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Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Corporate/M&A

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What the team is known for

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados is an established team in the corporate arena, able to advise on M&A matters arising from a variety of industries, with particular experience in the energy and healthcare sectors. The law firm acts on behalf of domestic banks and venture capital funds as well as assisting individual shareholders. The team additionally offers support in bidding processes and tenders.

Strengths

Clients are quick to confirm that "the Serra Lopes team is dedicated, available, pragmatic and constructive."

Another respondent reports: "Serra Lopes lawyers have a solid knowledge base, they are very dynamic and results-driven."

Work highlights

Assisted Grupo José de Melo with the establishment of its joint venture with AGEAS.

Notable practitioners

Alexandra Martins impresses clients with her deft handling of complicated transactions, with one source describing her as "pragmatic and efficient." She often assists with joint venture set-ups, company acquisitions and restructurings.

Luís Miguel Cortes Martins is experienced in re-privatisation and bidding processes. One client notes his "significant experience and sound advice," and another adds: "He is dedicated, available and constructive."

Rafael Lucas Pires is praised by interviewees for his strong technical skills and consensus-building approach, with one client saying: "He has a great ability to find legally adequate solutions to solve the problems that arise with great ease at the negotiating table." He is adept at handling demergers and corporate restructurings.

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Overview

With a comprehensive understanding of all areas of corporate law, our Corporate M&A department brings together teams of specialized lawyers to deliver a full range of high quality services.  Having been involved in some of the largest domestic and international transactions to have taken place in Portugal in recent years, our aim is to deliver successful deals that provide complete cover across the spectrum of legal issues, with a practical integration of all areas of our expertise.

Our services include:

  • Primary legal care – legal advice through every stage of a company lifecycle, with knowledge of the clients business

  • Mergers & Acquisitions – full range of high quality services, ranging from due diligence to negotiation and drafting of all necessary contracts and legal documentation

  • Corporate Restructuring – design and implementation of corporate restructuring for optimal performance

  • Venture Capital and Emerging Technology – tailored advice and guidance to companies with growth potential, its investors, management and stakeholders

By integrating multidisciplinary teams with deep knowledge in each specific area of expertise (competition, banking & finance, tax, …) our Corporate M&A department has a broad and reputable client base with over 40 years of successful collaboration, in all key sectors of the economy.

Members

Anahory, Martim (Head of Department)

Cortes Martins, Luís Miguel (Head of Department)

Lucas Pires, Rafael (Head of Department)

Brazão, Mariana

Garcia, Isabel

Martins, Alexandra

Miranda Lencastre, Bárbara

Pereira, Raquel

Serrote, Jorge

Simões, Ana Sofia

Teixeira Diniz, Filipa

Industries

Agribusiness

Digital & Technology

Energy

Environment

Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Healthcare

Real Estate & Tourism

Corporate/M&A

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

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Location

Rua General Firmino Miguel nº 3

(Torre 2), 10º-B

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

1600-100

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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

Corporate/M&A


Alexandra Martins
Associates to watch
Luís Miguel Cortes Martins
Eminent Practitioners
Rafael Lucas Pires
Band 3