The firm started its activity in 1928, in Lisbon. It opened an office in Porto in 1989 and an office in Maputo (Mozambique) in 1998.In February 2000, the firm signed with the law firm Cuatrecasas a professional integration agreement.In March 2005, it signed with the law firm Luiz Gomes & Associados an agreement that resulted in the integration of their practices.The team of the law firm Almeida Sampaio & Associados joined the Firm in April 2008.Today, the firm has 170 lawyers, 25 of which are partners, and 75 other employees, with a total of 245 people working on a permanent and exclusive basis.The activity of the Firm focuses on General Corporate and Commercial Law, Contracts, Mergers and Acquisitions, Administrative Law and Regulatory Compliance, Banking and Financial Law, Capital Markets, Real Estate, Bankruptcy, EU and Competition Law, Intellectual Property, Tax Law, Settlement of Disputes, Labour, Aviation, Maritime Law, Pharmaceuticals  and Information Technology.The firm represents some of the major Portuguese and international companies and its lawyers are fluent in English, French and Spanish.To exercise the profession independently, strictly in compliance with deontological rules and with the rules of the Code of Ethics adopted by the Firm, with respect for the traditional values of the legal profession.To strive to provide excellent legal services and to meet the specific needs of our clients through the unrelenting defence of Law and Justice.To promote responsibility, specialisation, study, research and innovation, team work and the constant adaptation to new realities.To establish a flexible, hierarchy free internal organisation, with modern and efficient technological means and know-how that promotes the professional and personal fulfilment of all the lawyers and other professionals who work with the firm.The firm is organized through the following departments: Corporate, Finance and Capital Markets, Banking and Insurance, Litigation, Tax, Public Law, Labour, and Intellectual Property, Media and Information Technology. These departments provide the 16 areas where the firm works, created with the goal of responding to all the client’s needs, having for it a team of expert lawyers in each area.Areas of Practice:- Banking- Corporate and Commercial- EU and Competition Law- Finance and Capital Markets- Insurance- Intellectual Property, Media Law and Information Technology Law- Labour- Mergers & Acquisitions- Pharmaceutical- Project Finance- Public Law- Real Estate- Settlement of Criminal Disputes and Administrative Offences- Settlement of Disputes- Tax Law- Transports

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