A full-service law firm with offices in Lisbon, Oporto and Funchal, Abreu Advogados is amongst the largest law firms in Portugal, with a team of over 200 lawyers in business law firm with over 300 professionals, annually recognized in international rankings of the legal sector. Abreu Advogados was the first law firm to adopt a professional management structure committed to create a client-oriented culture that offers highly responsive teams, business-oriented advice and cost-effective structures. Thus, Abreu Advogados was the first law firm in Portugal to certify its quality management system under the ISO 9001 standard Abreu Advogados breaks down barriers, walls and established models by opening discussions involving the different legal practices and skillsets so that together the team can deliver a complete and cohesive solution to its clients.
With over 40 years of experience, Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is an international law firm noted for top-quality legal advice and cutting-edge innovation. A profound business know-how coupled with a highly specialised cross-sector legal practice enable the firm to effectively meet the increasingly complex challenges faced by clients. VdA offers robust solutions based on consistent standards of excellence, ethics and professionalism, and is acknowledged as a leading provider of legal services by the most reputed professional organisations, international publications and research institutions. VdA has consistently and consecutively received the industry’s most prestigious awards and nominations.
Through the VdA Legal Partners network, clients have access to 12 jurisdictions, with a broad sectoral coverage in all Portuguese-speaking and several French-speaking African countries, as well as Timor-Leste. Angola – Cabo Verde – Cameroon – Chad – Congo – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Equatorial Guinea – Gabon – Mozambique – Portugal – Sao Tome and Principe – Timor-Leste
VdA Legal Partners consolidates VdA’s international footprint, bringing together all the lawyers and independent law firms affiliated with VdA for the provision of integrated legal services in Lusophone and Francophone Africa, as well as Timor-Leste. The firm has a unique blend of exceptional technical expertise, a commercial mindset and in-depth knowledge across industries and local markets. Each mandate is tenaciously handled by multidisciplinary teams comprised of subject-matter specialists and local practitioners. Lawyers at VdA work as a team regardless of their physical location: enthusiastic client service is part of their DNA, wherever the client may be. The firm’s international reach is further enhanced through a set of working relationships with some of the most reputed law firms in Europe, America - particularly Brazil - Asia and Africa.
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados (Morais Leitão) is a leading full-service law firm in Portugal, with a solid background of decades of experience. Broadly recognised, Morais Leitão is a reference in several branches and sectors of the law on national and international level.
The firm’s reputation amongst both peers and clients stems from the excellence of the legal services provided. The firm’s work is characterised by a unique technical expertise, combined with a distinctive approach and cutting-edge solutions that often challenge some of the most conventional practices.
With a team comprising over 250 lawyers at a client’s disposal, Morais Leitão is headquartered in Lisbon with additional offices in Porto and Funchal. Due to its network of associations and alliances with local firms and the creation of the Morais Leitão Legal Circle in 2010, the firm can also offer support through offices in Angola (ALC Advogados) and Mozambique (HRA Advogados).
Macedo Vitorino & Associados was established in 1996, focusing its activity on advising domestic and foreign clients in specific activity sectors, including banking, telecommunications, energy and infrastructures.
We have strong relationships with many of the leading international firms in Europe, in the United States and in Brazil, which enable us to handle cross-border transactions effectively.