The competencies offered by the Company, while corresponding to areas of practice organized independently of each other, are based on their close functional relationship, allowing each client to be presented with a complete and timely response under all the prisms of analysis and law application.
We support and represent clients in arbitrations with national and international entities, both in the field of public and private law.
We provide legal services to domestic and foreign clients in various fields subject to intense financial regulation (banking, insurance, securities, capital markets, financial instruments, investment funds), as well as in financing transactions (financing projects, structuring syndicated loans, issuing debt securities and bonds) and in transactions involving entities operating in these sectors.
We provide all types of legal advice to the business of Portuguese or foreign companies, including the most specialized aspects of the business, advice on the preparation, development and negotiation of commercial contracts, restructuring of companies and the structuring of investment projects and start-ups, as well as advising clients involved in mergers and buying and selling all kinds of companies, ensuring the organization and execution of due diligence and negotiation advice and contract development for the completion of the projected business. We support both the internationalization of Portuguese companies and all foreign direct investment in Portugal.
We advise companies on issues related to the application of national law and European competition law and interaction with the relevant regulatory authorities, either through advice or in disputes with national or international authorities. In this respect, we emphasize our support in the context of the advance notifications required in the entity or business acquisition processes.
We provide legal representation to domestic and foreign clients in all types of litigation and in all jurisdictions and courts (in particular, civil, criminal, commercial, contraventions and credit recovery).
We provide legal advice in cases involving violations of constitutional standards, undermining the rule of law or conflicting with citizens' rights, freedoms and guarantees to the state and its political and administrative institutions.
We represent private clients, national and foreign, in all situations in the field of matrimonial law (marriages, divorces, sharing, regulation of parental responsibility), inheritances (wills or donations) and succession procedures (heirs empowerment, administration of property and assets, inventories, sharing, accountability).
We provide specialized legal advice in tax planning, restructuring and optimization operations involving high net worth individuals and businesses, such as in the tax and tax litigation process. We also provide tax compliance services for domestic and foreign clients to ensure compliance with all tax obligations of our clients.
We support and represent clients in all services related to the granting of visas and residence permits in Portugal, as well as in the processes of acquisition of Portuguese nationality. We also provide relocation services to individual clients and companies wishing to settle in Portugal.
We advise in all types of real estate transactions developed by our clients, from large developers and real estate investment funds to private investment of medium size, through entities specializing in property management activities. In particular, we advise our clients on real estate due diligence processes, purchase and sale agreements, sale and leaseback transactions, real estate refinancing and structuring investments and guarantees.
We provide support to all types of clients (institutional, small, medium and large companies, individuals) who are involved in insolvency, revitalization, settlement of payments and other similar cases, both as creditors and as debtors. We also support our clients in controlled liquidation procedures, combining effective management of scarce resources with existing legal mechanisms.
We assure legal advice in all aspects of labor law, whether in counseling and negotiation, following the dynamics of labor relations, or in labor disputes (judicial and disciplinary). We also provide support in cases involving social security, as well as access to social rights.
We provide legal services to domestic and foreign clients in the field of copyright and all types of intellectual property rights, particularly in sectors where artistic and intellectual creation, as well as innovation and technological development, are more significant. We focus our advice on protecting patent, national and community trademark interests, royalties, unfair competition, image rights and more.
We provide legal advice to a broad range of public entities, as well as domestic and foreign clients facing disputes with the state and various administrative entities. The services provided concern questions of general administrative law, but also of particular administrative law (in particular environment, urbanism or public contracts). It also includes the judicial representation of public and private entities involving administrative and financial justice (Court of Audit).
We provide legal advice to public and private entities covered by specialized economic regulatory areas (especially health, transport, energy or gambling) or in emerging areas involving confidentiality and the protection of personal data subject to intense regulation and with a great impact on commercial activity.