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Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados

Dispute Resolution

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What the team is known for

Outfit noted for its expertise in civil and commercial litigation with a strong focus on contract disputes. Represents domestic and international clients in the energy, telecommunications and financial services industries. Additionally experienced in arbitration and active in matters involving South American and African jurisdictions.

Strengths

Clients endorse the firm for "the rigour with which the legal analysis of the themes is made, the speed in the answers and the very high general quality."

Another client says: "They are speedy and start things straight away,"adding: "Their work is very personal and efficient."

Work highlights

Represented Caixa Económica Montepio Geral in a civil lawsuit against Grupo HN, which is seeking the annulment of mortgages for loan contracts, valued at EUR55 million.

Notable practitioners

Luís Miguel Cortes Martins retains an impressive practice representing clients in the telecommunications, banking and insurance sectors. He additionally has considerable experience in presiding over arbitrations.

Maria Raquel Moreira is at her most visible representing clients in both arbitrations and litigations arising from the construction, real estate and retail sectors. One client states: "She demonstrated availability and knowledge and technical competence."

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Overview

Litigation demands absolute understanding of the client's business, the surrounding environment and the meticulous eye of a seasoned litigant.  SLCM Dispute Resolution department has built an extensive knowledge base which reaches into all the core sectors of the Portuguese Economy. We provide the expertise and the talent to achieve practical and expedient solutions to our client.

Our lawyers also act as counsel or arbitrators as arbitration is experiencing significant growth in civil, corporate and administrative areas.

Our services include advice about dispute resolution mechanisms in early stages of the process, compliance assessment with contractual and non-contractual obligations, implementation of problem-solving strategies in pre-litigation and litigation scenarios, settlements negotiation both in and out of court, legal representation and counselling in civil and commercial suits, both judicial and arbitral, including commercial law, family law, property law, inheritance law, contractual default or intellectual property and legal representation and counselling in criminal and misdemeanour proceedings.

Members

Cortes Martins, Luís Miguel (Head of Department)

Moreira, Maria Raquel (Head of Department)

Chorro, Inês

Fernandes Gomes, Tiago

Fortunato, Joana

Pestana de Vasconcelos, Tiago

Sanches Afonso, Maria

Simão Lourenço, Diana

Industries

Agribusiness

Banking & Financial Services

Digital & Technology

Energy

Environment

Fast Moving Consumer Goods

Healthcare

Real Estate & Tourism

Dispute Resolution

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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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


Luís Miguel Cortes Martins
Band 1
Maria Raquel Moreira
Band 3

Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators


Luís Miguel Cortes Martins
Band 2