DSL Lawyers

General Business Law Department

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What the team is known for Regularly instructed by high-profile international clients and renowned international law firms on acquisitions and real estate and gaming matters. Also particularly well known for handling contentious and non-contentious IP matters, as well as litigation more generally. Increasingly active on financial regulatory issues. Client roster includes companies from the hospitality, entertainment and technology sectors.

Strengths One interviewee characterises this as a "very solid and discreet firm," going on to observe: "They are strong, the lawyers are knowledgeable and they have good clients."

Notable practitioners

Carlos Simões has a diverse practice which ranges from acting on real estate and finance-related matters to handling intellectual property disputes. Market sources describe him as a "very highly regarded" and "very experienced" lawyer who "has been involved in very important transactions" and "inspires trust in clients."

David Silva Lopes is co-founder of the firm and heads the corporate/M&A and tax practices. He frequently advises on acquisition and financing mandates, regularly acting for multinational clients.

Julia Herold handles a comprehensive range of contentious issues, offering skill sets in both litigation and arbitration and experience in the handling of disputes in the construction, employment, property, TMT and general corporate spheres. Interviewees stress her strong work ethic and high level of user-friendliness.

Rita Martins heads the banking and finance practice, advising extensively on lending, asset financing and financial regulatory issues. Her clients include financial institutions and technology companies.