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Miranda & Associados

General Business Law

2 ranked lawyersBand 1Timor-LesteAsia-Pacific 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Eminent team, operating from both Lisbon and Dili on behalf of public and private sector clients, with deep, long-established local expertise covering such key areas as energy, projects, banking and tax and developing familiarity with life sciences and telecommunications issues. The team is frequently mandated on high-profile oil and gas matters, including those relating to the Greater Sunrise Special Regime. Also offers a wealth of experience in regulatory matters, where it benefits from having frequently assisted the government in the drafting of legislation.

Strengths

A client who considers this to be "the best firm in the country" expands on this assessment by saying: "They are international-standard lawyers who are very up to date on the country's laws and regulations, listen carefully to the client's problem, act in the shortest possible time, and have never failed with regard to any task or deadline."

Another client observes: "The way they are structured is extremely convenient; the fact that they have attorneys in Timor-Leste and Portugal provides a very wide timeframe, meaning I get an answer back faster." The same source adds that it is also "extremely helpful that the people in Timor-Leste can provide the local take on an issue while the Portuguese attorneys can add to the international perspective."

Notable practitioners

João Leite advises across a range of banking and finance, corporate and resources-related mandates. One client maintains that "his principal strength is his ability to respond at any time, and within a short period of time, regardless of the specifics of the subject," while another interviewee describes him as "one of the most talented lawyers I have ever encountered."

Lisbon-based practice head Ricardo Alves Silva is acclaimed by separate interviewees as a "very knowledgeable and experienced" practitioner with "specialist experience of oil and gas work."He also advises extensively on general corporate and foreign investment questions and on matters of public and administrative law.

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Timor-Leste

General Business Law


João Leite
Expertise based abroad in Portugal
Ricardo Alves Silva
Expertise based abroad in Portugal