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RRP Advogados
Rua Visconde de Seabra nº 3, 1º Dto.
1600-206 Lisboa, Portugal
Portugal

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The young but highly experienced corporate and M&A practice at RRP Advogados advises international and domestic companies on public and private M&A transactions, corporate restructuring, privatisations and governance matters. The team also provides day-to-day corporate assistance to core clients, and works alongside the financial department to assist private equity firms. Rodrigo Falcão Nogueira is a name to note for private equity deals, and is also proficient in cross-border M&A transactions. He receives key support from Manuel Cordeiro Ferreira, who is often engaged by companies from the telecoms, construction, healthcare and financial services sectors.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Falcão Nogueira

Other key lawyers:

Manuel Cordeiro Ferreira; Joana Varela; Jacinta Amorim Vieira

Key clients

Groupe Legendre

NovEnergia Group

Miya Water Group

Mitiska REIM

B. Braun

Prosegur

Plenium Partners

CaixaBank Group

Aquinos Group

Tapeçarias Ferreira de Sá

Congalsa

Labatec

The Data Scientists

Administradora de Archivos

Abanca

Grupo Hinojosa

Citylift

Real estate and construction Tier 3

Real estate is a mainstay at RRP Advogados, which has built a solid transactional track record in the sector. Besides assisting international and domestic clients on their investments, the team is adept at handling all of the aspects of project development. It, therefore, advises on construction contracts, sale and leaseback transactions as well as real estate use agreements. Ricardo Reigada Pereira, who has a background in tax issues, oversees the team, which also includes José Henriques.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Reigada Pereira

Other key lawyers:

José Henriques; Hélder Santos Correia

Key clients

Aberdeen Standard Investments

AEW Europe City Retail Fund

AM alpha Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft

Amorim Luxury

BiDX1

CETIM

Coporgest

Groupe Legendre

Krest

Kyte Properties

Marina Os

Medical Properties Trust

Mitiska REIM

Natixis

Sogevinus

Suitable Universe

Tax Tier 3

RRP Advogados was established in 2016 by Ricardo Reigada Pereira, who now heads both its tax practice and its real estate department. He is praised for having 'excellent knowledge of the market and a lot of experience in different areas'. Recent instructions include significant tax litigation and arbitration, as well as tax structuring of real estate investments. New clients Cisco International and Spanish infrastructure company Acciona are typical of the team's client base.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Reigada Pereira

Other key lawyers:

Leonardo Scolari

Testimonials

‘Law firm dedicated to the client, dealing with all client matters as relevant regardless of their size or severity.’

‘Hands on approach, theoretical and practical approach to the problem.’

‘RRP follow all our files referring to contracts in all sectors of activity, both real estate / leases and the textile industry. They are fast, efficient and above all pro-active. They keep abreast of the evolution of legal and fiscal issues in a series of areas which allows us to anticipate changes.’

‘Ricardo Perreira, the founder, takes care of us. He knows all about the laws and rules and is available.’

‘Strong knowledge. Speed ​​of service. Quality of response.’

‘Professionals with a great sense of responsibility, ethics, focused on customer satisfaction in providing high quality support and a high business relationship.’

‘Office with many features for the limited team size. Excellent service and very professional and organized team.’

‘Ricardo Reigada Pereira – excellent knowledge of the market and a lot of experience in different areas.’

Key clients

Acciona

AEW Europe City Retail Fund

AM alpha Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft

Amorim Luxury

Banco Invest

Cisco International Limited

Connected Intelligence Limited

Coporgest

Draycott

EDP

Indra Navia AS

Japonica Partners

Kyte Properties

Krest

Mitiska REIM

Secil

Semapa

Suzlon Energy Limited

The Navigator Company

Banking and finance Tier 4

RRP Advogados fields a banking and finance team with a solid background in administrative law, that is sought after by foreign credit institutions, investors and domestic banks in relation to regulatory and transactional matters. Of particular note, the firm is well equipped to assist borrowers and lenders in mid-market refinancing matters, acquisitions of loan portfolios and debt restructuring. Carlos Vaz de Almeida has significant experience in real estate, acquisition and syndicated finance.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Vaz de Almeida

Other key lawyers:

Francisco Bessa de Carvalho

Testimonials

‘Very strong over-all performance regarding Portuguese financing. Fast and serious replies. Good collaboration with third party lawyers and understanding of German regulatory law issues.’

‘Carlos Almeida provided fast and prudential replies to any client’s concerns.’

‘I believe that what stands out the most when working with them is the fact that they have a dedicated team, with a very pragmatic / commercial attitude (that translates into solutions and assertive opinions), which at the same time conveys security and technical strength. I would also emphasise the fact that they always involve the most senior people in the team.’

‘I would highlight the partner Carlos Vaz de Almeida and the associate Francisco Bessa de Carvalho. Regarding Carlos, what distinguishes him is the fact of being able to combine ample knowledge and technical rigor with high commercial sensitivity and an approach focused on obtaining solutions. The dedication and availability that he puts on matters allows him to be more than an external lawyer.’

‘From our perspective, the team stands out because of the combination of the following qualities: hard working (always available, very fast in processing the workloads); very knowledgeable; proactive; and goal oriented (always figure out a very direct way to meet the needs of the client).

‘The individuals who stand out in our view are: Carlos Almeida (Head of Banking and Finance) and Francisco Bessa de Carvalho (Associate).’

‘Carlos Vaz de Almeida is recommended for his dedication to customers, level of attention to detail and proactive stance.’

‘Carlos Vaz de Almeida is an absolute star. In addition to being a standout lawyer with incredible attention to detail, he has the ability to always view the larger picture, and brings to the table wonderful client management and problem solving skills and capabilities.’

Key clients

Banco de Empresas Montepio

Mitiska REIM

Abanca

NovEnergia Group

AEW

AM Alpha

Krest Real Estate Investment

CaixaBank Group

Natixis

Cofidis Portugal

Banco de Negócios Internacional (Europa) / Banco BNI Europa

Labatec Pharma

Capital markets Tier 4

RRP Advogados assists with a combination of transactional and regulatory matters. It is particularly active handling the refinancing of projects through new types of debt securities or new issuance procedures. Drawing on its affiliation with the EY Law network, the practice is able to act for issuers, sponsors and investors in cross-border mandates. Manuel Cordeiro Ferreira oversees the capital markets and financial services department; his experience covers takeover offers, securities law and fund formation.

Practice head(s):

Manuel Cordeiro Ferreira

Key clients

Zetland Capital Partners

CaixaBank Group

Abanca

Cofidis Portugal

Banco de Negócios Internacional (Europa)

Banco BNI Europa

Natixis

AEW Europe

Weston Capital

The firm: Established in 2016 by three lawyers originating from the Lisbon office of a magic circle law firm, RRP Advogados boasts today a team of 23 highly-experienced specialized professionals in several practice areas and in the most relevant sectors of the economy.

While spanning a broad range of practice areas, the firm has a strong transactional focus and its lawyers are used to working with the full range of market players, in domestic or cross-border matters and transactions.

RRP Advogados is part of a global network of law firms (EY Law network) with more than 3,300 lawyers and present in 85 jurisdictions worldwide, allowing the firm to benefit from experience, know-how and resources at a truly international scale.

RRP Advogados always strives to achieve a fundamental objective, in all matters entrusted to its team: to win the absolute trust of its clients. The work performed and the personal mark the firm is able to imprint in everything it does are RRP Advogados’ greatest capital and the keystone to gaining such trust.

With a broad international coverage and technical expertise, combined with deal execution skills and local market knowledge, RRP Advogados has everything that is necessary to provide excellence and value-added advice in the context of the services rendered to its clients at any time and in any situation.

Main areas of practice
Banking and finance: advice to credit, financial services institutions and insurance companies across their full range of activities in supervision-related issues and advice on complex financing operations (acquisition finance, syndicated finance, real estate finance, asset finance).

Capital markets and financial services: advice on public M&A transactions and on the issuance and offering of shares and several types of debt instruments, as well as on financial regulatory matters, including the setting up of new regulated entities in Portugal, compliance with prudential and conduct supervisory rules and the structuring, authorization and distribution of all types of collective investment schemes.

Corporate and M&A: corporate advice (corporate governance, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, day-to-day matters), M&A advice (pre-transaction structuring, legal due diligence, drafting and negotiation of the transaction documents) and private equity advice (support throughout the investment cycle and with the divestment).

Data protection: relevant experience with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, focusing essentially on the evaluation of procedures and the development of organizational solutions.

Labor: general advisory to corporate clients on day-to-day human resources issues and on the implementation of large operations, management of individual and collective labor disputes, and assistance with the labor aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Public law and infrastructure projects: advice on the development of large infrastructure projects in strategic sectors, public procurement, energy and natural resources, environmental law and litigation/arbitration.

Real estate: advice on the structuring of a wide range of real estate and tourism investment transactions, including the setting up of real estate projects’ financing operations, and drafting and negotiation of all kinds of real estate agreements.

Tax: advice on international and domestic tax planning matters – encompassing both inbound and outbound transactions –, public and private M&A, corporate restructuring, real estate deals, debt restructurings and tax controversy.

Litigation, restructuring and insolvency: fully integrated litigation services before courts and arbitration tribunals, representing domestic and international players in multiple and complex disputes, both from a domestic and international nature. The litigation, restructuring and insolvency team also has a vast experience in company insolvencies and restructuring proceedings. 

Managed legal services: offers solutions for clients who are looking for more efficient and pragmatic legal assistance, including technology-enabled solutions such as automation for high-volume repetitive or event-driven legal work.

Contact: Ricardo Reigada Pereira (managing partner)

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and finance Carlos Vaz de Almeida carlos.almeida@rrp.pt
Capital markets and financial services Manuel Cordeiro Ferreira manuel.ferreira@rrp.pt
Corporate and M&A Rodrigo Falcão Nogueira rodrigo.nogueira@rrp.pt
Data protection Rodrigo Serra Lourenço rodrigo.lourenco@rrp.pt
Labor Rodrigo Serra Lourenço rodrigo.lourenco@rrp.pt
Public law and infrastructure projects Carlos Vaz de Almeida carlos.almeida@rrp.pt
Real estate Ricardo Reigada Pereira ricardo.pereira@rrp.pt
Tax Ricardo Reigada Pereira ricardo.pereira@rrp.pt
Managed Legal Services Joana Varela joana.varela@rrp.pt
Litigation, restructuring and insolvency Filipa Alfaia Barata filipa.barata@rrp.pt
Photo Name Position Profile
Mr Rodrigo Nogueira photo Mr Rodrigo Nogueira Head of Corporate / M&A Rodrigo has focused his professional activity on…
Mr Ricardo Reigada Pereira photo Mr Ricardo Reigada Pereira Managing Partner at RRP Advogados, Head of Real Estate and Tax
 Leonardo Scolari photo Leonardo Scolari Principal
 Joana Varela  photo Joana Varela Head of Managed Legal Services
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