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Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 5

Espanha e Associados

Espanha e Associados is ‘keen to achieve the best results’, advising on day-to-day and regulatory issues in the banking and finance and insurance sectors. Abanca and Banco Credibom count among the team's clients. João Espanha heads the practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 5

Espanha e Associados

The ‘cohesive and stable’ team at Espanha e Associados assisted key client food and drinks company Portugália - Administração de Patrimónios with the acquisition of Nata da Nata, Tardes de Somas and Temas Definidos, owners of popular bakery A Manteigaria. Practice head Rita Beirôco and senior associate Madalena Barros Rodrigues are singled out.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 5

Espanha e Associados

Espanha e Associados' team is ‘trustworthy, committed and always available’. It successfully represented the Portugália restaurant group in a case before the Agency for Work Conditions (ACT) concerning bonuses. Newly appointed partner Luís Almeida Carneiro heads the team.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 2

Espanha e Associados

Espanha e Associados is led by ‘great lawyer’ João Espanha. It handles, among other things, international tax, VAT, corporate income tax (CIT) and tax planning. Clients include Portugália - Administração de Patrimónios, Associação da Hotelaria de Portugal and Tecnoplano Tecnologia e Planeamento. Elsa Rodrigues and senior associate Ricardo Peão are the other names to note.

Leading individuals

João Espanha - Espanha e Associados

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