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Sérvulo & Associados

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Managing Partner: Paulo Câmara
Number of partners: 17 Number of lawyers: 73
Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Sérvulo & Associados is considered one of the leading legal outfits in Portugal, and it is mainly dedicated to practice areas that are of strategic economic importance.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Public Law
Corporate, Commercial & M&A
Finance & Governance
Restructuring & Insolvency
Employment Law
Corporate Crime & Regulatory Compliance
European & Competition Law
Real Estate, Urban Planning & Environmental Law
Litigation & Arbitration
Intellectual Property & Information Technology
Privacy & Personal Data Protection
Sports Law

Public Law:
One of the largest public law teams in Europe. Ensures all aspects of public law. Specialisations include constitutional and administrative law, public procurement and public contracts, infrastructure, water and waste, energy, telecommunications, health and pharmaceuticals, administrative litigation and arbitration.
Contact: Rui Medeiros
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mark Kirkby
Email: [email protected]

Corporate, Commercial & M&A:
Wealth of experience advising corporate clients, undertaking compliance and risk analysis on the preventive side, negotiating deals at the national and international level on the transactional side, and providing day-to-day advice to clients at all stages of the company life cycle. Specialised advice also in commercial contracts and consumer protection matters.
Contact: Sofia Carreiro
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Rui Cardona Ferreira
Email: [email protected]

Finance & Governance:
Provision of integrated services in the areas of banking, capital markets, governance, real estate and insurance law, both from a transactional and regulatory perspective.
Contact: Manuel Magalhães
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Paulo Câmara
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
The team is specialised in the restructuring and insolvency of credit institutions and also advises debtors and creditors, representing them at all stages of legal proceedings, but also adopting a preventive approach and seeking to resolve disputes through negotiation rather than litigation.
Contact: Manuel Magalhães
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Mafalda Ferreira Santos
Email: [email protected]

Employment Law:
Specialisations include labour relations, conclusion and termination of employment contracts, company restructuring, transfer of undertaking, posting of employees, collective bargaining, public employment, social security and pensions and labour litigation matters.
Contact: Rita Canas da Silva
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Magda Sousa Gomes
Email: [email protected]

The department advises on all tax-related aspects of mergers and acquisitions, capital market offerings, leveraged buyouts, spin-offs and restructurings in connection with insolvency and non-insolvent workouts, transfer pricing arrangements, estate planning and investment funds. It also offers expert advice on tax planning for corporate and individual clients, including on the special tax regime for non-habitual residents. It also handles all aspects of tax litigation challenging tax assessments, and representing clients in inspection, enforcement and infringement proceedings before the tax authorities and judicial/arbitration courts.
Contact: Diogo Feio
Email: [email protected]

Corporate Crime & Regulatory Compliance:
The team advises and represents companies, public entities and individuals on criminal liability and regulatory offences procedures. It also provides a compliance advice service, assisting clients in creating and maintaining effective compliance programmes. The firm has been present, with successful outcomes, on the majority of the most important and high profile corporate crime and regulatory offences cases of the last decade.
Contact: José Lobo Moutinho
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Teresa Serra
Email: [email protected]

European & Competition Law:
Specialisations include EU and competition law (in the areas of merger control, restrictive practices, market dominance, State aid and services of general economic interest), private enforcement actions and compliance in all sectors of the economy, in particular trade and distribution, food regulatory law, energy, healthcare, insurance, pharmaceutical, telecommunications and transports.
Contact: Miguel Gorjão-Henriques
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate, Urban Planning & Environmental Law:
The team is specialised in real estate acquisitions and in advising on day-to-day running of real estate funds, as well as in advising national and international clients investing in real estate and tourism developments in Portugal, with special focus on golf tourism developments, shopping centre offices and residential developments.
Contact: Manuel Magalhães
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Verónica Fernández
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
The department houses under one roof the specialisations of commercial and civil litigation, corporate crime and regulatory compliance.
Contact: António Teles
Email: [email protected]
Contact: João Saúde
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property & Information Technology:
Particular expertise in handling copyright and related rights issues, be they in traditional or digital media, as well as in all areas of information technology, industrial property and cybercrime and digital evidence.
Contact: José Lobo Moutinho
Email: [email protected]

Privacy & Personal Data Protection:
The firm is particularly tailored to advise clients in the preventive stage (identifying appropriate data protection solutions, providing the requisite notifications and issuing authorisation requests to the relevant bodies), but also to defend its clients in inquiry and administrative law hearings.
Contact: João Carmona Dias
Email: [email protected]

Sports Law:
The team provides its clients with a legal approach of a high cross-cutting nature in sports law, intertwining matters as diverse as contract law, labour law, commercial law, administrative law and tax law, among others.
Contact: João Saúde
Email: [email protected]


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