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Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Portuguese powerhouse covering the full range of corporate, financial and commercial litigation. Active in pharmaceutical, telecommunications and energy disputes as well as insolvency proceedings. Often acts before the ICC on international arbitrations involving lusophone jurisdictions such as Brazil and Angola. Additional expertise in criminal litigation such as tax fraud, money laundering and corruption. Represents a varied clientele including private individuals, mid-sized domestic companies and international financial institutions.

Strengths

A satisfied client praises the team's work style as "quite proactive, very strong and thinking of the client's interests."

Others outline the firm's international focus, highlighting its "deep and global analysis of topics and total availability to the client."

Work highlights

Advised Banco Comercial Português on a EUR500 million shareholder lawsuit against José Gois Ferreira regarding loans and financings for the purchase of shares.

Notable practitioners

António Pinto Leite is well recognised for his long track record in acting as both counsel and arbitrator.

Filipe Vaz Pinto dedicates his practice to energy and construction litigation as well as arbitration proceedings. Clients enthuse: "He is very bright, understands things quickly and is very considerate."

Francisco Cortez is well-versed in handling banking and finance disputes as well as litigation proceedings arising in the telecommunications and financial services sectors. One source describes him as a "good lawyer and great coordinator."

Rui Patrício is held in high regard for his support on the full spectrum of corporate crime matters, ranging from money laundering and corruption cases to tax fraud and bribery matters. One client enthuses: "He is a fantastic lawyer, very able and intelligent."

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Overview

Our litigation and arbitration team focuses on complex, value-added cases.

We support our clients in the settlement of their disputes in a preventive manner, by negotiations or through the courts, working in accordance with their goals as well as managing the associated risks and opportunities.

We have a multidisciplinary team with vast experience and a consistent track record, dedicated to this complex and innovative activity. This team has extensive knowledge of the courts and ensures high levels of specialisation in the main economic sectors, areas of law and forms of dispute resolution.

Lex Mundi and privileged relationships with other reputed law firms allow us to follow up any international litigation, coordinating or forming part of multi-jurisdictional litigation teams. 



Dispute Resolution

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

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Location

Rua Castilho, 165

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

1070-050

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Ranked Lawyers

Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Portugal

Dispute Resolution


António Pinto Leite
Senior Statespeople
Filipe Vaz Pinto
Band 2
Francisco Cortez
Band 1

Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime


Rui Patrício
Star Individuals

Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators


António Pinto Leite
Senior Statespeople