Firm Profile > Miranda & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal

Miranda & Associados
AV. ENGENHEIRO DUARTE PACHECO, 7
1070-100 LISBON
Portugal

Public law Tier 2

Miranda & Associados has broad capabilities in public procurement and administrative litigation, advising clients throughout the entire cycle of procedures. Luís Oliveira combines expertise in public contracts and regulatory issues with in-depth knowledge of tax law, while fellow co-head Pedro Melo is noted for his impressive track record in arbitration proceedings involving PPPs, concession agreements and other public law issues. Contentious matters are also a core area of focus for Tiago Amorim, who is based in the Porto office. João Rosado Correia provides support to private and public clients on PPP matters and environmental law, and Nuno Antunes is the name to note for cross-border mandates. Oil and gas projects and regulatory issues are some of Ricardo Alves Silva's legal specialisms.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Melo; Luis Oliveira; João Rosado Correia; Tiago Amorim; Nuno Antunes; Ricardo Alves Silva

Other key lawyers:

Maria Ataíde Cordeiro; Sara Castelo Branco

Testimonials

‘Technical competence, availability and competitive fees.’

‘We work solely with João Rosado Correia and his team and we consider them to be excellent on public law, experienced, hard working and always available.’

‘João Rosado Correia and Sara Castelo Branco are recommended.’

‘Sara Castelo Branco stands out for her extensive experience and dedication to the matters assigned to her.’

Key clients

SCUTVIAS

Globalvia Group

AE Transmontana

AENL – Norte Litoral

AAVI – Via do Infante

Group Cintra

Scotturb

TAP – Portuguese Airlines

Portuguese State – Secretary of State of Communications

ANF – National Pharmaceutical Association

OMNES CAPITAL

Horários do Funchal

INCM (Portuguese National Mint, Assay and Printing Office)

SPMS (Shared Services Centre for the Health Ministry and NHS)

Beckman Coulter

Ecolab

Câmara Municipal de Lisboa

REN Group

Galp Group

Ascendi Group

Iberwind Group

Vinci Energies Portugal

Repsol

AxiansEu

Inapal

Gebalis

Legrand Eléctrica

CLC

Rotas do Algarve

Litoral, S.A.

Employment Tier 3

Miranda & Associados helps clients tackle a whole spectrum of employment issues, offering legal representation in all proceedings before labour courts. Apart from litigation, the team regularly handles restructurings, particularly in the context of collective redundancies and transfer of undertakings. Other notable areas of practice include providing day-to-day advice to an extensive roster of longstanding clients in relation to human resources management. Department leader Diogo Leote Nobre is a seasoned litigator, and downsizing processes are among the typical mandates for Paula Caldeira Dutschmann.

Practice head(s):

Diogo Leote

Other key lawyers:

Paula Caldeira Dutschmann

Key clients

SMM – SOCIEDADE DE MONTAGENS METALOMECÂNICAS

SPDAD

BANCO SANTANDER TOTTA

SPMS – SERVIÇOS PARTILHADOS DO MINISTÉRIO DA SAUDE, IP

FALCK

GUNNEBO

SACYR

SOMAGUE

EGEAC

MARTIFER

WEST SEA

ORANGE BUSINESS PORTUGAL

FUNDAÇÃO JOSÉ DE ALMEIDA EUSÉBIO

AVIGILON

APRA HILL

ASSOCIAÇÃO JARDINS-ESCOLA JOÃO DE DEUS

GARLAND

REALNETWORKS

PRB PORTUGAL

NOVASERV

YILPORT IBERIA

ORBEST

IMPRENSA NACIONAL CASA DA MOEDA

HORÁRIOS DO FUNCHAL

FUNDAÇÃO OCEANO AZUL

Energy and natural resources Tier 3

With a traditional focus on the oil and gas and mining sectors, Miranda & Associados is renowned for its longstanding presence in Africa. The team acts for foreign energy companies and domestic public institutions on regulatory matters, administrative proceedings and litigation, as well as M&A transactions and environmental law issues. Diogo Xavier da Cunha and Nuno Marques Antunes jointly lead the team, which also includes João Rosado Correia, who is experienced in EPC contracts and public procurement in the electricity and natural gas sectors.

Practice head(s):

Diogo Xavier da Cunha; Nuno Antunes

Other key lawyers:

João Rosado Correia

Testimonials

‘Miranda has collaborated with us on some projects related to the regulated electricity sector. I highlight the work conducted by partner João Rosado Correia, an excellent lawyer in this area of ​​Law.’

‘João Rosado Correia has unrivalled knowledge of the sector.’

Key clients

REN – Rede Eléctrica Nacional, S.A.

Repsol Comercialização

Iberwind

REN Group

GALP Energia Group

Repsol Group

Finerge

Petróleos de Portugal – Petrogal, S.A.

CLC – Companhia Logística de Combustíveis, S.A.

GoldEnergy

Green Venture, SGPS, Lda

Porto: Leading commercial firms Tier 3

Key players in the country's construction, transport and services industries are among the clients of Miranda & Associados' Porto office, often instructing the team on complex cross-border commercial contracts, as well as litigation. Tiago Amorim is renowned for his public law expertise and is strong in dispute resolution in this area. He co-heads the office alongside João Coelho de Pinho, whose strengths lie in cross-border commercial transactions and disputes.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Amorim; João Coelho de Pinho

Other key lawyers:

Susana Rios de Oliveira; Eurico Monteiro Pereira

Key clients

Rotas do Algarve Litoral

ACA – Alberto Couto Alves

BERD – Projecto, Investigação e Engenharia de Pontes

Conduril – Engenharia

Construgomes – Engenharia

Interpolimeri

MRG – Engineering & Solutions

SOCORPENA – Engenharia e Construção

Ferbar – Fernando Barros – Produtos Alimentares

NPL, SGPS

Football Champions Tour

Metro Numbers – Comércio de Texteis

Lightsand Technologies

Auto Viação Landim

António da Silva Cruz & Filhos

Auto Viação Pacense

J. Espírito Santo & Irmãos

Moreira, Gomes & Costas

Empresa de Transporte Gondomarense

Resende – Actividades Turísticas

Nogueira da Cost

Projects and project finance Tier 3

Miranda & Associados fields a projects practice headed by Nuno Cabeçadas, who has broad project finance knowledge and experience working on significant infrastructure projects in Mozambique. Work in other African jurisdictions is also a strength of the wider firm and energy projects in Angola and Mozambique are among the recent highlights of the Lisbon office. Pedro Melo is noted for his public law expertise and Rodrigo Costeira regularly assists on the structuring, financing and implementation of investment projects between local and foreign entities.

Practice head(s):

Nuno Cabeçadas

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Melo; Rodrigo Costeira

Key clients

DekaBank

Permanent Joint Technical Commission (PJTC)

Globeleq

Lisbon Cruise Port

Scotturb

Ministry of the Economy / Direção Geral das Actividades Económicas – DGAE

Toyota Tsusho Corporation

Van Oord Dredging and Marine Contractors

Vale

Mitsui

International Finance Corporation

Enventure Partners

Transport Tier 3

Aircraft finance is at the core of the aviation practice at Miranda & Associados. In addition, the team is retained by clients in relation to leasing transactions, air transport license issues, engine registration, insurance and litigation. Practice head Mafalda Oliveira Monteiro has significant experience in civil aviation issues in Portugal and abroad, with a particular emphasis on African countries.

Practice head(s):

Mafalda Oliveira Monteiro

Other key lawyers:

Bruno Sampaio Santos

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Miranda & Associados provides assistance to clients from several industries, including energy, IT, real estate, life sciences and infrastructure, throughout all stages of M&A transactions. The firm recently welcomed Maria João Ribeiro Mata to the partnership; she brings a wealth of experience in domestic and cross-border transactions, corporate reorganisations and joint ventures. The corporate and M&A team, which is overseen by Diogo Xavier da Cunha, stands out for its experience in energy-related mandates.

Practice head(s):

Diogo Xavier da Cunha

Other key lawyers:

Maria João Ribeiro Mata; Catarina Santinho

Testimonials

‘Maria João Mata and Catarina Santinho stand out in the department.’

Key clients

Glintt – Global Intelligent Technologies, S.A.

Parpública, Participações Públicas (SGPS), S.A.

Glintt – Healthcare Solutions, S.A.

Dispute resolution Tier 4

Miranda & Associados is a popular choice among public and private clients from the energy, construction and financial services sectors looking for representation before judicial and arbitral courts. The firm, which has a strong presence in Africa, is often engaged by international players in cross-border disputes involving distribution and construction contracts, shareholder issues and power purchase agreements. Head of department Sofia Martins has strong credentials in the domestic and international arbitration sphere.

Practice head(s):

Sofia Martins

Other key lawyers:

Ricardo Saraiva; Pedro Melo

Testimonials

‘Miranda e Associados has an excellent legal team in the dispute resolution area, led by Sofia Martins. The quality and depth with which they analyse and develop legal strategies makes them stand out.’

‘Sofia Martins is a leader in litigation and arbitration, with  a deep understanding of the law.’

‘We are pleased to have worked with Pedro Melo, who we consider to be an excellent professional, with solid technical knowledge and an exemplary dedication to his client.’

‘Knowledge of the African market, especially Angola.’

Key clients

REN

Sacyr Somague

Iberwind

Martifer

State of Portugal

Angola > Foreign firms Tier 1

Guiding clients through the full life-cycle of projects, Miranda & Associados has over 30 years of experience in the Angolan market and has a particularly strong client base in the oil industry. The firm's work in the jurisdiction is overseen by oil and gas and tax expert Rita Correia, while Mafalda Oliveira Monteiro handles banking and finance matters. Nuno Marques Antunes also has expertise in the oil industry and is experienced in advising on projects in Lusophone African jurisdictions.

Practice head(s):

Rita Correia

Other key lawyers:

Mafalda Oliveira Monteiro; Nuno Marques Antunes

Mozambique > Foreign law firms Tier 2

A client base of major international investors instructs Miranda & Associados on transactions across a wide range of Mozambique's key sectors, including energy, infrastructure, mining and agriculture. Recent highlights include advising on investments in LNG projects, acquisitions in the mining sector and tax disputes. Practice head and corporate law Diogo Xavier da Cunha has over 20 years' experience in the jurisdiction. Nuno Cabeçadas is the key name for banking and finance work. The firm regularly collaborates with local firm Pimenta e Associados.

Practice head(s):

Diogo Xavier da Cunha

Other key lawyers:

Nuno Cabeçadas

Key clients

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation and Anadarko Exploration and Production Moçambique Area 1

Gemrock Company

LAM (Mozambican Airline Company)

Capital Criativo