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DLA Piper ABBC

LARGO S CARLOS, N3, 1200-410 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Nuno Azevedo Neves

Tel:
Work +351 21 3583620
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DLA Piper LLP (US)

Position

Partner specialising in commercial and corporate, banking and finance, taxation, energy and natural resources. Nuno also practices as part of the Angola Link.

Career

Partner, DLA Piper ABBC  (2007-present); Partner, Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL (2003-07); Lawyer, Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL (1994-03); Associate, International Lawyer Program, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering (Washington DC Office, 1997); Trainee, European Union, GD XXI, Customs and Indirect Taxation, VAT Unit, (1996); Teaching Assistant, Lisbon University Law Faculty (1995-97).

Languages

English, French and Spanish.

Member

Portuguese Bar Association (admitted 1997); Portuguese Tax Association; Portuguese Association of Tax Consultants; Lisbon Delegation of the Portuguese Bar Association (2002-04, 2005-07).

Education

Master's Degree, Transnational Business Practice, McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific (1998); Postgraduate Degree, Tax Law, Instituto Superior de Gestão, Lisbon (1995); Law Degree, Lisbon University Law Faculty, in Lisbon (1994).


Portugal

Banking and finance

Within: Banking and finance

DLA Piper ABBC handled a number of complex transactions for an impressive client roster, which includes Banco Santander, EDP Renováveis, Caixa Bank and Banco do Brasil. Nuno Azevedo Neves, who has expertise in financial-sector M&A, heads the team.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A

Within: Commercial, corporate and M&A

DLA Piper ABBC has built a strong practice in financial-sector M&A, with a particular focus on assisting clients with private equity and venture capital investments. Other highlights included advising EDP Renováveis on the takeover bid for the client as well as for EDP by China Three Gorges. Nuno Azevedo Neves and João Costa Quinta head the team.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The ‚Äėwell-rounded‚Äô and ‚Äėwell-prepared‚Äô team at DLA Piper ABBC¬†covers a broad range of sectors, with longstanding expertise in employment disputes. Jo√£o Nuno Azevedo Neves¬†handles both litigation and arbitration, Jo√£o Guedes¬†covers employment and civil law disputes, and newly appointed partner¬†Vanessa Antunes¬†focuses on commercial, corporate and civil disputes.

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Energy and natural resources

Within: Energy and natural resources

DLA Piper ABBC has seen the departure of Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues to Telles de Abreu | Advogados in October 2017, but it maintains a very respectable list of clients that includes Enel and EDP Renováveis, which it advises on transactional, corporate, regulatory and tax matters. The latter receives advice on the public tender offer by China Three Gorges. Nuno Azevedo Neves heads the practice. Senior associate Gonçalo Castro Ribeiro joined from Garrigues Portugal in November 2017.

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Projects and project finance

Within: Projects and project finance

Combining its public law, corporate and finance knowledge, DLA Piper ABBC¬†is active in energy, real estate, and highway projects, also handling related disputes and environmental issues. It advised the European Energy Efficiency Fund on a pipeline of deals for energy efficiency projects in Portugal, and EDP Produ√ß√£o on procurement and environmental issues pertaining to a hydroelectric dam. Nuno Azevedo Neves¬†heads the practice. Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues¬†left to join Telles de Abreu | Advogados¬†in October 2017. Mafalda Ferreira¬†was a new arrival from¬†Ur√≠a Men√©ndez ‚Äď Proen√ßa Carvalho¬†in 2019.

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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    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.‚Ä©
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