Firm Profile > Espanha e Associados > Lisbon, Portugal

Espanha e Associados
RUA CASTILHO Nº75, 8D
1250-068 LISBON
Portugal

Tax Tier 2

The 'small but high-quality team' at Espanha e Associados is led by founding partner Elsa Rodrigues. The group focuses on tax advice in the context of international transactions and provides assistance to domestic companies across a variety of industries, with real estate and insurance providing a number of recent instructions. Rodrigues is a tax arbitrator with experience in corporate restructurings. João Espanha is especially strong in insurance and finance tax law and is praised for 'a very high knowledge of the tax matters that govern the Portuguese legal system'. Senior associates Ricardo Peão and Sara Botelho de Almeida support the practice heads on all matters.

Practice head(s):

Elsa Rodrigues

Other key lawyers:

João Espanha; Sara Botelho de Almeida; Ricardo Peão

Testimonials

‘Responsibility, trust, excellence, exceeding expectations is what best describes the department. They are always available to find solutions of excellence, working on topics continuously and also reporting / communicating continuously what they are doing and the possible outcomes.’

‘Excellent, excellent, excellent in everything they do, competence and capabilities of excellence.’

‘This office is unique for us, because it has a small but high quality team, superiorly directed by João Espanha and Elsa Rodrigues, and which responds in a very fast, efficient and pragmatic way to problems and questions we presented.’

‘João Espanha – Founding partner and always available to clarify any doubts that arise and to find solutions to the most complicated problems. He has a very high knowledge of the tax matters that govern the Portuguese legal system.’

‘Sara Botelho de Almeida complements the two founding partners very well.’

Key clients

TECNOPLANO TECNOLOGIA E PLANEAMENTO, S.A.

PORTUGÁLIA GROUP

COIMBRALIMENTAR – ARMAZENISTA DE PRODUTOS ALIMENTARES, HIGIENE E LIMPEZA S.A.

BNP PARIBAS PORTUGAL GROUP

FITNESS HUT, SA

IVO-CUTELARIAS, LDA.

WINSIG – SOLUÇÕES DE GESTÃO, SA

Hotéis Dom Carlos Group

S. I. T. H. – SOCIEDADE DE INVESTIMENTOS TURÍSTICOS E HOTELEIROS S.A.

Arval Service Lease – Aluguer e Gestão Automóvel, S. A.

TCSI – DIGIBÉRIA TECNOLOGIAS DE INFORMAÇÃO, S.A.

AGROSISTEMA-SOCIEDADE LUSO-ALEMÃ DE ENGENHARIA AGRICOLA E INDUSTRIAL, SOCIEDADE UNIPESSOAL, LDA

SORIMIN – COMPRA E VENDA DE IMÓVEIS, S.A.

ROADSURFER GMBH – Sucursal em Portugal

ALLIANZ LIFE LUXEMBOURG, S.A.

BÂLOISE VIE LUXEMBOURG, S.A.

FUNDO INV. IMOB. FECHADO IMOIMPERIAL

LOMBARD INTERNATIONAL ASSURANCE

NIMBLE – PORTAL – SERVIÇOS E CONSULTORIA DE GESTÃO, LDA.

G.D.A. – Cooperativa de Gestão Direitos dos Artistas

AHP – ASSOCIAÇÃO DE HOTELARIA

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

Espanha e Associados is frequently involved in restructuring matters. It also provides ongoing advice to domestic and international clients on corporate governance, compliance issues and business expansions. Practice head Rita Beirôco focuses on commercial contracts, but is also experienced in transactional work, including mergers, acquisitions and disposals.

Practice head(s):

Rita Beirôco

Other key lawyers:

Mafalda Palma

Testimonials

The team is able to advise us in all areas of law and is always available. I highlight Rita Beirôco and Mafalda Palma.’

Its proximity to the client is superb.’

Key clients

Portugália Group

BNP Paribas Portugal Group

Fitness Hut, SA

Hoteis Dom Carlos Group

Winsig – Soluções de Gestão, SA

Coimbralimentar – Armazenista de Produtos Alimentares, Higiene e Limpeza S.A.

I. T. H. – Sociedade de Investimentos Turísticos e Hoteleiros S.A.

PEIPEN – Produtos Alimentares, S.A.

SORIMIN – Compra E Venda De Imóveis, S.A.

IT People – Consultores, S.A.

Belphar, LDA

Lusitânia – Companhia de Seguros S.A.

TCSI – Digibéria Tecnologias de Informação, S.A.

Agrosistema-Sociedade Luso-Alemã de Engenharia Agricola e Industrial, Sociedade Unipessoal, LDA

IVO-Cutelarias, SA

Companhia Internacional de Comércio de Ar Condicionado, Ventilação e Frio Industrial – Interfrimec, S.A.

Employment Tier 5

Espanha e Associados acts for clients from a variety of industries, including hospitality, financial services and retail, in non-contentious matters and employment litigation. Restructuring processes and collective dismissals feature heavily on the practice's portfolio, as does day-to-day advice on all areas of labour law. Luís Almeida Carneiro, who leads the team, has a strong track record in corporate restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Luís Almeida Carneiro

Other key lawyers:

Filipa Botelho Moniz

Testimonials

Responsibility, trust, and excellence is what best describes the department. They are always available to find solutions, communicating with the client on a continuous basis.’

‘Lawyers are very competent. Every time I asked for advice or an opinion, I received a prompt and adequate response. The fees were always within the agreed and expected.’

‘I recommend Luís Almeida Carneiro for his professional brilliance, availability and effectiveness.’

Speed, clarity of response, open discussion of topics, clear and simple language. Luís Almeida Carneiro and Filipa Moniz were very accessible and available.’

‘I will have to mention Luís Almeida Carneiro. He is excellent at everything he does.’

Key clients

Portugália Restauração S.A.

Fitness Hut, S.A.

Nimble Portal – Serviços e Consultoria de Gestão, Lda.

Le Cheque Dejeuner Portugal, S.A.

Companhia de Investimentos Hoteleiros D. Carlos, S.A.

Arval Service Lease – Aluguer e Gestão Automóvel

Nata da Nata, Lda.

Cardif Services, AEIE

Marmequer, S.A.

GDA – Cooperativa de Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas

Tempus Internacional – Importação de Relojoaria, S.A

Comissão de trabalhadores da Escola Alemã de Lisboa

Department Name Email Telephone
Tax Elsa Rodrigues
Tax João Espanha
Commercial and corporate Rita Beirôco
Mergers and acquisitions Rita Beirôco
Banking, insurance and capital markets João Espanha
Labour Luis Almeida Carneiro
Civil and litigation Luis Almeida Carneiro
Real estate Luis Almeida Carneiro
Photo Name Position Profile
 Rita Beirôco  photo Rita Beirôco Partner and Coordinator of the Commercial and Corporate Law Department.
 Luís Almeida Carneiro  photo Luís Almeida Carneiro Partner and Coordinator of the Labour Law and Civil Law Departments
 João Espanha  photo João Espanha Partner and Coordinator of the Banking and Finance Department
 Elsa Rodrigues photo Elsa Rodrigues Partner and Coordinator of the Tax Department
Number of lawyers : 16
Castilian
English
French
Portuguese
TAGLaw
Corporate Tax Alliance
International Bar Association (IBA)
International Fiscal Association (IFA)
Association Internationale de Droit des Assurances (AIDA)