Firm Profile > Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
RUA CASTILHO, 165
1070-050 LISBOA
Portugal

Banking and finance Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has a strong track record in the banking and finance sector, and is predominantly instructed by leading Portuguese banks and international financial institutions in a range of transactions. Structured finance, derivatives, private equity and investment funds are all areas of expertise for the department, which is also well equipped to handle matters related to securitisation and covered bonds. The practice is under the joint leadership of banking and finance specialist Luís Branco and Filipe Lowndes Marques, who has extensive experience in project finance. In addition to M&A, Pedro Gorjão Henriques also specialises in project finance. André de Sousa Vieira, who brings a wealth of experience in cross-border work, recently joined the team from Clifford Chance LLP’s London office.

Testimonials

The team has a very hands-on approach and is always available.’

The lawyers have exquisite technical skills and maintain close working relationships with clients.’

Capital markets Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados undertakes the entire range of debt and equity capital markets work, advising on issues such as shares, debt, hybrids and other securities, as well as public offerings. The practice group is predominantly instructed by listed companies and other issuers of securities from a variety of sectors on some of the biggest capital markets transactions taking place in Portugal. Eduardo Paulino has extensive experience in high-profile public and private offerings, public takeover processes, privatisations as well as complex financing transactions. Paulino leads the team alongside Ricardo Andrade Amaro, whose areas of expertise include corporate, commercial and securities law. The well-regarded Carlos Osório de Castro is another key member of the team, and is noted for his deep knowledge of capital markets and M&A. Maria Soares do Lago is particularly active in debt issuances, tender offers, securitisations and derivatives.

Testimonials

The team is knowledgeable and hard-working.’

Besides in-depth knowledge of the market and long-standing experience, the availability to understand clients’ needs and capacity to define the most effective solutions are the key elements that help to define Morais Leitão’s capital markets team.’

Maria Soares do Lago is an outstanding professional.’

Availability to assess and understand the clients business needs.’

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados offers cross-practice advice in relation to the full gamut of corporate and M&A matters, ranging from cross-border transactions, such as mergers, spin-offs, transformations and acquisitions to partnership agreements and joint ventures. Other areas of activity include incorporations, corporate restructuring, dissolution as well as the winding up of companies. Drawing upon strong alliances with leading law firms across Portuguese-speaking countries, the department advises clients operating in a variety of sectors, fielding extensive expertise in the electricity, natural gas and renewable energy sectors. Private equity expert Tomás Vaz Pinto leads the practice alongside Eduardo Paulino, who, apart from focusing on M&A, public offerings and privatisations, also has experience assisting equity funds on the setting up of operations. Other key practitioners include the well-known Carlos Osório de Castro, whose areas of expertise include capital markets and M&A, and Nuno Galvão Teles, who has been involved in some of the major privatisation transactions in the country. The law firm also houses a multi-disciplinary group, team genesis, dedicated to addressing the disruptive business models of emerging companies and providing legal support to the founders and investors of scalable start-ups; Luís Roquette Geraldes oversees this team.

Testimonials

I would highlight the great professionalism, technical quality and high level service of Morais Leitão (MLGTS). The MLGTS team has demonstrated an extraordinary ability to look for and find solutions to complex and unexpected legal and technical problems that arose.’

Excellent lawyers throughout the firm, who are technically strong, proactive and responsive.’

Very good lawyers, both from a technical point of view, as from a client perspective. The team is very focused and knowledgeable, and understands clients’ concerns and the full picture of the situation.’

Eduardo Paulino is a very impressive and intelligent lawyer. He is able to work seamlessly in cross-border transactions and a pleasure to work with.’

Segismundo Pinto Basto is probably the best commercial lawyer I ever met in Portugal – very complete in all areas. He is extremely serious, loyal and technically faultless.’

Associate Luís Roquette Geraldes is a great lawyer. Francisco Vieira de Almeida is a rising star.’

Luís Roquette Geraldes was a key element who helped close the successful transaction. His in-depth knowledge, practical experience and availability are worth a mention.’

Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados fields a specialised data protection team comprising lawyers with a background in litigation and thus a strong risk assessment capacity. The department brings together expertise in multiple areas, including TMT, labour, criminal, insurance, corporate and consumer law, and is adept at advising clients throughout all stages of data protection matters, from compliance to litigation. Head of department Tiago Félix da Costa has experience advising in major misdemeanour proceedings regarding data protection. Helena Tapp Barroso is another name to note for data privacy matters.

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Testimonials

Morais Leitão’s data privacy and data protection lawyers understand very well the main concepts of the data protection legal framework and apply those principles in a practical way. They also have a good knowledge of the specific data protection challenges clients face.

There is a strong dedication and commitment to resolving clients’ issues. I found the technical competence of all team members to be exceptional and the interdependence of all that enables cohesive work.

The Data Protection Team, especially the partner who leads the team, Tiago Félix da Costa, is absolutely outstanding.

Tiago and his team have a profound knowledge of all matters regarding Data Protection. The fact that they have a very relevant practice in criminal law helps in analysing substantive GDPR matters and finding the best way to address some issues. Lawyers have relevant technical (IT/software/security) knowledge that allows them to add value to GDPR Solutions.

This team is unique in the Portuguese market since they combine data protection legal knowledge with a very accurate risk assessment arising from their litigation experience and also in-depth knowledge of our business.

The high level of professionalism and the ability to assist in matters concerning several jurisdictions.

Tiago Félix da Costa’s background in litigation enriches the way he addresses data privacy matters.

The level of individual technical competence is truly exceptional, allowing you to have complete confidence in the team.

Tiago is brilliant, a profound connoisseur of all matters he deals with; he is very imaginative on finding solutions, experienced, laborious, absolutely reliable and accurate. He combines profound knowledge with practical sense and capability to understand clients’ needs.

Tiago Félix da Costa is a star. He provides strategic approaches and creative solutions. He is always finding the right balance between compliance with the law and workable solutions for the company. He is one of the best in this field.

Maria Assunção Cunha Reis is a very skilled and solid young associate with a promising future.

Dispute resolution Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is involved in high-value and complex civil, commercial and corporate litigation, covering a wide spectrum of sectors. The firm's service offering also includes domestic and international arbitration, in which it has adopted a distinctive strategy focusing on Portuguese-speaking countries, namely Angola and Mozambique. Practice head António Pinto Leite's notable areas of practice include IP and pharmaceutical disputes, as well as arbitration proceedings, in which he often takes on the role of arbitrator. Francisco Cortez regularly leads on some of the most relevant cases handled by the department and stands out for his extensive experience in commercial litigation. Filipe Vaz Pinto is the name to note for international arbitration, as well as energy sector-litigation.

Testimonials

The team at Morais Leitão are very commercial in their approach to litigation and are very capable in using the process to their advantage.  Advice is clear and responses timely which ensure successful closures of deals and settlements.

Very assertive, coherent, dynamic, detailed and deeply engaged team.

Filipe Vaz Pinto, Catarina Monteiro Pires, Maria Leonor Machado, Carolina Pitta e Cunha, Joana Granadeiro, Cristiana Gonçalves Correia: all are deeply engaged with clients, they are prompt in answering solicitations, and provide substantiated legal opinion. They show a high degree of responsibility and legal knowledge.

Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira is an experienced and well-qualified lawyer.

Employment Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is noted for providing comprehensive advice on labour law, often handling corporate restructuring processes, collective dismissals, business transfers, as well as collective bargaining negotiations, among other matters. Companies operating in a range of sectors instruct the department on an ongoing basis; the firm is also well equipped to assist start-ups across the entire spectrum of non-contentious and litigious employment matters. Practice head Pedro Pardal Goulão has substantial experience in both individual and collective employment relationships. Corporate restructuring and collective dismissal matters are some of Luís Miguel Monteiro's notable areas of practice. Helena Tapp Barroso advises on commercial, civil and labour law, while Joana Almeida demonstrates expertise in the establishment of fringe benefit plans.

Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has a strong position in the power and natural gas sectors, and has been involved in the most significant matters which have shaped the energy and natural resources market in Portugal. The firm advises operators and governments on regulatory matters and also has a wealth of experience in renewable energy. The departments' expertise in the latter encompasses energy production projects from wind sources, hydropower, solar, biomass and wave power. Other typical mandates include handling environmental impact assessments and environmental administrative offences. Practice head Tomás Vaz Pinto predominantly undertakes transactional work, while Ricardo Andrade Amaro specialises in corporate and securities law and frequently acts as legal advisor in regulatory matters related to the energy sector. Nuno Galvão Teles is a recognised practitioner in the field. Catarina Brito Ferreira is a name to note for renewable energy matters.

EU and competition Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados handles a steady flow of competition matters, with a proven track record in national and cross-border transactions, disputes and investigations in Portugal. The team offers representation to multinational and domestic corporations, financial institutions and the Portuguese government and relevant authorities in relation to a wide range of mandates such as antitrust investigations, merger control, state aid issues, cartels, annulment actions and internal compliance initiatives. Joaquim Vieira Peres, whose experience covers the fields of retail and distribution, telecoms and banking, leads the team. Carlos Botelho Moniz has experience acting for clients before the European Commission and the EU courts. Other key practitioners include Pedro de Gouveia e Melo, whose sectoral expertise encompasses a variety of industries, such as energy, financial services and food and beverages, and Inês Gouveia, who regularly advises clients on the implementation of competition law compliance policies.

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Testimonials

Team with extensive knowledge and experience. Lawyers are always available and are very knowledgeable of our industry sector.

The quality of the service provided by Morais Leitão is high; the knowledge, experience and promptness of response are unique in the national market.

Work ability, customer orientation, pragmatism and delivery of services are worth a mention.

For the provision of services within the framework of state aid schemes, Eduardo Maia Cadete is highly recommended.

Luis Nascimento Ferreira and Pedro Gouveia e Melo stand out for their quality of work and availability.

Inês Gouveia not only has extensive legal knowledge, but is also experienced in other very relevant subjects in this area of practice.

The performance of Carlos Botelho Moniz was unbeatable. He was also accompanied by Dzhmamil Oda, whose competence and responsiveness are noteworthy.

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 1

One of the first destinations for clients seeking representation in litigation pertaining to criminal and administrative offences, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados fields two groups entirely devoted to white-collar criminal defence, notably anti-bribery, corruption, money laundering and insider trading, as well as administrative sanctions and regulatory litigation. The team represents clients in some of the most complex and high-profile criminal cases in Portugal; it is also well versed in cross-border matters, particularly those involving Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions. Other key areas of strength include compliance, tax crimes, cybercrimes and misdemeanour litigation. Department co-head Rui Patrício is noted for his vast experience in white-collar crime and regulatory litigation, having led advice in prominent proceedings, including Operação Marquês and E-Toupeira. Co-leader Tiago Félix da Costa focuses on corporate crime as well as data protection and related matters. Recently promoted partner João Matos Viana is another name to note in the field of criminal and administrative offences involving banking, securities, insurance and pharmaceutical law. Tiago Geraldo is also active in criminal and regulatory litigation. Filipa Marques Júnior left the firm in December 2018; she is now at Banco de Portugal.

Testimonials

Morais Leitão is an exceptional law firm. The team’s knowledge of the law and the attention dedicated to the case were absolutely remarkable. I have never dealt with other firms with such professionalism and high level of integrity.

Lawyers are always available to assist with prompt answers and advice whenever it is requested by clients.

Great legal intelligence.

Rui Patrício and Tiago Geraldo are recommended.

Rui Patrício is an exceptional lawyer. His endless commitment to search for the truth and defend his clients is second to none.

Insolvency and restructuring Tier 1

With 'out-of-the-box thinking' and a 'problem-solving approach', Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is a 'one-stop-shop' for insolvency and restructuring work. The team is instructed by debtors and creditors on matters relating to the liquidation and restructuring of companies and is experienced in complex litigation cases related to insolvency. Cross-border instructions are a key strength for the team, which 'really works as a partner with its clients'. Filipe Lowndes Marques is 'impressive'.

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The team is reputed as the best-in-class.

‘I have been most impressed by the team’s in-depth legal knowledge; its ability to break down complex issues and creatively analyse different legal and factual angles to translate those into highly effective and clear legal documents.

Filipe Lowndes Marques, Pedro Gorjão Henriques, Margarida Torres Gama and Nuno Gundar da Cruz delivered an outstanding performance in extremely hard negotiations.

Rui Patrício is one of the most respected legal professionals in his field and, true to his reputation, has been highly effective in designing the legal strategy for the case and outlining the different angles for argument and analysis.

Nuno Gundar da Cruz is highly detailed, knowledgeable and is really excellent at capturing the complexity of the issue at hand in a logical and clear way.

Out-of-the-box thinking, has a problem-solving approach, experienced and is a one-stop-shop; they really work as a partner with clients.

Filipe Lowndes Marques is impressive.’

Intellectual property Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is well reputed across the entire spectrum of IP matters, such as trade mark prosecution and licensing, copyright law compliance, unfair competition and design infringement disputes. Patent litigation is a key strength of the department, which predominantly provides assistance to companies operating in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and media distribution sectors. The group also fields expertise in software licensing, with a particular focus on the energy and banking sectors. Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade stands out for his in-depth knowledge of the full range of IP rights, spanning non-contentious and contentious matters. Leading the team is António Pinto Leite, who focuses on patent law and IP litigation and arbitration, and Tomás Vaz Pinto, whose experience spans trade marks and advertising issues.

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The intellectual property team at Morais Leitão combines excellent industry knowledge with strategic legal advice to optimise results.

Deep technical knowledge of the dossiers, high integrity and ethics.

The MLGTS department takes the time to understand US clients’ overall business model and objectives in the EU to best provide creative IP strategies.

Vasco Stilwell de Andrade is always available to answer questions or provide well-reasoned strategy. Vasco takes pride in understanding each clients’ matter and business goals, advising them accordingly.

Vasco Stilwell de Andrade is excellent in trade mark procurement, trade mark enforcement, and negotiation of IP agreements. His language skills and ability to advise on EU law are outstanding.

Vasco and associate Filipa Rodrigues Dias are extremely efficient and have a track record of response times within 24 hours.  Our matters are always handled thoughtfully and efficiently.

Oporto: leading commercial firms Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados' sizeable Oporto-based team excels across a number of practice areas, fielding experts in tax, corporate, capital markets, dispute resolution, competition, employment and public law. The team is well versed in high-profile and cross-border work. Carlos Osório de Castro enjoys a strong reputation for capital markets and M&A work; João Anacoreta Correia leads the litigation and arbitration team; António Lobo Xavier is an esteemed tax practitioner; Paulo Rendeiro spearheads the sport and entertainment team; and Bernardo Lobo Xavier is the managing partner of the Oporto office. Managing associates Inês Gouveia, who handles EU and competition work, and tax litigation specialist Francisco Mendes da Silva are also key figures.

Planning law Tier 1

In planning law, the team at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is 'outstanding in the market; the team has specific knowledge on urban planning topics and deep knowledge on the municipality processes'. The team handles a raft of high-profile, planning-related instructions and is involved in numerous urban planning, rehabilitation and tourism sector projects. The team is also able to offer licensing and related tax advice. João Pereira Reis is a highly regarded planning expert and managing associate Rui Ribeiro Lima 'is, for sure one, of the best lawyers in this area'.

Testimonials

The firm and specifically the planning law team provide bullet-proof legal assistance. Every memorandum, email and report is very detailed, very well thought-out, with specific recommendations (and not abstract legal suggestions) that provide the client true guidance.

Very good lawyers with academic experience but also with deep commercial knowledge (market knowledge), which are two skills difficult to combine in a lawyer.

If we have any complex problem it is them that we call.

Rui Ribeiro Lima is outstanding. He knows how to navigate in the complexity of the urbanistic procedures within the municipality, understands perfectly the business side of the projects.

Rui Ribeiro Lima is always available to answer our doubts and thinks ahead (he projects the future constraints of the projects and knows how to solve them). He is, for sure, one of the best lawyers in this area.

In planning law they are outstanding in the market; the team has specific knowledge on urban planning topics and deep knowledge on the municipality processes.

Projects and project finance Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is regularly engaged by lenders and promoters on project finance mandates. Major energy and infrastructure sector projects are key areas of expertise. Banking and finance specialists Luís Branco and Filipe Lowndes Marques are key figures, as are managing associate Filipa Morais Alçada and counsel Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos.

Public law Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is noted for its balanced combination of academic knowledge and extensive experience in advising companies and issuing opinions on complex legal matters. The department provides advice on the entire spectrum of public law matters, including public procurement, concession contracts, regulatory matters, legislative drafting as well as litigation and arbitration; the team's sectoral expertise further covers the energy, transport and defence sectors. Clients often seek practice head João Tiago Silveira's advice on major projects and new legislation concerning energy and environmental issues. Nuno Peres Alves focuses on concession agreements for public services and public work contracts, while Pedro Costa Gonçalves often acts as arbitrator in public law arbitral proceedings. Margarida Olazabal Cabral stands out for her in-depth knowledge of public procurement. Constitutional law is one of Miguel Nogueira de Brito's specialisms.

Testimonials

MLGTS’s public law team has a unique understanding of the European Union environmental long term policies, and of how those policies are being transposed to Portuguese law.

João Tiago Silveira stands out for a remarkable combination of academic knowledge and practical intelligence: he can provide us with both a theoretical framework for understanding the public law policies and practical advice on how to prepare our company for the potential regulatory scenarios.

Professionals with substantial knowledge of the market. Availability above average.

Competence, speed, availability are some of the key strengths of the team.

In addition to her extensive legal knowledge, Margarida Olazabal Cabral as a counsellor is not afraid to state her opinion.

Nuno Peres Alves’s ability, knowledge and commitment are noteworthy.

Real estate and construction Tier 1

Fielding extensive expertise in corporate and transactional real estate matters, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is noted for advising clients on the most appropriate structures for their real estate investments. The team has a notable track record in the acquisition and sale of large asset portfolios, providing legal support throughout the entire tender process. Areas of activity also include sale and leaseback transactions, rehabilitation of buildings, financing of real estate projects and the acquisition of plots of land for the development of office buildings, residential and industrial property, student residences and hotels. Corporate real estate, tourism and investment vehicle specialist João Torroaes Valente heads the department; Filipa Arantes Pedroso leads advice on some of the major projects undertaken by the team concerning the structuring of real estate asset and share deals; and real estate financing is one of Rita Ferreira Vicente's core areas of practice.

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The team has extremely good English skills, which is rare to find in the real estate sector in Portugal.

Tax Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados' 'sizeable' tax team handles a full range of tax-related instructions, fielding experts across transactional matters, restructuring and complex contentious cases. Tax planning, income tax, international tax law and customs and excise duties are also key areas of expertise for the 'knowledgeable' team. Clients include leading financial institutions, domestic and international companies and high-profile individuals. The 'outstanding' Francisco de Sousa da Câmara is based across the firm's Lisbon and Funchal offices and handles corporate tax and dispute resolution instructions. Oporto-based António Lobo Xavier is regularly engaged on the tax aspects of complex M&A transactions and Bruno Santiago in Lisbon handles contentious and non-contentious mandates.

TMT Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados fields two practice groups which undertake work pertaining to the TMT sector: Gonçalo Machado Borges, whose experience also encompasses competition law, coordinates the telecoms and media team, while João Alfredo Afonso and Bernardo Azevedo jointly head the gaming practice, providing advice to clients operating in the gaming sector in Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions. The firm brings together multi-disciplinary expertise across public law, litigation, European and competition law as well as corporate law, demonstrating the ability to advise on the entire gamut of transactional and regulatory issues in the telecoms, IT and media industries.

Testimonials

An excellent and very professional team, which stands out for its quality of services and prompt response.

Transport Tier 2

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados' multi-disciplinary transport offering has a focus on shipping and aviation-related work. On the aviation side, the team, which is experienced in civil and military aviation matters, advises on the incorporation and licensing of air carriers and aircraft, leasing issues, insurance, employment, tax and dispute resolution mandates. For shipping, the team, which has deep experience in issues relating to the International Shipping Registry of Madeira (MAR), handles a range of ship finance, maritime, collision, salvage, wreck removal, pollution, ship registration and mortgage issues. Elsewhere, the team is also adept at transport infrastructure projects and is increasingly involved in emerging areas such as smart mobility. Recently promoted partner Cátia Henriques Fernandes, who is based in the firm's Funchal office, is active on shipping and ship finance transactions.

Testimonials

The attorneys we are working with manage to understand our business and act accordingly.

Cátia Henriques Fernandes is almost always available and works as a good lawyer should work; like a partner of the client with a very long-term perspective.

Mozambique > Foreign law firms Tier 2

The multidisciplinary Africa team at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados works in close cooperation with associated firm Henriques, Rocha & Associados in Maputo. Managing partner Nuno Galvão Teles heads the energy team, of which Catarina Brito Ferreira  is a key member. Rita Ferreira Vicente specialises in real estate. The team was further strengthened by the arrival of André de Sousa Vieira from Clifford Chance LLP in 2020.

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Morais Leitão) is a leading full-service law firm in Portugal, with a solid background of decades of experience. Broadly recognised, Morais Leitão is a reference in several branches and sectors of the law on national and international level.

The firm’s reputation amongst both peers and clients stems from the excellence of the legal services provided. The firm’s work is characterised by a unique technical expertise, combined with a distinctive approach and cutting-edge solutions that often challenge some of the most conventional practices.

With a team comprising over 250 lawyers at client’s disposal, Morais Leitão is headquartered in Lisbon with additional offices in Porto and Funchal. Due to its network of associations and alliances with local firms and the creation of the Morais Leitão Legal Circle in 2010, the firm can also offer support through offices in Angola (ALC Advogados) and Mozambique (HRA Advogados).

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Nuno Galvão Teles +351 213 817 438
Photo Name Position Profile
 João Alfredo Afonso photo João Alfredo Afonso João Alfredo Afonso has handled mergers, acquisitions and sales of companies of…
 Filipa Morais Alçada photo Filipa Morais Alçada Managing Associate
Mr João Anacoreta Correia  photo Mr João Anacoreta Correia
Mr Ricardo Andrade Amaro  photo Mr Ricardo Andrade Amaro A lawyer with great experience in corporate and commercial law, M&A, securities…
Mr Gonçalo Andrade e Castro  photo Mr Gonçalo Andrade e Castro Member of the corporate and commercial team, Gonçalo Andrade e Castro is…
Ms Filipa Arantes Pedroso  photo Ms Filipa Arantes Pedroso Filipa has been responsible for advising real estate investments (asset deals or…
 Gonçalo Machado Borges photo Gonçalo Machado Borges Gonçalo Machado Borges joined the firm in 2006. He is a member…
Mr Carlos Botelho Moniz  photo Mr Carlos Botelho Moniz Carlos Botelho Moniz’s experience includes advising and representing clients in competition cases,…
 Luís Branco photo Luís Branco Luís Branco specialises in banking and finance law, having participated in several…
Ms Catarina Brito Ferreira  photo Ms Catarina Brito Ferreira Joined the firm in 2003 and became partner in 2017.
Ms Constança Carrington  photo Ms Constança Carrington Constança Carrington has been involved in various M&A and business law projects…
Mr Francisco Cortez  photo Mr Francisco Cortez Francisco Cortez is one of the firm’s most experienced lawyers in the…
 Tiago Félix Da Costa photo Tiago Félix Da Costa Having been practicing law since 2004, Tiago has wide experience in the…
 Carlos Osório De Castro photo Carlos Osório De Castro Carlos Osório de Castro is one of the most well-known Portuguese lawyers in…
 Francisco De Sousa Da Câmara photo Francisco De Sousa Da Câmara Francisco represents major corporations and multinationals in tax restructuring operations dealing with…
 Cátia Henriques Fernandes photo Cátia Henriques Fernandes Cátia Henriques Fernandes joined the firm in 2001. She is a member…
Ms Magda Fernandes  photo Ms Magda Fernandes Before she joined the firm, Magda Fernandes worked in the areas of…
Ms Rita Ferreira Vicente  photo Ms Rita Ferreira Vicente Rita Ferreira Vicente has handled several real estate developments, acquisitions and sales…
Mr José Manuel Galvão Teles  photo Mr José Manuel Galvão Teles José Manuel Galvão Teles is widely experienced in M&A. A consultant to…
Mr Tiago Geraldo  photo Mr Tiago Geraldo Tiago Geraldo joined the firm in 2008. He is a member of…
 Pedro Costa Gonçalves photo Pedro Costa Gonçalves Before joining the firm, Pedro Costa Gonçalves worked as a consultant, mainly in…
 Pedro Pardal Goulão photo Pedro Pardal Goulão Pedro Pardal Goulão provides consultancy in all areas of labour law, concerning…
 Inês Gouveia photo Inês Gouveia Inês Gouveia joined the firm in 2006. She is a member of…
 Luís Gagliardini Graça photo Luís Gagliardini Graça Luís Gagliardini Graça has been very active in the area of concessions…
 Pedro Gorjão Henriques photo Pedro Gorjão Henriques Prior to joining the firm Pedro worked at Banco Fomento e Exterior…
 António Pinto Leite photo António Pinto Leite Founder partner of Morais Leitão. Chairman of the Portuguese Arbitration Association. Portuguese…
Mr António Lobo Xavier  photo Mr António Lobo Xavier António Lobo Xavier works with large national and multinational companies, in the…
Mr Bernardo Lobo Xavier  photo Mr Bernardo Lobo Xavier Bernardo Lobo Xavier has represented national clients in both M&A and real estate…
Mr Filipe Lowndes Marques  photo Mr Filipe Lowndes Marques Filipe Lowndes Marques has extensive experience in the area of project finance,…
Mr Eduardo Maia Cadete  photo Mr Eduardo Maia Cadete Eduardo Maia Cadete’s experience includes advising and representing clients (both defendants and…
Ms Fernanda Matoso  photo Ms Fernanda Matoso Fernanda Matoso acts mainly in the health sector, as a life sciences lawyer,…
Ms Ana Monjardino  photo Ms Ana Monjardino Since 1996 Ana Monjardino has worked on international public tenders, including privatisations,…
 Luís Miguel Monteiro photo Luís Miguel Monteiro Before joining the firm Luís Miguel Monteiro was a solo practitioner in the areas…
Ms Catarina Monteiro Pires  photo Ms Catarina Monteiro Pires Partner.
Mr Miguel Nogueira de Brito  photo Mr Miguel Nogueira de Brito Miguel Nogueira de Brito has worked mainly in the areas of constitutional law,…
Ms Margarida Olazabal Cabral  photo Ms Margarida Olazabal Cabral Margarida Olazabal Cabral concentrates her activity in several areas of administrative law,…
 Rui Patrício photo Rui Patrício Rui Patrício is one of the firm’s most experienced lawyers in the…
Mr Eduardo Paulino  photo Mr Eduardo Paulino Eduardo Paulino’s main areas of practice include capital markets, company and corporate…
Mr António Pedro Braga  photo Mr António Pedro Braga He began his career in 1998 at a Big Four consulting firm…
Mr Nuno Peres Alves  photo Mr Nuno Peres Alves Nuno Peres Alves concentrates his activity in several areas of administrative law.…
 Tomás Vaz Pinto photo Tomás Vaz Pinto Tomás Vaz Pinto is highly experienced in the areas of M&A and…
Mr Segismundo Pinto Basto  photo Mr Segismundo Pinto Basto Segismundo Pinto Basto has acted as legal counsel to both national and…
Ms Maria Quintela  photo Ms Maria Quintela Maria Quintela has been active assisting various major acquisitions of companies and in…
 João Pereira Reis photo João Pereira Reis João Pereira Reis has accumulated vast experience in his practice of law…
Mr Rui Ribeiro Lima  photo Mr Rui Ribeiro Lima Rui Ribeiro Lima joined the firm in 2007. He is a member…
Mr António Sampaio Caramelo  photo Mr António Sampaio Caramelo António Sampaio Caramelo is currently in charge of handling Special Cases within…
Mr Bruno Santiago  photo Mr Bruno Santiago Bruno Santiago is a Lawyer Specialist in Tax Law that practices in…
Mrs Claudia Santos Cruz  photo Mrs Claudia Santos Cruz Claudia has since 2005 been assisting clients on the international and cross…
Ms Isabel Santos Fidalgo  photo Ms Isabel Santos Fidalgo Since 1999 Isabel Santos Fidalgo has worked intensively in all the areas…
 João Tiago Silveira photo João Tiago Silveira João Tiago da Silveira rejoined the firm in 2011. He is the…
Mr Jorge Simões Cortez  photo Mr Jorge Simões Cortez Before Jorge Simões Cortez joined the firm he worked as a legal adviser with…
Mr Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade  photo Mr Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade joined the firm in September 2008. He is a…
Ms Helena Tapp Barroso  photo Ms Helena Tapp Barroso Data protection, employment and social security, insurance reinsurance and pension funds.
 Nuno Galvão Teles photo Nuno Galvão Teles Joined the firm in 1987, became Partner in 1995. Managing Partner of…
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Mr Filipe Vaz Pinto  photo Mr Filipe Vaz Pinto Filipe Vaz Pinto acts as counsel in domestic and international arbitrations, and…
Mr Eduardo Verde Pinho  photo Mr Eduardo Verde Pinho Eduardo Verde Pinho is the coordinator of the Africa Team, an internal…
Mr Joaquim Vieira Peres  photo Mr Joaquim Vieira Peres Joaquim Vieira Peres is one of the most active Portuguese lawyers in the…
Mr Pedro de Gouveia e Melo  photo Mr Pedro de Gouveia e Melo Focuses on EU law and on all fields of competition law in…
Mr Luís do Nascimento Ferreira  photo Mr Luís do Nascimento Ferreira Luís do Nascimento Ferreira joined the firm in 2003 and became a…
Mr Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira  photo Mr Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira joined the firm in 2005.
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