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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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João Costa Quinta

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

Position

Partner specialising in commercial and corporate, information technologies and telecommunications, intellectual property, marketing and media, litigation and arbitration. João also practices as part of the Angola Link.

Career

Partner, DLA Piper ABBC  (2010-present); Associate, ABBC & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL (2007-10); Associate, Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL (2006-07); Lawyer, Repsol YPF Group in Portugal (1997-2006); Trainee Lawyer, PLMJ – AM Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL (1996-98).

Languages

English and Spanish.

Member

Portuguese Bar Association (admitted 1999); Member, Supervisory Board of Sport, Lisboa e Benfica (2009-12).

Education

Master's Degree, Portuguese Catholic University, Lisbon (2007); Law Degree, University Lusíada, Lisbon (1996).


Portugal

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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Intellectual property

Within: Intellectual property

DLA Piper ABBC's team demonstrates ‘technical knowledge’ and ‘solicitude’. It assisted clients such as Grupo Multipessoal, AC Nielsen, Dyrup and Indesit with a range of IP matters, including GDPR. Senior associate Carmina Cardoso achieves ‘outstanding results in everything she does. She is results-oriented and overcomes difficulties and obstacles’. João Costa Quinta heads the practice.

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TMT

Within: TMT

Alongside its established focus on data protection, DLA Piper ABBC advised Fujifilm on IT and e-commerce, another area of expertise for the team, Whirlpool on marketing and advertising, and Tesla on direct and online sales, software and technology. João Costa Quinta heads the practice.

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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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