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Contacts in Portugal: Nuno Azevedo Neves, António Moura Portugal, João Guedes
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 strives to achieve this goal by putting together practical and innovative legal solutions which help clients succeed. The firm’s sector teams can draw on deep industry knowledge, backed up by specialist expertise across a global network, offering clients a tailor-made service.
Clients range from multinational, Global 1000 and Fortune 500 enterprises, to a significant number of Portugal’s top 100 corporations and emerging companies developing industry-leading technologies. Lawyers are frequently recommended by the most reputable international directories for the excellence of the services provided.

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

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

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, competition law infringements, antitrust litigation, abuse of dominant position and issues pertaining to free movement of persons and goods and services.
Contact in Portugal: Margarida Rosado da Fonseca

Finance & Projects:
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

Information Technology, Marketing & Media:
The information technology, marketing and media team has extensive experience in providing legal advice to companies on a range of issues, and offers in-house legal counsel, which allows easier and more effective identification of the problems and concerns faced by clients.
Contact in Portugal: João Costa Quinta

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

DLA Piper ABBC is considered one of the leading employment practices in Portugal. The firm has extensive experience in all labour areas, including advice on corporate/financing transactions, litigation, employment, collective agreements/dismissals pension funds, and restructuring/downsizing proceedings.
Contacts in Potugal: Benjamim Mendes, João Guedes

Litigation & Arbitration:
The firm has a wide-ranging dispute resolution practice, including administrative, civil, energy, commercial, tax and labour litigation, and is involved in high-profile arbitrations and trials.
Contacts in Portugal: João Guedes, Vanessa Antunes

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

DLA Piper ABBC advises on major tax litigation, transactions, pension schemes, stand-alone tax advice and international tax planning.
Contact in Portugal: António Moura Portugal