Paulo de Barros Baptista > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

VdA
Rua Dom Luis I, 28
1200-151 Lisboa
Portugal

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Transport

(Leading individuals)

Paulo de Barros BaptistaVdA

Praised for its ‘availability, efficiency and responsiveness‘, VdA houses a multi-disciplinary transport practice, which is ‘very knowledgeable and very insightful‘. The team, which leverages the firm’s core strengths across banking, finance, energy, projects and public law, is regularly involved in logistics, mobility, road and rail projects and offers expertise across PPP and procurement matters. In the aviation sector, disputes and regulatory matters are key, as are finance, leasing and restructuring transactions. For shipping, the team is heavily engaged in oil and gas-related work, and offers expertise in dispute resolution, environmental matters, cargo claims, ship finance, and sale and purchase transactions. Paulo de Barros Baptista, who heads the transport team, is experienced in road-sector instructions and managing associate José Miguel Oliveira is active in oil, gas and shipping mandates. Teresa Empis Falcão is also a key member of the team.

Portugal > Projects and project finance

(Leading individuals)

Paulo de Barros BaptistaVdA

The ‘very personable team‘ at VdA is well placed to handle a range of instructions relating to complex projects and is particularly experienced in energy, transport and infrastructure-sector mandates. Aside from its experience in Portuguese projects, the team is also regularly instructed in projects across several African jurisdictions, including Mozambique and Angola. Clients include sponsors, awarding entities, construction companies, operators, lenders and international organisations. Manuel Protásio and Teresa Empis Falcão stand out for project finance work; Paulo de Barros Baptista leads on infrastructure projects; and Vanda Cascão and Ana Luís de Sousa are energy-sector specialists.