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Abreu Advogados

AV. INFANTE D. HENRIQUE, 26, 1149-096, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 723 1800
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Fax +351 21 723 1899
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Web:
www.abreuadvogados.com
Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto

Portugal

Banking and finance
Next generation lawyers

Rodrigo Formigal - Abreu Advogados

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

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. JosĂ© Maria CorrĂȘa de Sampaio and Ana Sofia Batista jointly head the practice. InĂȘs Sequeira Mendes is another name to note.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

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.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados delivers ‘what truly matters to the client’ at ‘a great price-quality ratio’. InĂȘs 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.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

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.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

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.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados combines ‘high professionalism with understanding of personal matters’ and is especially active in the real estate funds sector. It is assisting 321 CrĂ©dito 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 PatrĂ­cio 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’.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

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 CĂ©sar 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 DurĂŁes Rocha heads the team.

Leading individuals

CĂ©sar Bessa Monteiro - Abreu Advogados

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Oporto: leading commercial firms
Oporto: leading commercial firms - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

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.

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Projects and project finance
Projects and project finance - ranked: tier 3

Abreu Advogados

Abreu Advogados advised lenders and concessionaires on energy and transport projects in Portugal and in lusophone Africa. Domestically, it provides regular assistance to Iberdrola GeneraciĂłn 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. JosĂ© Eduardo Martins and Manuel de Andrade Neves are the partners in charge.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

Abreu Advogados

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. JosĂ© Eduardo Martins and Manuel de Andrade Neves jointly head the team.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

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’.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

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.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

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.

Leading individuals

Miguel Teixeira de Abreu - Abreu Advogados

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Abreu Advogados

‘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.

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  • MOZAMBIQUE | VAT CODE AMENDED

    Law no. 13/2016, of 30 December 2016, which amended and republished the Mozambican VAT Code, was recently rectified by a Notice, dated June 8th.
  • ARTICLE 29 WORKING PARTY GUIDELINES ON THE EU GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

    In order to clarify some of the new obligations stemming from the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), which will apply as of 25th May 2018, the Article 29 Working Party (“WP29”) – the independent European consulting body for data protection issues – recently issued its “Guidance on Data Protection Impact Assessment (“DPIA”)”. This document will be available for public consultation until 23rd May, 2017.
  • CNPD APPROVES 10 MEASURES TO PREPARE FOR THE GENERAL DATA PROTECTION REGULATION

    On 28th January, 2017, the Portuguese Data Protection Authority (Comissão Nacional de Proteção de Dados/CNPD) published a document establishing 10 measures for entities to prepare for the application of the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
  • ANGOLA | NEW REGULATION ON THE LICENSING OF ESTABLISHMENTS AND OF COMMERCIAL ACTIVITY

    Presidential Decree no. 193/17, which approves the Regulation on the Licensing of Establishments and of Commercial Activity and Market Services (“Regulation”), was published on 22 August. The Regulation, which will enter into force on 21 October (60 days after its publication), establishes the conditions and procedures governing the licensing of commercial activities and market services, as well as the licensing of the respective establishments, revoking Presidential Decree no. 288/10, of 30 November (Regulation on the Licensing of Commercial Activity and the Provision of Market Services), as well as all prior regulations on the matter contrary to the provisions of the new Regulation.
  • MOZAMBIQUE | PETROLEUM PRODUCTS SUPPLY

    Ministerial Statute 50/2017, of 11 July 2017, sets forth the measures approved by the Ministry of Mineral Resources and Energy to streamline petroleum products’ import into and supply to the country and ensure fuel supply safety, regularity and quality. The newly approved measures obviously have a direct impact on distributors, but also affect suppliers, IMOPETRO, commercial banks operating in-country and the Banco de Moçambique (“BdM”).
  • Mozambique VAT Code Amended

    Law no. 13/2016, of 30 December 2016, which amended and republished the Mozambican VAT Code, was recently rectified by a Notice, dated June 8th.
  • COMPANIES CODE AMENDED

    Decree-Law 79/2017, of 30 June 2017, was published last Friday and amends both the Insolvency and Corporate Recovery Code and the Companies Code, in order to implement the goals of the “Programa Capitalizar” approved by Council of Ministers Resolution 42/2016, of 18 August 2016
  • ANGOLA | SIGNIFICANT AMENDMENTS TO REGULATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL

    Please be aware that a new Presidential Decree has been published on 24th of April (Presidential Decree 79/17 of 24 April) which, among others, introduces the following significant amendments to former Presidential decree 43/17 of 6 March (regulations on the performance of a professional activity by nonresident foreign employees ):
  • PROHIBITION ON ISSUE OF BEARER SHARES

    Bearer securities have been prohibited under Law 15/2017, of May 3, 2017, published today. The Companies Code and the Securities Code have been amended in order to implement this measure.
  • ANGOLA | NEW REGULATIONS ON THE PERFORMANCE OF A PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY BY NON-RESIDENT

    Presidential Decree 43/17, of 6 March 2017 (“DP 43/17”) just enacted new regulations on the performance of a professional activity by non-resident foreign workers, repealing former Decrees 5/95, of 7 April 1995 and 6/01, of 19 January 2001.