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Sérvulo & Associados

Dispute Resolution

4 ranked lawyersBand 3PortugalEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Offers a comprehensive service in litigation, arbitration and regulatory compliance. Boasts strong know-how in administrative litigation and coverage of civil and commercial claims. Criminal law is a further strength for the team, focusing on financial and corruption-related offences. Advises major domestic clients with activity in various industry sectors, including natural resources, life sciences, real estate and sport. Assists with cases involving other jurisdictions in Europe and Latin America.

Strengths

Clients are quick to mention the team's "high competence and rapid response combined with the in-depth study of the questions asked."

The team is further praised for its "experience level, the ease of the relationship and the capacity and quality of their work."

Work highlights

Assisted Águas do Centro Litoral with the arbitration relating to a concession contract regarding the regulation of the supply of water in Coimbra.

Notable practitioners

João Saúde mainly assists clients with banking and infrastructure conflicts, offering experience with contractual and investment disputes. He has additional expertise on breach of contract matters in the sports sector.

José Lobo Moutinho is highly active in advising on corporate crime matters, including corruption and abuse of power cases. In addition, he deals with compliance obligations matters for clients.

Mafalda Ferreira Santos is added to the rankings following her considerable experience in banking and real estate litigation. She further assists clients with contractual disputes in the life sciences sector. One source states: "She is excellent and has great experience in financial litigation."

Rui Medeiros is a well-known practitioner with a reputation for acting as arbitrator in public law-focused arbitrations. His expertise further includes tax and commercial arbitrations.

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Overview

SÉRVULO draws on its comprehensive knowledge of all areas of business and economic activity to provide clients with specialised advice in dispute resolution cases, be they in the public or private sector, or at the national or international level.

The firm prides itself on acting with thoroughness and rigour, to which end the disputes team works in constant consultation with lawyers who are specialised in the specific sectors of the case. SÉRVULO prioritises litigation prevention by identifying risk and implementing protection strategies, but always defends the client’s interests whenever litigation cases arise.

SÉRVULO has vast experience handling commercial, business and civil litigation. 

It has also accumulated vast experience advising on a broad range of corporate crime, administrative offences and other sanctioning procedures.

In addition, the firm has handled numerous important commercial arbitrations, domestic and international, as well as several foreign investment arbitrations.

The team is increasingly involved in drug-related arbitrations in the pharmaceuticals sector, and is particularly well-versed in administrative law arbitrations. Institutional tax arbitration is another growing area of expertise.

Members
Dispute Resolution

Sérvulo & Associados

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Location

Rua Garrett 64,

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

1200-204

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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


João Saúde
Band 3
Mafalda Ferreira Santos
Band 4

Dispute Resolution: Corporate Crime


José Lobo Moutinho
Band 2

Dispute Resolution: Most in Demand Arbitrators


Rui Medeiros
Band 2