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VdA

Corporate/M&A

3 ranked lawyersBand 1PortugalEurope 2021 View ranking table
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What the team is known for

Well-reputed outfit tackling complex and high-profile M&A transactions, as well as corporate governance and restructuring operations in the energy, telecommunications and real estate industries. Leverages expertise in tax, capital markets and labour to offer comprehensive assistance to clients. Clients often include financial groups, multinational entities and asset management companies. Boasts extensive international capabilities, particularly in Angola and Cabo Verde.

Strengths

Clients highlight the team's dedication, with another enthusing: "Their availability is amazing and they have the capacity to work under a lot of pressure."

Other clients appreciate the lawyers' collaboration, stating: "The firm works very well as a whole team."

Work highlights

Advised GHO Capital Partners on an acquisition of 49.93% of FairJourney Biologics, valued at EUR50 million.

Notable practitioners

Advancing in the rankings, Cláudia Cruz Almeida is described by clients to be a "very much hands-on lawyer who demonstrates seniority." She frequently assists clients with acquisitions in the energy and environmental sectors.

João Vieira de Almeida is an experienced lawyer in the corporate sphere, frequently acting on joint ventures and cross-border transactions.

Jorge Bleck is well-versed in handling acquisitions, disposals, auctions and private equity deals. He often advises clients in the telecommunications, banking and hospitality sectors.

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Overview

VdA provides a comprehensive range of services to companies and their investments in industries across the spectrum: from banks and telecoms, to IT, pharma, media, insurance, retail, food and infrastructures. The team are highly experienced and commercially savvy: our role starts with the planning, designing and structuring of transactions through to its implementation and completion. VdA advises on a wide-range of transactions, from the setting up of JVs and other strategic partnerships to corporate restructurings, privatisations, mergers and acquisitions, MBO, private equity and capital markets' transactions. We work closely with international and global firms and have a fierce international experience in Europe and as in Portuguese speaking countries, very often advising foreign clients active in the Portuguese market as well as domestic companies in their expansion to Europe and Portuguese-speaking countries. A combination with other complementary practices such as tax, employment, benefits, real estate or competition enables our team at VdA to deliver a business-oriented service to the client with a real competitive edge.

We excel at helping board members comply with applicable legal and statutory duties contained in new corporate governance codes. We help manage relationships between shareholders and between board members and shareholders, corporate growth restructurings as well as feasibility plans and the diagnosis of pre-contentious corporate issues.

Corporate/M&A

VdA

firm
Location

Rua Dom Luís I, 28

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

1200-151

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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


Cláudia Cruz Almeida
Band 2
João Vieira de Almeida
Eminent Practitioners
Jorge M Bleck
Band 1