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Raposo Bernardo

AV. FONTES PEREIRA DE MELO, EDIFÍCIO AVIZ, N.35, 18TH FLOOR, 1050-118 LISBON, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 312 13 30
Fax:
Fax +351 21 356 29 08
Email:
Web:
www.raposobernardo.com
Bucharest, Lisbon, Luanda, Madrid, Maputo, Warsaw

Portugal

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Much valued by clients - ‘it looks like the lawyers live to solve our problems’ -, Raposo Bernardo assists financial institutions such as Caixa Bank, BNP Paribas and Barclays with a wide variety of work. Nelson Raposo Bernardo is ‘a skilled negotiator and smart in finding solutions’.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo assists clients such as Banco Santander and Investec Bank with the full range of capital markets matters. The ‘sharpNelson Raposo Bernardo heads the practice.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo covers a broad range of work and is noted for its ‘great sense of customer service’ and its ‘focus on finding solutions’. It assisted Kodak Lens with franchise agreements and regularly acts for key client Iberostar Hotels & Resorts. The ‘perceptive, smart and fastNelson Raposo Bernardo ‘unlocks all the more complicated legal problems’; Joana Andrade Correia is ‘quick and efficient’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 5

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo's clients feel ‘completely safe and supported’. It represented a company operating in the gas analysis, industrial instrumentation and maintenance business in litigation, arbitration, mediation and settlement cases. Senior associate Ana Cláudia Rangel is ‘very combative’, ‘a strong negotiator and very persuasive’.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo is noted for its focus on the healthcare and pharmaceutical sectors. Work in other sectors included representing Iberomail in a case before the Autoridade Nacional de Comunicações (Anacom) against CTT concerning the latter’s alleged abuse of dominance. The ‘proactiveSofia Ferreira Enriquez is ‘assertive and straightforward’.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

The ‘persistent’ team at Raposo Bernardo handles a wide range of employment matters. Key clients include Iberostar Hotels & Resorts and Menarini Pharmaceutical. ‘Reliable and determined’ senior associate Ana Cláudia Rangel heads the practice.

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 3

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo is noted for its ‘positive attitude towards solving problems’. Focused on renewables, it advised IBC Solar on photovoltaic projects, and Globulus Energy on biomass projects. EDP Renováveis also counts among the team's clients. The ‘well-preparedNelson Raposo Bernardo is valued as 'a very respectable negotiator'; Joana Andrade Correia is ‘rigorous’ and ‘speaks our language’.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo provides ‘good value for money’. It advises Caixa Geral de Depósitos on debt restructuring of its corporate clients. ‘Assertive, smart and responsible’, Ana Cláudia Rangel leads the team.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo provides broad, ‘highly dynamic’ IP support to clients including Tag Heuer and Flying Tiger Copenhagen. Practice head Sónia das Neves Serafim is ‘always available’.

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Projects and project finance
Projects and project finance - ranked: tier 2

Raposo Bernardo

Clients value Raposo Bernardo’s ‘proximity and commitment to each project’. It advises lenders and borrowers, and in a highlight acted for BNP Paribas in the financing of a maritime terminal. Nelson Raposo Bernardo is ‘a natural in this area’ and Joana Andrade Correia is ‘strategically brilliant’.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo provides ‘insightful’ and ‘highly valuable’ advice on administrative disputes, public procurement and other matters. Clients include Menarini Diagnostics and Iceland Air. Senior associate and practice head Manuel Esteves Albuquerque has ‘always creative, but very well supported solutions’.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Highlight work for Raposo Bernardo included assisting Iberostar Hotels & Resorts with all aspects of its hotel development in central Lisbon, its first in the country. Practice head and senior associate Manuel Esteves Albuquerque is valued as a negotiator.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 4

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo's ‘proactive’ and ‘dynamic’ team covers the full range of TMT matters. It provided legal advice to NOS in relation to its consultancy projects, and to CV Telecom on the legislative framework for digital television transmission. Associate and practice head Sónia das Neves Serafim is ‘very practical and focused on results’.

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 5

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo is ‘accurate and effective in providing solutions’. It advised Iberostar on the incorporation of companies and tax vehicles as part of starting the client’s activities in Portugal. The ‘confident’ Mafalda Baptista heads the practice.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

Raposo Bernardo

Raposo Bernardo’s ‘answers and clarifications are always to the point’. The team provides general advice to aviation clients such as Binter Airlines and South African Airways, and assisted the Cape Verdean Civil Aviation Authority (AAC) with regulatory matters and fleet procurement, and Royal Caribbean with its vessel operations, including registration, construction and financing. The ‘confident’ Sofia Ferreira Enriquez has ‘a deep understanding of clients’ activities’.

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