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SRS Advogados

RUA DOM FRANCISCO MANUEL DE MELO 21, 1070-085 LISBON, PORTUGAL
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Work +351 21 313 20 00
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Fax +351 21 313 20 01
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www.srslegal.pt
Lisbon, Madeira

Portugal

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

With an enviable list of international banking clients, SRS Advogados continues to attract sophisticated operational and regulatory issues related to online banking and money laundering. Alexandra Valente acted for key client Banco do Brasil in numerous transactions, and William Smithson handled cryptocurrency and regulatory work, as well as financing and transactions.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados' lawyers are ‘innovative problem solvers, who are able to grasp the fundamentals of even complex issues’. Focused on securitisation work, the team assisted Citicorp Trustee Company with the €175m securitisation of NPLs originated by Caixa Económica Montepio Geral. Practice co-head Alexandra Valente ‘goes far beyond the expected in terms of availability, eagerness to get the job done and client relationship management’. The other practice co-heads are Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, William Smithson and Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira.

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Commercial, corporate and M&A
Commercial, corporate and M&A - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

‘Flexible and absolutely dedicated’, SRS Advogados has particular energy-sector expertise; it assisted IKEA with the acquisition of a wind farm. Private equity is another strength, and it assisted Cabot Square Capital with the sale of 321 CrĂ©dito to Banco CTT. OctĂĄvio Castelo Paulo, William Smithson and Pedro Rebelo de Sousa jointly lead the team.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados' ‘dedicated’ team maintains a ‘unique relationship with all relevant stakeholders’. Covering civil and commercial liability, its recent work focused on the insurance, finance and construction sectors. A particular highlight was representing Nos against Meo in claims regarding telephone number portability. Practice head JosĂ© Carlos Soares Machado is ‘excellent’.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 1

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados' team is headed by the ‘very practice- and business-oriented’ Gonçalo Anastácio, who is ‘a safe pair of hands’. The large team provides ‘well-prepared, assertive, efficient and quick answers’, and fields several lawyers with PCA or European Commission experience. It has expertise in the energy sector, represented clients in the PCA’s investigations into a number of sectors, including insurance, banking, manufacturing, food and drink, and retail and distribution, and it successfully represented copyright fee collecting co-operative GDA in an abuse of dominance claim filed by Meo/PT. Managing associates Nuno Calaim Lourenço and Duarte Pirra are recommended.

Leading individuals

Gonçalo Anaståcio - SRS Advogados

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 1

SRS Advogados

The well-established team at SRS Advogados features the highly regarded César Så Esteves, Mariana Caldeira Saråvia and Ana Luísa Beirão. Handling mostly standalone work, and covering the full range of employment matters, the team commands a strong international network and has particular expertise in the finance, health and pharmaceutical, insurance, and aviation sectors. Maria de Lancastre Valente made partner.

Leading individuals

CĂ©sar SĂĄ Esteves - SRS Advogados

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Energy and natural resources
Energy and natural resources - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

Gonçalo Anaståcio oversees a varied practice at SRS Advogados that includes advising household names such as Galp, Iberdrola and Repsol on transactional and regulatory matters. It also acts for other industry players in innovative matters, among them advising IT consultancy Alfamicro on EU funding for its Save Energy project.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 3

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados assists clients such as GP2 Motorsport, ECS Capital and Sumol + Compal Marcas with Special Revitalisation Processes (PERs - Processo Especial de Revitalização), as well as with credit recoveries. José Carlos Soares Machado and Alexandra Valente co-head the practice.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

Gonçalo Moreira Rato heads the practice at SRS Advogados, which handles trade mark matters for a wide variety of fashion, consumer and automotive brands, including Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent, Schwan-Stabilo and Daimler. It formed an alliance with IP agent RCF PI in January 2018.

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

SRS Advogados

Especially strong in port infrastructure, the ‘hardworking’ team at SRS Advogados is advising the Lisbon Port Authority on the tenders for the new deepsea container terminal in Barreiro, and on the renegotiation of the AlcĂąntara container terminal concession contract. It also advised BCI as lead arranger on the financing of the Port of Maputo dredging. Working domestically and internationally, it further handled transport, technology, waste management, energy, and mining projects and related disputes and transactions, also covering environmental matters. JosĂ© LuĂ­s Moreira da Silva is singled out; Alexandre Roque and Alexandra Valente are the other names to note.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 3

SRS Advogados

The ‘timely and responsive’ team at SRS Advogados achieves ‘good results’, advising on disputes and public procurement procedures, such as assisting the Lisbon Port Authority with the €450m construction and exploration of the Barreiro container terminal. JosĂ© LuĂ­s Moreira da Silva leads the team; Alexandre Roque is the other name to note.

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 3

SRS Advogados

Managing associate Neuza Pereira de Campos heads the team at SRS Advogados, supported by William Smithson. The practice advised on sales, acquisitions and leasing of several property types, as well as handling contentious matters for clients. Francisco Pereira Miguel left the firm to pursue other projects in the real estate sector.

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TMT
TMT - ranked: tier 1

SRS Advogados

With a focus on telecoms and technology matters, SRS Advogados counts NOS among its key clients, which it continued to represent against MEO/PT regarding statutory fines and number portability, as well as in cases against telecoms authority Anacom challenging regulatory charges. Another key client is BT, which received assistance with several regulatory matters. Octåvio Castelo Paulo and Dr Luís Neto Galvão are the names to note.

Leading individuals

OctĂĄvio Castelo Paulo - SRS Advogados

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 3

SRS Advogados

SRS Advogados handled transactional and corporate tax work, including in the real estate, construction and energy sectors. Contentious matters included social security and corporate income tax cases. João Maricoto Monteiro heads the practice.

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Transport
Transport - ranked: tier 2

SRS Advogados

While primarily focused on shipping matters, SRS Advogados also handles road and aviation work, mainly assisting with administrative law issues and disputes. José Luís Moreira da Silva leads the team; consultant Maria José Santana has a focus on port work.

Leading individuals

Maria José Santana - SRS Advogados

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