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Garrigues Portugal

AV DA REP√öBLICA, 25, 1¬į, 1050-186 LISBON, PORTUGAL
Tel:
Work +351 21 382 1200
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Fax +351 21 382 1290
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Web:
www.garrigues.com

Portugal

Banking and finance
Banking and finance - ranked: tier 3

Garrigues Portugal

The ‚Äėvery hardworking team‚Äô at Garrigues Portugal¬†acts for an impressive roster of clients such as The Bank of New York Mellon, Banco de Sabadell and Banco Santander. It assisted Deutsche Bank, JP Morgan and Mediobanca as deal managers in a liability management matter regarding ‚ā¨8.3bn notes issued by Novo Banco and Novo Banco Finance. Practice head¬†Diogo Le√≥nidas Rocha¬†is a ‚Äėgreat lawyer and partner in every negotiation‚Äô.

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Capital markets
Capital markets - ranked: tier 2

Garrigues Portugal

At Garrigues Portugal, Diogo Le√≥nidas Rocha¬†and¬†Marta Gra√ßa Rodrigues¬†handle all aspects of capital markets work, including regulatory and corporate governance matters. It advised JP Morgan Securities and Morgan Stanley as deal managers on a tender and exchange offer regarding ‚ā¨3.5bn notes issued by Novo Banco. Associate Carolina Barrueca¬†is also recommended.

Leading individuals

Diogo Leónidas Rocha - Garrigues Portugal

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

Garrigues Portugal

Garrigues Portugal was busy with a variety of M&A transactions, with a particular focus on the real estate sector; it assisted Merlin Properties with the acquisition of the Almada Forum shopping centre from Blackstone, a matter led by Mário Lino Dias. He heads the practice jointly with Diogo Leónidas Rocha, Marta Graça Rodrigues and Susana Pimenta de Sousa. Tomás Pessanha and principal associate Manuel Liberal Jerónimo were new arrivals from PLMJ.

Leading individuals

M√°rio Lino Dias - Garrigues Portugal

Next Generation Partners

Manuel Liberal Jerónimo - Garrigues Portugal

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Dispute resolution
Dispute resolution - ranked: tier 3

Garrigues Portugal

Garrigues Portugal's¬†‚Äėhighly skilled' team is 'able to provide an excellent service even at short notice‚Äô. It represents Haitong Bank in several suits brought against it by commercial paper and credit link note investors. Jo√£o Duarte de Sousa¬†heads the practice; counsel Miguel Azevedo¬†is singled out.

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EU and competition
EU and competition - ranked: tier 2

Garrigues Portugal

Garrigues Portugal's team¬†is led by of counsel Lu√≠s Pinto Monteiro, who is a ‚Äėfast thinker‚Äô and displays ‚Äėgreat emotional intelligence‚Äô; he joined from PLMJ¬†in May 2018, following the retirement of Jo√£o Paulo Teixeira de Matos. The team is representing BBVA before the PCA regarding an alleged cartel in the banking sector, and it assisted Banco Santander Totta with the merger control implications of its acquisition of Wizink Bank‚Äôs payment cards business.

Next Generation Partners

Luís Pinto Monteiro - Garrigues Portugal

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Employment
Employment - ranked: tier 2

Garrigues Portugal

Garrigues Portugal is well-versed in collective procedures, although it handles the whole spectrum of employment matters. Clients include Spie Batignolles and Gomà-Camps. Rui Valente heads the practice; senior associate João Soares Almeida is another name to note.

Next Generation Partners

Jo√£o Soares Almeida - Garrigues Portugal

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

Garrigues Portugal

With Lino Torgal, Garrigues Portugal’s energy work is focused on public law and related disputes. Clients include Galp and Iberdrola.

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Insolvency and restructuring
Insolvency and restructuring - ranked: tier 5

Garrigues Portugal

Garrigues Portugal advised Caesar Park Hotel Portugal (CPHP) and Magic Real Estate on the refinancing of the group’s indebtedness; CPHP owns the Penha Longa Resort, which is operated by the Marriott Group. Diogo Leónidas Rocha led the matter; João Duarte de Sousa is the other name to note.

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Intellectual property
Intellectual property - ranked: tier 1

Garrigues Portugal

‚ÄėVery proactive, client-oriented and trustworthy‚Äô, Garrigues Portugal¬†fields a team that is highly regarded, particularly for its trade mark work. It represented Spirits International in a dispute before the Hague District Court concerning the Stolichnaya, Moskovskaya and SPI trade marks in 13 jurisdictions, including Portugal. Other clients include Amazon, Bimba y Lola, and Ogilvy. Respected managing partner Jo√£o Miranda de Sousa¬†heads the practice; senior associate Francisca Ferreira Pinto¬†is ‚Äėvery responsive‚Äô.

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Oporto: leading commercial firms
Oporto: leading commercial firms - ranked: tier 3

Garrigues

Rui Valente¬†leads the team at Garrigues,¬†which handled several employment matters, including a collective dismissal and plant closure case for Gom√†-Camps. It also carried out M&A, restructuring, corporate, disputes, and tax work. Other clients include Alain Afflelou and √Āguas do Porto.¬†Tom√°s Pessanha¬†and principal associate Manuel Liberal Jer√≥nimo¬†were new arrivals from¬†PLMJ.

Leading individuals

Tom√°s Pessanha - Garrigues

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Public law
Public law - ranked: tier 2

Garrigues Portugal

Lino Torgal heads the five-strong team at Garrigues Portugal, which has a prominent energy-sector focus, acting for clients such as Galp, Petróleos de Portugal and Iberdrola. Other clients include the Portuguese Environment Ministry and EGF - Empresa Geral de Fomento. Active in disputes, it represented Portugal Telecom in a case concerning the construction contract of its data centre in Covilhã and the default of a subcontracting contract.

Leading individuals

Lino Torgal - Garrigues Portugal

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Real estate and construction
Real estate and construction - ranked: tier 1

Garrigues Portugal

Garrigues Portugal‚Äôs ‚Äėwinning team‚Äô acts for an impressive roster of clients and is retained for sophisticated work, including acquisitions and sales of shopping centres and other prime properties, sales of large portfolios, and refinancing. Clients include Merlin Properties, Novo Banco, Sonae Sierra and BMO Real Estate Partners. Jorge Salvador Gon√ßalves¬†is a ‚Äėsolid professional with huge market knowledge and experience‚Äô; principal associate Miguel Menezes da Silva¬†is ‚Äėabsolutely committed to the client and the transaction‚Äô.

Leading individuals

Jorge Salvador Gonçalves - Garrigues Portugal

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Tax
Tax - ranked: tier 1

Garrigues Portugal

Garrigues Portugal's team is noted for its¬†‚Äėdeep analysis and longstanding experience‚Äô. Pedro Miguel Braz¬†focuses on contentious work and is representing several banks in the contestation against the 2011 extraordinary bank levy. ‚ÄėInternationally-minded‚Äô Tiago Cassiano Neves, who handles transactional and international taxation, ‚Äėreally closes an issue for good‚Äô. He and practice head Fernando Castro Silva¬†assisted Banco Santander with the acquisition and restructuring of Banco Popular.

Leading individuals

Fernando Castro Silva - Garrigues Portugal

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    On June 17, 2010, following a rough and eventful passage through Parliament, the Lower House of the Spanish Parliament finally approved a transcendental amendment to the Spanish Corporations Law (to article 105.2) affecting only listed corporations: a prohibition on voting ceilings for a same shareholder (or companies in the same group), regardless of the number of shares they own. 
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