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

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

Portugal > Banking and finance Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has a multidisciplinary banking and finance practice, with a strong following among the most prestigious Portuguese and international banks and financial institutions. The team is seen with great regularity acting for clients in market-shaping transactions, and has been particularly active advising on acquisition finance, real estate finance and project finance, especially in the energy sector. Benefitting from solid relationships with leading firms based in Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, the team is adept at handling complex, multi-jurisdictional financing deals. Furthermore, the firm has recently partnered up with Portugal Fintech and Microsoft to launch Fintech365, which was designed to accelerate proofs of concept between technology companies and corporations in the banking, finance and insurance sectors. Practice head Filipe Lowndes Marques is noted for his experience in project finance. Among the partners, Luís Branco is well versed in securitisations, investment funds and derivatives, while Pedro Gorjão Henriques is seasoned in debt restructuring. Cláudia Castanheira Dos Santos is active across debt restructuring, project and real estate financing. Maria Soares do Lago – who was recently promoted to partner – maintains a broad practice, advising domestic and international corporate and financial institutions.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘Elmano Sousa Costa and Cláudia Castanheira dos Santos are recommended.’

‘We worked on an extremely challenging transaction and the team were extremely professional and responsive.’

‘Cláudia Santos Cruz was amazing. Cláudia is a very talented lawyer.’

Portugal > Capital markets Tier 1

The market-leading capital markets practice at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is highly sought after for advice on complex debt and equity transactions. The team acts for an impressive client roster, comprising investment banks, listed companies, issuers and offerors of securities admitted to trading. Recent headline engagements include innovative takeover bids, public offers with a significant impact on the Portuguese industrial sector, as well as several issuances and conversions. In addition, the practice took on leading roles on the listing of the first REIT and in the first STS (simple, transparent and standardised) transaction in the country. Tomás Vaz Pinto jointly heads the team with Eduardo Paulino, who is highly regarded in the market for his experience in equity and debt public and private offers in the banking, telecoms, construction and media sectors. Other standout practitioners include Carlos Osório de Castro and Ricardo Andrade Amaro, the latter of whom maintains a broad practice in securities law, capital markets and M&A. Maria Soares do Lago is a promising talent in the team; she is particularly active in debt capital markets, securitisation and derivatives matters.

Other key lawyers:

Ricardo Andrade Amaro; Carlos Osório de Castro; Maria Soares do Lago; Diana Ribeiro Duarte; Marisa Larguinho; Marta Pereira Rosa

Testimonials

‘Extensive legal and market knowledge essential for the success of the operation.’

‘ML’s team has been involved in a large number if not the majority of all key ECM deals and several DCM deals in Portugal for decades. They know extensively the process from within, all the key stakeholders, the applicable laws and regulations and its interpretations. Its team has also proactively promoted changes on behalf of its clients such as proposed law changes.’

‘We interact with several partners and senior associates from Morais Leitão and it may be unfair to leave some of them unmentioned since the overall quality is excellent. I would highlight the dream team that includes Carlos Osório de Castro, Diana Ribeiro Duarte, Eduardo Paulino, Maria do Lago, Marisa Larguinho, Ricardo Amaro, and Tomás Vaz Pinto. Several things distinguish ML’s team from the competition: a wide and flexible choice of practitioners; a mix of innovative young persons with an established group of experienced persons; sympathy and accessibility.’

‘Response readiness, constant availability, competence and rigour.’

‘Team with excellent knowledge, a lot of experience, great availability and excellent contacts with relevant entities.’

‘Carlos Osório de Castro has the ability to find solutions that meet the client’s needs; Eduardo Paulino stands out for his level of knowledge, experience and availability.’

Ricardo Andrade Amaro is recommended.’

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has long been at the forefront of Portugal’s M&A market, where it is well versed in high-profile and high-value deals. Over the course of the past 12 months, the team witnessed an uptick in transactions in the energy sector, where it advised some of the biggest players in market-leading deals. The breadth of its practice – covering key sectors such as banking, insurance, telecoms, pharmaceuticals, infrastructure and manufacturing – is matched by its size and geographical presence thanks to Morais Leitão Legal Circle, a network of associations and alliances with leading law firms in Portuguese-speaking countries across Africa. Co-head Tomás Vaz Pinto focuses on the intersection between private equity, M&A and capital markets, while fellow co-leader Ricardo Andrade Amaro brings a wealth of experience in securities and M&A in the energy sector. Eduardo Paulino is an ‘excellent‘ lawyer and a key contact for cross-border M&A and private equity matters. Also of note is the firm’s Team Genesis, a multidisciplinary legal service provided to emerging companies in the technology and life sciences industries; Luís Roquette Geraldes leads on this type of work. Carlos Osório de Castro is also noted.

Testimonials

‘Deep knowledge of the matters, enormous quality of the work delivered. They take into account the company’s perspective to create more value and better decisions. They are super available and always deliver. They are resilient. They have a lot of experience and add immense value every time.’

‘In this area, I would highlight Jorge Simões Cortez and Eduardo Paulino, two absolutely outstanding people.’

‘Extensive legal and market knowledge essential for the success of the transaction.’

‘Ricardo Andrade Amaro stands out.’

‘Over the years MLGTS has managed to grow substantially while maintaining excellent quality across the board.’

‘Eduardo Paulino is an excellent, responsive and intelligent lawyer.’

‘Morais Leitão is clearly a leading firm in Portugal.’

‘Eduardo Paulino is a very good M&A lawyer with plenty of experience.’

Work highlights

  • Advisors to EDP – Energias de Portugal in the share capital increase with subscription amount of up to €1.02bn, through a public subscription offer.
  • Advised EDP and EDP Renováveis on a capital increase of around €1.5bn in EDP Renováveis by private offering, through the issue of 88,250,000 new shares in the company.
  • Assisting the Sonae Group in the context of the sale, by Sonae SGPS, S.A., of a 24.99% stake in the share capital of Sonae MC, SGPS, S.A. to Camoens Investments.

Portugal > Data privacy and data protection Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados brings together a multidisciplinary team that is equipped to assist domestic and international clients in all stages of data protection matters, from compliance to related litigation. In addition to being a trusted advisor to major companies in the banking, insurance, telecoms, retail and energy sectors when it comes to GDPR compliance, the group also possesses an impressive track record in criminal and misdemeanour proceedings involving data protection issues. The latter is an area of focus for department head Tiago Félix da Costa, who receives key support from Maria da Assunção da Cunha Reis in some of the most important projects handled by the team. Helena Tapp Barroso is singled out for her experience in data protection issues pertaining to the insurance sector.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘I emphasise the quality of the services provided and the constant updating of knowledge manifested by MLGT, given the complexity of the Regulation, its implementation and verification of its compliance. I also emphasise the diversity of knowledge on other matters of law, which is particularly useful in this type of services, given the various implications that the GDPR has on other matters (eg labor legislation and contractual matters).’

‘There is a Privacy and Personal Data team headed by an absolutely exceptional lawyer, competent, with a superior delivery quality, deeply knowledgeable about matters, resilient, who knows the client and the business extremely well, which always adds value.’

‘Tiago Felix da Costa is the partner responsible for this area. This same lawyer is also a reference in criminal law and administrative offences. His participation in all matters assigned to him in both areas – privacy and criminal – is always outstanding and extremely recognised within the company.’

‘Firm with a recognised ability to provide a global service, covering all areas of practice, with a very high quality of service, and with expert teams per practice area that are very well prepared and monitored by responsible partners with extensive and recognised experience in the national legal market. One of the most relevant characteristics of the profile of the Morais Leitão office lies in the great focus that the teams have on the Client and on the solutions they seek to find for the client’s needs within the regulatory constraints. Teams with excellent monitoring and knowledge of the Client. Very transparent invoicing system.’

‘Helena Tapp Barroso – Partner with extensive experience in the area of privacy and data protection. Perspective highly focused on finding innovative solutions adapted to client needs. Excellent client management skills.’

‘They have demonstrated speed, efficiency, and creativity. We have faced a few unusual issues in the data protection space, and MLGTS has provided creative, smart advice even in the face of uncertainty and novel procedural questions. They have deep expertise, and relationships within the legal community that allow them to understand how opposing parties think, strategise, and react.’

‘Particular credit must be given to Tiago Félix da Costa, for his clarity of communication and excellent management of the team of associates working with us. We had little familiarity with the rules of the Portuguese system, and Tiago has been careful to educate us about what we can expect and what the various pathways ahead might look like, without being patronizing or assuming prior knowledge. Additionally, Tiago’s connections and insight into other parties’ approaches have been exceptional.’

Key clients

NOS Comunicações, S.A.

Banco Comercial Português, S.A.

Modelo Continente Hipermercados, S.A.

Sonae Financial Services (Universo)

Talkdesk, S.A.

Outsystems, S.A.

FIDELIDADE Group

UNICRE

Oney Bank

Kromann Reumert

Scandinavian Tobacco Group Denmark A/S

SIVA

Worten – Equipamentos para o Lar, S.A.

Wikimedia Foundation

SEAT

Work highlights

  • Assisting Sonae Financial Services (Universo) with all data protection issues in the context of the restructuring of its credit operation related to Cartão Universo.
  • Assisting Fidelidade Seguros Group in data protection matters, including GDPR compliance.
  • Assisting NOS with the evaluation of data protection issues and building data protection compliant solutions related to personalised advertising for TV cable users.

Portugal > Dispute resolution Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados‘ highly regarded dispute resolution team handles the full range of high-value disputes, often with a cross-border element tied to Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. Focusing on civil and commercial disputes, the practice balances a busy caseload featuring international arbitration and litigation concerning M&A transactions, corporate and shareholder agreements, the banking sector, environmental law, consumer class actions and competition law. Francisco Cortez, who specialises in commercial litigation and financial disputes, and regularly acts as an arbitrator, coordinates the department with Filipe Vaz Pinto, whose areas of expertise include international arbitration. Sofia Vaz Sampaio is recommended for her strong track record in class actions, financial litigation and construction arbitration, while recently promoted partner Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira is a key contact for arbitration proceedings in the pharmaceutical sector. António Pinto Leite is a reference in the dispute resolution market.

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘It stands out for its competence, multidisciplinarity and the personal involvement of the partners.’

‘Sofia Vaz Sampaio is recommended.’

Key clients

Springwater Capital

BCP

Deloitte

KPMG

Sonae

NOS

EDP

GALP

Teva

MAN

Cofina

Klepierre

Windplus

Jinko Solar

Super Bock

Apple

Portugal > Employment Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados’ employment department is a top choice for large international and domestic companies across the gamut of industries, including banking, logistics, media and healthcare. Clients seeking advice on labour issues related to M&A, restructurings, collective bargaining negotiation and contentious issues can trust labour specialists Luís Miguel MonteiroPedro Pardal Goulão and the team. Helena Tapp Barroso is a name to note for data protection issues and projects. Of counsel Jose Amorim Magalhaes is another key contact, and is based in the firm’s Porto office.

Other key lawyers:

Helena Tapp Barroso; Jose Amorim Mahalhaes

Testimonials

‘Competence; rigor; proposals for possible solutions with identification of advantages/disadvantages.’

‘Diligent, experienced with in-depth knowledge, good communicators, empathetic.’

‘The team is permanently available, having a close, clear and pedagogical contact with the client, always reflecting enormous expertise, professionalism and trust.’

‘Excellent Labor Department.’

‘José Amorim Magalhães stands out for its availability, competence, technical knowledge and focus on the client.’

‘This is a very strong practice, one of the very best in Portugal. Very responsive, used to dealing with multinationals, good English capability, and deals well with matters large and small.’

‘Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados stands out from other companies in the national legal market for its efficiency in the response, ability to understand the business and its needs, proactivity and adjustment to an era in which technology is the basis of progress.’

Key clients

Tupperware

Abbvie

Accelya

McKinsey International, Inc. (Portuguese branch)

RTP

Pfizer Group (Portugal)

Santander Totta Group (Portugal)

Galp Group

Laboratórios Kin, S.A. (Portuguese branch)

HCL Technologies Limited (Portuguese branch)

BNP Paribas Group (Portuguese companies and branches)

Remote

VTEX

Hala Systems

Portugal > Energy and natural resources Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has well-established credentials in the energy sector, where it assists clients throughout the entire life cycle of projects. The team is adept at handling high-value financing deals, complex regulatory issues and administrative proceedings, but particularly stands out for its recurrent presence in consequential transactions in the energy space. Sponsors, lenders, developers and contractors also turn to the firm for advice on renewable energy matters, encompassing solar, wind, biomass and wave power. Other areas of focus include environmental impact assessments and related administrative offences in the context of energy projects. Managing partner Nuno Galvão Teles – who has an impressive track record in market-leading transactions – jointly leads the team with M&A partner Tomás Vaz Pinto. Catarina Brito Ferreira specialises in M&A and project development in the renewables segment, while Ricardo Andrade Amaro is noted for his regulatory and transactional expertise.

Other key lawyers:

Catarina Brito Ferreira; Ricardo Andrade Amaro; Joana Alves de Abreu; Helder Mourato

Key clients

EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A.

Aquila Capital Real Assets Sachwertinvest Verwaltungs GmbH

Pontegadea Inversiones, S.L.

EDP Comercial – Comercialização de Energia, S.A.

Eurowind Energy Unipessoal, Lda.

Portugal > EU and competition Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados fields a team of highly experienced practitioners who collectively provide a top-tier service to multinationals, financial institutions and public entities across regulatory investigations, transactional support, state aid and cartel cases. Practice head Joaquim Vieira Peres has a wealth of experience in merger control, antitrust investigations and state aid issues. He oversees a strong team of EU law and competition experts, which includes Luís do Nascimento Ferreira, who stands out for his track record before EU courts, and is often retained by domestic and international clients in relation to market dominance, merger control and restrictive practices; Eduardo Maia Cadete, who is a name to note for state aid, compliance and cartel whistle-blowing; and Gonçalo Machado Borges, who focuses on abuse of dominance, cartel investigations and merger filings. Recently promoted partner Pedro de Gouveia e Melo is a key advisor in the field of foreign investment control. Inês Gouveia has been actively involved in several judicial proceedings before the Competition, Regulation and Supervision Court. Carlos Botelho Moniz is also noted for his longstanding experience in the field.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘The team is large, with many senior members. In addition, the team has strong capabilities in neighbouring niches such as telecoms and IP. Finally, they have strong inroads in Africa.’

‘Luís do Nascimento Ferreira is particularly friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Pedro de Gouveia e Melo and Eduardo Maia Cadete are both very much hands on and available.’

‘Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is a leading firm in terms of knowledge, namely in the field of State aid. The service they provide is excellent, with competent, up-to-date and well-trained professionals. Contact with this firm has always proved to be very easy.’

‘Our contact was with Eduardo Maia Cadete, a person with in-depth knowledge and exceptional competence and whom we recommend. What distinguishes them from competitors is precisely their deep knowledge of the subject of State Aid, as well as the clear and unequivocal way in which they transmit their knowledge.’

‘Excellent knowledge, both legal and of the market where the company operates.’

‘Inês Gouveia – excellent professional with great knowledge in this legal area, and ability to understand the markets.’

‘Theoretical knowledge and practical experience in competition matters.’

‘Philipp Melcher and Gonçalo Machado Borges seek to understand the activity carried out by the Client and identify risks and mitigation measures to prevent violation of competition law.’

Key clients

EDP Group

NOS Group

Fidelidade – Companhia de Seguros, S.A.

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral

Sonae Indústria, SGPS, SA

Sonae Arauco, SA

Sonae MC, SA

Modelo Continente Hipermercados

Sonae Financial Services

National Development and Cohesion Agency (Agência de Desenvolvimento & Coesão)

Managing Authority of the National Operational Programme for Sustainability and Efficient Use of Resources (PO SEUR)

Sovena Consumer Goods

IDR – Instituto de Desenvolvimento Regional da Madeira

Assicurazioni Generali S.P.A.

Millennium BCP

BA Group

DST Group

Arena Atlântico – Gestão de Espaços Multiusos

APED – Associação Portuguesa das Empresas de Distribuição

Kemira Oyj

Metropolitano de Lisboa

Metropolitano do Porto

Vision-Box

Grupo Salvador Caetano

EEM – Empresa de Eletricidade da Madeira, S.A.

Unicre – Instituição Financeira de Crédito SA

Autoridade de Gestão do Programa Operacional Regional Centro 2020 (Managing Authority of the Operational Regional Program Centro 2020)

Clever House Sistemas Inteligentes

Musami

Eberspächer Exhaust Technology

SUMA – Serviços Urbanos e Meio Ambiente, S.A.

Metro AG

SDM – Sociedade de Desenvolvimento da Madeira, S.A.

APG Asset Management

National Pension Service of the Republic of Korea

Swiss Life Asset Managers

Infraestruturas de Portugal

Regional Government of the Autonomous Region of Madeira

VASP – Distribuidora de Publicações, S.A.

EURONET Limited

HI-FLY AIRWAYS

EUROATLANTIC AIRWAYS

CALLES DE PACHS

FUEL

FULLSIX

Super Bock Bebidas, SA

Liga Portuguesa de Futebol Profissional

Work highlights

  • Representing Modelo Continente in its appeal against two sanctioning decisions of the Portuguese Competition Authority.
  • Representing Super Bock Bebidas in its defence against the first ever cartel damages consumer class action in Portugal.
  • Representing the Portuguese Professional Football League and 17 sports companies owning clubs in an investigation launched by the Portuguese Competition Authority.

Portugal > Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has one of Portugal’s best-regarded white-collar criminal law practices, housing dedicated teams specialising in bribery, corruption, money laundering, and criminal and regulatory litigation. The team has an excellent track record in representing clients in some of Portugal’s highest-profile criminal cases across a wide range of sectors, including telecoms, financial services and energy. Practice head Rui Patrício is regularly involved in major cases, representing banks, companies and individuals. Tiago Félix da Costa co-leads the team, and is a regulatory and corporate criminal law expert with a focus on the TMT, banking and distribution industries. João Matos Viana also co-leads, and focuses specifically on financial services clients and offences involving banking securities and competition issues. Tiago Geraldo is a key associate in the team.

Other key lawyers:

Tiago Geraldo; João Lima Cluny; Nuno Matos

Testimonials

Tiago Félix da Costa is an outstanding lawyer, capable of presenting innovative solutions that are completely suited to the client’s situation. While very pragmatic and solution-oriented (problem solver), he is very knowledgeable and inspires confidence in the solutions and approaches he presents.’

Morais Leitão is a very good and solid law firm. It is very easy to work with them, because they have a variety of areas of expertise with very experienced lawyers, which makes the client’s life very easy, because you can ask for the support you need in only one place. I would say, one of the best (if not the best in Portugal).

‘Dr. Rui Patricio, Dr. João Lima Cluny and Dr. Nuno Matos: I can only say their personal attention and availability is extraordinary in a big law firm. They treat each client like there are no other clients to deal with. The level of care in all aspects, is extraordinary.’

‘They pay a lot of attention to client’s needs and are always trying to find solutions (from technology, people, collaboration) to address client’s needs. In terms of billing, it has been always transparent and invoiced always as agreed.’

‘Nuno Matos seems to me extremely hard working, competent and committed to deliver in time and with quality, for whatever we agree between ourselves.’

‘First, I highlight knowledge and experience. These assets allow for an in-depth and precise analysis of legal issues, with concrete and measurable results. Availability for support whenever requested is equally relevant.’

‘Morais Leitao has a very wide range of practices, excellent teams, and in the case of the litigation team, the team’s availability was extraordinary.’

‘Tiago Felix da Costa and the team were exceptionally available, explaining to us every step of the process, and were working with us as if we were all one team. The guidance of Dr Tiago and the team has been essential. And Dr. Tiago’s availability is always total, at any time.’

Key clients

KPMG

NOS

Novo Banco

Montepio

GALP

E-Redes – Distribuição de Energia, S.A.

MSC — Mediterranean Shipping Company

EDP – Energias de Portugal, S.A.

Sport Lisboa e Benfica

E-Redes – Distribuição de Energia, S.A.

Portugal > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados enjoys a great reputation in the market for its restructuring and insolvency practice, which is sought after by debtors, creditors, investors and other stakeholders. The team is especially devoted to assisting companies in restructuring scenarios, showcasing considerable strength in out-of-court negotiations, including under the special revitalisation process (PER) or under the extra-judicial recovery regime (RERE). Litigation initiated within or related to insolvency proceedings is another core area of activity for the department, which is also frequently engaged in distressed M&A transactions. The ‘technically brilliant‘ Nuno Gundar da Cruz, who ‘combines an enormous execution capacity with excellent negotiating skills‘ coordinates the team. He is particularly noted for his track record in complex PER cases and insolvency-related litigation. Filipe Lowndes Marques brings a wealth of experience in financial restructurings. Creditor and debtor clients also turn to Magda Fernandes for advice on restructuring and insolvency issues.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

‘In-depth knowledge of the rules, a lot of experience, ability to explain matters, functional complementarity between people allocated, excellent coordination, timely response.’

‘Very consistent and balanced team – each one stands out in the part/function they are in charge of.’

‘Nuno Gundar da Cruz is very responsive, easy to deal with, has great English language skills and is prompt in providing advice.’

‘Personalised service from reception to meeting room. The team’s availability and ability to resolve/answer questions/doubts stands out. Discretion, politeness and professionalism of all team members. Proximity to the client.’

‘I recommend Nuno Gundar da Cruz for his attention to detail, responsiveness and client care.’

‘I worked with Nuno Gundar, who is an excellent professional. Nuno, more than a lawyer, is a partner who can put himself in the client’s position and, together, debate the various alternatives/solutions, discuss the pros and cons in the client’s particular situation, taking into account the business in question and market environment. With Nuno we are able to make informed and debated decisions. Nuno dominates the subjects, making and sharing the analyses with coherence and pragmatism, giving a confidence far above the usual. Additionally, I highlight availability, which is very important in these processes, as the deadlines for responses are often not consistent with normal business hours.’

‘MLGTS has a huge technical knowledge on the matter, giving the client a clear map of the steps to be taken and the options available, a proactive attitude for the friendly and quick resolution of the various obstacles associated with this type of process creating bridges with the counterpart in a fair, balanced and effective way, and it enjoys enormous credibility and reputation with the various stakeholders, both official and private, which gives the client enormous negotiating leverage.’

‘Nuno Gundar da Cruz was in fact the main driver of our process. Technically brilliant, he combines enormous execution capacity with excellent negotiating skills. More than listing problems, he presents credible, technically resilient solutions and has the ability to implement them with a practical spirit.’

Key clients

Banco Comercial Português, S.A.

Caixa Geral de Depósitos, S.A.

Sociedade Comercial Orey Antunes, S.A.

ING Bank

OCP PORTUGAL – PRODUTOS FARMACÊUTICOS, S.A.

Thai Union

Work highlights

  • Advised and represented SCOA, a publicly listed company in Portugal, as debtor and company to be recovered, within its special revitalisation proceedings.
  • Represented Thai Union within the insolvency proceedings of António Ramos & Costa, S.A. in the context of a complex distressed acquisition of a real estate asset.
  • Advised ING Bank in connection with hypothetical legal effects, under Portuguese law, of the OW Bunker group insolvency.

Portugal > Intellectual property Tier 1

The full range of IP needs are catered for at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, with the department regularly acting for pharmaceutical companies, manufacturing and media clients in patent litigation. On the trade mark front, the team has an impressive track record in prosecution, licensing and enforcement matters. Copyright, trade secrets, unfair competition and software licensing are other areas of particular strength for the group, which is under the joint leadership of two practitioners: Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira, who is ‘is highly experienced and knowledgeable‘ in patent litigation, especially in the life sciences sector, and recently promoted Vasco Stilwell d’Andrade, who is well known for his expertise in IP rights throughout the EU. Tomás Vaz Pinto is also active in the practice, particularly in the fields of IP licensing, advertising and trade marks.

Other key lawyers:

Tomás Vaz Pinto; Maria Almeida e Silva

Testimonials

‘We have worked with the MLGTS team on patent litigation in Portugal. From our experience, we can say that this is one of the best patent law firms in Portugal. They are highly professional and knowledgeable in the field of patent litigation. The team is always available for us online/offline and informs us about all matters relevant to our case without us having to ask.’

‘We would like to highlight one person in particular, Ricardo Nascimento Ferreira. He is highly experienced and knowledgeable. He can answer any questions we have and responds to us within a short time. He gives us focused advice in a way that is easy to understand. He is also highly creative with litigation strategies. We have the impression that we can trust and rely on him in all matters.’

‘We work with Vasco Stilwell de Andrade on a frequent basis. We are very satisfied with the fast replies and his professional assessments. Also in general he is very flexible whenever issues arise.’

‘True experts, to the point, reasonable, ethical.’

‘Vasco Stilwell de Andrade – mastery of processes and interconnection with offices in other geographies ensuring the always excellent quality of the work developed.’

‘High technical competence, deep knowledge of the current legal and regulatory framework and focus on client needs.’

‘Vasco Stilwell D’Andrade is our main contact and our single source partner throughout the European Union for IP matters. He is extremely responsive, and provides unique and creative business solutions.’

Key clients

Cristiano Ronaldo

Teva

SIC (Impresa Group)

Ericsson

NOS

Esporão

EDP

BCP Millennium

Gestifute

BPI

Staples Portugal

Fucoli-Somepal

Bison Bank

SGS

Work highlights

  • Represents Teva in patent infringement and patent nullity proceedings related to the blockbuster drug Copaxone® in Portugal, as part of a pan-European litigation process.
  • Recently successfully cancelled bad-faith registration of the CR7 trade mark in a case that went to the General Court of the European Union.
  • Advised Firmo in the acquisition of Staples Portugal, which raised many IP issues and involved the licensing of a large portfolio of important trade marks.

Portugal > Planning law Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados‘ planning practice operates within the firm’s wider public, urban and environmental law department. Instructed by developers and local governments, the team regularly advises on major real estate developments and joint ventures across Portugal. Particularly praised by clients for its expertise in urbanisation projects, touristic developments and resorts, the team also provides assistance in terms of licensing, administrative procedures and investments. João Pereira Reis leads the team and is well regarded as a planning expert. Rui Ribeiro Lima further supports the practice, with a focus on public procurement, environmental and urban planning matters. Public law practice head João Tiago Silveira and real estate partner João Torroaes Valente are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Testimonials

‘Extensive knowledge of the market, the political and legal framework, as well as experience and involvement in “past lives” of the same assets.’

‘Rui Ribeiro Lima is a well of knowledge about urbanism, risks and opportunities and with a very positive attitude and openness.’

‘João Pereira Reis – cooperated especially from the angle of the current political context, having demonstrated an openness and availability.’

‘Filipa Moraes Vaz is competent and professional.’

‘Wide range of specialties, all with high quality associates and partners. Excellent communication of legislation, processes, expectations and risks either orally (virtual or in person), written (Portuguese or English) or in the context of meetings with external entities (business and customer monitoring).’

‘In particular I recommend Dr. Rui Ribeiro Lima. Brilliant communication, availability, diligence and mastery of specialties.’

Key clients

Round Hill Capital

SONAE Capital

Câmara Municipal de Cascais (Municipality of Cascais)

Work highlights

  • Supporting a joint venture between an investment fund managed by Arrow Global and a group of investors in the acquisition from Lone Star of ten joint stock companies – “Vilamoura World Group”.
  • Assisting Re VIVE (a Belgian company) in acquiring a large area in Matosinhos (north of Portugal) to develop a sustainable residential project.
  • Advising Round Hill Capital on the licensing of an allotment and construction operation in Lisbon for housing units and student accommodation.

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms Tier 1

The Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados Porto office is truly a standalone regional practice. Praised by clients for its wide technical capabilities, the office provides a full-service offering including but not limited to tax, corporate, commercial, capital markets, dispute resolution, labour and public law. Recent notable instructions for the team include advising EDP – Energias de Portugal on its share capital increase. Real estate and M&A partner Bernardo Lobo Xavier is also the managing partner for the Porto office. Paula Ponces Camanho provides expertise in all areas of labour and social security law; António Lobo Xavier is the go-to tax law contact; Carlos Osório de Castro is a capital markets expert; and João Anacoreta Correia coordinates the disputes team.

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Testimonials

‘Proximity and knowledge of the client.’

‘João Anacoreta Correia – Professionalism and constant availability.’

‘Ability to assume the essential elements of the business, Availability and diligence, ability to overcome the opposition of critical interests without prejudice to the efficient assertion of self-interest.’

‘Knowledge, professionalism, innovation in approach.’

‘It has a wide and technically very competent team that allows them to provide a quick and adequate response.’

‘Technically competent professionals, great availability and very close to clients.’

‘Advice by a highly professional and qualified multidisciplinary team with high ethical standards. They fit perfectly to the contingencies of the pandemic, making it possible to continue to give the necessary support to my company, advising its activities in this critical phase with support for digital technologies.’

‘Excellent and reliable professionals in many of the legal areas where we need support.’

Key clients

Sonae RP

NOS – Comunicações Electrónicas

Banco Comercial Português,

REN Portgás Distribuição

Corticeira Amorim

Banco Santander Consumer

Farfetch Portugal

OCP Portugal – Produtos Farmacêuticos, S.A.

EDP Gás – Serviço Universal, S.A.

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral

Sonae Indústria, SGPS, SA

Sonae Arauco, SA

Sonae Investimentos

GALP Energia Group

RTP – Rádio e Televisão de Portugal

Portugal > Projects and project finance Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is well positioned to assist stakeholders – both financing entities and promoters – engaged in project finance matters, encompassing the energy, road, railway, water and sanitation, waste management and real estate sectors. Recently, the team has been particularly active in the areas of acquisition finance and project finance within the renewable energy segment, including in wind and solar power projects, propelled by foreign investment. Its cross-border expertise is also noteworthy, especially when it comes to inbound and outbound investments and large-scale project finance deals in Lusophone countries in Africa. Department leader Filipe Lowndes Marques focuses on the financing of major projects, which is also an area of focus for Luís Branco. Of counsel Cláudia Castanheira Dos Santos advises on project finance in the energy sector and road concessions, and is a key contact for cross-border mandates. Combining expertise in project financing, development, PPPs and other infrastructure concessions, Filipa Morais Alçada is another key member in the practice.

Portugal > Public law Tier 1

The public law department at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados demonstrates strong transactional, contentious and regulatory capabilities. The team offers legal support to a varied client roster, including public entities, concessionaires, financial institutions, and companies operating in regulated sectors, helping them to navigate the complexities surrounding public procurement, public contracts, constitutional law and administrative proceedings. Its sector knowledge cuts across the energy, paper, defence, transport, telecoms, banking and defence sectors. Furthermore, the public, urban and environmental law practice – which is led by administrative law specialist João Tiago Silveira – is increasingly engaged in the development of legislative projects abroad, namely in Angola, Mozambique and Cape Verde. Margarida Olazabal Cabral is singled out for her wealth of experience in public procurement matters and public-private partnerships (PPPs). Nuno Peres Alves coordinates the Porto-based administrative and public law department; his experience covers public works contracts and litigation. Also based in Porto, Pedro Costa Gonçalves is another key contact for complex administrative law and public contracting mandates.

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Testimonials

‘The MLGTS administrative team responds efficiently and quickly to the questions that are posed by presenting innovative solutions, well-founded, supported by opinions that rely on the collaboration of lawyers with different technical strengths, contributing to legal certainty in making important decisions for their clients. It is an extremely well-organised structure with easy contact at any time, which allows you to resolve urgent issues in a highly qualified manner.’

‘Our contact is, first and foremost, Nuno Peres Alves. Pedro Costa Gonçalves is the best specialist in the area of public procurement matters. Nuno Peres Alves is an experienced lawyer in this area.’

‘The team demonstrates in-depth and comprehensive knowledge of the topics in which it is consulted, managing to give appropriate answers and allowing the resolution of the questions raised. The degree of knowledge and competence is transversal to counseling in theoretical/academic terms and to procedural action.’

‘João Tiago Silveira stands out for his pragmatism and global vision.’

‘The team is responsive and prompt in dealing with questions.’

‘What makes Morais Leitão’s team unique in terms of the service it provides is the quality of the team of lawyers involved in our matters, the seniority of knowledge and the permanent availability to respond to the various requests.’

‘João Tiago Silveira and Margarida Olazabal Cabral are recommended.’

‘Extreme competence of the Public Law team. Full availability. Absolute security in legal support and legal advice provided.’

Key clients

Republic of Angola

NOS Comunicações, S.A.

Metropolitano de Lisboa, E.P.E.

Work highlights

  • Assisting the Government of Angola in the revision of the legal framework of their national statistic system.
  • Responsible for all the public procurement process of the upcoming projects for modernisation of equipment and development of Lisbon’s subway infrastructure (trains and traffic signal system).
  • Advised NOS on legal and regulatory matters in relation to the public consultation before the approval of the 5G Auction Regulation.

Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 1

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados‘ real estate and construction practice is distinguished by its extensive expertise in corporate and transactional real estate operations, share deals and asset deals in particular. The team also excels in the acquisition and sale of large portfolios, providing clients with advice across the full life-cycle, covering joint ventures, regulatory matters and due diligence. Its track record includes matters in commercial and residential property, logistics, tourism and shopping centres, among other areas. João Torroaes Valente leads the practice, specialising in corporate real estate, tourism and investment vehicles; national and foreign investors rely in particular on his joint venture expertise. Rita Ferreira Vicente‘s expertise is also sought after, particularly on non-performing loan (NPL) deals and repossessed estate assets, and she is also a financing expert. The team is also supported by a number of well-regarded associates and senior associates.

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Other key lawyers:

Rita Ferreira Vicente; Andreia Bento Simões; João Fitas; Manuel Ponces Magalhães

Testimonials

‘João Torres Valente has a global view of a complex transaction and is able to delegate within this team which can accelerate the process. He is a very good professional, very clear in his explanations but also listening to his client. He will make things happen in a secure way.’

‘Available, flexible, closeness to the client, industry knowledge.’

João Torroaes Valente, Andreia Bento Simões, Manuel Ponces Magalhães, Rita Vicente: They have a high level of professionalism and delivery.’

‘It is an office with a lot of experience in the various areas of real estate, from urban planning to construction, which is always proactive in the face of issues found in due diligence and which has a lot of experience in closing large-scale and complex operations.’

‘João Torroaes Valente – great negotiating skills, adaptability, technical knowledge and accumulated experience.’

‘Andreia Simões – work capacity, resilience, technical capacity.’

‘Very good knowledge of the market and the political and legal framework, having a very relevant track-record not only in similar transactions but also in past transactions involving the same assets that we trade. All of this was a very positive asset for the work, to which was added the good relationship and past experiences already had with these same teams.’

Portugal > Tax Tier 1

The sizeable tax team at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados enjoys a stellar reputation in the market, boasting an impressive full-service offering and a track record in high-value corporate transactions, litigation and transfer pricing. Major domestic listed companies and foreign multinationals operating in a range of sectors, financial services players, investment funds as well as public institutions and private clients routinely instruct the team on complex and oftentimes multi-jurisdictional tax matters. The tax department – whose depth ‘is outstanding and unmatched’ – is now chaired by António Pedro Braga in Porto and Lisbon-based partner Bruno Santiago. Braga is counsel of choice for financial, industrial and commercial clients, while Santiago, who focuses on non-contentious issues and tax litigation, is a name to note for matters involving Angola and Mozambique. Francisco de Sousa da Câmara ‘is a reference in the market and a true star of the legal profession in this field‘; he has a wealth of experience in tax arbitration. Based in the Porto office, António Lobo Xavier brings expertise in double taxation, VAT and corporate income tax. The firm was further strengthened in October 2021 by the arrival of tax expert and consultant Ricardo Seabra Moura.

Testimonials

The team is characterised by availability, interest and solid knowledge in the topics covered and in supporting the project. In the fiscal area, they were innovative in the proposed solutions, demonstrating that they have always up-to-date technical knowledge.

‘Bruno Santiago – technical quality, knowledge, thoughtfulness, and client relationship.’

‘Francisco Sousa da Câmara – in addition to the great technical skills that characterise him, we highlight a special human component and technical sensitivity.’

‘António Lobo Xavier- knowledge, experience, genuine willingness to help, proximity, involvement and responsibility.’

‘The general level of service is excellent as they have a team that shows: good in-depth knowledge and understanding of the legal framework; high technical competence; professionalism; great negotiation skills and a particular ability to reach consensus solutions, placing the client’s interest at the centre of the analysis and resolution of each problem; an integrated vision and analysis of themes, covering the various specialties of law; the team is always available and able to give their opinion and work within demanding deadlines.’

‘In my opinion, Morais Leitão has the leading tax department of all Portuguese law firms. The depth of the team is outstanding and unmatched.’

‘Francisco de Sousa da Câmara is a reference in the market and a true star of the legal profession in this field. Bruno Santiago is clearly the most prepared tax partner in the firm and leading lawyer in high stakes litigation. The true hidden gem of the department is António Queiroz Martins, who is clearly at a young age a wildcard to become one of the leading Portuguese tax lawyers.’

Key clients

Somincor

EDP Energias de Portugal

GALP Energia, S.A.

Deutsche Bank – Sucursal em Portugal

Sonae Sierra

Mota-Engil SGPS, S.A.

Sonae Sierra

Santander Consumer

Amorim SGPS, S.A.

JMR Gestão Retalho SGPS

Grupo Porma

Work highlights

  • Represented Pontegadea in the acquisition of a 12% stake in REN (the Portuguese entity that has the concession of the national grid of energy) from Oman Oil.
  • Led the drafting and presentation of an Advance Pricing Agreement to the Portuguese Tax Authorities on behalf of Somincor, providing tax and legal guidance during the several negotiation rounds.
  • Engaged as tax advisor for Sonae Sierra in the structuring of its development project of Tower III.

Portugal > TMT Tier 2

The cross-practice TMT group at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados is well placed to advise large companies in these sectors in relation to significant corporate transactions, projects, antitrust cases, cybersecurity issues and regulatory developments. The team – which comprises lawyers specialised in public law, competition, litigation and corporate law – is perhaps best known for its in-depth knowledge of telecoms regulatory and contentious matters pursuant to its longstanding relationship with major operator NOS. Practice head Gonçalo Machado Borges frequently assists clients in regulatory, transactional and contentious matters involving telecoms and media companies. Nuno Peres Alves is also noted for his track record in sector-related administrative litigation and public tender procedures.

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Testimonials

‘ML’s Team is distinguished by its knowledge of the sector and applicable national and European legislation, the collaborative and close way in which it provides legal support, and its communication skills. The work is guided by a great relational dynamic, as if it were an in-house team, contributing with a vision that goes beyond strict legal analysis, contributing in a holistic way to the processes in which they participate. The team’s work is of high quality, always based on extensive investigation of international cases and relevant jurisprudence. The ability to communicate, translating complex concepts into simple and non-technical terms, is one of the strengths of the team.’

‘ML has been developing tools together with leading companies in the Artificial Intelligence sector. Throughout the COVID-19 period, the entire ML team in the ICT area demonstrated an unexpected ability to use remote work tools in their various dimensions of collaborative work, to facilitate collaborative work with clients, mimicking physical proximity that was not possible to ensure.’

‘Gonçalo Machado Borges is the person I would like to highlight. His combative, energetic spirit, with deep knowledge and experience of the market and of national and European TMT legislation, combined with his robust background in competition, give him the a special ability to find innovative solutions for the challenges we face. At the same time, he has a great ability to deconstruct complex themes/concepts, greatly facilitating the discussion of different themes at any level of the organisation.’

‘Availability and professionalism.’

‘Gonçalo Machado Borges- proximity and high professionalism.’

Work highlights

  • Advised NOS on a network sharing agreement with Vodafone Portugal seeking to optimise certain segments of both operators’ passive and active mobile communications network infrastructure.
  • Legal advisors to NOS in the setting up and running business of Dualgrid – Gestão de Redes Partilhadas, a joint venture incorporated between NOS and Vodafone Portugal.
  • Advised multiple clients in several cybercrime cases, including the first ever money laundering case in Portugal involving the use if bitcoin on the Dark Web and several fraud, ransomware and phishing cases.

Portugal > Transport Tier 2

Strong in both aviation and shipping, Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados‘ transport team covers all manner of financing, tax, insurance, litigation and regulatory matters related to these sectors. Segismundo Pinto Basto heads the aviation side of the practice, which regularly acts on behalf of national and international clients in civil and military aviation matters; the team advises both private and public carriers on asset management and contract negotiation. The maritime arm of the practice is headed by consultant Claudia Santos Cruz, and provides day-to-day assistance to clients, as well as advising them on vessel financing, ship arrest and other shipping-related matters.

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Testimonials

‘The Morais Leitão Shipping Team is exceptional because of its international capabilities and significant coverage of Lusophone jurisdictions. It offers a one stop shop for all Shipping matters covering Portugal (including the international Ship Registry in Madeira); Angola; Mozambique and Cape Verde.’

‘The team has significant ship finance and litigation experience and offers a streamlined service in all of the jurisdictions.’

‘Claudia Santos Cruz is the Shipping Team head at Morais Leitão and is considered in the international legal market as one of the leading shipping and maritime lawyers in Portugal. She is also qualified to practice in Mozambique and a foreign expert for Angola.’

‘Claudia is often seen as an international go to lawyer instructed by leading ship finance banks and foreign insurers and P&I Clubs. Although now a civil law expert she is also a qualified English law solicitor which adds great value to international clients working in those jurisdictions. I appreciate her direct, no nonsense pragmatic approach to getting the job done.’

Mozambique > Foreign law firms Tier 1

The Mozambique practice at Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados sits within the firm’s wider Lusophone Africa practice and is jointly led by Lisbon-based partner Claudia Santos Cruz and André de Sousa Vieira in Porto. The team is heavily involved in many of the major securities and energy projects in Mozambique, advising on cross-border, inbound and outbound investments. Cruz, who has extensive experience on the latter, is an English qualified lawyer, and admitted to both the Mozambican and Portuguese Bar Associations. Viera is also qualified in England and Wales and Portugal, as well as being admitted to practice in Spain, and is an energy and natural resources project finance expert.

Angola > Foreign firms

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados’ Angolan practice sits within the firm’s wider Lusophone Africa offering. Headed by Porto-based partner André de Sousa Vieira and Claudia Santos Cruz in Lisbon, the team advises on cross-border inbound and outbound investments into Lusophone Africa, with a strong presence in project finance, particularly in the energy and natural resources, commodities and transport sectors. The firm maintains a partnership with local firm ALC Advogados, of which private investment and tax expert Catarina Levy Osório  is a founding partner and consultant for the firm. International consultant Bruno Xavier de Pina, an expert in cross-border matters involving Angola and Cape Verde, joined the firm in 2021.

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 a 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), Cape Verde (VPQ Advogados) and Mozambique (MDR Advogados).

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Managing Partner Nuno Galvão Teles+351 213 817 438
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João Alfredo Afonso photoMr João Alfredo AfonsoJoão Alfredo Afonso has handled mergers, acquisitions and sales of companies of…
Joana Almeida photoMs Joana AlmeidaPartner and HR & Training Director.
João Anacoreta Correia photoMr João Anacoreta Correia
Ricardo Andrade Amaro photoMr Ricardo Andrade AmaroRicardo Andrade Amaro joined the firm in 2002 and became partner in…
Gonçalo Andrade e Castro photoMr Gonçalo Andrade e CastroMember of the corporate and commercial team, Gonçalo Andrade e Castro is…
Carlos Botelho Moniz photoMr Carlos Botelho MonizCarlos Botelho Moniz’s experience includes advising and representing clients in competition cases,…
Luís Branco photoMr Luís BrancoLuís Branco specialises in banking and finance law, having participated in several…
Catarina Brito Ferreira photoMs Catarina Brito FerreiraJoined the firm in 2003 and became partner in 2017.
Paula Ponces Camanho photoMs Paula Ponces CamanhoPartner.
Constança Carrington photoMs Constança CarringtonConstança Carrington has been involved in various M&A and business law projects…
Francisco Cortez photoMr Francisco CortezFrancisco Cortez joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in…
Pedro Costa Gonçalves photoMr Pedro Costa GonçalvesBefore joining the firm, Pedro Costa Gonçalves worked as a consultant, mainly in…
Tiago Félix da Costa photoMr Tiago Félix da CostaHaving been practicing law since 2004, Tiago has wide experience in the…
Magda Fernandes photoMs Magda FernandesMagda Fernandes is a non-equity partner at the Firm. She is a…
Rita Ferreira Vicente photoMs Rita Ferreira VicenteRita Ferreira Vicente has handled several real estate developments, acquisitions and sales…
Luís Gagliardini Graça photoMr Luís Gagliardini GraçaLuís Gagliardini Graça has been very active in the area of concessions…
Nuno Galvão Teles photoMr Nuno Galvão TelesJoined the firm in 1987, became Partner in 1995. Managing Partner of…
José Manuel Galvão Teles photoMr José Manuel Galvão TelesJosé Manuel Galvão Teles is widely experienced in M&A. A consultant to…
Tiago Geraldo photoMr Tiago GeraldoTiago Geraldo joined the firm in 2008. He is a member of…
Pedro Gorjão Henriques photoMr Pedro Gorjão HenriquesPrior to joining the firm Pedro worked at Banco Fomento e Exterior…
Inês Gouveia photoMs Inês GouveiaInês Gouveia joined the firm in 2006. She is a member of…
Nuno Gundar da Cruz photoMr Nuno Gundar da CruzNuno Gundar da Cruz joined Morais Leitão in 2006 and became a…
Bernardo Lobo Xavier photoMr Bernardo Lobo XavierBernardo is widely experienced in both M&A and real estate having participated…
Filipe Lowndes Marques photoMr Filipe Lowndes MarquesFilipe Lowndes Marques has extensive experience in the area of project finance,…
Gonçalo Machado Borges photoMr Gonçalo Machado BorgesGonçalo Machado Borges joined the firm in 2006 and became a non-equity…
Eduardo Maia Cadete photoMr Eduardo Maia CadeteExperience as attorney before the European Court of Human Rights, EU Court…
João Matos Viana photoMr João Matos VianaCurrently he practices in the area of litigation, focusing specifically on criminal…
Fernanda Matoso photoMs Fernanda MatosoFernanda Matoso acts mainly in the health sector, as a life sciences lawyer,…
Luís Miguel Monteiro photoMr Luís Miguel MonteiroLuís has participated in several corporate restructuring processes and collective dismissal proceedings,…
Ana Monjardino photoMs Ana MonjardinoSince 1996 Ana Monjardino has worked on international public tenders, including privatisations,…
Catarina Monteiro Pires  photoMs Catarina Monteiro Pires Partner.
Filipa Morais Alçada photoMs Filipa Morais AlçadaConsultant
Miguel Nogueira de Brito photoMr Miguel Nogueira de BritoMiguel Nogueira de Brito has worked mainly in the areas of constitutional law,…
Paulo Núncio photoMr Paulo NúncioPartner.
Margarida Olazabal Cabral photoMs Margarida Olazabal CabralMargarida Olazabal Cabral concentrates her activity in several areas of administrative law,…
Carlos Osório de Castro photoMr Carlos Osório de CastroCarlos Osório de Castro is one of the most well-known Portuguese lawyers in…
Pedro Pardal Goulão photoMr Pedro Pardal GoulãoPedro Pardal Goulão provides consultancy in all areas of labour law, concerning…
Rui Patrício photoMr Rui PatrícioRui Patrício joined Morais Leitão in 1994 and became a partner in…
Eduardo Paulino photoMr Eduardo PaulinoMain practice areas include transactional, regulatory and compliance advice in capital markets,…
António  Pedro Braga  photoMr António Pedro Braga Partner
João Pereira Reis photoMr João Pereira ReisJoão Pereira Reis has accumulated vast experience in his practice of law…
Vítor Pereira das Neves photoMr Vítor Pereira das NevesQualified (2007). Partner (2020) and member of the corporate, M&A and capital…
Nuno Peres Alves photoMr Nuno Peres AlvesNuno Peres Alves focuses his activity on Public Regulation and on Administrative…
Segismundo Pinto Basto photoMr Segismundo Pinto BastoSegismundo Pinto Basto has acted as legal counsel on M&A projects in…
António Pinto Leite photoMr António Pinto LeiteChairman of the Arbitration Centre of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and…
Maria Quintela photoMs Maria QuintelaMaria Quintela has been active assisting various major acquisitions of companies and in…
Paulo Rendeiro photoMr Paulo RendeiroPaulo was involved in several M&A transactions, restructurings, acquisitions and sales of…
Rui Ribeiro Lima photoMr Rui Ribeiro LimaRui Ribeiro Lima joined the firm in 2007. He is a member…
Luís Roquette Geraldes photoMr Luís Roquette GeraldesLuís Roquette Geraldes is a partner at the corporate and M&A department…
António Sampaio Caramelo photoMr António Sampaio CarameloAntónio Sampaio Caramelo is currently in charge of handling Special Cases within…
Bruno Santiago photoMr Bruno SantiagoBruno Santiago is a Lawyer Specialist in Tax Law that practices in…
Cláudia Castanheira Dos Santos photoMs Cláudia Castanheira Dos SantosConsultant
Claudia Santos Cruz photoMs Claudia Santos CruzClaudia Santos Cruz advises clients on the international and cross border aspects…
Isabel Santos Fidalgo photoMs Isabel Santos FidalgoSince 1999 Isabel Santos Fidalgo has worked intensively in all the areas…
João Tiago Silveira photoMr João Tiago SilveiraJoão Tiago Silveira coordinates the public law, urban planning and environment department.
Jorge Simões Cortez photoMr Jorge Simões CortezBefore Jorge Simões Cortez joined the firm he worked as a legal adviser with…
Maria Soares do Lago photoMs Maria Soares do LagoMaria focuses on the banking and financing sector, particularly banking and financial…
Vasco Stilwell d'Andrade photoMr Vasco Stilwell d'AndradeVasco is the partner that co-coordinates the intellectual property team as well…
Helena Tapp Barroso photoMs Helena Tapp BarrosoJoined the firm in 2006, became a Non-Equity Partner in 2010.
João Torroaes Valente photoMr João Torroaes ValenteJoão is a corporate real estate, tourism and investment fund specialist. He…
Tomás Vaz Pinto photoMr Tomás Vaz PintoTomás Vaz Pinto is involved with important M&A transactions in the energy…
Filipe Vaz Pinto photoMr Filipe Vaz PintoPartner with the dispute resolution team, with his practice focused on arbitrations…
Sofia Vaz Sampaio photoMs Sofia Vaz SampaioSofia Vaz Sampaio joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner…
Eduardo Verde Pinho photoMr Eduardo Verde PinhoEduardo represents national and international clients in M&A transactions and financial restructurings.…
Joaquim Vieira Peres photoMr Joaquim Vieira PeresJoaquim Vieira Peres is one of the most active Portuguese lawyers in the…
António Lobo Xavier photoMr António Lobo XavierPartner
Maria da Assunção da Cunha Reis photoMs Maria da Assunção da Cunha ReisMaria da Assunção da Cunha Reis joined Morais Leitão in 2012. She…
Pedro de Gouveia e Melo photoMr Pedro de Gouveia e MeloPartner
Bruno Xavier de Pina photoMr Bruno Xavier de PinaInternational Consultant
André de Sousa Vieira photoMr André de Sousa VieiraAndré de Sousa Vieira joined the firm in 2020 as a partner.…
Francisco de Sousa da Câmara photoMr Francisco de Sousa da CâmaraRepresents major corporations and multinationals in tax restructuring operations dealing with different…
Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira photoMr Ricardo do Nascimento FerreiraHis practice focuses on several areas of civil and commercial law and…
Luís do Nascimento Ferreira photoMr Luís do Nascimento FerreiraLuís do Nascimento Ferreira joined the firm in 2003 and became a…
Pedro de Gouveia e Melo photoMr Pedro de Gouveia e MeloPartner.
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