Firm Profile > Abreu Advogados > Lisbon , Portugal
Abreu Advogados Offices
Av. Infante D. Henrique, 26
Abreu Advogados > The Legal 500 Rankings
Abreu Advogados is valued for its ‘top executive management, proximity to the client, and broad skill set and expertise’. Highlights included assisting Ceetrus with the acquisition of Forum Montijo, Forum Sintra and Sintra Retail Park from Blackstone. José Maria Corrêa de Sampaio and Ana Sofia Batista jointly head the practice. Inês Sequeira Mendes is another name to note. Manuel Santos Vítor was a new arrival from PLMJ in July 2019.
Employment Tier 2
Covering all aspects of employment law, a particular highlight for Abreu Advogados was representing Raríssimas in a high-profile case involving the dismissal of its founder and former president. ‘Flexible, customer-focused and results-oriented’, the team is led by Carmo Sousa Machado, Marta de Oliveira Pinto Trindade and Patrícia Perestrelo. Senior associates Ana Manuela Barbosa and Sofia Silva e Sousa are also recommended.
Energy and natural resources Tier 2
Abreu Advogados is a longstanding adviser to Iberdrola in Portugal, most recently assisting with the construction and licensing of dams. The team also handled a variety of energy matters in Africa for other clients. José Eduardo Martins and Manuel de Andrade Neves are the names to note. Manuel Santos Vítor was a new arrival from PLMJ.
Intellectual property Tier 2
Abreu Advogados' team is noted for its ‘very straightforward, strategic thinking’. It covers the entire gamut of IP matters, however, recent work was mostly focused on trade marks. Clients include GoPro, HP, Kumon and Coca-Cola. Of counsel César Bessa Monteiro is a ‘person of note’; Gonçalo Malheiro is ‘an excellent litigator with very precise knowledge of procedures and an exquisite presence in court’; the ‘formidable’ Ricardo Henriques ‘quickly gets to the heart of the matter and offers useful alternatives in order to reach goals’. Manuel Durães Rocha heads the team.
Real estate and construction Tier 2
Abreu Advogados' team ‘goes the extra mile’ for its clients. The outfit assisted Ceetrus with the acquisition of two shopping centres and a retail park from Blackstone, and Mercedes-Benz with the development of a digital innovation centre in Lisbon. Patrícia Viana is 'outstanding'; Francisco Patrício is highly recommended, as are Oporto-based Rui Peixoto Duarte and senior associate Renata Silva Alves, a ‘rising star’.
Tax Tier 2
Abreu Advogados covers direct and indirect tax, tax disputes, planning and restructuring. Cepsa is a client that instructs the team on some of these issues, including the energy sector extraordinary contribution (ESEC), which is work handled by Oporto-based Maria Dulce Soares; Miguel Teixeira de Abreu who, as of February 2019, is no longer an equity partner, is frequently singled out; Alexandra Courela and Pedro Pais de Almeida jointly lead the team. Nuno da Cunha Barnabé was a new arrival PLMJ.
TMT Tier 2
Abreu Advogados handled online, telecoms, advertising and data protection issues for clients such as Google, Iridium, Coca-Cola and Seat. Manuel Durães Rocha heads the team; he is supported by Ricardo Henriques and of counsel César Bessa Monteiro.
Transport Tier 2
‘Attentive and client-oriented’, Abreu Advogados' team handles both shipping and aviation matters. Recent shipping work included multiparty litigation, financing, acquisition and registration of a vessel, and a shipbuilding contract. Guilherme Santos Silva and Francisco Patrício jointly head the practice. Manuel Santos Vítor was a new arrival from PLMJ.
Dispute resolution Tier 3
Abreu Advogados' team is valued for ‘analysing the process at every stage’ and ‘helping to define and implement the strategies and tactics needed’. It covers the full range of disputes and counts some household names among its clients. Guilherme Santos Silva comes in for praise. Alexandra Nascimento Correia and Francisco Patrício are also recommended.
EU and competition Tier 3
Abreu Advogados delivers ‘what truly matters to the client’ at ‘a great price-quality ratio’. Inês Sequeira Mendes advised Immochan on the competition aspects of its acquisition of three shopping centres. Armando Martins Ferreira is representing Sport Lisboa e Benfica in litigation involving unfair competition and antitrust issues.
Insolvency and restructuring Tier 3
Abreu Advogados combines ‘high professionalism with understanding of personal matters’ and is especially active in the real estate funds sector. It is assisting 321 Crédito in a revitalisation process of a port development company under a merger of several companies as a form of consolidation and debt restructuring. Parvalorem also counts among the team's clients. Practice head Francisco Patrício and associates Renata Silva Alves and Gonçalo Delicado ‘try to look at the business as a whole’ and ‘always search for the most appropriate solution’.
Especially strong in tax law, and also covering corporate, employment, real estate, disputes and banking and finance, Abreu Advogados' Oporto-based team has ‘broad knowledge’ and a ‘very high capacity of delivering real, immediate help’; it also provides international coverage. Clients include Mapfre, Cepsa, Yellowtell, Porto Vivo and Iberdrola. Maria Dulce Soares covers tax; Rui Peixoto Duarte corporate and commercial matters; Paulo de Tarso Domingues has a focus on contentious matters.
Projects and project finance Tier 3
Abreu Advogados advised lenders and concessionaires on energy and transport projects in Portugal and in lusophone Africa. Domestically, it provides regular assistance to Iberdrola Generación in several of its projects, including dams, combined cycle power plants and wind farms. Internationally, it acts for Ncondenzi Energy regarding the development of Mozambique’s first coal-fired power plant in the Tete province. José Eduardo Martins and Manuel de Andrade Neves are the partners in charge.
Public law Tier 4
Abreu Advogados acts for clients in the energy and transport sectors on projects, concessions and other public law matters. A highlight was assisting ALSA (part of the National Express group) in litigation against the Portuguese government following the latter’s revocation of the client’s sub-concession of the Oporto public transportation services. The team also regularly assists with the public law aspects of real estate transactions. José Eduardo Martins and Manuel de Andrade Neves jointly head the team.
Abreu Advogados > Firm Profile
The world is changing: markets, mentalities, concerns and challenges are all changing, as well as the way we speak and what we want to hear. And different times call for different lawyers.
Abreu Advogados is the law firm for this new society of today, working daily to ensure that for new industries, we create new ideas, for new pressures, we plan new solutions, and for new challenges, we provide new answers.
A full-service law firm with offices in Lisbon, Oporto and Funchal, Abreu Advogados is among the largest law firms in Portugal, with a team of over 200 lawyers in a company of over 300 professionals, recognized annually in international rankings of the legal sector. Abreu was the first law firm to adopt a professional management structure committed to creating a client-oriented culture that offers highly responsive teams, business-oriented advice and cost-effective structures.
Abreu Advogados breaks down barriers, walls and established models by opening discussions involving the different legal practice areas and skillsets so that together the team can deliver a complete and cohesive solution to its clients.
Abreu Advogados is committed to setting the future in progress.
Practice areas we work in:
Corporate and Commercial
Litigation and Arbitration
Public and Environment
Intellectual Property and Information Technology
Competition, Regulatory and EU
In order to provide top legal support to clients, wherever they may be, Abreu International Legal Solutions created a structure composed of lawyers who are highly experienced in international law and work closely with renowned local partners in emerging economies, such as Angola, Brazil, Cape-Verde, China, Mozambique and Timor-Leste. This allows the firm to provide a smoother experience in jurisdictions where legal risks would usually be higher.
For additional information, please visit the firm’s website at www.abreuadvogados.com
|Banking and finance||Miguel Teixeira de Abreu|
|Capital markets||Ana Sofia Batista|
|Capital markets||Inês Sequeira Mendes|
|Capital markets||Miguel Teixeira de Abreu|
|Corporate and M&A||Ana Sofia Batista|
|Corporate and M&A||Inês Sequeira Mendes|
|Corporate and M&A||José Maria Corrêa de Sampaio|
|Dispute resolution||Alexandra Nascimento Correia|
|Dispute resolution||Natália Garcia Alves|
|Employment||Carmo Sousa Machado|
|Employment||Marta de Oliveira Pinto Trindade|
|Energy and environment||Manuel de Andrade Neves|
|Energy and environment||José Eduardo Martins|
|EU and competition||Armando Martins Ferreira|
|EU and competition||Inês Sequeira Mendes|
|Insolvency and restructuring||Francisco Patrício|
|Insolvency and restructuring||José Carlos Vasconcelos|
|Insolvency and restructuring||Micaela Afonso|
|Intellectual property and IT law||Manuel Durães Rocha|
|Public law||José Eduardo Martins|
|Public law||Manuel de Andrade Neves|
|Shipping and transport||Guilherme Santos Silva|
|Shipping and transport||Francisco Patrício|
|Tax||Pedro Pais de Almeida|
|Real estate||Duarte de Athayde|
|Real estate||Rui Peixoto Duarte|
|Real estate||Patrícia Viana|
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|Ms Patrícia Perestrelo||View Profile|
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