pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL > Lisbon, Portugal > Firm Profile

pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL
AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE, 110-6º
1250-146 LISBOA
Portugal

Portugal > Employment Tier 2

pbbr – Sociedade de Advogados RL offers a comprehensive employment practice, handling a range of clients' labour and human resources needs. Providing assistance across a wide range of sectors, including life sciences, retail, food, construction, IT and finance, the group is particularly skilled in transnational projects, implementation policies, collective representation and restructuring. Labour specialist Inês Reis spearheads the practice and is highly regarded by clients. Bruno Soeiro Barbosa is a key contact for all collective bargaining and collective management matters. Associate Inês Oom De Sacadura is also establishing a notable practice focused on social security and employee benefits.

Practice head(s):

Inês Reis

Other key lawyers:

Bruno Barbosa; Inês Oom de Sacadura; Pedro do Carmo Bleguinhas

Testimonials

‘pbbr’s team is multidisciplinary, allowing us to have help on the most varied themes and issues. It responds quickly and efficiently, always looking out for our interest and what will be most beneficial in our field of activity. Invoicing is clear and transparent.’

‘The entire team is formidable and essential in this partnership, but I will undoubtedly have to mention Inês Oom Sacadura, for her professionalism, availability, knowledge and ability to manage the various areas of activity. For us, this partnership will always pass through Inês Oom de Sacadura.’

‘I have an excellent working relationship with the lawyers of this firm with whom I have interacted.’

‘Inês Sacadura and Inês Reis are always available, friendly, humorous and extremely competent and rigorous.’

‘pbbr is by far the best law firm I have ever worked with!’

‘They work alongside with you as a ‘partner’ instead of a ‘supplier’. Extremely proactive in informing us what relates to the business we work in.’

‘Ines Reis and Ines Oom de Sacadura stand out: they go the extra step, see you as a partner, adjust their service contract (retainer) in a flexible way, advise not only on the legal part but make the legal part work in a practical way. They dare to advise on ‘taking risks’ which is for me the biggest value they both have and not a lot of the competitors dare to do this. Furthermore, they are interested in your business and the culture of the company and in this way, they can advise on a better level! They don’t hesitate to involve other legal specialities if needed to give the best service we need.’

Key clients

Bolt Food

FEI (Redspher group)

Sanofi

Uber

Oracle Portugal

Viacom

Johnson & Johnson Portugal

Hays

Cushman & Wakefield

Zentiva

Mercer

Prada

Triumph

DS Smith

ETPRAM

NEC

Alkion (former LBC Tanquipor)

Robert Walters

Kiabi

Luxottica

Motorola

Sogevinus

Quiksilver

Norgine

Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 2

pbbr – Sociedade de Advogados RL‘s real estate practice advises international and Portuguese investors, developers, financial institutions and construction companies looking to invest in Portugal across the offices, commercial, residential, logistics and tourism sectors. The team specialises in real estate project structuring, from acquisition, development and construction to commercialisation and sale. Investment structuring, asset and property management, contract construction and licensing are also areas in which the team excels. Pedro Pinto leads the practice, drawing on over 26 years of experience. Teresa Freire is also a key member of the team, and is well versed in the tax implications of real estate transactions and development.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Pinto

Other key lawyers:

Teresa Freire; Tânia Ferreira Osório; Isabel Brazão de Castro; Catarina Rosa

Testimonials

‘PBBR’s team has solid knowledge in the field of real estate and construction, finding solutions where others only emphasize problems. Their constructive and focused attitude generates empathy at all levels, opening the door to solutions where others would want to generate conflicts.’

‘Boutique law firm with excellent technical knowledge and client-focused.’

‘Pedro Pinto – Great technical knowledge, professionalism and empathy.’

‘Catarina Rosa – Professionalism, rigor.’

‘I would highlight the availability of main partners and quality of other colleagues in the firm.’

‘Proximity, availability and flexibility in contact and in the way to accommodate our response and timing needs, without loss of quality and technical rigor. Fees and invoicing are adaptable to our requests and particularities of our projects.’

‘Collaboration and availability. Excellent customer communication. It is a cohesive team concerned with the client, timings and less complicated.’

‘Pedro Pinto is the best !!!’

Key clients

Signal Capital Partners LLP

Nexity

Stone Capital

Sonae Sierra

Avenue

Aermont

Perella Weinberg

Bouygues Immobilier

Cushman & Wakefield

ECS Capital

Gold Tree

RE Capital

GMG – Geneva Management Group

Groupe Térresens

Keys Asset Management

BPrime

Prime Portugal

Rockstone

Kiabi Group

Serris Reim

Puratos Portugal

Benchimmo

Acacia Point

MDSR Investments

Bastidor Group

Europe Hotels Private Collection

Atenor

AnaHome Group

Group Atrium

Work highlights

  • Assisted Signal Capital Partners in the disposal to the US Group Jamestown of JQOne, and in the disposal to the US Fund Sixth Street and Acacia Point of a portfolio of 15 buildings.
  • Assisted Avenue Real Estate, acting on behalf of Neptune Grafton Funds, in an acquisition of several plots of land for the development of a significant multi-use project in the centre of Lisbon.
  • Assisted Nexity Group in the acquisition of 15 plots of land in the Alta de Lisboa Urban Development area to the development company controlled by Macau investors.

Portugal > Banking and finance Tier 4

pbbr – Sociedade de Advogados RL's banking and finance offering covers transactional and regulatory work, such as real estate finance, transfer of credits, securities issues, debt restructuring and compliance. Of particular note is the team’s representation of Spanish banks in relation to transactions in Portugal. Alexandre Jardim – head of the banking practice – is skilled at handling financings involving real estate assets. Restructurings and facility agreements are typical instructions for Sofia de Sales Sousinha, who brings together multidisciplinary expertise in banking law, real estate and litigation.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Jardim

Other key lawyers:

Sofia Sales Sousinha; Patricia Goldschmidt; Marco Pereira Cardoso

Testimonials

‘The law firm demonstrates an exceptional availability whenever we ask for their help and they easily adapt to the timings requested by us. They present solutions with creativity, always taking into account the best position for the client in solving problems. We are very confident in this office.’

‘Sofia Sales Sousinha and Marco Pereira Cardoso are recommended.’

‘The team is extremely agile in responding to our questions, always focusing on solving the problem presented.’

‘All professionals who advise us are extremely competent and accessible, which greatly facilitates our daily lives.’

‘Great senior partner level involvement in transactions and a total commitment to getting deals closed.’

‘Great depth of experience, commercial and legal acumen. Provide sound advice and good judgement.’

Key clients

ECS Capital Sociedade de Capital de Risco, S.A.

Millennium bcp

ABANCA Corporacion Bancaria

Sogevinus SGPS, S.A.

Stone Capital

ORES SIGI SA

Groupe Terresens

MDSR Investments

CTT Bank

Keys Asset Management

GMG- Geneva Management Group

Signal Capital Partners

Banco Português de Gestão, S. A.

LX-5

Portugal > Public law Tier 4

Public law is a notable area of practice at pbbr – Sociedade de Advogados RL, which houses a specialised team focused on administrative law and related litigation. The team is adept at assisting public entities and private sector clients in a breadth of mandates, ranging from pre-contractual disputes to public procurement, and regulatory issues. Department chair Tânia Ferreira Osório ‘stands out for her technical knowledge' in the fields of public contracts, concessions and administrative litigation.

Practice head(s):

Tânia Ferreira Osório

Other key lawyers:

Joana Magalhães Silva

Testimonials

‘Boutique law firm with excellent technical expertise and client services.’

‘Tânia Ferreira Osório stands out for her technical knowledge, monitoring and availability.’

‘Pbbr has accompanied us over the many years of our existence. In addition to its exceptional services and the successful way it has worked with us in the most varied areas, in particular in all aspects of Public Administration and all processes that involve the management of an organisation’s human resources, what distinguishes Pbbr above all is its strong client orientation and the sense that it has to always be present and support us at all times of the processes that we work together on.’

‘Tânia Osório is clearly the person to highlight, she plays an excellent leadership role for the entire Pbbr team.’

‘Total availability to follow a variety of subjects and themes. Tânia Ferreira Osório and her team are always very professional, careful and quick in analysing questions and preparing answers to problems.’

‘Availability, experience, speed in presenting answers and success in achieving proposed objectives.’

‘Ability to understand clients’ needs, adaptability to work in different settings and effective help in negotiations.’

‘Availability, flexibility and speed. Technical quality and rigor. Excellent understanding of the market.’

Key clients

Tekever

Mercer

SCIF – SEF

Cushman & Wakefield

Abanca

Oak Luxembourg

SMMP – Sindicato dos Magistrados do Ministério Público (Union Association of Public Prosecutors)

ISEG –Lisbon School of Economics and Management University of Lisbon

ESRI Portugal – Sistemas e Informação Geográfica, S.A.

ECS – Sociedade de Capital de Risco, S.A.

Lisgráfica – Impressão e Artes Gráficas, S.A.

Instituto São João de Deus

ISS Facility Services

Stone Capital

Avenue

Aermont

Perella Weinberg

Signal Capital Partners

Work highlights

  • Advised on the extinction of the SEF actions against the Portuguese government.
  • Provided legal advice to Tekever in procurement procedures in Portugal.
  • Acting for SMMP in the enforcement of a large number of administrative litigation cases against the Portuguese state.

Portugal > TMT Tier 4

pbbr – Sociedade de Advogados RL has established itself as a go-to firm for technology and IT matters, encompassing AI and Big Data solutions, software licensing, regulatory matters and compliance issues. Other areas of activity also include M&A transactions in the TMT sector and data privacy. Practice leader Carina Branco is recommended by clients and peers alike for her wide-ranging expertise covering start-ups, robotics and blockchain.

Practice head(s):

Other key lawyers:

Maria Abreu Ferreira

Testimonials

‘We resorted to the firm because of Carina Branco’s vast experience in the sector.’

‘Carina Branco – probably the Portuguese lawyer with the greatest knowledge of the industry. The fact she has worked in-house in one of the largest Portuguese technology companies makes her really aware of the business risks and what is pragmatically acceptable to implement to mitigate these risks.’

‘The entire team is very available, extremely professional, adapted and informed.’

‘Pragmatism in monitoring issues. Specialised knowledge.’

‘Carina Branco is a specialist in the legal area for the protection and sale of software.’

‘Firm with a team dedicated to TMT with great experience and knowledge, both in the legal and business aspects. The team is deeply involved in the client’s needs in order to fully understand what is intended, given the specific reality and context of the companies. This involvement goes beyond the legal component, there is even a business and commercial support in order to ensure that the result for the client is the best possible.’

‘Carina Branco: active, proactive and combative, she is the main point of contact at PBBR. She takes the issues and challenges presented as her own and is always able to suggest various business scenarios, with legal and commercial pros and cons, given her extensive experience.’

‘PBBR is unique in the way it relates to me as a client, compared to other firms. The fees presented seem fair and I never felt that the hours were inflated. It is a firm that is willing to bet on clients who are growing, knowing that its return will come in the medium term.’

Key clients

Galp Energia S.A.

Banco Português de Gestão

FLAD

Douleutaras

Cargofiv

Innowave Technologies S.A.

Heartgenetics S.A.

Axians

BANCO CTT

PAYSHOP

ISQe

BITCLIQ/SEACLIQ

Group 4 Solutions (B4C)

MANCHETE GROUP

TEKEVER GROUP

CARROT INCENTIVES

AgentifAI Lda

VISOR AI

Code4All Lda (“Academia de Código”)

ESRI PORTUGAL

BOUYGUES TELECOM

Trust Esport (Apicap)

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

pbbr – Sociedade de Advogados RL ‘demonstrates a deep knowledge of all subjects, great business sense and a pragmatism in finding solutions to all problems'. The corporate and M&A practice stands out for its impressive track record in transactions in the real estate sector. In addition to this sector focus, the team also advises an array of Portuguese and international clients on joint ventures and corporate restructuring. The practice is headed up by Pedro Pinto and Alexandre Jardim, both of whom are recommended for major M&A involving real estate assets.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Pinto; Alexandre Jardim

Other key lawyers:

Gonçalo Mendes Martins; Marco Pereira Cardoso; André Marcos

Testimonials

‘The PBBR team demonstrates a deep knowledge of all subjects, great business sense and a pragmatism in finding solutions to all problems. They work in a cohesive way as a team, complementing and supporting each other, and going the extra mile for the client.’

‘Boutique law firm with a strong focus on the client and execution.’

‘Pedro Pinto – Great experience, knowledge and empathy. Gonçalo Mendes Martins – Knowledge, sympathy and work capacity.’

‘Availability of the main partner, Pedro Pinto, and the quality of his remaining team.’

‘Dynamic, competent and committed. They are able to develop a partnership relationship with the client, helping them to make the best decisions, presenting different scenarios, and anticipating issues.’

‘We have recently worked with Marco Pereira Cardoso and we can strongly recommend him. He is always up to date and focused on the details that make a difference for the client. Alexandre Jardim continues to be a reference for our organisation, and we can only praise his performance, which has been exceptional since the beginning.’

‘Monitoring, availability and collaboration from A to Z of the business.’

‘Marco Cardoso – He is very professional and has always fulfilled his duties in the best way possible. ‘

Key clients

Sonae Sierra

Bouygues Immobilier

Nexity

ECS Capital

Stone Capital

Signal Capital Partners

Cushman & Wakefield

Kiabi (Groupe Mulliez)

Groupe Atenor

Estrela SGPS

Keys Asset Management

RE Capital

GMG – Geneva Management Group

Avenue Real Estate

Rockstone Real Estate

MDSR Investments

Acacia Point

Serris Reim Asset Management

Prime Real Estate

Optimum Agriculture Advisors

Square View Asset Management

EQTY Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisted Signal Capital Partners in the disposal of JQOne to the US group Jamestown.
  • Assisted Signal Capital Partners in the disposal of a company (and its subsidiaries) to US fund Sixth Street and Acacia Point.
  • Assisted Avenue Real Estate, acting on behalf of Neptune Grafton Funds, in the acquisition of a company owning several plots of land.

Portugal > Tax Tier 5

The tax department at pbbr – Sociedade de Advogados RL is best known for the work undertaken on behalf of real estate clients, and is ‘familiar with the ins and outs of tax legislation and practice'. Its broad service offering covers ongoing tax advice, tax-driven restructurings and the tax aspects of real estate and construction projects. Mário Silva Costa oversees the tax practice; he brings together expertise in tax consulting and litigation, with a particular emphasis on the tax structuring of investments and business reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Mário Silva Costa

Other key lawyers:

Sandra Lobo Nunes

Testimonials

‘PBBR’s team is diligent, very knowledgeable and versatile. They are familiar with the ins and outs of tax legislation and practice, and are able to quickly carry out an in-depth and solid analysis of all issues. They manage to find robust solutions without complicating them, and making a correct reading of the risk underlying each option taken.’

‘I’d highlight Mario Silva Costa.’

Key clients

Signal Capital Partners

Bouygues Immobillier

Sogevinus

Rockstone

Atenor

Alves & Martins, S.A.

Group RRE

Lusopor

Armazém F

Multilem

MDSR Investments

Stone Capital

Groupe Terrésens

RE Capital (former Geneva Management Group)

Nexity

Serris Reim

Work highlights

  • Advised Signal Capital Partners on the indirect transfer (share deal) of an iconic Lisbon property (JQone building).
  • Advised Signal Capital Partners on the tax aspects of the sale of Quinta da Fonte Office Park to Sixth Street.

The firm: pbbr is a full-service law firm with a national and international reach, providing legal assistance based on high standards, rigour and quality. The team is versatile, flexible and always available to its clients. pbbr provides personalised services, focusing on the real needs and interests of its clients. Team work and the continuous in-service training of its lawyers are a must in the firm.

Areas of practice: pbbr concentrates its practice in the following areas: commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, intellectual and industrial property, real estate and construction, employment, social security and employee benefits, IT, telecommunications and media law, life sciences, advertising and marketing, banking, finance and capital markets, energy and natural resources, administrative law, planning and environmental law, competition law, consumer law, tax law, litigation and arbitration.

A great deal of pbbr’s work has an international base, by virtue of its international clientele. It is involved in international alliances and has a solid network with prestigious international law firms with global coverage. pbbr is the Portuguese member of the international alliance of law firms, Ius Laboris – Global Human Resources Lawyers. pbbr also has a partnership with the Spanish law firm Sagardoy Abogados in respect of employment, social security and employee benefits.

pbbr had, since June 2017, a partnership with Techlawyers – Techlawyers by pbbr – that thrives on a hands-on approach strategy for a client base that includes multinational corporations, early stage companies, R&D labs, universities, incubators and accelerators along with investors that shape a newer future for the tech industry segment.

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Banking, finance and capital markets
Commercial and company law, mergers and acquisitions and competition law
Data protection
Employment, social security and employee benefits
Environment, energy and natural resources
Litigation and arbitration
Health and life sciences
Public law
Real estate and urban planning
Tax law
Technology, information technologies and IP
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Ms Carina Branco photo Ms Carina BrancoJunior Partner specialising in the Technology, Information Technologies, Data Protection and Intellectual Property…
Ms Inês Carrilho photo Ms Inês CarrilhoAssociate specialising in commercial and corporate law, real estate, consumer law and…
Mrs Tânia Ferreira Osório photo Mrs Tânia Ferreira OsórioPartner specialising in public law, including public procurement and administrative litigation, planning,…
Ms Teresa Freire photo Ms Teresa FreireJunior partner specialising in real estate, construction and urban planning, commercial and…
Mr Alexandre Jardim photo Mr Alexandre JardimPartner specialising in banking and finance law, private equity, mergers and acquisitions,…
Ms Inês Oom de Sacadura photo Ms Inês Oom de SacaduraAssociate specialising in employment law, social security and employee benefits, and litigation.
Mr Pedro Pinto photo Mr Pedro PintoFounding partner specialising in commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real…
Mrs Inês Reis photo Mrs Inês ReisFounding partner specialising in employment law, social security and employee benefits, banking…
Ms Joana Magalhães Silva photo Ms Joana Magalhães SilvaJoana is an associate lawyer at pbbr – Pedro Pinto, Reis, Alexandre…
Mr Bruno Soeiro Barbosa photo Mr Bruno Soeiro BarbosaJunior Partner specialising in employment law, social security and employee benefits, consumer…
Mrs Sofia de Sales Sousinha photo Mrs Sofia de Sales SousinhaJunior partner specialising in banking and financial law, commercial and corporate law,…
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