DLA Piper ABBC

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DLA Piper ABBC

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Contacts in Portugal: Nuno Azevedo Neves
Number of partners worldwide: 1,300
Number of total lawyers worldwide: 4,000
Languages:Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, Italian

Firm Overview:
The firm was founded in 1982 and joined forces with DLA Piper in 2017, a leading global law firm with offices in more than 40 countries across the world.
With a team of more than 60 lawyers in Lisbon, DLA Piper ABBC offers a unique combination of national and international resources in the Portuguese market, aiming to deliver the best added value to its Portuguese and overseas clients.
DLA Piper ABBC is the largest global law firm operating in Portugal. With a team of more than 60 lawyers in Lisbon, over 35 years of local market experience and being part of a global network, DLA Piper ABBC presents an unrivaled international and local offering that allow the firm to deliver integrated practical and innovative solutions that help cients succeed. The firm’s sector teams draws on deep industry knowledge, backed by specialist expertise across its global network, offering clients a tailor-made service with a multi-jurisdictional approach and proven track record in some of the most relevant and innovative deals in the Portuguese market.

Main Areas of Practice (Lisbon Office):
Corporate
Employment
Finance, Projects & Restructuring
Intellectual Property & Technology
Litigation & Regulatory
Real Estate
Tax

Aviation:
The firm is widely regarded as Portugal’s leading aviation firm. DLA Piper ABBC advises airlines, airline associations, handling agents, the handling operators’ association and other significant stakeholders in this field. Services include aircraft finance and registration, passenger claims, regulatory, competition and litigation.
Contact in Portugal: António Moura Portugal

Corporate & M&A:
DLA Piper ABBC is frequently involved in major deals and restructuring operations across multiple jurisdictions. The practice includes restructuring, commercial transactions, M&A, private equity, insolvency and cross-border transactions.
Contacts in Portugal: Nuno Azevedo Neves, João Costa Quinta

Energy & Natural Resources:
DLA Piper ABBC has extensive team knowledge of the energy sector, working closely with many of its stakeholders, including sectorial organisations, sponsors, public authorities and finance parties, providing advice on transactions, procurement and licensing procedures, finance arrangements, litigation and regulatory matters.
Contact in Portugal: Nuno Azevedo Neves, Mafalda Ferreira  

EU & Competition:
DLA Piper ABBC conducts a leading practice in this area, having acted on a number of major transactions in a wide range of sectors, such as finance, projects and aviation. Advice includes all matters associated with EU legislation, competition law and market regulation. It includes merger filings, antitrust advice and representation before competition authorities at national and EU level, litigation, private enforcement litigation, State aid review, and advice and litigation in matters concerning the EU Internal Market.
Contact in Portugal: Miguel Mendes Pereira 

Finance, Projects & Restructuring:
The firm combines wide-ranging experience and multi-disciplinary skills and is regularly involved in highly complex projects, assisting clients in all matters concerning corporate finance, private equity, financial instruments, capital markets and project finance. Services include acquisition finance, corporate funding, finance, structured finance, derivatives, futures and securitisation.
Contact in Portugal: Nuno Azevedo Neves, Gonçalo Castro Ribeiro, Mafalda Ferreira  

Intellectual Property & Technology:
The firm’s IPT practice group handles matters related to trademarks, copyrights and patents, handling strategic, commercial, and contentious matters, and also includes expertise in franchise and commercial contracts. The team is active and has extensive experience in telecom, technology transactions and sourcing, data protection, cybersecurity, media, sport, gaming and entertainment, as well as in advertising and marketing matters.
Contact in Portugal: João Costa Quinta, Daniel Reis  

Intellectual Property:
DLA Piper ABBC advises on all aspects of IP and advertising/marketing campaigns, e-commerce, online gambling, privacy and data protection.
Contact in Portugal: João Costa Quinta

Employment:
DLA Piper ABBC is considered one of the leading employment practices in Portugal. The firm has extensive experience on all areas of employment, including contentious and non-contentious matters, restructurings, transfer of business, discrimination and diversity management, pension plans, data privacy, collective agreements and support on corporate/financing transactions.
Contacts in Potugal: Benjamim Mendes, João Guedes

Litigation & Arbitration:
The team has extensive experience in litigation and arbitration proceedings, representing national and international clients across all jurisdictions covering mainly commercial, corporate, civil, competition and criminal law as well as administrative offenses disputes. Through a multidisciplinary team with a consistent track record, the firm helps clients to find the best strategies to solve their disputes, including risk and opportunity management. 
Contacts in Portugal: Vanessa Antunes, Sofia Ribeiro Mendes  

Public:
DLA Piper ABBC advises on public tenders and environment law, including public law matters and public procurement. Clients include municipalities, public companies, professional associations and the Portuguese State.
Contact in Portugal: Hugo Correia

Real Estate:
The firm has longstanding and vast experience in the areas of real estate and urban development and regularly advises a wide range of stakeholders, including public authorities, real estate promoters, institutional investors, real estate funds, construction companies, real estate brokers, tourist operators and architectural bureaux.
Contact in Portugal: Luis Filipe Carvalho

Tax:
The tax team advises on all areas of tax law, providing assistance on a wide range of tax issues, ranging from inward and outward investment, private equity deals, structuring for corporate and real estate acquisitions and disposals, through to executive and employee compensation packages, tax litigation and assistance to private wealth individuals.
Contact in Portugal: António Moura Portugal

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Portugal

Banking & Finance
Band 4
Corporate/M&A
Band 2
Dispute Resolution
Band 3
Employment
Band 1
Private Equity
Band 4

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Nuno Azevedo Neves
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Miguel Mendes Pereira
Band 2

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Nuno Azevedo Neves
Band 3

Dispute Resolution


Sofia Ribeiro Mendes
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Armindo Ribeiro Mendes
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Benjamim Mendes
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Largo São Carlos, nº3

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

1200-410

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