Firms To Watch: Porto: Leading commercial firms

CCA Law Firm‘s Porto office stands out for its localised expertise in TMT, public law, labour law, and real estate, offering tailored legal solutions to domestic and international clients. Miguel Neiva de Oliveira and Vera Martinez are key names at the practice.

Porto: Leading commercial firms in Portugal


The ‘top-notch’ team at Garrigues Portugal is praised for its ability to offer ‘innovative solutions that meet the client’s needs’. Boasting a longstanding presence in Porto, the practice is regularly engaged by national and international clients on a host of matters, ranging from corporate and M&A and banking and finance, to employment, tax and dispute resolution. The group is particularly active in the automotive, manufacturing, real estate, IT and retail sectors, earning additional acclaim for its adept handling of cross-border matters. Rui Valente and João Soares Almeida spearhead the employment and social security practice, offering guidance in significant matters such as collective dismissals and lay off proceedings. Leading the corporate and M&A team is Tomás Pessanha, who is a key port of call for several multinational companies in high-value corporate, private equity and venture capital deals; counsel Manuel Liberal Jerónimo assists Pessanha on these matters. Principal associate André de Oliveira Correia is recommended for his employment law expertise.

Practice head(s):

Rui Valente; Tomás Pessanha; João Soares Almeida

Other key lawyers:

Manuel Liberal Jerónimo; André de Oliveira Correia; Mafalda Moreira; André Gualter de Vasconcellos


‘Great quality of work and availability.’

‘The Garrigues Porto office stands out for the excellence of the legal services provided, presenting innovative solutions that meet the client’s needs. They develop lasting relationships of partnership and trust with the client. They have a very quick response capacity.’

‘Partner Tomás Pessanha is one of the best Portuguese lawyers, with great legal knowledge and a lot of experience in international transactions, always focused on finding solutions that protect the client’s interests. Creates trusting relationships and knows the client’s business and culture very well, which allows him to quickly present solutions suited to the client’s needs.’

‘The Garrigues Porto office has been working with us for around 10 years. We value their clarity, technical knowledge, communication and understanding skills, creativity and effectiveness.’

‘André Gualter Vasconcellos is insightful, clear, creative and has great technical-legal knowledge.’

‘Manuel Liberal Jerónimo is rigorous, creative, good communication skills and has a critical spirit.’

‘We have worked mainly with Tomás Pessanha and Manuel Liberal Jerónimo. They are experts in their practice, with in-depth knowledge of the general legal framework, ensuring that all issues are handled professionally and efficiently.’

‘Top notch know-how, reliable and client-centric. Fantastic team.’

Key clients

Amorim Group

Samsung Portugal

Bosch Group

BNP Paribas

Max Stock

Vallis Capital Partners

Taga Urbanic

Farminveste (ANF Group)

Fischer Connectors

WireCo WorldGroup

Super Bock Group




Linde Group


Gestamp Group

Volvo Cars

Bimba & Lola

KP Group

Work highlights

  • Represented MAHLE in several class actions filed by hundreds of employees claiming the payment of shift allowance.
  • Advised the Amorim Group on the sale of its 10% in Tom Ford International (and Tom Ford Brand) to Estée Lauder Companies Inc. and Zegna Group.
  • Advised Max Stock Ltd. on the setting up of a joint venture company based in Portugal and jointly owned with another local player.

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Variously praised for its ‘great knowledge’ and ‘in-depth understanding of the legal framework’, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados houses a sizeable team which is well placed to provide comprehensive legal services, encompassing corporate and M&A, employment, dispute resolution, tax and public law. Managing partner Bernardo Lobo Xavier steers the corporate practice and stands out for his notable contributions to real estate transactions, where he has served as lead counsel to major supermarket and distribution chains, as well as for construction companies. Joaquim Vieira Peres focuses on competition law, both on a domestic and European level, while Luis Gagliardini Graca is active in the area of public concessions. Tax expert António Pedro Braga focuses on national and international corporate taxation of finance, and Nuno Peres Alves is recommended for his public law expertise. Paula Ponces Camanho handles labour litigation and social security matters, Carlos Osório de Castro is well versed in capital markets transactions, and João Anacoreta Correia coordinates the litigation and arbitration team. A key contact for sports clients, Paulo Rendeiro maintains an impressive transactional workload. António Lobo Xavier recently left the firm to become the chairman of EDP's General and Supervisory Board.

Practice head(s):

Bernardo Lobo Xavier; Joaquim Vieira Peres; Luís Gagliardini Graça; António Pedro Braga; Nuno Peres Alves; Paula Ponces Camanho; João Anacoreta Correia

Other key lawyers:

Jorge Simões Cortez; Isabel Santos Fidalgo; Gonçalo Andrade e Castro; José Amorim; Paulo Rendeiro; Filipa Godinho Duarte; Joana Duro


‘MLGT is a reference firm; we highlight the quality of its service, availability, responsiveness and concern for the interests of its clients, offering global and comprehensive coverage, with innovative solutions.’

‘The general level of service is excellent, as they have a team that demonstrates good knowledge and in-depth understanding of the legal framework, high technical competence, professionalism and great negotiation skills.’

‘They place the client’s interest at the centre of the analysis and resolution of each problem. Moreover, the team is always available and able to give their opinion and work within demanding deadlines.’

‘We have worked mainly with António Pedro Braga. He is a great specialist in his practice, with in-depth knowledge of the general legal framework, ensuring that all issues are handled professionally and efficiently.’

‘I am very satisfied with the legal support provided by the Morais Leitão & Associados team.’

‘João Anacoreta Correia – in-depth knowledge of the company’s needs and fully available to provide support in all necessary activities.’

‘The team is always available, flexible and possesses great knowledge of the matters under discussion. Close relationship with the client.’

Work highlights


VdA fields a robust Porto-based team, enriched with extensive expertise in ‘several areas of law’, spanning corporate and M&A, tax, employment, public law, dispute resolution, white-collar crime, TMT, data privacy, and real estate. The team is active across the manufacturing, energy, automotive, telecoms and technology sectors, and earns further praise for its cross-border capabilities. Focused on tax law, practice head João Velez de Lima regularly acts for clients in judicial and administrative tax litigation, international taxation issues and compliance work. Labour and employment specialist Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão is noted for his experience in contentious matters, including arbitration. Miguel Reis excels in domestic and international taxation issues, while Isabel Gião de Andrade works closely with clients in corporate governance issues and M&A deals. Recently promoted partner Benedita Gonçalves undertakes a range of labour and social security law work.

Practice head(s):

João Velez de Lima

Other key lawyers:

Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão; Isabel Gião de Andrade; Maria da Conceição Cabaços; Miguel Reis; Benedita Gonçalves; Inês Sotto Mayor; João Soares Franco; Pedro Ferreira de Sousa; Salomé Corte-Real


‘At VdA, the labour law team in Porto demonstrates a great focus on analysing the problems raised.’

‘The team, most notably Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão, demonstrates enormous care and attention in analysing the situations presented, as well as important practical and current knowledge, particularly in complex topics such as collective relations and collective dismissals.’

‘The team is easily available, professional and easy to talk to.’

Key clients

ACA Group

ACM Group

AGPL – Empresa de Trabalho Portuário Douro e Leixões



Cellnex Telecom

CHVNGE – Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia Espinho, E.P.E.



Finerge Group


Frezite Group


INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

Körber Supply Chain PT, S.A.

Montepio Crédito



Propreal Capital Partners

RAR Group

SBM Production Contractors Inc., S.A. – Sucursal em Portugal (Group SBM Offshore)

Solitaire (Intercontinental Hotels Group)

Sonae Arauco

Sousa Group

SuperBock Group

STCP – Sociedade de Transportes Colectivos do Porto

TrustEnergy Group

Violas Ferreira SICAFI

Worthington Group (Amtrol)

Work highlights

  • Assisting Iberdrola with several large intra-group tax issues.
  • Assisting SBM with thw implementation of its business activity in Portugal, namely with the setting up of all contractual framework with its main suppliers and stakeholders, establishing the labour relationships with local and expatriated staff, and reviewing and adjusting the main governance policies of the Group.
  • Advising Engie Group companies in Portugal, in particular Engie Douro, on several legal matters.

Abreu Advogados

Described as the ‘most well-prepared firm in Porto’, Abreu Advogados draws considerable praise from clients, who turn to the team for its ‘strong experience in corporate law’. Operating with a significant presence in Porto, the team is notably active in the real estate, life sciences and manufacturing sectors, focusing on core practice areas such as tax, corporate, employment, dispute resolution and banking. Maria Dulce Soares oversees the firm’s tax group, showcasing particular strength in contentious matters. Arbitration expert Paulo de Tarso Domingues is also skilled in litigation proceedings and corporate and commercial law mandates, while Rui Peixoto Duarte is singled out for his expertise in real estate and corporate law. Maria Santa Martha focuses on large-scale real estate deals, and José Carlos Vasconcelos is adept at negotiating complex commercial contracts. Corporate and M&A expert Maria de Deus Botelho is also recommended.

Practice head(s):

Maria Dulce Soares; Paulo de Tarso Domingues; Rui Peixoto Duarte

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Pessanha; Maria de Santa Martha; José Carlos Vasconcelos; Maria de Deus Botelho; Ana Manuela Barbosa; Diogo Pessanha; Susana Duarte; Rui Cardinal Carvalho


‘Rui Peixoto Duarte is noted for his pragmatic approach and fluency in French, which was an asset in a recent cross-border transaction.’

‘The team is professional, transparent and knowledgeable.’

‘Strong experience in corporate law and ability to capture client needs and expectations.’

‘Rui Peixoto Duarte possesses the ability to interpret client needs and expectations.’

‘The general level of service is excellent, as they have a team that demonstrates good knowledge and in-depth understanding of the legal framework.’

‘We have worked mainly with Paulo Tarso Domingues and Rui Cardinal Carvalho. They are all experts in their practice, with in-depth knowledge of the general legal framework, ensuring that all issues are handled professionally and efficiently. ’

‘I recommend José Carlos Vasconcelos, who is an excellent lawyer, especially in the area of ​​commercial and company law.’

‘For us, Abreu is the most well-prepared firm in Porto and even with the presence of other players, there is no other option for us.’

Key clients

Abacate Ab

Cary Group



Genibet Biopharmaceuticals Sa

Grupo Alberto Oculista

Humble Group

Msg Coffee House Limited

Noble Faces, S.A.

Ribaltcelebration, Lda – Azul Project

Symington Family Estates


Work highlights

  • Advised Noble Faces on the setting up of a joint venture between two Israeli investors, in order to acquire 5 plots of land plus another land to be divided in 2 additional plots from an insolvent estate, to develop a real estate project in Vila Nova de Gaia.
  • Advised Symington Family Estates on the purchase of Casa de Rodas.
  • Advised Ribaltcelebration, Lda – Azul Project on the setting up of a joint venture for the Portuguese market with the purpose of developing a real estate project called Azul Project.


PLMJ stands out as a strong choice for a diverse range of clients, who turn to the team for its wide-ranging capabilities in corporate and M&A, public law, employment, tax, and dispute resolution matters. Noted for its ‘pragmatism and efficiency’, the team is adept at navigating complex cross-border deals. The practice is led by Filipe Avides Moreira, a key contact for companies from the infrastructure and construction sectors. Public law expert Diogo Duarte Campos, lauded for his ‘professionalism’, regularly handles contentious and non-contentious mandates. José Pedro Anacoreta assists companies with all employment and social security issues, particularly those related to employment regulation, litigation and restructuring processes. Senior consultant Raquel Freitas is noted for her expertise in environmental law.

Practice head(s):

Filipe Avides Moreira

Other key lawyers:

Diogo Duarte Campos; José Pedro Anacoreta; Joana Brandão; Raquel Freitas; João Regadas; Ana Raquel Frada


‘PLMJ is an extremely diverse law firm covering practically all areas of law. Our experience with PLMJ exceeded all expectations, which were already high.’

‘The PLMJ Porto team is extremely competent and available, quickly finding solutions that work for our needs.’

‘We highlight the team’s ability to give good advice and provide clarity of alternatives.’

‘The technical knowledge of Diogo Duarte Campos and Joana Brandão’s team is unparalleled. The answers to each client’s questions and specific situations are handled in a particular way, with tailormade solutions, and in an efficient and pragmatic way.’

‘Diogo Duarte Campos – his friendliness, professionalism and efficiency make him a professional of excellence.’

‘The labour department is extremely competent, available and client-oriented.’

‘José Pedro Anacoreta has solid knowledge in the labor area, and is a professional with extreme availability and capacity for practical solutions.’

‘PLMJ distinguishes itself from other law firms due to its pragmatism and efficiency in resolving the problems and questions put to it.’

Key clients

Adtechnologies, Lda. (Adapttech)

Altri Florestal


Crédti Agricole – Corporate & Investment Bank



HB Fuller

Neya Hotels

Porto Vivo, SRU

Schibsted AS – Lendo Group

Worten – Equipamentos para o Lar, S.A.

Quinta do Vallado, Lda.

Ramada Aços, S.A.

Mecwide, S.A.


Adzerk, Inc







Work highlights

  • Assisted Palhares Invesrimentos e Participaćões, SGPS. S.A. with the acquisition of 51% of the share capital and voting rights in MWIDE, S.A.
  • Representing Glovo in the first three actions that have been filed against the company, seeking recognition of employment agreements.
  • Advising DreamMedia Group in the context of a number of international public tenders regarding the concession of advertising in the cities of Lisbon, Porto, Maia, Vilamoura and Matosinhos among others.

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL

Well-regarded for its ability to marry a ‘strong theoretical’ approach with ‘practical knowledge’, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL stands out for its comprehensive service offering in Porto, covering corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, tax, competition law, employment and public law. The practice is steered by Pedro Sá, a corporate law expert who is regularly engaged in high-profile and complex transactions. Miguel Miranda oversees the EU and competition team, and advises on the gamut of antitrust mandates. Public law expert Noel Gomes and Joana de Sá, who specialises in employment matters, are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Sá

Other key lawyers:

Miguel Miranda; Noel Gomes; Joana de Sá; Nuno Oliveira Santos; Efigénia Marabuto Tavares


‘Highly competent and service-minded firm, with innovative lawyers.’

‘The competition team stands out as being dedicated to collaborating with the client in the most diverse matters, always advising on all possible solutions.’

‘Personalised and fast service in various areas of law. Legally complete answers capable of resolving the questions raised by the client.’

‘Overall, good team with a high level of excellence.’

‘The PRA team is always available and willing to help at any time. They show an interest in understanding the context in which they provide their service and how it unfolds, even after having already provided the required service.’

‘They are the only law firm I trust and they are one of our most critical partners. They are reliable, proactive, knowledgeable and always available. I never thought I would enjoy having lawyers before I met them.’

‘Pedro Sá is the person I trust most. Miguel Miranda is a complete and extraordinary lawyer. Nuno Santos is a super competent person available for tax matters.’

‘PRA is a law firm that combines strong theoretical knowledge with practical knowledge, particularly regarding the operation of companies.’

Key clients

IT Sector – Sistemas de Informação, S. A.

Decunify – Soluções de Comunicação, SA

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Cavaleiro & Associados

Rated for providing an ‘excellent’ service, the team at Cavaleiro & Associados is noted for its ‘strong knowledge of a range of matters’. The firm maintains a strong specialism in public law and energy, and advises a diverse roster of clients across the real estate, energy, healthcare, engineering and fashion spaces. The team is jointly led by the 'very experienced' João Quintela Cavaleiro, who stands out for his strong capabilities in public law, energy and corporate matters, and Pedro Seixas Silva, who focuses on corporate, finance, labour and IP mandates.

Practice head(s):

João Quintela Cavaleiro; Pedro Seixas da Silva

Other key lawyers:

Sofia Garriapa; Tiago Rocha Matos


‘The team provides careful analysis of the issues, sometimes identifying new angles of interpretation. They have excellent technical knowledge of the issues.’

‘João Cavaleiro and Pedro Seixas da Silva are very available to clients and always try to see both sides of issues. They analyse problems very intelligently, demonstrating excellent technical and legal knowledge. Good communication with clients and very ethical.’

‘Quick response, great work ethic, persistence in obtaining favourable results.’

‘João Quintela Cavaleiro is very experienced and achieves excellent results in diverse and complex processes.’

‘We recommend the entire team, for their demonstrated competence, in particular João Quintela Cavaleiro.’

‘The service provided is excellent. The team is very available, with strong knowledge of a range of matters.’ 

‘The individuals are excellent and amazing – available, really supportive, and strong knowledge.’

‘They stand out for their versatility and in-depth technical knowledge, as well as the clarity of the clarifications provided.’


Cuatrecasas fields an ‘excellent’ team, highlighted by clients for its ‘high technical competence’. The practice, which is continuously expanding, excels in a diverse range of matters, including corporate and M&A, public law, dispute resolution, tax, employment and data protection. At the helm sits Vasco Moura Ramos, who is an expert in public and administrative law. The ‘diligent’ Samantha Cyrne focuses on commercial and M&A matters, cross-border investments and real estate transactions, while Alexandra Sequeira specialises in employment and social security law, and is regularly involved in disciplinary proceedings. Dispute resolution is a core specialism for Mónica Azevedo.

Practice head(s):

Vasco Moura Ramos

Other key lawyers:

Samantha Cyrne; Alexandra Sequeira; Mónica Azevedo; Joana Magina; Tiago Martins de Oliveira


The general level of service is excellent, as they have a team that demonstrates good knowledge, high technical competence and possesses a particular ability to reach solutions, placing the client’s interest at the centre of the analysis and resolution of each problem.’

‘We have been working mainly with Mónica Azevedo. She is an expert in her practice, with in-depth knowledge of the general legal framework, ensuring that all matters are handled professionally and efficiently.’

‘The consultancy service is always provided quickly and efficiently. The professionals involved demonstrate great analytical capacity and critical thinking.’

‘I particularly highlight Joana Magina for her availability, technical competence and quality of the work provided.’

‘They are proactive and always available.’

‘Mónica Azevedo and Samantha Cyrne stand out for their proactivity and availability.’

‘Deep knowledge of the local market, legal, regulatory, and related conditions. ‘

‘Samantha Cyrne – dedication to assisting the client and ensuring successful transactions. Diligent protection of the client.’

Key clients


APDL – Administração dos Portos do Douro, Leixões e Viana do Castelo

CEP – Correos Express Portugal

Municipality of Porto (Município do Porto)


Public Works Management of Porto’s Council, E.M. (GO Porto)

Ecoibéria (4NISI)

Centro Hospitalar Universitário do Porto, EPE

Empresa Municipal de Ambiente do Porto




Panhard International SAS



The Fladgate Partnership


Gaw Capital

Lear Corporation


Dorel Portugal

Manuel Champalimaud Group

Fantasy Revolution


CVC Group

Amorim Cork Service

Utrust Group (Symbolic Protocol)

Yilport Group

The Student Hotel Group

Iskay Pet



Doctor Pedro Jorge Gomes de Sousa

Doctor Isabel Couto Guerra and others

Doctor Inês Lameiras Couto Soares

Doctor Maria Luísa Simões Proença


Opturi Development LLC

Work highlights

  • Advising Group Transdev on several international public tenders for procurement of road passenger transport service in the centre and north regions of Portugal.
  • Advising Amarenco on the acquisition of several companies developing portfolios of solar photovoltaic projects.
  • Advising the Municipality of Porto and several municipal companies on numerous matters.

Durham Agrellos

Counting banks, domestic and international companies, high-net-worth individuals and family offices among its key clients, boutique law firm Durham Agrellos is well positioned to advise on tax planning, tax litigation and wealth management matters. The practice is jointly steered by Miguel Durham Agrellos, who focuses on wealth management, international tax and inheritance planning, family governance, corporate restructuring and contentious tax, and Paulo da Rocha Pichel, a key port of call for family-owned groups, international family’s estates, and charities.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Durham Agrellos; Paulo da Rocha Pichel

Other key lawyers:

Mariana Leite da Silva; Ricardo Pereira Amaro

Key clients


Atrium Investimentos

BTG Pactual Bank

Gema Group


Adalberto Fashion Group

Unilabs Group


Associação Comercial do Porto


Folhadela Rebelo, Lda

Customs Support Group BV


Miranda & Associados

Noted its ‘great attention to detail’, the team at Miranda & Associados delivers comprehensive services to clients, with a primary focus on public law disputes, corporate restructurings and insolvencies, M&A, and labour matters. A reference for public law matters, Tiago Amorim demonstrates strength in resolving complex cross-border commercial and contractual contentious matters. He oversees the team alongside João Coelho De Pinho, who is sought by a multitude of Portuguese and international clients for his expertise in cross-border transactions and disputes. Susana Rios de Oliveira is a name to note for commercial, sports and employment law mandates.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Amorim; João Coelho de Pinho

Other key lawyers:

Susana Rios de Oliveira; Tânia Santos


‘High quality services, very close to the client and great attention to detail.’

‘I have been working with Tânia Santos who has provided quick and professional answers to the questions asked. Her availability, the way she approaches each topic, with simplicity, professionalism and defence of her client’s interests set her apart.’

‘What makes this team so unique is the fluidity and the way everything works well.’

Key clients

Rotas do Algarve Litoral, S.A

ACA – Alberto Couto Alves, S.A

HardClub – Turismo de Animação Cultural, Lda

Rochinvest – Investimentos Imobiliários e Turísticos, S.A

BERD – Projecto, Investigação e Engenharia de Pontes, S.A

Conduril – Engenharia, S.A

Construgomes – Engenharia, S.A

MRG, Engineering & Solutions, S.A

LB2AL Arquitectura Lda

Auto-Viação Landim, Lda

Auto-Viação Pacense, Lda

J. Espírito Santo & Irmãos, Lda

Moreira, Gomes & Costas, S.A

Empresa de Transporte Gondomarense, S.A

Resende – Actividades Turísticas, S.A

Nogueira da Costa, Lda

Rodonorte Transportes Portugueses, S.A

Ferbar – Fernando Barros Produtos Alimentares, S.A


Calimenta – Agro- Indústria, S.A

USD Uniservice Data, Lda

Polivouga, S.A

Trusty Venturs Lda

Arisdouro Gestão Hoteleira, Lda

António Matias Lda

Vaquero & Lomba Lda

Bateira & Ferreira, Lda

SDL Portugal, Lda

Clasquin Portugal Lda

Chocolocaterie Guylian NV

Football Champions Tour

Castanheira & Castanheira

Artefacto Gestão e Participações


Zulhke Portugal


Singled out for its ‘professionalism, skills and diligence’, TELLES is adept at assisting clients with M&A and corporate matters, including multijurisdictional transactions. Esteemed as trusted advisers to domestic and international companies, private equity funds, venture capital firms and banks, the team acts across an array of sectors. With a wealth of experience in major M&A deals, Carlos Lucena is singled out for his corporate law expertise. Francisco Espregueira Mendes, also a corporate law expert, focuses on venture capital and private equity deals. Pedro Almeida e Sousa  is the name to note for real estate, construction and public procurement mandates, while Miguel Torres heads up the tax team.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Lucena; Miguel Torres; Pedro Almeida e Sousa; Francisco Espregueira Mendes; André Navarro de Noronha; Miguel Carvalho; João Luis Araújo

Other key lawyers:

Abílio Rodrigues; Rui Mesquita Guimarães; Delber Pinto Gomes


‘Telles has collaborated with us in several areas and in all requests they stand out for their professionalism, skills and diligence.’

‘Professional, fast and practical. Team with many different skills.’

‘Cristina Ferreira and Fransisco Espregueira Mendes have high availability, excellent technical competence and ability to cover all areas of necessary intervention.’

Key clients


Super Bock Group



FERREIRA Build Power

Teatro Nacional S. João, E.P.E.

Cerealis Group


LIPOR – Serviço Intermunicipalizado de Gestão de Resíduos do Grande Porto

Fundação Casa da Música

David Rosas

Lello Vitória – Livros e Turismo, Lda. (Livraria Lello)

Serviços Municipalizados de Águas e Saneamento do Município da Maia

Ferpinta Group

Lionesa Group

Vallis Capital Partners SCR

Natixis (Sucursal em Portugal)


Fuste Group

Vigent Group

Telhabel Group

Garcia Garcia Group

Inter Risco SCR

Época Home Palace & Hotel Concept Group

Pluris Investments, S.A.

Fepsa | Cortadoria

Golden Assets


Zeitreel (Sonae fashion)


Intraplás Group


Quinta do Crasto

Oito em Ponto Group


Roundly praised for its ‘great technical knowledge’ and ‘efficiency’, the team at Andersen is regularly engaged by domestic and international companies with operations in the north and centre of the country. The team’s expertise spans crucial areas such as corporate and M&A, employment, tax litigation and planning. Ana Reis specialises in national and international tax structuring, corporate reorganisations and internationalisation projects, while Carla Malhão boasts considerable experience in tax disputes. Corporate expert Luísa Curado advises on M&A transactions and joint ventures at the national and international levels, and Teresa Nogueira is a key port of call for international clients seeking assistance with their inbound investments.

Practice head(s):

Teresa Nogueira; Luísa Curado; Carla Alexandra Malhão; Ana Reis

Other key lawyers:

Marlene Nogueira


‘Great flexibility and proximity to the legal team. They are fantastic at understanding client needs and provide clarity in the presentation of the matters covered.’

‘Great technical knowledge and the team is knowledgeable in a wide range of subjects.’

‘Very professional work, always following the processes with all the commitment, efficiency and friendliness.’

Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão

Cerejeira Namora, Marinho Falcão houses a sizeable Porto-based team that brings together lawyers specialised in corporate, litigation, labour, tax, real estate, IP, TMT, and public law matters. Founding partner Nuno Cerejeria Namora stands out for his in-depth knowledge of employment law, while fellow co-founder Pedro Marinho Falcão specialises in tax mandates. Corporate and M&A specialist Pedro da Costa Mendes, who joined the team from TELLES in January 2023, is also recommended for distribution agreements, corporate contracts, and M&A. Principal associate Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora heads up the privacy, digital and technology sub-group.

Practice head(s):

Nuno Cerejeira Namora; Pedro Marinho Falcão; Pedro da Costa Mendes; Gonçalo Cerejeira Namora

Other key lawyers:

Ricardo Maia Magalhães; Pedro Condês Tomaz; Rafaela Pinheiro Fernandes; Jorge Ribeiro Mendonça; Pedro Dias de Azevedo

Key clients

ACP – Associação dos Comerciantes do Porto

Águas do Norte, S.A.

Bandeira Pinto e Camarinha, S.A.

Bind – Soluções Informáticas, Design Web e Gráfico Lda

Câmara Municipal do Porto

DigestAID – Artificial Intelligence Development, Lda

GHP – Global Health Platform, S.A.

iStore, S.A.

Jogo Bonito Group, SarL

Maiambiente, E. M.

Mbit – Computadores e Serviços de Informática S.A.

Mobpro – Electronics And Technology, Lda

Município da Maia

Munícipio do Porto

Work highlights

  • Advises DigestAID on the negotiation and drafting of investment agreements.
  • Advised Jogo Bonito Group on the mandatory public tender offer of 1,722,700 shares, representing 49.22% of the share capital of Boavista Futebol Clube, Futebol SAD.
  • Advised 1SA Group on the implementation of a corporate structure that would allow it to market Microsoft products through a specialised licence.

Eversheds Sutherland

Highlighted for its ‘remarkable technical rigour’, the team at Eversheds Sutherland is frequently instructed by leading domestic and international clients in a wide range of matters, notably civil and commercial litigation, arbitration cases and M&A transactions. Leading the practice is João Robles, who boasts vast experience in the energy and real estate sectors in both Portugal and Angola. He is supported by Ana Guerra Aguiar, who is noted for her focus on corporate and real estate matters.

Practice head(s):

João Robles

Other key lawyers:

Ana Guerra Aguiar; João Rocha Almeida; José Luís Monteiro


‘They provide a very transparent and client-oriented service. Informative of all steps/processes, they produce clear information and allow the client to always be up to date with the topics in question. They are innovative in their proximity and clarity, making any subject light.’

‘The team is, in general, very positive and transparent. João Rocha Almeida, João Robles and José Luís Monteiro stand out. Always with remarkable dedication and closeness; they conduct matters with rigour and clarity.’

‘We have been impressed all the time by the calm way that Ana deals with us and the challenges along the way.’

‘They were exceptional in understanding the problem, in the creativity of what they proposed and in the quick way in which they delivered the work. I also highlight the skilful way in which they interacted with the opposition.’

‘Modern and efficient team; quick and assertive response. Remarkable technical rigour.’

‘Highlight goes to José Luís Monteiro for his remarkable competence, dedication and commitment. Added to these qualities is unparalleled friendliness and politeness.’

Key clients


Mota Engil



Grupo IGM

Viking Cruises

Emanuelle Investments

Aptivport Services, S.A



Promociones Habitat

TotalEnergies Renewables

Eurico da Fonseca

Work highlights

  • Advised Eurico da Fonseca on the sale of one of an emblematic building in downtown Porto (Palácio São Bento da Vitória) by way of a share deal, transferring 100% of the target company Próximo Quadrado, Lda. in which the client has a 50% share.