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Portugal

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados' team possesses ‘very good negotiation skills and the ability to build relationships with counterparts and clients’. Representing mostly lenders, it handled debt restructuring, NPLs, lease agreements and other forms of financing. A highlight was advising BCP and Novo Banco on restructuring the debt of Elevo Group within its acquisition by Nacala Holdings. Francisco Barona heads the practice.

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

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados' 'very attentive' team handles the full range of corporate and M&A work. A particular highlight was its advice to high-profile client China Three Gorges on the takeover of EDP. Luis Miguel Cortes Martins, Rafael Lucas Pires and Martim Anahory jointly head the practice. Senior associate Pedro Silveira Borges is noted for being ‘client-driven, always diplomatic when dealing with counterparts, but never losing sight of the client's goals and interests’.

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 2

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados possesses strength in both litigation and arbitration and regularly handles cross-border matters. It counts several financial institutions among its clients, and represented Oi subsidiary Telemar Norte Leste in proceeding against Pharol regarding resolutions taken in a general meeting. The ‘pragmatic’ Luis Miguel Cortes Martins is considered a 'star' by some clients; he heads the practice jointly with the highly regarded Maria Raquel Moreira. Joao Tiago Morais Antunes is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Luis Miguel Cortes Martins - SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 3

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados handles a broad range of matters, and in a recent highlight represented China Three Gorges in the takeover bid for EDP. Miguel Pena Machete heads the team.

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 3

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados is noted for its ‘knowledge, quality, and timeliness’. The team handles the full range of employment issues, including restructurings, litigation, audits and data protection, for clients such as SIBS, Globalmedia Group, and Sociedade Central de Cervejas. Ines Pinheiro's 'understanding of issues goes beyond the purely legal’. Senior associate Tiago Pestana de Vasconcelos is also singled out.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 2

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados is noted for its ‘flexibility’ and ‘involving the client in an open and transparent way’. It focuses on the insolvency and restructuring of banks and other financial institutions; recent clients including BCP - Banco Comercial Português, Novo Banco, and Seguradoras Unidas (formerly Tranquilidade). The team is headed by Luis Miguel Cortes Martins and Maria Raquel Moreira.

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Planning law
Planning law - ranked: tier 2

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Handling tourist and residential developments, licensing and regularisation as well as contentious work, SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados advised Eurolucerna on a complex urban renewal project in Cascais involving the development of residential units and the relocation of a supermarket. Another client is Vilamoura World. Goncalo Reino Pires heads the practice.

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 4

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

SLCM | Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados has been ‘very present’ in the market, assisting public entities and private contractors with public procurement matters, contracts and disputes. Clients include Empordef, Efacec, Linde and Lisnave. Miguel Pena Machete heads the team.

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