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Portugal > Energy and natural resources Tier 2

Boasting a ‘very good reputation in the market’, the energy and natural resources practice at TELLES frequently acts for a variety of industry stakeholders in M&A, licensing issues, regulatory and public law matters. Renewable hydrogen is a recent area of focus for the team, which draws on its expertise in finance, environmental law, and climate change to assist with the financing and development of energy projects. The ‘very competent’ Ivone Rocha heads up the practice; the well-rounded department leader is skilled in the development of energy production projects, regulatory and permitting issues, energy efficiency, and mining. Focused on the electricity and natural gas segments, Luísa Vilas Boas is a key name for matters related to collective self-consumption and renewable energy.

Practice head(s):

Ivone Rocha

Other key lawyers:

Ana Pires da Silva; Vanessa Matos Mendes; Luísa Vilas Boas


‘I highlight Ivone Rocha and Luísa Vilas Boas.’

‘TELLES has a very complete team of lawyers. The work of TELLES is of high quality in its areas of specialisation, being one of the reference firms in the Portuguese legal market.’

‘Our closest collaboration has been with Ivone Rocha. Ivone has a deep knowledge of energy law. In addition, she is a member of the European Federation of Energy Law (EFELA), an entity in which TELLES collaborates actively in matters of European relevance.’

‘Firm with a very good reputation in the market.’

‘Lots of competence, availability and high level of important advice.’

‘Ivone Rocha is very competent.’

Key clients

APREN – Portuguese Renewable Energy Association




Fusion Fuel

EDP Renewables



H2driven Consortium

ATE Consortium


Hanwha Q Cells

Infinita Energias


Mota-engil Capital, S.A.

Ubitricity (Shell)

Power & Sol (Ipp)


Lightsource Bp

Martifer Renewables

Cjr Renewables (Epc)


Basadre Energias Renovables





Noroeste Energia




Aura Power – Rio Maior

Adp – Energia





DST Solar


Generalitat Catalunya

Município De Águeda

Work highlights

  • Advising Fusion Fuel on various projects in the energy sector, with a focus on the production of hydrogen electrolysers.
  • Advising LIPOR, an association of municipalities in the north of Portugal, on the design of a Renewable Energy Community Model and roadmap, which uses the energy generated from the recovery of waste.

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Noted for its ‘technicality’, the corporate, M&A and private equity team at TELLES is regularly engaged by clients hailing from the insurance, private equity, venture capital, construction, life sciences, telecoms, infrastructure and energy sectors. The practice is steered by Francisco Espregueira Mendes, who is adept in corporate M&A, private equity and venture capital deals, as well as privatisations and complex corporate restructurings. Joana Telles de Abreu is praised for her ‘extremely high competence’ and ‘pragmatic’ approach. The team has been bolstered by the arrivals of Ofélia Pinto de Queiroz and Márcio Carreira Nobre, both of whom joined from CS’Associados in January and April 2023 respectively.

Practice head(s):

Francisco Espregueira Mendes

Other key lawyers:

Carlos Lucena; Mariana Ferreira Martins; Nuno Marques; Diogo Damião; Delber Pinto Gomes; Ofélia Pinto de Queiroz; Márcio Carreira Nobre


‘Telles is truly a unique company in terms of the quality of service it provides to its clients. It is a firm that has shown exponential growth in recent years, with a strong, truly national presence, covering all areas of law.’

‘I highlight Diogo Damião for his great attention to detail and extreme dedication to the client, in addition to a very professional attitude and legal knowledge.’

‘I would highlight Ofélia Pinto Queiroz for her seniority, exemplary professionalism, remarkable competence and her exceptional client orientation.’

‘The support provided by the Telles M&A team exceeded all our expectations, as they supported all steps of the negotiation with the notoriously very experienced defence of our interests, always explaining to us what was at stake at each point and supporting the decision-making process and acceptance/refusal of contractual conditions.’

‘In the team, we highlight the absolutely exceptional contribution of Francisco Espregueira Mendes, a person we greatly esteem and consider for his enormous support and generosity in sharing his knowledge and intelligence, which allowed us to be much safer in the most important step of our professional lives.’

‘I highlight the quality of the services, the rigour, the technicality, the teamwork, the concern and compliance with the deadlines requested for the response, the prompt availability and kindness.’

Key clients

Alten Europe Group

Andrade Gutierrez / Zagope

Autoribeiro Group

BBL Invest, S.A.

Beta Capital

Bilacon Iberia

Cavalum Group

Cerealis Group

David Rosas

Dekra Group

Domes Resorts

Efficity S.A.

Egis Group

Ena Okto Dyo Real Estate

Época Home Palace & Hotel Concept Group

Ferpinta Group

Ferreira Build Power | Ferreira Construções

Fundação Casa da Música

Fuste, S.A.


Glatz Group


Guest Ready Group

Horizon Equity Partners

Inspariya Group

Insula Capital SGOIC


JPM Group

Makeen Energy Group

Lionesa Group

LTP Labs, S.A.

Metis II B.V.

Nelson Quintas Group

Nors Group

OB Invest

Orpea Group

Páginas Amarelas Group

Pharmalex Group (AmerisourceBergen investment portfolio company)

Pluris Investments, S.A.

Point Capital Partners

Pradecon, S.A.

Primor Group

Project To Be Group (former Planaltosearch Capital)

PSA Group


Red Bull

RNM Group

Rubix Group

Saviotti Group


Super Bock Group

Tangor Capital

Teak Capital

Torrestir Group


Triva Group, S.A.

Unilabs Group (Apax Partners investment portfolio company)

Vigent Group

Vintage Prime SGPS, S.A. (Luisa Amorim Group)


Vallis Capital Partners

Wavecom Group

Zeitreel (Sonae Group)

Work highlights

  • Advised the SAVIOTTI GROUP on the sale of Dom Pedro Hotels Algarve and Madeira to the ARROW GLOBAL GROUP.
  • Advising ZEITREEL SONAE (SONAE FASHION DIVISION) on the complete restructuring of the ZEITREEL SONAE corporate group, including winding-up and liquidation of several companies, cross-border shareholding transfers, and merger of several companies in several jurisdictions.
  • Advising the PHARMALEX GROUP as local Portuguese legal counsel within the scope of the worlwide sale of the PHARMALEX GROUP to AMERISOURCEBERGEN.

Portugal > Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

The ‘excellent’ data privacy and protection team at TELLES advises clients from a myriad of sectors, including banking, retail, technology and automotive, on a range of matters. The practice is steered by Pedro Vidigal Monteiro, who has combined expertise in IP, tech-related matters and data privacy issues. Ana Ferreira Neves, who possesses extensive experience in e-commerce and consumer law, and Maria Abreu Ferreira who regularly carries out data protection compliance assessments, are other names to note in the team.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Vidigal Monteiro

Other key lawyers:


‘The team carries out excellent work. I highlight their dedication in providing contracted services to the client, always meeting their needs. Quality of service provided and adequate technical knowledge in the field of privacy and protection of personal data.’

‘Pedro Vidigal Monteiro and Maria Abreu Ferreira – Exceptional quality, extensive knowledge and mastery of subjects, seniority, pragmatism, availability and response times. An excellent and lasting collaboration.’

‘Telles has great knowledge of the business and understands how legal topics can be articulated with the requirements of different businesses.’

‘Quick response, clearly and succinctly to resolve the problem. With the support of the team, we were able to follow up on the need quickly and accurately.’

‘The lawyers we worked with were, at all times, available, professional and clear. Even when the work involved the participation of interns, they had the necessary superior support to provide the services in a way that gave us the necessary confidence in the conclusions and consequent decisions adopted.’

‘What I appreciate most about the services provided by Telles is the availability of the team and the ability to understand reality and business needs, addressing legal solutions to issues that arise, without compromising the necessary rigour and compliance with applicable legal provisions.’

‘I would distinguish, at this point, the partner and team leader Pedro Vidigal Monteiro for his preparation, availability and empathy.’

Key clients


Municipio de Lisboa


Agência para a Modernização Administrativa


Matudis (Pepsi Company)

Serviços Partilhados Ministério da Saúde (Portuguese Ministry of Health)


Super Bock Group

Zippy (Sonae Group)


Natixis Bank




IGFEJ (Ministry of Justice – Portugal)


NTT DATA (former “Everis”)


Modalfa (Sonae Group)

Thorco Projects

Domes Resorts


Hospital de Loulé


Stay Hotels


Health Cluster Portugal

Positive Materials (Nodes)

C.Santos VP (Mercedes Concessionaire)


Procimo Technology

Salsa (Sonae Group)


Black Bolt




Work highlights

  • Advised Explorer IV – Venture Capital Fund, managed by Explorer Investments – Sociedade de Capital de Risco on the acquisition of a 60% stake in DevScope.
  • Advised SPMS on projects related to the development of health in a perspective of enhancing citizen proximity and digital access to health.
  • Advised Instituto de Gestão Financeira e Equipamentos da Justiça (IGFEJ) on data protection matters.

Portugal > Dispute resolution Tier 3

Corporate and shareholders’ disputes are the main focus of the dispute resolution team at TELLES. Medical liability cases as well as civil and criminal disputes in the banking and finance sectors are other areas of expertise for the team. André Navarro de Noronha, whose wealth of experience in corporate, commercial and insurance litigation is noteworthy, leads the Porto-based team with Fernando Pizarro Monteiro, who specialises in restructuring and insolvency matters. Nuno Miguel Lourenço leads the department from Lisbon, and is recommended for litigation involving corporate, restructuring and insolvency issues.

Practice head(s):

André Navarro de Noronha; Fernando Pizarro Monteiro; Nuno Miguel Lourenço

Other key lawyers:

Maria João Meireles; Catarina Alegre; Inês Príncipe

Key clients



Álvaro Siza 2 – Arquitecto, S.A.


Atradius Credito y Caución

Banco BIC

Constálica, Elementos de Construção Metálicos, S.A.

Egis Road Operation Portugal, S.A.

Glatz – GmbH

Grupo Nelson Quintas

Klépierre Group

Kühne + Nagel, S.A.

Lusocargo, S.A.

Martifer, S.A.

Metalogalva (Vigent Group)

Nors, S.A.

Ocidental Seguros


Parvalorem, S.A.




Socicorreia Engenharia

Super Bock Bebidas

Building Forward – Construção e Arquitetura, Unipessoal, Lda.

Frageti – Projectos e Investimentos Imobiliários, S.A.

Aleluia – Cerâmicas, S.A.

LBM Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Super Bock Bebidas on a class action of private enforcement under European competition rules involving price fixing.
  • Assisting Klépierre Group with the filing of three claims against the Portuguese State.
  • Advised Aleluia – Cerâmicas, S.A. on proceedings for the return of a property where the client’s head office and one of its industrial units are located.

Portugal > EU and competition Tier 3

With ‘high technical knowledge, experience and strong practical sense’, the team at TELLES boasts an impressive track record in merger control filings before the PCA and the European Commission. Counting domestic and international companies among its clients, the practice is proficient in horizontal and vertical agreements, abuse of dominant position cases, and cartels. Following the departure of Joaquim Caimoto Duarte in December 2022, the practice is now jointly steered by Leyre Prieto and Margarida Rosado da Fonseca: Prieto is well versed in compliance issues and merger controls, while Fonseca, who joined in May 2023 from CS’Associados, is regularly involved in high-profile transactional matters and interactions with the competition authorities.

Practice head(s):

Leyre Prieto; Margarida Rosado da Fonseca

Other key lawyers:

Joana Whyte


‘The quality of its staff provides us with an excellent legal service in various competition matters.’

‘Leyre Prieto demonstrates superlative knowledge in terms of competition law, and has ensured a high quality and fast service.’

‘Joana Whyte demonstrates great confidence in the advice she provides and her attitude stands out for her professionalism and quality of response.’

‘Joana Whyte is a lawyer who demonstrates great confidence in the answers and solutions she presents. The themes are studied and analysed in depth, in different aspects. The strength of her knowledge and the efficiency of the solutions presented are characteristics that distinguish Joana from her peers.’

‘Very strong team in terms of specialised know-how in the area and with very close client support.’

‘High technical knowledge, experience, strong practical sense, collaboration with the client to evaluate various scenarios, assertiveness in interventions, extraordinary ability to communicate with the company’s various teams.’

‘Leyre Prieto – extraordinary technical knowledge in the area, practical vision of the questions asked by the client and ability to evaluate various scenarios, as well as excellent ability to raise awareness among (non-legal) teams of the importance and relevance in this area. Extremely assertive in her approaches and presentations.’

Key clients

APCV – Associação Produtores de Cervejas.


Barbosa & Almeida


VingentGroup SGPS, S.A.

Maxtrends, SGPS, Lda

ActiveCap – Capital Partners, SCR, S.A.

MATUDIS – Comércio de Produtos Alimentares, Lda.


INTER-RISCO –Sociedade de Capital de Risco, S.A.

Super Bock Group


Red Bull Portugal, Unipessoal, Lda.

Rubis Energia Portugal, S.A.

Rodoeste – Transportadora Rodoviária da Madeira, Lda.

Dyson Spain, S.L.U.

Tintas Robbialac, S.A.

Vallis Capital Partners, SGPS, S.A.

Cimertex & Companhia – Comércio Equipamentos e Serviços Técnicos, Lda.

RNM – Investimentos e Gestão, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Provision of training sessions to Barbosa e Almeida regarding compliance with competition law in Portugal and the EU.
  • Advising RNM – Investimentos e Gestão on the merger control filing before the Portuguese Competition Authority regarding the acquisition of Drovi Group and Indulatex.

Portugal > Planning law Tier 3

The planning law team at TELLES, which sits within the firm’s real estate department, provides advice to both public and private clients on various urban planning and land use matters. The team, led by Pedro Almeida e Sousa in Porto and Miguel Nogueira Leite in Lisbon, offers expertise in planning, permitting, land allocations, and urbanisation contracts. Almeida e Sousa is seasoned in real estate and land development, while Nogueira Leite's core areas of focus include real estate investments, urban planning, and leasing arrangements.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Almeida e Sousa; Miguel Nogueira Leite

Other key lawyers:

Frederico Styliano Reis


‘The team is proactive in identifying potential problems even without being asked. Frederico Styliano Reis was always present and diligent in resolving the questions we raised.’

‘Frederico Styliano Reis provided us with unconditional support he has provided us. He used easy language when answering our questions had treated us exceptionally.’

‘We work exclusively with the Telles firm because we have a vast team of good professionals, with knowledge and experience in the most diverse areas, as well as for their care, attention and speed in dealing with various matters.’

‘I highlight associate Frederico Styliano Reis for the vast knowledge he demonstrates in the area of urban planning and for his care in finding answers and solutions to the questions asked.’

‘Pedro Almeida e Sousa – enormous experience, leadership skills, conveys enormous confidence and knowledge that result in an exceptional mediation capacity.’

‘Frederico Styliano Reis – very interested and knowledgeable of all urban planning legislation and land use planning. He knows the PDMs of the most important municipalities and has a remarkable ability to interpret them. On the national scene, I see very few lawyers with such comprehensive and solid knowledge.’

Key clients

Thomas & Piron

RAR – Imobiliária, S. A.

Domus Vi Group – Geriavi

Sis (Skto) Group

Ferreira Buid Power

Altis Group

Superbock Group

Explorer Investements


Celestial Ordem Da Trindade

Garcia, Garcia, S.A.

Transmaia – Transportes, Lda.

Hotéis Do Rio Sociedade Turística Do Rio Sado, Lda.

Qualiv – Real Estate Group


Work highlights

  • Advised Thomas & Piron on a urban planning matter, including revising the master plan and managing the Operation Planning and Management Unit (UOPG) in Loures.
  • Advised RAR GROUP on an urban planning matter, involving the Operation Planning and Management Unit (UOPG) in Porto.
  • Advised Geriavi Portugal, S.A., a DOMUSVi Group company, on a licensing process with the Lisbon Municipality for a permit to open a retirement home in a historic building.

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms Tier 3

Singled out for its ‘professionalism, skills and diligence’, TELLES is adept at assisting clients with M&A and corporate matters, including multijurisdictional transactions. Esteemed as trusted advisers to domestic and international companies, private equity funds, venture capital firms and banks, the team acts across an array of sectors. With a wealth of experience in major M&A deals, Carlos Lucena is singled out for his corporate law expertise. Francisco Espregueira Mendes, also a corporate law expert, focuses on venture capital and private equity deals. Pedro Almeida e Sousa  is the name to note for real estate, construction and public procurement mandates, while Miguel Torres heads up the tax team.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Lucena; Miguel Torres; Pedro Almeida e Sousa; Francisco Espregueira Mendes; André Navarro de Noronha; Miguel Carvalho; João Luis Araújo

Other key lawyers:

Abílio Rodrigues; Rui Mesquita Guimarães; Delber Pinto Gomes


‘Telles has collaborated with us in several areas and in all requests they stand out for their professionalism, skills and diligence.’

‘Professional, fast and practical. Team with many different skills.’

‘Cristina Ferreira and Fransisco Espregueira Mendes have high availability, excellent technical competence and ability to cover all areas of necessary intervention.’

Key clients


Super Bock Group



FERREIRA Build Power

Teatro Nacional S. João, E.P.E.

Cerealis Group


LIPOR – Serviço Intermunicipalizado de Gestão de Resíduos do Grande Porto

Fundação Casa da Música

David Rosas

Lello Vitória – Livros e Turismo, Lda. (Livraria Lello)

Serviços Municipalizados de Águas e Saneamento do Município da Maia

Ferpinta Group

Lionesa Group

Vallis Capital Partners SCR

Natixis (Sucursal em Portugal)


Fuste Group

Vigent Group

Telhabel Group

Garcia Garcia Group

Inter Risco SCR

Época Home Palace & Hotel Concept Group

Pluris Investments, S.A.

Fepsa | Cortadoria

Golden Assets


Zeitreel (Sonae fashion)


Intraplás Group


Quinta do Crasto

Oito em Ponto Group

Portugal > Tax Tier 3

TELLES attracts considerable praise for its ‘client-centric approach’ and ‘specialised knowledge’. The team possesses notable strength in handling the tax aspects of corporate restructurings, M&A, private equity deals and debt workouts. Noted for his extensive experience in tax litigation and tax advisory matters, practice head Miguel Torres is retained by both domestic and international clients, including banking and financial institutions. João Luís Araújo is the name to note for private clients and wealth management mandates. André Gonçalves and Abílio Rodrigues, who caters to clients operating in the private equity, heavy manufacturing, construction, real estate, and infrastructure sectors, focus on non-contentious tax issues. The team has been strengthened by the arrival of José Maria Cabral Sacadura from Linklaters in April 2023; he brings a wealth of experience in transactional, litigation and assets restructuring matters. João Magalhães Ramalho left the firm in February 2024.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Torres

Other key lawyers:


‘The Telles tax team has a strong track record in successful cases and positive outcomes for their clients. Although the team has a broad coverage, serving both corporate and HNW clients, their specialised knowledge in the area of private clients makes them stand out as experts in that field.’

‘The team’s client focus is exceptional, with a client-centric approach that sets the team apart in terms of service and responsiveness.’

‘João Luís Araujo has in-depth knowledge and expertise in matters of international taxation.’

‘João Luís Araujo has a deep understanding of relevant provisions and stays up-to-date with legal developments in various jurisdictions. Moreover, João is an excellent communicator, both in writing and verbally. He can explain complex legal concepts in a way that clients can understand and make informed decisions on.’

‘Miguel Torres, one of Telles’ founding partners, is an exceptional lawyer with a strong reputation within the legal community.’

Key clients

Vallis Capital Partners






Grupo Nelson Quintas






Anchorage Capital



Livraria Lello


Estoril Sol – SGPS

Web Summit Portugal

Vigent Group

Garcia Garcia

Fepsa | Cortadoria

Saviotti Group

Pluris Investments, S.A.


Telhabel Group




Época Home Palace & Hotel Concept Group

Work highlights

  • Advised the Saviotti Group on the sale of six hotels of the Dom Pedro Group and five golf courses in Vilamoura, Lagos and Madeira to Arrow.
  • Assisted Explorer IV – Fundo de Capital de Risco and was responsible for structuring and implementing the acquisition of “Devscope, Lda.” and the reinvestment of part the price received by the shareholders of “Devscope, Lda.”
  • Assisted Lionesa Group with the respective corporate reorganisation and conversion of the company into a Collective Investment Vehicle.

Portugal > Employment Tier 4

Restructurings, labour due diligence, collective bargaining, and employment litigation are all key areas of activity for the 'always available, helpful and collaborative' team at TELLES, which is based between Lisbon and Porto. The group offers day-to-day advice to corporate clients on aspects such as employment contracts, remuneration, pension plans, and social security. Gonçalo Pinto Ferreira, who heads up the labour and social security practice, focuses on advising both Portuguese and international clients on large-scale restructurings. Sofia Pamplona coordinates the labour law team in Porto, while managing associate João Dotti de Carvalho oversees the Lisbon-based office.

Practice head(s):

Gonçalo Pinto Ferreira

Other key lawyers:

Sofia Pamplona; João Dotti de Carvalho; Henrique Pereira Lourenço; Francisco Espregueira Mendes


‘Very professional team. Always available, helpful and collaborative.’

‘Sofia Pamplona demonstrates availability, collaboration, competence and friendliness.’

‘The dynamic team is knowledgeable of business realities.’

‘The corporate partners are available and experienced.’

Key clients

Leroy Merlin (Adeo Goup)

Pepsico GrouP

Daufood (Master Franchise Domino´s Pizza)


Accor Hotels Group

Nors Group

Repsol Polimeros (Group Repsol)


PSA Sines (Group PSA International Pte Ltd)

TE Connectivity, Ltd. (Tyco Electronics)

Work highlights

  • Provided daily labour law services to Leroy Merlin (ADEO Group), including the adoption of work organisation solutions.
  • Assists Accor Group in all employment-related matters.
  • Assisted Sonae Capital Group with the restructuring of various business areas.

Portugal > Public law Tier 4

TELLES’s public law team, under Pedro Almeida e Sousa’s direction in Porto, specialises in public procurement, serving both public institutions and private sector clients. Rui Mesquita Guimarães regularly advises public entities and tenderers on procurement processes and the fulfilment of public contracts.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Almeida e Sousa

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Matias Pereira; Rui Mesquita Guimarães


‘The readiness to attend to the most urgent requests, which are managed with a great sense of responsibility, is commendable. In the field of public procurement, we have engaged with several specialists who have satisfactorily assisted us in a number of highly specific issues.’

‘The public law department is extremely rigorous in assessing the matters to be dealt with.’

‘The team is highly qualified and is always available to meet our needs, providing excellent service.’

‘Competence, availability, in-depth legal knowledge, interaction with the in-house team.’

Key clients

Estrutura de Missão Recuperar Portugal

Lisboa Ocidental SRU – Sociedade de Reabilitação Urbana, E.M., S.A.

Agência para a Modernização Administrativa, I.P.

Rodoeste, Lda.

Município de Leiria

Município de Vila Real

Inter-Risco, S.A.

Comunidade Intermunicipal do Tâmega e Sousa

Egis Road Operation Portugal, S.A.

Teatro Nacional S. João, E.P.E.

LIPOR – Serviço Intermunicipalizado de Gestão de Resíduos do Grande Porto

AGEAS Portugal – Companhia de Seguros, S.A.

Servilusa – Agências Funerárias, S.A.

Fundação Casa da Música

Serviços Municipalizados de Águas e Saneamento do Município da Maia


Geriavi Portugal, S.A.

Klèpierre Group

Lello Vitória – Livros e Turismo, Lda.

Vougainvest Imobiliária, Lda.

J.D. Biomassa Unipessoal, Lda.

Work highlights

  • Advised Estrutura de Missão Recuperar Portugal on the negotiation, contracting, and implementation of the Recovery and Resilience Plan and the management of the Portugal 2030 programme.
  • Advised Inter-Risco, S.A. on applying for venture capital funds under a development bank initiative within the Recovery and Resilience Plan.
  • Advised LIPOR on the public procurement process for operating and maintaining an Energy Recovery Plant.

Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 4

TELLES guides major Portuguese and international industry clients in both domestic and international real estate transactions, with Pedro Almeida e Sousa and Miguel Nogueira Leite leading the group from Porto and Lisbon respectively. The team advises on the development of retail and tourism-related projects, along with due diligence, contract negotiations, and real estate financing. Almeida e Sousa focuses on the purchase, sale and lease of real property, while Nogueira Leite specialises in investment processes.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Almeida e Sousa; Miguel Nogueira Leite

Other key lawyers:

Luis Ferraz Marques


‘TELLES is a strategic partner due to its experience and skills in the area of ​​urban planning, where it has a very complete and experienced team.’

‘Compliance with established deadlines is one of the very positive points, as is the ability to evaluate strategies and solutions for the different challenges posed by the sector with direct involvement from partners.’

‘The quality of services is quite high, and they have a multipurpose and multidisciplinary team with total availability.’

‘Luis Ferraz Marques’s team was excellent, always available, responsive and understanding the topics.’

Key clients

Mota Engil


Thomas & Piron

Eiffage Energia

Vogue Homes

Geriavi / Domus VI

Garcia, Garcia, S.A.




SIS Group

Lionesa Business Hub

RAR Imobiliária

Portugal > Banking and finance

Under the leadership of Márcio Carreira Nobre, the finance team at TELLES is regularly instructed by international and Portuguese banks in an array of financing deals – most notably M&A, financial instruments, and securities and regulatory matters.

TELLES, widely recognised for providing a high standard of legal advice, is an independent Portuguese law firm.

Since the beginning, the firm’s lawyers and staff have worked across industries, practices and jurisdictions to provide clients with simple, actionable approaches to deal with their most complex challenges. The DNA of TELLES remains the same: delivering legal work of the utmost quality.

Located in Lisbon and Porto, TELLES is offering its clients, from major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups and private clients, namely the higth net worth private clients, much more than just the law. In a fast-changing world, the 150 lawyers of the firm are committed to worked closely with clients to help them face their new and complex challenges, always with the personal involvement of its partners.

TELLES is a full-service law firm, composed with expert lawyers that having worked on most of the major transactions occurred on the portuguese market, representing international and national clients on their most strategic domestic and cross-border transactions.

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Department Name Email Telephone
Commercial, corporate and M&A Carlos Lucena +351 22 030 88 00
Commercial, corporate and M&A Francisco Espregueira Mendes +351 22 030 88 00
Litigation & Arbitration André Navarro de Noronha +351 22 030 88 00
Tax Miguel Torres +351 22 030 88 00
Employment & Social Security Gonçalo Pinto Ferreira +351 21 030 88 30
Environment & Climate Change Ivone Rocha +351 22 030 88 00
Energy & Natural Resources Ivone Rocha +351 22 030 88 00
Competition & Antitrust Leyre Prieto +351 22 030 88 00
Digital, Privacy & Cybersecurity Pedro Vidigal Monteiro +351 21 030 88 30
Intellectual Property Fernando Pizarro Monteiro +351 22 030 88 00
Restructuring and Insolvency Fernando Pizarro Monteiro +351 22 030 88 00
Public Law & Public Procurement Pedro Almeida e Sousa +351 22 030 88 00
Real Estate & Urban Planning Pedro Almeida e Sousa +351 22 030 88 00
Real Estate & Urban Planning Miguel Nogueira Leite +351 21 030 88 30
Number of lawyers : 150
Other offices : Oporto