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DLA Piper ABBC

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

João Guedes

Tel:
Work +351 213 583 620
Email:
DLA Piper LLP (US)

Position

Partner specialising in labour, litigation and arbitration. João also practices as part of the Angola Link.

Career

Partner, DLA Piper ABBC  (2007-present); Partner, Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes & Associados (2006-07); Associate, Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes & Associados (1999-2006); Associate, J. A. Martinez & Associados (1996-99).

Languages

English, French and Spanish.

Member

Portuguese Bar Association (admitted 1996), Portuguese Young Lawyers Association, former Vice-President, Young Lawyers Association of Coimbra (1996-98).

Education

Law Degree, Coimbra University Law Faculty (1994).


Portugal

Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

The ‘well-rounded’ and ‘well-prepared’ team at DLA Piper ABBC covers a broad range of sectors, with longstanding expertise in employment disputes. João Nuno Azevedo Neves handles both litigation and arbitration, João Guedes covers employment and civil law disputes, and newly appointed partner Vanessa Antunes focuses on commercial, corporate and civil disputes.

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Employment

Within: Leading individuals

João Guedes - DLA Piper ABBC

Within: Employment

DLA Piper ABBC adopts a ‘very hands-on approach’ and displays ‘creativity, resilience and grit’. Highlight work for the eight-strong team included handling the employment aspects of large acquisitions and related disputes, but the outfit covers the whole gamut of employment and social security matters. Benjamim Mendes is ‘the best employment lawyer in the Portuguese market. His seniority and knowledge when dealing with every stakeholder in the process make the difference’, according to one client. João Guedes is the other name to note.

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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

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