Firm Profile > CCA Law Firm > Lisbon, Portugal

CCA Law Firm
RUA VÍTOR CORDON
10 A - 4th Floor
1249-202 LISBON
Portugal

TMT Tier 2

Work in the media sector is a standout strength for CCA Law Firm's TMT team, with a particular focus on contentious matters. 'Excellent lawyer' and 'very solid litigator', Martim Bouza Serrano's practice is dedicated to civil and criminal litigation in the industry, as well as in matters related to data privacy. Co-leading the practice is Filipe Mayer, who has recently expanded his longstanding TMT work into the entertainment sector, with a focus on online gambling and eSport. Alcina de Oliveira Alves is a key associate, focused on the gambling sector and developing strong experience for clients including Pokerstars.

Practice head(s):

Martim Bouza Serrano; Filipe Mayer

Other key lawyers:

Alcina de Oliveira Alves

Testimonials

‘CCA Law Firm is extremely responsive in communications and more efficient and quicker than other firms, as well as capable of facing a heavy workload without losing quality. This is very valuable, as we face tight deadlines and fast moving situations. We love their practical approach to legal issues, always finding an efficient way to solve problems while optimizing time and resources. They have shown a creative point of view for all cases and provided original solutions that most of the time ended with a successful result for us in Portugal.’

‘Domingos Cruz counts not only with a deep knowledge of Portuguese policy atmosphere and law (both in litigation and non-contentious matters) but also an extraordinary understanding of any kind of legal issues related to TMT, privacy, copyrights, entertainment or competition law.’

‘Martim Bouza Serrano is a very solid litigator, with extensive experience in privacy, data protection or intermediary liability. He represented us in several successful proceedings before courts and regulators.’

‘Small, dedicated and highly industry focused team.’

‘It is a law firm that stands out for its in-depth knowledge of its clients’ business.’

‘Martim Bouza Serrano is an excellent lawyer, knowledgeable about the market and the business of his clients, always with a pragmatic approach to our issues.’

‘Filipe Mayer and Alcina de Oliveira Alves – I can’t express enough how much they are valuable to our work in Portugal.’

‘Their professionalism. Their knowledge of the local market, its laws and regulations and their constant ability to be one step ahead of the curve, always taking care of us, the customer.’

Key clients

Google

Vodafone

Havas Group

Cofina

Netflix

Farfetch

Indra

Pokerstars

Ingenico

Hiscox

Europcar

APEL

OVH Hosting

Procter & Gamble

Sport TV

Time Out

Karl Lagerfeld

GameForge

Neogames

Exocad

Pollard Banknote

Data privacy and data protection Tier 3

CCA Law Firm fields a dedicated data protection team whose experience in the field dates back almost twenty years. The practice, which has been actively supporting several companies in the implementation of GDPR, is skilled at advising on the processing of personal data in the context of human resources issues or in relation to new technology and the telecoms sector. Its track record in the data protection and privacy sphere also features right to be forgotten cases involving search engines. Martim Bouza Serrano focuses on matters pertaining to privacy, internet issues and freedom of information.

Practice head(s):

Martim Bouza Serrano

Other key lawyers:

Ana Rocha

Testimonials

‘CCA Law Firm is extremely responsive in communications, as well as capable of facing a heavy workload without losing quality. We love their practical approach to legal issues, always finding an efficient way to solve problems while optimising time and resources. They have shown a creative point of view for all cases and provided original solutions that most of the time ended with a successful result.’

‘Martim Bouza Serrano is a very solid litigator, with extensive experience in privacy, data protection or intermediary liability.’

‘CCA has a very pragmatic and fast-paced way of working, which makes it a firm of choice for matters that involve some level of complexity and expertise in this area.’

‘Martim Bouza Serrano is an exceptional lawyer who stands out for his knowledge of the market, and pragmatism of the solutions he presents.’

‘The main feature that sets this law firm apart from others is its in-depth knowledge of the business and its curiosity to know in detail the internal processes of its clients’ businesses.’

Key clients

Vodafone

Google

Europcar

Havas worldwide

Fullsix

Vision box

Farfetch

Indra

Sephora

Procter&Gamble

Fraud and white-collar crime Tier 3

CCA Law Firm acts for a diverse client roster of financial institutions, companies and private clients in the context of tax fraud, money laundering, cybercrime and corruption cases. The team, which often advises on compliance issues, has been particularly active handling administrative and regulatory proceedings in the banking sector. Department head Henrique Salinas, who has extensive expertise in banking litigation and financial disputes, has participated in high-profile criminal cases.

Practice head(s):

Henrique Salinas

Other key lawyers:

Marta Duarte

Key clients

Hiscox

Cofina

Fundação Champalimaud

Eurocrane

Lloyd’s

Europcar

Intellectual property Tier 3

CCA Law Firm has a wealth of experience in acting for clients from the media and publishing sectors on a range of IP matters, notably copyright and licensing issues. Furthermore, the service offering includes advice on IP transactional matters, trade mark infringement and unfair competition cases. The practice is jointly led by Filipe Mayer, who is regularly engaged in matters involving e-sports, media and advertising, and Martim Bouza Serrano, who is noted for contentious matters.

Practice head(s):

Filipe Mayer; Martim Bouza Serrano

Other key lawyers:

Tito Rendas

Testimonials

‘Flexibility and ability to adapt to clients’ needs and business context. Filipe Mayer is our main point of contact.’

‘Availability, dedication, transparency and innovation.’

‘Focused on providing an excellent service to the client.’

Key clients

Cofina

Vodafone

Colep

Visapress

APEL

Pulse Films

Stellar Media Group

Invisalign

Havas Group

Europcar

Accor Hoteles

BNI Europa Bank

Banco Finantia

Netflix

Procter&Gamble

Playplanet

M.I.C.M. MIRCOM INTERNATIONAL CONTENT MANAGEMENT & CONSULTING LIMITED

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

CCA Law Firm's service offering covers commercial agreements, ongoing corporate advice and M&A transactions across several industries, including energy, insurance, technology, tourism and telecoms. The team is a go-to destination for start-ups and SMEs that seek specialised services offered by the firm's "startinnovation" group. Head of department Sara Reis assists with inbound and outbound investments, notably deals involving African jurisdictions. Domingos Cruz, whose areas of expertise include mergers and real estate transactions, is also a key contact.

Practice head(s):

Sara Reis

Other key lawyers:

Domingo Cruz

Key clients

Procter & Gamble (P&G)

Farfecth

AEGON

Tinsa

Havas Media Group

Fullsix

Sephora

Loqr

High Bridge

Coverflex

Loggi

Flaner

Barkyn

Limestone

MobilityNow

Switch Payments

AgrimarketPlace

Fortera Group

Dalumi Group

Employment Tier 4

Offering a blend of preventative advice and litigation support, CCA Law Firm assists clients with benefits policies, disciplinary proceedings, termination of contracts and collective bargaining. Of particular note, the team excels in restructuring processes and TUPE procedures, and is the go-to destination for many start-ups seeking guidance on employment and social security issues. Pedro Antunes, who specialises in labour restructurings, leads advice to domestic and international clients, predominantly from Spain, China and Brazil.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Antunes

Other key lawyers:

Joana Enes

Testimonials

‘They have a very specialized knowledge of the full range of aspects pertaining to employment law. They offer very professional, detailed responses in a fast way and adapt advice to Spanish, English or Portuguese depending on the client.’

‘Pedro Antunes is professional and always accessible.’

Key clients

Hiscox

Switch Payments

Procter & Gamble

Europcar

A Padaria Portuguesa

PVW Tinsa

AEGON Yes

Havas Group

Vision-Box

Havas Media

C&A modas

Time Out

HP CDS – CUSTOMER DELIVERY SERVICES PORTUGAL

Real estate and construction Tier 4

The real estate and construction group at CCA Law Firm has extensive experience in tourism and retail projects, advising on the entire spectrum of real estate transactions involving plots, urban or mixed-use properties. Other areas of activity include construction licensing procedures and lease agreements. A golden visa support service is also offered by the firm, which is also frequently instructed by several players in the short-term rental market. Madalena Azeredo Perdigão and Tomás Assis Teixeira jointly oversee the department.

Practice head(s):

Madalena de Azeredo Perdigão; Tomás Assis Teixeira

Other key lawyers:

Vera Martinez

Testimonials

‘The team has extensive experience in real estate transactions.’

Key clients

Feels like home

Imofid

Finsolutia

Global Citizen solutions

Enfinity global

Tayan Energy

Arish Capital

C&A Modas

AP Wireless

Redevco

Optylon krea

Esqina hotels

Nazaré canyon

LIMESTONE CAPITAL

EMIN CAPITAL

GUESTREADY

Accor hotels

AM48

Unbabel

Primosfera

Padaria portuguesa

Europcar

PSN

TOPSPA

GRANDE enseada

Tax Tier 4

Tânia de Almeida Ferreira heads the tax department at CCA Law Firm, which advises standalone tax clients such as Pokerstars, as well as the firm's transactional clients needing tax support on cross-border and domestic investments. A standout strength of the practice is in dealing with online gambling companies and related tax law, while support on real estate transactions was also a source of numerous instructions in 2020. José Pedro Barros is the key non-partner contact.

Practice head(s):

Tânia de Almeida Ferreira

Other key lawyers:

José Pedro Barros

Testimonials

‘Focus on solution, meeting deadlines, professionalism, availability.’

‘They have been able to recruit the right people, both in technical terms (which allows them to develop business areas making the response to customers’ needs more varied and comprehensive), as well as in terms of team, which demonstrates being cohesive, sharing values .’

‘I would like to highlight Tánia de Almeida Ferreira: very focused on the solution and meeting deadlines. She is very professional in dealing with matters and in the relationship. She is always available, which gives us confidence.’

Key clients

AP WIRELESS

Primosfera

IMOFID

POKERSTARS

888

Accor

Servdebt

Flaner

Padaria portuguesa

TINSA Internacional de Inversiones

Procter & Gamble

WEDO Technologies

FEELS LIKE HOME

Limestone Capital

WINDGURU UNIPESSOAL

Moosh

Vida produce company

Viticale

ABARCA

LOGGI

Dispute resolution Tier 5

CCA Law Firm stands out for its extensive experience in media litigation, in which it acts for traditional media companies, online news and content providers, as well as high-profile individuals. Freedom of speech, access to information and right to be forgotten cases are all areas of expertise for the department. In addition, the team is well versed in corporate, commercial and insurance litigation. Marta Duarte Silva focuses on media and IP disputes, while Catarina Limpo Serra is seasoned in private enforcement proceedings. Rita Cruz is the name to note for arbitration.

Practice head(s):

Marta Duarte; Catarina Limpo Serra

Other key lawyers:

Rita Cruz

Testimonials

‘The team is always available to answer questions and urgent request. They are proactive, provide clients with the best solutions and meet deadlines.’

‘Rita Cruz, Marta Duarte and Catarina Limpo Serra are excellent. They comply with deadlines (not only procedural), but with those that they establish with the client for answers or actions. They are positive people and easy to work with.’

‘The CCA litigation team is very qualified. It is able to provide a quality service in a “cost-effective” manner.’

‘Catarina Limpo Serra is a determined and tough lawyer, standing out for her total availability.’

Key clients

Cofina

Google, INC

NoEuropcar

Hiscox

Lloyd’s Insurance Company

Havas Group

Vodafone

Caixa de Crédito Agrícola

Sogrape Vinhos, S.A.

Compaxport

QuimeraPlaneta

Montepio Bank

FS Capital

C&A Modas

Padaria Portuguesa

Glintt

Ledman

AENOR

Valbuena Patrimonial SL

Dentix, SL

TAP – Transportes Aéreos Portugueses, SA

For 70 years CCA law firm has been focused on the future and on helping organizations to obtain the best, most daring and effective solutions.

Being innovative is a part of us. Our culture helps us to break down barriers and stereotypes. We are courageous in finding new ways to deliver value and knowledge to our clients and to create an exceptional work environment that attracts the best talent.

We support innovation and we work with people and companies driven by great ideas, regardless of their size or sector. Our clients range from technology multinationals, SMEs and Startups backed by venture capital, to family businesses or private clients.

We are a team of business oriented professionals, focused on the digital economy and united around the same purpose: to change the way legal work is carried out.

A team of experts, a responsive attitude.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate/M&A Domingos Cruz dc@cca.law
Litigation, Arbitration, Insurance Rita Cruz rc@cca.law
Fraud and white-collar crime Henrique Salinas hs@cca.law
Tax Tânia de Almeida Ferreira taf@cca.law
Employment Pedro Antunes pa@cca.law
Personal data and privacy Martim Bouza Serrano mbs@cca.law
Real estate, projects and tourism Madalena Azeredo Perdigão map@cca.law
Technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) Filipe Mayer fm@cca.law
Intellectual property Filipe Mayer fm@cca.law
Commercial, corporate and M&A Sara Reis sr@cca.law
Gambling Filipe Mayer fm@cca.law
Private Clients Carla Matos cm@cca.law
Real Estate Tomás Assis Teixeira tat@cca.law
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Carlos Cruz  photo Mr Carlos Cruz Founding partner of CCA. Carlos Cruz practice covers a wide spectrum of…
Mr Domingos Cruz  photo Mr Domingos Cruz Managing Partner of CCA. Domingos Cruz focuses his practice on Corporate Law,…
Mrs Rita Cruz  photo Mrs Rita Cruz Partner of CCA. Rita advises clients in all types of litigation procedures,…
Mr Filipe Mayer photo Mr Filipe Mayer Partner of CCA. Filipe is responsible for the Gaming area, dealing with…
Mr Henrique Salinas  photo Mr Henrique Salinas Henrique Salinas is Partner of CCA since 2007. He specialized in the…
Number of staff : 27
Number of lawyers : 60
English
Spanish
French
Adlaw International
IBA (International Bar Association)
IFA (International Fiscal Association)
Contacts : Domingos Cruz (dc@cca.law)
Contacts : Filipe Mayer (fm@cca.law)
Other offices : Porto, Portugal
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