Barrocas Sarmento Neves
Barrocas Sarmento Neves is one of the leading and most established law firms in Portugal. The Firm delivers a full range of corporate and business services to international and national clients. Our clients cover nearly every industry sector as well as both public and private entities, including leading international corporations and organisations.The Firm has experience in a number of global business and financial centres and regularly advises on cross border transactions and a wide range of corporate, commercial and financing matters for Portuguese and international clients. The Firm provides a full range of legal services with particular strengths in Banking and Finance; Project Finance (PPP/PFI); Capital Markets; Corporate and Commercial Law; Energy; Telecommunications; Tax; Real Estate and Commercial Dispute Resolution.The Firm's lawyers are qualified in both common and civil law jurisdictions.Our aim is to produce results of consistently high quality. This objective combined with our considerable network of contacts, the accessibility of our lawyers and the depth of our experience has resulted in Barrocas Sarmento Neves being recognised as one of the leading Portuguese practices in a number of international directories and publications such as the Legal 500, Chambers & Partners Global and PLC's Which Lawyer. A number of our lawyers have also been specifically distinguished as leading experts in their fields.We are committed to maintaining our long-standing reputation in domestic and international practice including our particular understanding and experience of working with Portuguese speaking countries such as Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé e Príncipe and Brazil.The core values which drive and position the Firm are:- understanding that quality goes hand in hand with accessibility guaranteeing a rapid and effective response- believing in establishing and maintaining close working relationships with our clients and in taking time to understand their particular businesses and requirements- a commitment to providing clients with innovative commercial advice of exceptional quality intended to make a difference to their business- investing in knowledge and information and adopting a working culture which ensures our lawyers consistently offer high standards of client serviceWe are committed to adding value to our clients' business and responding to their needs and priorities. The Firm's values are deeply rooted in putting our clients' interests first.Our lawyers are drawn from not only the pool of the highest academic achievers but also those with solid practical experience.We believe in taking the time to educate our lawyers on the relevant client sectors and developments in those areas The firm's extensive knowledge and experience spans many jurisdictions and different business sectors, both public and private and it regularly advises on cross border transactions, including: international banking and finance transactions; large scale projects; privatisations; capital markets; joint ventures; energy and telecommunications; mergers and acquisitions; commercial contracts; tax and insolvencies and restructurings. Its lawyers are qualified in both common and civil law jurisdictions.Our knowledge and experience is enhanced through our long-term working relationships with law firms in other key markets around the world. Our international practice includes lawyers who are fluent in a number of languages. Our broad international experience means our lawyers are familiar with local customs, legal systems and political environments in a number of jurisdictions and we are therefore well placed to offer innovative solutions to international problems.Given our strong international background, Barrocas Sarmento Neves is also a member of various international organisations and associations of lawyers, including the World Law Group, Information Technology Law Group, International Project Finance Association, European Environmental Law Association and European Franchise Lawyers. Many of its partners and associates are also active as speakers and members of specialist committees in leading international bar associations, such as the International Bar Association, Union Internationale des Avocats, The Law Society of England & Wales, American Bar Association, Inter-Pacific Bar Association, UAE – Union of European Lawyers and the Center for American and International Law (formerly the Southwestern Legal Foundation - USA). Practice areas:- Banking and Finance- Business Restructuring & Insolvency- Capital Markets- Commercial Contracts- Competition- Construction & Public Works- Corporate- Dispute Resolution & Arbitration- Employment- Energy- Environmental- Insurance- Intellectual Property- Health & Life Sciences- Media & Entertainment- Project Finance & Public Private Partnerships- Sports Law- Real Estate & Planning- Tax- Telecommunications- Transport

practice areas

Alternative Dispute ResolutionArbitrationBanking LawCorporate LawEnergyEnergy RegulationEnvironmental LawFinanceHealth CareInsuranceIntellectual PropertyLabor and EmploymentReal EstateSports LawTaxationTelecommunications LawUnfair Competition

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