Eversheds Sutherland FCB > Lisbon, Portugal > Firm Profile

Eversheds Sutherland FCB
AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE 249, 1ST FLOOR
1250-143 LISBON
Portugal

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 3

The result of the merger between Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP and FCB Advogados, Eversheds Sutherland FCB demonstrates strength across acquisitions, divestments, mergers, corporate restructurings as well as all types of corporate and contractual agreements. The firm’s full-service offering is another advantage in M&A, allowing it to cover related corporate finance and competition matters. Rodrigo Almeida Dias stands out for his track record in real estate and private equity transactions. Pedro Guimarães often receives instruction from technology and energy clients in cross-border M&A and corporate restructuring.

Practice head(s):

Rodrigo Almeida Dias; Pedro Guimarães

Other key lawyers:

João Osorio de Castro

Key clients

Generali Real Estate

Bekinsa Senvion GmbH

Keylane BV

L’Innominato Portugal

Kedrion

TechnipFMC PLC

Eutelsat Communications SA

Sedgwick

Owens & Minor

Selina

Shareholders of Entreposto – Gestão e Participações (SGPS), S.A.,

MEO Energia

Portugal > Employment Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland FCB's employment practice acts for an impressive international client list and advises multinationals and domestic clients both in a transactional capacity and with corporate support. Inês Albuquerque e Castro leads the team, which has experience in advising on cross-border labour and strategic employment matters, such as TUPEs, collective redundancies and restructuring. Associate Bruno Ferreira Domingues supports the practice, particularly in relation to dissolution and company winding-up processes.

Practice head(s):

Inês Albuquerque e Castro

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Rentokil

Toys R Us

CGI

TNT

JCI

Amplifon

MiniSom

Cosec

Leica

Apple

Zagope

Iveco

DHL

Pierre Fabre Dermo Cosmetics

Rituals

Rentokil

Work highlights

  • Assisting Federal Mogul Iberica on the termination by individual redundancy of a country manager’s employment contract with a high seniority.

Portugal > Energy and natural resources Tier 3

The energy and natural resources team at Eversheds Sutherland FCB acts for local and international clients in an array of transactional and regulatory matters. M&A and public auctions in the renewable energy sector - with a particular emphasis on solar power - as well as licensing issues are core areas of activity. Pedro Guimarães and João Robles, both of whom are recognised for their experience in multi-jurisdictional projects and transactions, jointly head up the team.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Guimarães; João Robles

Other key lawyers:

João Couceiro

Key clients

Chevron

Total

Conocophilips

Modec

Rina

Angola LNG

Senvion

TechnipFMC PLC

Total Eren

RGreen Invest

Shell

Saipem

Hyperion Renewables

Enerland

Work highlights

  • Acted for Senvion (former REpower) in the restructuring of a 400MW wind energy project in Portugal.
  • Assisted TechnipFMC PLC in the transfer of Portuguese and Mozambican entities to a new group entity Technip Energies.
  • Advised Total Eren on a potential acquisition of an interest in a portfolio with diversified renewable energy sources in Portugal (wind, solar and hydro energy).

Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland FCB‘s real estate offering covers a broad range of real estate transactions, with extensive expertise in the tourism and agricultural sectors. Development projects also form part of the team’s expertise, including leasing and licensing. The team is jointly led by Rodrigo Almeida Dias, Miguel Lorena Brito and Miguel Castelo Branco. The three have strengths in advising foreign developers, tourism real estate sale and purchases, and urban planning and construction, respectively.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Castelo Branco; Miguel Lorena Brito; Rodrigo Almeida Dias

Key clients

Generali

Apple

Kering Group

Sonagi Imobiliária

Frasers Group

Sports Direct

Gefco

TNT/FedEx

Promociones Habitat

Regus

IWC Group

Urbansymbiosis

Route One Investment Company

Jordan Park Group

Kew Capital

Hyperion Renewables

Bekinsa

Saint-Léger – Hotel das Amoreiras

Work highlights

  • Advising Generali Group on the sale of a landmark office building located in CBD, Lisbon.
  • Advising Apple on the lease of its new offices in Portugal.
  • Advising Sonagi in the due diligence, acquisition and leaseback agreement of eleven units in a 13-floor office building in the city centre of Lisbon.

Portugal > Tax Tier 3

Eversheds Sutherland FCB is seasoned in advising on tax planning structures, taking into account direct and indirect tax implications, in the context of M&A transactions and international group restructurings. In addition to the team’s transactional capabilities, it is also well versed in dispute resolution involving tax matters on behalf of a domestic and international client roster. The team, which is led by transactional tax specialist Diogo Bernardo Monteiro, stands out for its ability to provide advice related to Angolan and Mozambican tax issues. Bruno Arez Martins is active in tax litigation, especially in the postal services and real estate sectors.

Practice head(s):

Diogo Bernardo Monteiro

Other key lawyers:

Key clients

Medinfar

Senvion

Generali Real Estate

Petrotec

Patreon

Lagardère Travel Retail

Nike

Regus

Exide Technologies

Stemcor

JCI

Jordan Park Group LLC

Work highlights

  • Assisting several high-net-worth individuals, including several football players, in structuring the change of residence to Portugal, obtaining a special non-habitual resident tax.
  • Advising Medinfar on all issues concerning the acquisition of Medicamenta from Lusomedicamenta (Portuguese subsidiary of Recipharm AB).

Portugal > Public law Tier 4

Eversheds Sutherland FCB assists with a variety of public law mandates, most notably contentious matters involving public procurement, environmental law, licensing issues and public works. Its recent work showcases its strength acting for clients from regulated industries, including energy, IT, construction, and healthcare. Miguel Lorena Brito, who primarily focuses on public procurement, public contracts and urban planning, and former Minister of Justice Paula Teixeira da Cruz jointly head up the department.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Lorena Brito; Paula Teixeira da Cruz

Other key lawyers:

Dora Ribeiro; João Rocha de Almeida

Key clients

Bioenergy, S.A.

AZPO – Azeites de Portugal, S.A.

CGI

Zagope

Tecnovia

Tecnovia Madeira

Novo Banco

MAN Truck & Bus

Agrícola Vale de Poente

Siemens Gamesa

Kedrion

Exide

TNT

United Nations Development Program

RENTOKIL Initial Portugal – Serviços de Protecção Ambiental

Scotturb (Gogipsy)

Top Aces, Inc.

Work highlights

  • Advising Bioenergy on several environmental and licensing issues that involve several local and central public authorities and different administrative procedures.
  • Assisted CGI in several public tenders to award public contracts for the supply of IT services.
  • Currently advising Top Aces on a public contract for the purchase of military aircraft to be dismantled.

Portugal > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Eversheds Sutherland FCB provides comprehensive assistance to domestic and international clients in the context of civil and commercial litigation, as well as arbitration proceedings. Acting for banking and financial institutions in credit recovery and insolvency-related contentious matters are also significant areas of work for the team. Sofia Ferreira Enriquez, who has specialist knowledge of insurance and transportation law, oversees the practice with Luís Falcão Ramos, the main contact for civil, commercial and criminal lawsuits.

Practice head(s):

Sofia Ferreira Enriquez; Luís Falcão Ramos

Other key lawyers:

Fábio de Jesus Loureiro; Sónia das Neves Serafim

Key clients

Banco Santander Totta

Hewlett-Packard

Maersk

Millennium BCP

Turkish Airlines

CGI

Novo Banco

Banco BIC Português

MGM Muthu Hotels

Fedex / TNT Express Worldwide (Portugal)

Work highlights

  • Acts for Banco Santander Costa in several litigation cases filed against the client.
  • Acting in ongoing dispute resolution and debt collection litigation for CGI.
  • Assists Maersk in several court cases regarding contractual damages to cargo and shipping law in general.

Angola > Foreign firms Tier 1

Eversheds Sutherland FCB has a well-established position in the Angolan market, and it offers clients a range of support in both commercial and civil litigation, as well as alternative dispute resolution. Led by Porto-based partner João Robles, the team works closely with Angolan firm EVC Advogados to provide a full-service offering. Key areas of expertise for the team include oil and gas, where Pedro Guimarães has a notable practice; infrastructure and projects, where Rodrigo Barbosa Souta has a focus on real estate; and banking and finance.

Practice head(s):

João Robles

Key clients

Chevron

DHL

Modec

SNC Lavalin

Teixeira Duarte

Vodafone

Elecnor

BNP Paribas

HP

IATA

Work highlights

  • Advising AP Foods with regards to setting up a joint venture with the Webcor Group.
  • Advised SNC Lavalin, as local counsels to Angola, with the sale to Kentech of its oil and gas business.
  • Advising Unisaúde on the corporate restructuring of the entire group.

Mozambique > Foreign law firms Tier 2

Clients come to Eversheds Sutherland FCB not just for its energy expertise but also for its wide-ranging practice, which is complemented by its association with local firm AG Advogados. João Couceiro heads the Mozambique desk and is a private equity expert. Felipe Ros and Ábida Delfina Munguambe are key names on the ground in Maputo, particularly in construction and logistics; and labour and dispute resolution, respectively. Gonçalo Mexia is notable in commercial, corporate and M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

João Couceiro

Key clients

SNC Lavalin

Bureau Veritas

Kuiper Group

Golf Capital

Kaeso

TechnipFMC

EDGO

IDEATE

Dentsu

Lionsteel

Elecnor

Work highlights

  • Assisting SNC Lavalin within the ambit of the sale of its oil and gas business.
  • Assisting Kuiper Group and Golf Capital with the latter’s business expansion into Mozambique.
  • Assisting Kaeso in its business expansion into Mozambique.

After 30 years of history, we have our eyes set on the future. We are, first and foremost, a client-driven full service law firm, delivering an integrated, effective and tailored service. We bring together our expertise and the ever-closer relationship with our clients with the innovation and internationalisation of our services.

We have developed close working relationships with renowned international firms and we keep a strong presence in the African market. In 2005, we set up an office in Angola through an association with EVC Advogados, becoming one of the first Portuguese firms to enter this expanding market, and we replicated the same model in Mozambique in 2013, going for a real presence in the country, by means of an association with AG Advogados.

In 2017, we announced the creation of a new legal network, FCB Glocal, a leading and close-knit alliance of congruous law firms, formally bringing together FCB, EVC Advogados and AG Advogados.

Currently, we have offices in LisbonPorto and Faro (Portugal) and associated offices in Luanda (Angola) and Maputo (Mozambique), through FCB Glocal, as well as a representation office in Madrid (Spain).

Our practice areas

  • Corporate, commercial and M&A
  • Public, administrative and environmental law
  • Real estate, property and construction
  • Dispute resolution
  • Tax
  • Employment, benefits and pensions
  • Banking and capital markets
  • Energy and natural resources
  • Life sciences
  • Intellectual property
  • Competition and EU law
  • Insurance
  • Transportation law
  • Angola desk
  • Mozambique desk

Considering the similarities between Portuguese, Angolan and Mozambican law, FCB also operates an Angolan and a Mozambican helpdesk in Lisbon covering all areas of law to support EVC Advogados and AG Advogados respectively.

These helpdesks allow an active and efficient cooperation between the lawyers of FCB and the lawyers of EVC Advogados and AG Advogados in the various areas of law, which has proven to be essential for an increasingly developed and complex jurisdiction such as Angola and Mozambique.

DepartmentNameEmailTelephone
Banking and finance Rodrigo Almeida Dias
Corporate and M&A Rodrigo Almeida Dias
Corporate and M&A Gonçalo da Cunha
Corporate and M&A Pedro Guimarães
Corporate restructuring and insolvency Miguel Castelo Branco
Corporate restructuring and insolvency Rui Tabarra e Castro
Dispute Resolution Rui Tabarra e Castro
Dispute resolution Miguel Castelo Branco
Dispute resolution João Marçal Alves
EU and Competition Sara M. Rodrigues
Energy and natural resources Pedro Guimarães
Employment Inês Albuquerque e Castro
Intellectual property Margarida Roda Santos
Project finance, public law, energy and environment Miguel Lorena Brito
Real estate Miguel Lorena Brito
TMT Rodrigo Almeida Dias
Tax Diogo Bernardo Monteiro
Transportation Law Sofia Ferreira Enriquez
Insurance Sofia Ferreira Enriquez
Angola Desk João Robles
Mozambique Desk João Couceiro
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Inês Albuquerque e Castro photoMs Inês Albuquerque e CastroInês Albuquerque e Castro joined FCB in 2015 and became a Partner…
Rodrigo Almeida Dias photoMr Rodrigo Almeida DiasRodrigo Almeida Dias joined FCB in 1997 and became a Partner in…
Bruno Arez Martins photoMr Bruno Arez MartinsBruno Arez Martins joined FCB in 2009 and became a Partner in…
Rodrigo Barbosa Souto photoMr Rodrigo Barbosa SoutoRodrigo Barbosa Souto joined FCB in 2005 and became a Partner in…
Diogo Bernardo Monteiro photoMr Diogo Bernardo MonteiroDiogo Bernardo Monteiro joined FCB in 2000 and became a Partner in…
Miguel Castelo Branco photoMr Miguel Castelo BrancoMiguel Castelo Branco is the Founding Partner of FCB Advogados. Miguel is…
João Couceiro photoMr João CouceiroJoão Couceiro joined FCB in 2004 and became a Partner in 2015. He…
Gonçalo da Cunha photoMr Gonçalo da CunhaGonçalo da Cunha joined FCB in 1991 and has been a Partner…
Sofia Ferreira Enriquez photoMs Sofia Ferreira EnriquezSofia Ferreira Enriquez joined FCB in 2020 as a Coordinating Associate, assuming…
Pedro Guimarães photoMr Pedro GuimarãesPedro Guimarães joined FCB in 1997 and became a Partner in 2006.…
Miguel Lorena Brito photoMr Miguel Lorena BritoMiguel Lorena Brito joined FCB in 2002 and became a Partner in…
João Marçal Alves photoMr João Marçal AlvesJoão Marçal Alves joined FCB in 1998 and has been a Partner…
Gonçalo Mexia photoMr Gonçalo MexiaGonçalo Mexia joined FCB in 2006 and became a Partner in 2019.…
João Osório de Castro photoMr João Osório de CastroJoão Osório de Castro joined FCB in 2005 as a Trainee Lawyer,…
João Robles photoMr João RoblesJoão Robles joined FCB in 2002 and became a Partner in 2015,…
Margarida Roda Santos photoMs Margarida Roda SantosMargarida Roda Santos joined FCB in 2005 and became a Partner in…
Rui Tabarra e Castro photoMr Rui Tabarra e CastroRui Tabarra e Castro joined FCB in 2007 and became a Partner…
Paula Teixeira da Cruz photoMs Paula Teixeira da CruzPaula Teixeira da Cruz is a Partner at FCB, joining the firm…
Number of Partners : 17
Number of Lawyers : 69
Supporting Staff : 19
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Contact : Gonçalo da Cunha (managing partner)
Other offices : Porto
Other offices : Faro
Other offices : Madrid
Other offices : Luanda (in association with EVC Advogados)
Other offices : Maputo (in association with AG Advogados)

Eversheds Sutherland: Wenzel Röhsner has been admitted to the Vienna bar

Wenzel Röhsner, LL.M. (29) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in March 2022 and appointed Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He specializes in intellectual property and litigation law with a focus on tort, civil and corporate law.

Eversheds Sutherland is pleased to announce the admission of Michael Röhsner to the Vienna bar

Michael Röhsner, LL.M. (26) has been admitted to the Vienna bar in December 2021 and has been promoted to Legal Director at Eversheds Sutherland in Austria. He focuses on data protection, IT law and cybersecurity.

Eversheds Sutherland berät Reconomy bei Übernahme der deutschen Noventiz-Grupp

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