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Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Morais Leitão has a first-rate team of corporate specialists advising on an array of mandates including high-value M&A transactions and joint ventures. The law firm is adept at handling multi-jurisdictional mandates, offering notable expertise in other lusophone jurisdictions thanks to international alliances. It is able to draw on experts in tax and employment to provide comprehensive assistance to clients. The team offers experience in deals across a wide range of industries, including real estate, life sciences, banking and energy.

Strengths

Respondents are impressed with the hands-on and commercial approach Morais Leitão provides, adding that "the team understands the needs of the clients, provides clear advice and always makes good points."

Morais Leitão lawyers are seen by interviewees as "very insightful and experienced," receiving further plaudits for their "problem-solving attitude and out-of-the-box thinking."

Work highlights

Assisted Pfizer with the restructuring of its business in Portugal, which also involved an intra-group merger.

Notable practitioners

Carlos Osório de Castro is well known for his advice to prominent energy and construction players. He assists with strategic partnerships as well as with share and asset acquisitions.

Catarina Brito Ferreira has experience advising clients from the energy industry. She regularly assists with a wide range of M&A deals including distressed acquisitions.

Eduardo Paulino regularly represents clients from the telecommunications, financial services and energy sectors in a variety of corporate deals. "He has a very flexible mindset which helps him to come up with creative ideas during transactions," enthuses a client.

Nuno Galvão Teles remains a towering figure in the corporate and M&A market. He demonstrates longstanding experience in transactions involving energy and natural resources.

Segismundo Pinto Basto is experienced in corporate reorganisations and the set-up of new businesses. He represents clients from the entertainment and education sectors.

Tomás Vaz Pinto demonstrates solid knowledge of complex acquisitions and corporate restructurings. His client list comprises domestic and international companies.

Vítor Pereira das Neves is often seen advising on corporate deals with an energy focus.

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Overview

Supported by a team with solid experience, Morais Leitão works with both national and international companies and groups from a wide range of sectors and industries, including regulated sectors, providing them continuous and cross-practice support, as well as specialised counsel focused on business objectives.

We are organized to meet the ever more complex and specific requirements of clients, particularly in the following areas:

  • Corporate Governance;
  • Contracts;
  • Commercial Law;
  • Corporate Law;
  • Mergers, Acquisitions and Joint Ventures;
  • Private Equity;
  • Venture Capital.

Morais Leitão is prepared to provide legal advice to all types of operations and matters concerning the Commercial Law, including regular or strategic advice to companies and their shareholders, as well as to their corporate bodies, committees and members, often representing clients with entities such as the National Bank of Portugal, CMVM (Portuguese Securities and Exchange Commission), Interbolsa, Euronext Lisbon and Commercial Registry.

Our clients benefit from the cross-practice approach of our teams, with regular involvement in other practice areas, namely Banking and Finance, European Law and Competition, Tax, Real Estate, Employment and Pensions, and Litigation.

Corporate/M&A

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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Corporate/M&A


Carlos Osório de Castro
Senior Statespeople
Catarina Brito Ferreira
Band 4
Eduardo Paulino
Band 3
Nuno Galvão Teles
Senior Statespeople
Segismundo Pinto Basto
Band 4
Tomás Vaz Pinto
Band 3

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