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Firm profile for Europe 2022

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Chairman: Carlos Lucena
Managing Partner: Miguel Torres
Number of partners: 22
Number of lawyers: 120
Languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese

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Firm Overview:
TELLES, widely recognised for providing a high standard of legal advice, is celebrating 30 years as independent portuguese law firm and the history that brought us to this point. Since 1936, the firm’s lawyers and staff have worked across industries, practices and jurisdictions to provide clients with simple, actionable approaches to their most complex challenges. TELLES’s ADN still the same: delivery legal work with highest standard.

Located in Lisbon and Porto, TELLES is offering its clientes, from major multinationals and mid-caps to enterprising start-ups and private clientes, namely the higth net worth private clientes, much more than just the law. In a fast-changing world, the 120 lawyers of the firm are committed to worked closely with clients to help them face their new and complex challenges, always with the personal involvement of its partners.

TELLES is a full-service law firm, composed with expert lawyers that having worked on most of the major transactions occurred on the portuguese market, representing international and national clients on their most strategic domestic and cross-border transactions.

Key practices including:

Corporate, Commercial & M&A
7 partners, 38 fee earners
The team has a high reputation on a national and international level for its involvement in many of the most important, most complex and largest M&A transactions in the Iberian market, providing legal advice on all issues related to public and private mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures and other transactions. The team has also an unparalleled track-record representing family offices, entrepreneurs and High Net Worth families with multinational businesses, advising on cross-border transactions, as well as governance issues. 
Key Contacts: Carlos Lucena ([email protected]), Francisco Espregueira Mendes ([email protected]), Cristina Ferreira ([email protected]), Miguel Carvalho ([email protected]), Mariana Ferreira Martins ([email protected]); Joana Telles de Abreu ([email protected])

Litigation & Arbitration
3 partners, 16 fee earners

TELLES is very well known for its litigation and arbitration work with a strong and experienced team engaging in all forms of litigation. The team represents national and international clients across a wide spectrum of industries.
TELLES’ litigation and arbitration team has also been advising both companies and individuals in relation to national and international regulatory, criminal and enforcement matters. TELLES also advising on government and regulatory investigations relating to allegations of bribery and corruption, fraud, market abuse and cartel activity. The team also handles whistleblower claims.
Key Contacts: André Navarro de Noronha ([email protected]); Fernando Pizarro Monteiro ([email protected]); Nuno Miguel Lourenço ([email protected]); Nuno Cardoso ([email protected])

Tax
4 partners, 15 fee earners
TELLES’ tax team is higtly regarded and it is considered a high added value team.  The team often advises major portuguese and international clients from all the industries on domestic and cross-border transactions, on all tax issues, such as debt work-out structures, cross-border business restructuring and acquisitions, private equity, international wealth planning and digital economy. It has also been very active in providing tax advice to private clients and structuring their wealth, including the higth net worth clients currently living in Portugal or seeking to relocate in the national jurisdiction.
The expertise and size of the team allows to be truly specialised with a client-oriented focus on emerging areas of law, adopting a tailored approach to the digitalisation of particular industries, with a key focus on fintech.
Key Contacts: Miguel Torres ([email protected]), João Magalhães Ramalho ([email protected] ), João Luís Araújo ([email protected] ), André Gonçalves ([email protected] ), Abílio Rodrigues ([email protected] )

Employment & Social Security
2 partners, 12 fee earners

TELLES employment and social security is highly regarded to deliver full-service advice on all aspects of employment law, specialised on portuguese and multi-jurisdictional employment law issues. The team advises large domestic and international groups of companies as well as public bodies from several industries. The team is highly regarded for supporting HR Directors on dealing with procedures and transfer of employees triggered in complex projects, including into new ways of working, helping Clients to enhance their competitiveness.
Key Contacts: Gonçalo Pinto Ferreira ([email protected]), Sofia Pamplona ([email protected])

Environment & Climate Change
1 partner, 5 fee earners
TELLES’ environment and climate change team is widely-regarded as one of the leading portuguese law firm for providing in-deep knowladge on the entire legal ecosystem around environment and climate. The team brings demands to all industries, whether primary, secondary or tertiary with large and deep know-how in industries such as water, waste, carbon market and climate mitigation.
The team is composed by expert lawyers that provide more than legal assistance in environmental licensing, administrative offence defence or environmental liability, they are able to increase value on decision making and help transform limitations into opportunities.
Key Contacts: Ivone Rocha ([email protected] )

Finance, Projects & Capital Markets:
1 partner, 7 fee earners
TELLES advises clients in all aspects related to finance and projects, both from transactional and regulatory perspectives. This team works and has extensive know-how on regulatory, banking and insurance, project finance, secured finance and structured finance, tender offers, financial products and derivatives.
Key Contact: Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues ([email protected])

Competition & Antitrust
1 partner, 5 fee earners 

TELLES’ Competition & Antitrust team offers an efficient, pragmatic and client-oriented legal services focused on all competition-related issues. The team represents clients before the Competition Authorities, the European Commission and courts across the full range of matters, including merger control and anti-competitive practices, concerted competition restricting practices, abuse of dominant position, abuses of economic dependence, horizontal and vertical agreements, state aid and anti-dumping practices.
Key Contacts: Leyre Prieto ([email protected]); Joaquim Caimoto Duarte ([email protected])

Digital, Privacy & Cybersecurity:
1 partner, 4 fee earners
The digital, privacy & cybersecurity practice is composed by expert lawyers exclusively commited to provide legal advice for the most challenging and sophisticated privacy and data security matters. The team regularly advises national and international clients from several industries on legal issues relating to new and emerging technologies and digitisation.
Key Contact: Pedro Vidigal Monteiro ([email protected] )

Energy & Natural Resources: 
2 partners, 5 fee earners 
TELLES’ Energy and Natural Resources team provides comprehensive advice on all aspects of the energy sector, from regulatory and contractual issues to financing and acquisitions. The team regularly acts on behalf of large corporations in the energy sector, lenders, investment funds and project developers in the renewable energy, finance and infrastructure sectors.
Key Contacts: Ivone Rocha ([email protected]), Bruno Azevedo Rodrigues ([email protected] )

Intellectual Property: 
2 partners, 4 fee earners
TELLES provides IP legal support in a wide range of business activities, such as textile, jewellery, food and beverages, financial services, technology, software, telecommunications, media and entertainment, life sciences, e-commerce, advertising industries, among others.
This team provides a wide range of services, such as the registration, management and exploitation of intellectual and industrial property rights, the negotiation of contracts, The development of strategies related to this area of activity, both for companies and individuals and the dispute resolution matters that are related with IP issues.
Key Contacts: Fernando Pizarro Monteiro ([email protected] ), Pedro Vidigal Monteiro ([email protected] )

Restructuring & Insolvency
2 partners, 12 fee earners
TELLES has a strong restructuring and insolvency practice with extensive experience in managing high-profile domestic and crossborder financial restructurings and insolvency issues.
Key Contacts: Fernando Pizarro Monteiro ([email protected] ), Nuno Miguel Lourenço ([email protected] )

Public Law & Public Procurement:
1 partner, 9 fee earners

TELLES’ public law & public procurement team regularly assists public authorities and relevant economic players in the preparation, negotiation and drafting of public contracts. The team covers all of the legal, regulatory and contractual issues of regulated industries. The team has also na outstanding track-record on pre-litigation, litigation and arbitration matters, namelly in the railroad, energy and transportation sectors.
Key Contact: Pedro Almeida e Sousa ([email protected] )

Real Estate, Construction & Planning
2 partners, 14 fee earners 

TELLES’ real estate, construction and planning team is highly regarded in advising a wide range of real estate transactions, planning and development projects, assisting national and international clients.
Key Contacts: Pedro Almeida e Sousa ([email protected] ), Miguel Nogueira Leite ([email protected] )

Europe

This firm is also ranked in:

Global 2022 High Net Worth 2021

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Ranked Departments

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Porto

General Business Law
Band 2
Portugal

Competition/European Law
Band 4
Corporate/M&A
Band 4
Dispute Resolution
Band 4
Energy & Natural Resources
Band 4

Ranked Lawyers

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Porto

General Business Law: Corporate


Carlos Lucena
Band 1

General Business Law: Dispute Resolution


André Navarro de Noronha
Band 2

General Business Law: Employment


Francisco Espregueira Mendes
Band 3

General Business Law: Tax


Miguel Torres
Band 2
Portugal

Competition/European Law


Joaquim Caimoto Duarte
Band 2

Dispute Resolution


André Navarro de Noronha
Band 3

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Top Ranked Lawyers

Band 1
Carlos LucenaGeneral Business Law: Corporate
Band 2
Joaquim Caimoto DuarteCompetition/European Law
André Navarro de NoronhaGeneral Business Law: Dispute Resolution
Miguel TorresGeneral Business Law: Tax
Band 3
André Navarro de NoronhaDispute Resolution
Francisco Espregueira MendesGeneral Business Law: Employment
Band 4
Bruno Azevedo RodriguesEnergy & Natural Resources
Ivone RochaEnergy & Natural Resources

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Rua Castilho, 20 • 4º

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

1250-069

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