced’ team at DLA Piper ABBC advised an organisation comprised of 13 municipalities in the Alentejo region on the drafting, adaptation and unification of municipal regulations in several areas. Practice head Hugo Correia led advice on this matter.

[back to top]

Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBC’s six-strong group has strong international capabilities. Recent highlights include advising EDP on lease and property management agreements and assisting Vector Mais with refurbishing works. Luís Filipe Carvalho heads the group.

[back to top]

TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBC focuses on privacy and data protection, with technology an additional area of focus. It advises Fujifilm on e-commerce, data protection and technology matters, and assisted Tesla Motors with software and technology requirements for internet sales in Portugal. João Costa Quinta leads the team. Filipe Faria, formerly of counsel with the firm, left in August 2016; he now works as an independent consultant.

[back to top]

Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

DLA Piper ABBC

DLA Piper ABBC has ‘a strong tax litigation practice’, ‘a solid reputation’ and niche expertise in areas such as aviation, tobacco and online gambling. Practice head António Moura Portugal led representation of Lufthansa in litigation against Humberto Delgado Airport and the National Civil Aviation Authority concerning airport taxes. Senior associate Ana Teresa Tiago joined from PLMJ Lawyers in March 2017.

[back to top]

Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 1

DLA Piper ABBC

The ‘go-to firm in Portugal for aviation’, DLA Piper ABBC acts for an impressive client roster that includes Air France-KLM, EasyJet, Swissport and Turkish Airlines. It assisted Lufthansa with airport licenses, passenger claims and other regulatory matters. In litigation, the group represented United Airlines in an infringement case launched by the National Civil Aviation Authority. António Moura Portugal has ‘extraordinary contacts in the airline industry’, and regularly works with senior associate Inês Teixeira.

Leading individuals

António Moura Portugal - DLA Piper ABBC

Next generation lawyers

Inês Teixeira - DLA Piper ABBC

[back to top]


Further information on DLA Piper LLP (US)

Please choose from this list to view details of what we say about DLA Piper LLP (US) in other jurisdictions.

United Arab Emirates

Offices in Dubai and Abu Dhabi

Angola

Argentina

Offices in Buenos Aires

Australia

Offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Perth, and Brisbane

Austria

Offices in Vienna

Belgium

Offices in Antwerp and Brussels

China

Offices in Beijing and Shanghai

Chile

Offices in Santiago

Canada

Offices in Yellowknife, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver, Toronto, and Calgary

Colombia

Offices in Bogota

Czech Republic

Offices in Prague

Germany

Offices in Cologne, Hamburg, Frankfurt, and Munich

Denmark

Offices in Copenhagen and Aarhus

Spain

Offices in Madrid

Finland

Offices in Helsinki

France

Offices in Paris

Hong Kong

Offices in Hong Kong

Hungary

Offices in Budapest

Indonesia

Latin America: International firms

Italy

Offices in Milan and Rome

Japan

Offices in Tokyo

Kuwait

Offices in Kuwait City

Luxembourg

Offices in Luxembourg

Myanmar

Mongolia

Morocco

Offices in Casablanca

Mexico

Offices in Mexico City

Malaysia

Netherlands

Offices in Amsterdam

Norway

Offices in Oslo

North West

Offices in Liverpool and Manchester

New Zealand

Offices in Auckland and Wellington

Oman

Offices in Muscat

Peru

Offices in Lima

Philippines

Poland

Offices in Warsaw

Portugal

Offices in Lisbon

Qatar

Offices in Doha

Asia Pacific: Regional International Arbitration

Romania

Offices in Bucharest

Russia

Offices in Moscow, Moscow, and St Petersburg

South Africa

Offices in Johannesburg

Scotland

Offices in Edinburgh

Sweden

Offices in Stockholm and Stockholm

Singapore

Offices in Singapore

South Korea

Offices in Seoul

Slovakia

Offices in Bratislava

Saudi Arabia

Offices in Riyadh, Jeddah, and Al-Khobar

Thailand

Offices in Bangkok

Ukraine

Offices in Kiev

United States

Offices in San Francisco, Seattle, Silicon Valley, San Diego (Downtown), Boston, Los Angeles, Tampa, Chicago, Baltimore, Washington DC, New York, Philadelphia, Dallas, Las Vegas, Raleigh, Austin, Houston, Reston, Virginia, Minneapolis, Atlanta, La Jolla, Phoenix, Sacramento, San Diego (Golden Triangle), Los Angeles, Orlando, New Jersey, Maryland, Miami, and Wilmington

Vietnam

West Midlands

Offices in Birmingham

Yorkshire and the Humber

Offices in Leeds and Sheffield

London

Offices in London

Legal Developments by:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

    - DLA Piper UK LLP

Legal Developments in Portugal

Legal Developments and updates from the leading lawyers in each jurisdiction. To contribute, send an email request to
  • MOZAMBIQUE | VAT CODE AMENDED

    Law no. 13/2016, of 30 December 2016, which amended and republished the Mozambican VAT Code, was recently rectified by a Notice, dated June 8th.
  • ARTICLE 29 WORKING PARTY GUIDELINES ON THE EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

    In order to clarify some of the new obligations stemming from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which will apply as of 25th May 2018, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) – the independent European consulting body for data protection issues – recently issued its “Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”)”. This document will be available for public consultation until 23rd May, 2017.
  • CNPD APPROVES 10 MEASURES TO PREPARE FOR THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

    On 28th January, 2017, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados/CNPD) published a document establishing 10 measures for entities to prepare for the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
  • ANGOLA | NEW REGULATION ON THE LICENSING OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND OF COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY

    Presidential Decree no. 193/17, which approves the Regulation on the Licensing of Establishments and of Commercial Activity and Market Services (“Regulation”), was published on 22 August. The Regulation, which will enter into force on 21 October (60 days after its publication), establishes the conditions and procedures governing the licensing of commercial activities and market services, as well as the licensing of the respective establishments, revoking Presidential Decree no. 288/10, of 30 November (Regulation on the Licensing of Commercial Activity and the Provision of Market Services), as well as all prior regulations on the matter contrary to the provisions of the new Regulation.
  • MOZAMBIQUE | PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUPPLY

    Ministerial Statute 50/2017, of 11 July 2017, sets forth the measures approved by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy to streamline petroleum products’ import into and supply to the country and ensure fuel supply safety, regularity and quality. The newly approved measures obviously have a direct impact on distributors, but also affect suppliers, IMOPETRO, commercial banks operating in-country and the Banco de Moçambique (“BdM”).
  • Mozambique VAT Code Amended

    Law no. 13/2016, of 30 December 2016, which amended and republished the Mozambican VAT Code, was recently rectified by a Notice, dated June 8th.
  • COMPANIES CODE AMENDED

    Decree-Law 79/2017, of 30 June 2017, was published last Friday and amends both the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Code and the Companies Code, in order to implement the goals of the “Programa Capitalizar” approved by Council of Ministers Resolution 42/2016, of 18 August 2016
  • ANGOLA | SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL

    Please be aware that a new Presidential Decree has been published on 24th of April (Presidential Decree 79/17 of 24 April) which, among others, introduces the following significant amendments to former Presidential decree 43/17 of 6 March (regulations on the performance of a professional activity by nonresident foreign employees ):
  • PROHIBITION ON ISSUE OF BEARER SHARES

    Bearer securities have been prohibited under Law 15/2017, of May 3, 2017, published today. The Companies Code and the Securities Code have been amended in order to implement this measure.
  • ANGOLA | NEW REGULATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY BY NON-RESIDENT

    Presidential Decree 43/17, of 6 March 2017 (“DP 43/17”) just enacted new regulations on the performance of a professional activity by non-resident foreign workers, repealing former Decrees 5/95, of 7 April 1995 and 6/01, of 19 January 2001.