Firm Profile > TELLES > Oporto, Portugal

4050-501 OPORTO

Oporto: leading commercial firms Tier 2

TELLES' Oporto-based team has a strong market presence and is active across finance, insolvency, dispute resolution, real estate, tax, energy, competition, employment, public law, corporate and M&A matters. The team is instructed by a range of SMEs, multinational corporations, international companies and public authorities. Carlos Lucena is a key name.

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

TELLES is well versed in project finance as well as M&A in the energy sector. The team regularly advises on contractual matters, and demonstrates extensive experience in municipality energy efficiency contracts. It also stands out for its expertise in climate change issues, particularly carbon projects. Ivone Rocha is a key contact.

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The commercial and corporate team at TELLES is adept at handling cross-border deals, and has been particularly active advising local and international energy companies on their M&A transactions. Notable areas of practice include private equity and venture capital matters. Carlos Lucena, who is proficient in foreign investments and corporate restructuring, leads the practice with Francisco Espregueira Mendes, who stands out for his in-depth knowledge of private equity and competition issues.


The team is very reliable and the articulation between the several departments is great.’

In general, all departments are client focused as they try to anticipate problems and also solutions for the client. Additionally, all lawyers tend to be kind and easy to deal with.’

Diogo Damião is an outstanding lawyer. He is very reliable in terms of work quality. He anticipates problems and finds creative solutions. He shows great commitment to our M&A projects and thinks about the transactions from a wide perspective (also understanding the business mindset).’

Key clients


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Fiera Capital Corporation

Susi Partners

Susi Energy Efficiency Fund II

Auto-Sueco, Lda. (Nors Group)

Egis Road Operation Portugal, S.A.

Ferpinta Turismo, Sgps, S.A.

Inter-Risco Group (Inter-Risco, Sociedade De Capital De Risco, S.A.)

Super Bock Group

Vallis Capital Partners, S.A. (Vallis Group)

Quadrantis Capital

Peeif – Portuguese Energy Efficiency Investment Fund – Fundo De Capital De Risco

New Edge Fund

Luxaviation Group

Apren – Portuguese Renewables Association

Air Liquide Portugal

Lucios Europe Bv

New Finerge Sa

Photon Energy Corporate Services Cz S.R.O.

Island Renewable Energy Ltd

Winpower International Ltd

Fruits Of Life Ltd

Get2c Lda

Termogreen Ltd

Dispute resolution Tier 5

Fielding extensive experience in litigation and arbitration, TELLES is well versed in advising companies in relation to shareholders and corporate disputes, as well as conflicts arising from transactions. Insolvency, credit recovery and evictions are particular areas of expertise for the team, which is under the joint leadership of André Navarro de Noronha and Fernando Pizarro Monteiro.


Efficient, attentive and available.

Professionalism and excellent technical knowledge in various areas of law.

Availability, capacity, professionalism and diversity.

André Navarro de Noronha is always available, has great client care skills, and provides clear advice.

Nuno Cardoso stands out in the team.

The firm: TELLES is a Portuguese law firm with global activity. From its offices, in Lisbon and Oporto, and through its partnerships with law firms established all over the world, the firm supports its corporate and private clients by delivering consistent legal advice for a wide range of business issues.

TELLES is based in Portugal but focused on the whole world. Its lawyers are fluent in Portuguese, English, French, German, Spanish and Chinese. The firm is a founding member of Marcalliance, one of the worlds strongest alliances of independent legal and tax firms from countries in Europe, America, Africa and Asia. Additionally, it has established formal bilateral partnerships in Brazil, Colombia and Malta as well as a wide range of informal business relationships with law firms all over the world.

Since its foundations in Oporto in 1936, the firm has followed the establishment of some of the largest Portuguese and worldwide organisations. The firm has supported its clients through the good times and stood by them during periods of recession and crisis in the national and global markets. Throughout 80 years of changes, there has been one constant element in TELLES’ history, namely its unwavering dedication to supporting its clients.

TELLES was already in business when 65% of the Fortune 500 top 20 firms were founded and although it is a forward-thinking law firm with young and proactive partners, this history and tradition ensures the firm is always able to understand that the key to its success and to the future of the firm is, and always will be, its commitment to providing the highest quality legal advice, with the utmost integrity and respect for client confidentiality.

Its dynamic and specialised team takes its clients’ challenges very seriously, ensuring the right advice for all aspects of their activities. TELLES’ lawyers are known for their focus on what the client really needs, creating tailor-made solutions for each case, committed to building strategies that truly contribute to achieving client goals.

With offices in Oporto and Lisbon, TELLES’ lawyers work in true collaboration between these two locations. It is not a Lisbon based firm with an office in Orpoto or the other way around. Instead, it is a national law firm which supports its clients, always matching the specific client situation to the team and lawyer that is most knowledgeable on that particular topic and area of expertise, irrespective of where they are based.

Areas of practice: The firm combines different areas of expertise with proven, extensive experience and technical excellence. Each team is tailored for each project, working in close proximity with clients and having great involvement in their day-to-day business and activities.

TELLES is a key player in the Portuguese legal market, with its lawyers’ expertise across a broad range of areas of business activity being widely recognised by its clients and peers alike. Its main areas of practice are: commercial and corporate law; real estate and urban planning; taxation and criminal litigation; litigation and arbitration; labour law; mergers and acquisitions; competition law; banking and finance; administrative and public tenders; credit recovery, insolvency and corporate recovery; and maritime law.

Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial, corporate and M&A
Real estate and urban planning
Litigation and arbitration
European and competition law
Finance, projects and capital markets
Administrative and public tenders
Credit recovery, insolvency and corporate recovery
Digital, privacy and cybersecurity
Energy and environment law
Number of lawyers : 75
Other offices : Oporto