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Raposo Bernardo & Associados

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Managing Partner: Nelson Raposo Bernardo
Number of partners worldwide: 5
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 45
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Raposo Bernardo is a leading, full-service and independent law firm with a strong international outlook in business law, and is currently present in nine countries, in Europe and Africa. Today it is one of the largest firms in Portugal, boasting international business legal practices, with people of over 15 nationalities providing a full business law service from offices across Europe and Africa.

Over time, the firm has established strong relationships with the most reputable law firms in the largest markets in the world.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate & M&A:
Raposo Bernardo’s lawyers are responsible for conceiving and implementing both the most sophisticated business moves and assisting in the day to day consultancy to innumerous companies. Corporate law is one of the firm’s major fields of practice, providing leading legal advice on M&A, due diligence processes, restructuring operations, private equity, venture capital and corporate financing. Contacts: [email protected]

Banking & Finance:
The firm’s excellence of service justifies that Raposo Bernardo’s clients require its services for the most sophisticated operations within this area of practice.
Contacts: [email protected]

Commercial Contracts:
Raposo Bernardo gives continuous support in the negotiation of agreements, also in cross-border negotiations, including the preparation, development and legal advising on contractual negotiations, for the most dynamic and demanding industry sectors.
Contacts: [email protected]

Capital Markets:
Raposo Bernardo has acquired a high level of expertise in the capital markets area, by advising in numerous business operations and assisting on the draft of legislative projects. Contacts: [email protected] Project Finance: The accruing complexity of project financing requires the highest standards of quality. When choosing Raposo Bernardo, clients acknowledge the firm’s international level. Raposo Bernardo has been involved in the largest, most complex operations in the country, in the last years.
Contacts: [email protected]

In recent years, this practice area has been required to deliver the most efficient solutions in very short delays. The firm has provided its clients with innovative and cost effective solutions. Contacts: [email protected] Energy & Natural Resources: Raposo Bernardo’s energy and natural resources department has been on the lead of the legal consultancy of the process of implementation of renewable energies, in all jurisdictions that the firm operates in.
Contacts: [email protected]

Real Estate, Construction & Planning:
Over the years, the firm’s team has advised in the conception and structuring of some of the largest construction projects in sectors such as residential, retail, office and leisure.
Contacts: [email protected]

Dispute Resolution & Arbitration:
The department is responsible for representing the firm’s clients in some of the most complex legal disputes, and has acquired top recognition for the quality of the services provided.
Contacts: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
The dedicated team deals with national and cross-border matters representing clients in all aspects of restructuring and insolvency. The team represents debtors in different industry sectors, banks and other financial institutions and buyers and sellers of distressed assets.
Contacts: [email protected]

EU & Competition:
The EU and competition team advises clients on both contentious and non-contentious matters. Advice is specially focused in anti-trust matters and M&A related matters. Lawyers in this team also advise regarding state aids and trade practices.
Contacts: [email protected]

Compliance & Regulatory:
The department works closely with the different departments of the firm in order to help to anticipate the clients’ risk exposure and to advise them regarding procedures and programs that will allow to achieve regulatory compliance. Contacts: [email protected]

Health, Pharmaceutical & Life Sciences:
A highly regulated sector requires continuous assistance of leading expertise. The firm’s lawyers have a deep knowledge of the industry and its needs thus giving Raposo Bernardo’s clients the best advice they can get.
Contacts: [email protected]

One of the most dynamic industry sectors, requiring tailor made solutions for very specific problems. Raposo Bernardo has been providing them for an increasing number of clients.
Contacts: [email protected]

Public Law:
Raposo Bernardo has been assisting public and private institutions, namely in construction and planning operations and in environmental projects.
Contacts: [email protected]

Intellectual & Industrial Property:
Raposo Bernardo helps clients protect their property, acting on behalf of multinational and national companies to protect brands, patents, logos, industrial models, among others.
Contacts: [email protected]

Raposo Bernardo has an experienced team at the client’s service, adding value to their business, regarding complex operations of multi-jurisdictional nature.
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The solid academic and professional backgrounds of the firm’s lawyers grant the firm an excellent reputation and allows Raposo Bernardo to provide top quality services to the firm’s sector-leading clients.
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This is a highly competitive business activity requiring highly experienced, focused and prompt advice. Raposo Bernardo’s services meet the most demanding requirements.
Contacts: [email protected]

The firm represents major national and multinational companies, including several of the top ranking Fortune 500 corporations, professional firms, governmental agencies and leading investment banks and other financial and commercial institutions.

International Work:
Raposo Bernardo has offices across two continents, where it has developed an extensive experience advising international clients on cross-border commercial and financial services transactions, inward investment matters and other legal requirements. The firm is vastly experienced in the reorganisation of major multinational enterprises and advises clients on investment strategies.

African Offices
Angola, Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe


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