Firm Profile > Albuquerque & Almeida > Lisbon, Portugal

Albuquerque & Almeida
CALCADA BENTO ROCHA CABRAL, 1
1250-047 LISBON
Portugal

Projects and project finance Tier 3

Sitting within the firm's public law department, the projects practice at Albuquerque & Almeida is led by Alexandre de Albuquerque and demonstrates strong experience in port concessions. Shipping-sector acquisitions, logistics concessions and energy-related transactions also frequently feature in the team's workload. The majority of the team's client base is made up of companies investing in Portugal and in Portuguese-speaking African countries. Diana Silveira has played a key role in recent work for ETE Group companies and Inês de Oliveira Domingos is the name to note for contentious work.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre de Albuquerque

Other key lawyers:

Diana Silveira; Inês de Oliveira Domingos

Testimonials

‘Great knowledge of the subjects, high experience, deep knowledge of the various businesses of the client corporate group, namely in their relationship with the state (government agencies and public administration). Great ability to adapt to stressful situations and / or changing circumstances.’

‘Alexandre de Albuquerque – huge experience and knowledge in projects, concessions and other public tenders; great knowledge of the core business and strategies of the client company; great capacity to solve unexpected problems and other complex situations from the legal or contracting point of view.’

‘Diana Silveira – enormous experience and knowledge in projects, concessions and other public tenders; great ability to solve unexpected problems and other complex situations from a legal or contracting point of view; extraordinary availability; enormous reliability in its analysis of contractual situations and requirements.’

‘The team works well as a whole, given the special leadership of Alexandre Albuquerque.’

Key clients

ETE Group

CUF – Químicos Industriais

Setefrete Group

Ingesport Health and Spa Consulting

Factory GmbH

Public law Tier 3

Albuquerque & Almeida fields an experienced public law team, who has an impressive track record in high-profile administrative disputes. Other areas of particular expertise include privatisations, public tender procedures and concessions. The team is a popular choice among clients from the port and defence sectors on public procurement matters, and is adept at assisting clients in sensitive public law matters in Portugal and abroad. Department head Alexandre de Albuquerque is active in arbitration proceedings. Diana Silveira is another name to note.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre de Albuquerque

Other key lawyers:

Diana Silveira; Maria de Lurdes Pereira; Inês de Oliveira Domingos; Ivan Roque Duarte

Testimonials

‘ Unique involvement, dedication and support.’

‘Great ability to adapt to stressful situations and / or changing circumstances.’

‘ Alexandre de Albuquerque is experienced in concessions, litigation, administrative and or public tenders. He has great knowledge of the core business and strategies of the client’s company and great ability to solve unexpected problems from the legal or contracting point of view. Diana Silveira and Maria de Lurdes Pereira are also recommended.’

Availability and pragmatism in the follow-up of topics, combined with a very practical sense in resolving issues. Response time appropriate to the complexity of the questions asked.’

‘I highlight Alexandre de Albuquerque for his technical competence and vast experience that allows him to propose practical and feasible solutions and Ivan Roque Duarte for his availability.’

They are our lawyers in arbitration proceedings on the execution of public works contracts, and the relationship is practically restricted to contact with the main lawyer in the cases.’

‘Inês de Oliveira Domingos demonstrates mastery of the legal and procedural regime, experience in similar litigation, availability for the client.’

Key clients

ETE Group

Ingesport Health and Spa Consulting, S.A.

Municipality of Coimbra

Junta de Freguesia de Estrela

Setefrete Group

CEPSA – Portuguesa Petróleos S.A

GALP Energia

Parque Escolar, EPE

Value One Holding AG

Milestone

CUF – Químicos Industriais S.A.

Anthea–Segurança Privada, Lda.

ABB Portugal

Factory GmbH

Orcinus – Serviços de Informática, Lda

Transport Tier 3

Albuquerque & Almeida is regularly instructed by clients operating in the transport sector seeking advice on public law matters, notably public procurement procedures, harbour concession agreements and dispute resolution. Its client roster predominantly features port corporations, airport operators, cargo carriers, container concessionaires and shipping groups. Public law expert Alexandre de Albuquerque and João Salvador, whose areas of expertise include shipping finance, jointly lead the department.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre de Albuquerque; João Salvador

Other key lawyers:

Diana Silveira

Testimonials

‘Highly experienced team with great knowledge of the subjects and clients’ business, advising on their relationship with the State (government agencies and public administration). Great ability to adapt to stressful situations and / or changing circumstances.’

‘Alexandre de Albuquerque has extensive experience and knowledge in the area of transport, business projects and public tenders. He has great knowledge of the core business and strategies of the client and the capacity to solve unexpected problems and other complex situations from the legal or contracting point of view. Diana Silveira possesses enormous experience and knowledge of projects, concessions and other public tenders in the area of maritime, river and port transport. She is always available. João Salvador is also recommended for his expertise in maritime law, charter contracts and maritime damage.’

‘The knowledgeable team works well as a whole led by Alexandre Albuquerque.’

Key clients

ETE Group

ANA – Aeroportos de Portugal, S.A.

Setefrete Group

Transinsular – Transportes Marítimos Insulares SA

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

In addition to assisting international and domestic clients with commercial and corporate law matters, Albuquerque & Almeida is also skilled at advising foreign buyers on M&A transactions in Portugal. The team has been particularly active in the private equity market, for which André Matias is a name to note. He is also a key point of contact for technology companies and venture capital firms. António de Mendonça Raimundo focuses on commercial contracts and corporate law, which are also core areas of activity for Paulo Almeida.

Practice head(s):

António de Mendonça Raimundo; Paulo Almeida; André Matias de Almeida

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Sousa Gonçalves

Key clients

Crest Capital Partners

C2 Capital Partners

Axia Ventures Group

Indie Campers S.A.

Transportes Paulo Duarte

Factory Licensing GmbH

Global Fire Equipment

Johnson Wax Group

Hospital Cruz Vermelha

CMVM (Portuguese Stock Market Regulator)

ABB – Asea Brown Boveri

Hitachi ABB

Google

Massimo Zanetti

Zeiss

Pepsico

Estee Lauder

Cisco

Ariston

ESRI

Carrier

Global Fire equipment SA

PagAqui

ImpactLab

ETE

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Noted for commercial and banking litigation, Albuquerque & Almeida is also well placed to handle disputes involving construction, public works and distribution agreements in judicial and arbitration proceedings. Acting for banking and financial institutions in credit recovery and insolvency-related contentious matters is a significant area of work for the team. Paulo Almeida is a key point of contact for financial and capital markets litigation, while Francisco Colaço specialises in arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Colaço; Paulo de Almeida

Other key lawyers:

Inês de Oliveira Domingos

Testimonials

‘Dedicated and aware of the business and needs of the Client.’

‘ The team is attentive to the client’s requirements and expectations and has considerable technical competence. I would like to highlight the partner Inês Domingos, for her high technical competence, work capacity and methodology.’

EU and competition Tier 4

Albuquerque & Almeida provides regular advice on competition issues to an ever-growing list of domestic and international clients. The team is adept in litigation before national and EU courts, and also has a strong success rate in administrative proceedings before the PCA. Antonio De Mendonca Raimundo focuses on merger control matters, while Sónia Gemas Donário also handles cases involving cartels and trade restrictive practices, as well as antitrust compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Sónia Gemas Donário; António Mendonça Raimundo

Employment Tier 5

Downsizing procedures, collective dismissals and labour litigation are typical mandates for the employment department at Albuquerque & Almeida. Employment disputes are at the core of the practice, which attracts instructions from clients operating in the IT, transport and electronics sectors. The department is under the leadership of João Salvador.

Albuquerque Almeida (AA) was established in 2018, resulting from the alliance of two law firms: Albuquerque & Associados and Paulo Almeida & Associados. Albuquerque & Associados is one of the longest-established law firms in Portugal in the field of domestic and international Business Law. Its origins can be traced back to 1922 when the father of Albuquerque & Associados founding partners began to practice law. In fact, he was simply carrying on with a legal and academic family tradition dating back to the beginning of the 19th Century. This tradition was preserved by Albuquerque & Associados’, founding partners, Professor Ruy de Albuquerque (1933-2007) and Professor Martim de Albuquerque.

Albuquerque & Associados’ experience has been gained from more than six decades of uninterrupted practice of Law mostly with foreign clients, with a long-standing tradition of representing companies originating mostly from the USA, France, Spain and the UK, but also clients from almost every other European country and from markets in other Continents.

Albuquerque & Associados has always had a large corporate client base in Portugal, among the country’s top companies and groups, established in diverse industrial and services sectors, including banking, financial and insurance.

Albuquerque & Associados also has broad experience providing legal counsel to domestic and foreign Government Agencies. This experience, representing more than six decades of dealing with domestic and foreign companies and groups, as well as Government and public sector agencies, constitutes a specific heritage of Albuquerque & Associados.