Firm Profile > Espanha e Associados > Lisbon, Portugal
Espanha e Associados Offices
RUA CASTILHO Nº75, 8D
Espanha e Associados > The Legal 500 Rankings
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.
Other key lawyers:
João Espanha; Sara Botelho de Almeida; Ricardo Peão
‘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.’
TECNOPLANO TECNOLOGIA E PLANEAMENTO, S.A.
COIMBRALIMENTAR – ARMAZENISTA DE PRODUTOS ALIMENTARES, HIGIENE E LIMPEZA S.A.
BNP PARIBAS PORTUGAL GROUP
FITNESS HUT, SA
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
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.
Other key lawyers:
‘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.’
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.
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
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.
Luís Almeida Carneiro
Other key lawyers:
Filipa Botelho Moniz
‘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.’
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
GDA – Cooperativa de Gestão dos Direitos dos Artistas
Tempus Internacional – Importação de Relojoaria, S.A
Comissão de trabalhadores da Escola Alemã de Lisboa
Espanha e Associados > Firm Profile
|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|
|Rita Beirôco||Partner and Coordinator of the Commercial and Corporate Law Department.||View Profile|
|Luís Almeida Carneiro||Partner and Coordinator of the Labour Law and Civil Law Departments||View Profile|
|João Espanha||Partner and Coordinator of the Banking and Finance Department||View Profile|
|Elsa Rodrigues||Partner and Coordinator of the Tax Department||View Profile|