Caiado Guerreiro > Lisbon, Portugal > Firm Profile

Caiado Guerreiro
RUA CASTILHO, Nº 39, 15º
1250-068 LISBON
Portugal

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

Jointly led by João Caiado Guerreiro and Ricardo Rodrigues Lopes, Caiado Guerreiro's corporate and M&A team handles a mix of acquisitions and disposals, mergers and joint ventures in a range of sectors, including chemicals, energy, telecoms, media and construction. Additionally, its practitioners provide assistance to core clients in an array of corporate law, regulatory and compliance matters. Co-head Rodrigues Lopes has noteworthy experience in cross-border transactions, corporate restructuring and contractual issues.

Practice head(s):

João Caiado Guerreiro; Ricardo Rodrigues Lopes

Other key lawyers:

Jorge Ribeiro Mendonça

Testimonials

‘Proactivity and courtesy, high level of skills.’

‘Knowledgeable, responsive, super efficient and proactive. Exactly the overseas counsel you want.’

‘Ricardo Rodrigues Lopes – always on top of the issues and deadlines. Inspires absolute confidence with a clear and concise, to the point style.’

Key clients

Inventum Beheer, B.V.

CDK Global Portugal

Cogress

Tendam Group

Olympus

Takodana

Liqui.do

Eni gas e Luce

Poke House

Work highlights

  • Assisted Olympus in the merger of its Portuguese subsidiaries, in the context of the implementation of a new repair centre located in Portugal.
  • Provided legal advice to Poke House Italia on the merger with Portuguese food chain Poke House Portugal.
  • Advised Liqui.do on a credit facility granted by Goldman Sachs International in the amount of €150m.

Portugal > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

Caiado Guerreiro is skilled at assisting across the gamut of matters pertaining to the generation, transportation and transmission of electricity, as well as oil and gas. Typical instructions range from advising on compliance and regulatory developments to handling M&A and financing deals. Jorge Ribeiro Mendonça – who oversees the energy and natural resources practice – is active in renewable projects and transactions, siting and permitting issues.

Practice head(s):

Jorge Ribeiro Mendonça

Key clients

Ponticelli Freres Group

Infragreen Fund

Rgreen Invest

Dynavolt Renewables Energy Europe S.L.

Piedade Group

Ledvance

Windward Investimentos, Lda.

Hella

FL Smidth

Globescala

Work highlights

  • Assisted Dynavolt in the negotiation and closing of the contracts for the acquisition, development and delivery of power regarding a PV plant in Évora.
  • Assisted Hella in several matters related with its activity in Portugal.
  • Provided assistance to FL Smidth in several regulatory matters related to contracts with Portuguese service suppliers.

Portugal > Intellectual property Tier 3

Caiado Guerreiro fields ‘a reliable and qualified team' specialised in IP law, which excels in patent enforcement and defence within the pharmaceutical sector through litigation and arbitration. Furthermore, the team is well positioned to assist with trade mark prosecution and related administrative proceedings, as well as plant variety rights. Disputes involving pharmaceutical patents are a core focus for Ricardo Costa Macedo, who leads the department and is recommended for his ‘commitment to clients’ requests and needs'.

Practice head(s):

Testimonials

Caiado Guerreiro is a law firm that is unique for the value of its lawyers and the work philosophy it practises: always centered on the Client’s perspective and on client satisfaction.’

‘It stood out for its excellent quality of the legal service provided to the fees charged. We appreciate the work provided by the firm, always performed by a reliable and qualified team. Caiado Guerreiro & Associados was extremely important to centralise and develop the client’s demands, accomplishing promptly and with excellence our requests.’

‘The partner who assisted us when needed was Ricardo Costa Macedo, who should be highlighted for the (i) accuracy in the work provided; (ii) commitment to the clients’ requests and needs; (iii) clarity in the necessary explanations; (iv) availability; (v) promptness in all of our requests.’

‘Ricardo Costa Macedo is an exceptional lawyer: always available and very knowledgeable, he shows great interest and attention to Clients’ matters.’

‘The team is experienced, lawyers and trainees are capable at the maximum level to work together according to the needs of the Client. Billing is transparent and accurate. Collaboration with other partner law firms on common files is excellent.’

Key clients

AbbVie

Ferring

Sobi

Eucherry

Advocado

Nutrien

Olympus

Certisign Certificadora Digital Ltda.

Finpartner

Bund der Freien Waldorfschulen

Beeswift – Gordon Dadds

Households & Toiletries

Work highlights

  • Advised AbbVie in contentious and pre-contentious issues in connection with patent infringement, the introduction of generic medicines in Portugal and monitoring of IP rights.
  • Assisted Eucherry in high-profile litigation against Super Bock in the context of the termination of the distribution of Super Bock products in China, with associated complex trade mark issues.
  • Advised Households & Toiletries Manufacturing in protecting its trade mark in Portugal.

Portugal > Dispute resolution Tier 4

Praised by clients for providing ‘outside the box' and ‘innovative solutions’ in the context of dispute resolution, Caiado Guerreiro handles a range of corporate and commercial litigation, as well as arbitration proceedings. Assisting clients with out-of-court contentious matters is another core area of activity for the department, which is under the joint leadership of João Caiado Guerreiro and Sandra Ferreira Dias. Both have extensive experience in judicial and arbitral cases. Sandra Jesus is also noted; she is a point of contact for several domestic and international clients involved in litigation and arbitration.

Practice head(s):

João Caiado Guerreiro; Sandra Ferreira Dias

Other key lawyers:

Sandra Jesus; Sara Ferreira de Oliveira

Testimonials

‘They think outside the box and often with innovative solutions.’

‘Sandra Jesus stands out.’

Key clients

PHAROL SGPS, S.A.

COFIDIS

BEIJING CAPITAL AIRLINES CO. LTD

CP MERCHANDISING CO. LTD

HANGZHOU EUCHERRY TRADE CO. LTD

DELSK GROUP

CASA DE REPOUSO DA QUINTA DOS CEDROS, S.A.

MATTHIAS SCHMELZ, UNIPESSOAL LDA.

MEDA PHARMA (MYLAN)

AXERIA

MY PARTNER BANK

BANQUE RAIFFEISEN SC

KUBOTA EUROPE SAS

POPPLETON & APPLEBY

Work highlights

  • Represented Pharol in a complex litigation against the Brazilian company Oi and its Portuguese subsidiaries involving several proceedings and a preliminary injunction.
  • Assisting Cofidis in judicial proceedings filed by Banco Santander Totta related to a securitisation transaction where the parties acted as co-originators.
  • Representing the Portuguese Branch of Beijing Capital Airlines in enforcement proceedings filed before the Portuguese Courts further to a verdict issued by the English Courts and related to an alleged breach of a lease agreement.

Portugal > Employment Tier 4

Caiado Guerreiro’s employment and labour law team has been involved in several major restructuring processes in the market, with increasingly important work such as contract flexibility, collective dismissals procedures, and lay off procedures also featuring in its recent workload. In addition, litigation before the labour courts is also in the purview of the team. Labour disputes specialist Ricardo Rodrigues Lopes co-leads alongside Jorge Ribeiro Mendonça, who specialises in employment-related corporate matters.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Rodrigues Lopes; Jorge Ribeiro Mendonça

Testimonials

Ricardo Rodrigues Lopes is recommended.’

Key clients

United Airlines

Olympus

Tendam Group

Foundation Medicine Inc.

FlixMobility GmbH

Nobel Biocare

Lagardere

Covance

Labcorp

Work highlights

  • Assisted United Airlines in the preparation of termination procedures regarding key employees within its organisation.
  • Advising Olympus on a TUPE procedure, in respect of the transfer of employees from one of its Portuguese businesses to another newly formed group company.

Portugal > Tax Tier 4

Caiado Guerreiro acts for a wide range of clients, including companies, charities, real estate investment funds and high-net-worth individuals. The team is particularly noted for the work it undertakes on behalf of private clients, and for its structuring advice in the context of business transactions, foreign investments and restructurings. Tiago Caiado Guerreiro, who is seasoned in transactional tax, double taxation treaties and transfer pricing, jointly oversees the practice with Ana Castro Gonçalves, who is often engaged in tax planning matters. Of counsel Tatiana Cardoso left the firm in September 2021.

Practice head(s):

Tiago Caiado Guerreiro; Ana Castro Gonçalves

Other key lawyers:

Anthony Meira

Key clients

Edmond de Rothschild – Luxembourg

Unik Capital SARL

About Caiado Guerreiro: Caiado Guerreiro is a multi-jurisdictional law firm that provides legal services in all areas of law, being highly recognised by the quality of its services. The firm possesses vast experience in providing legal services and legal consulting at both national and international level.

Mission and values: Caiado Guerreiro is focused in providing services with the highest professional standards, matching technical expertise with a more practical, commercial approach. The team’s perspective is conceived to provide a service that fulfills the needs of each client with a personalised accompaniment.

The clients: Among Caiado Guerreiro’s clients are included both commercial and industrial companies as well as services companies, coming from all fields of activity, such as banks and other financial institutions, insurance companies, industrial companies, public entities and other organisations, as well as private clients.

Practice areas: Caiado Guerreiro provides legal services in all areas of law, being composed of a highly dynamic team with great qualities which focuses on providing a personalised service with great technical quality to its clients. Caiado Guerreiro’s lawyers stand out for their legal knowledge and expertise regarding the field of activities in which our clients work, assuring the best advice possible to our clients.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Corporate and Dispute Resolution João Caiado Guerreirojguerreiro@caiadoguerreiro.com
Tax Tiago Caiado Guerreirotguerreiro@caiadoguerreiro.com
Life Sciences, IP and Insurance Law Ricardo Costa Macedormacedo@caiadoguerreiro.com
Commercial, Labour and TMT Ricardo Rodrigues Lopesrlopes@caiadoguerreiro.com
Tax and Public Law Ana Castro Gonçalvesagoncalves@caiadoguerreiro.com
Dispute Resolution and Civil Law Sandra Ferreira Diassdias@caiadoguerreiro.com
Real Estate,Tax and Corporate Tânia Pinheirotpinheiro@caiadoguerreiro.com
Insurance, Banking and Corporate Joana Gomes dos Santosjsantos@caiadoguerreiro.com
Real Estate and Immigration Law Maria Margarida Torresmtorres@caiadoguerreiro.com
Dispute Resolution and Civil Law Sandra Jesussjesus@caiadoguerreiro.com
Immigration Law Sara Sousa Rebolosrebolo@caiadoguerreiro.com
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