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Global Guide 2024

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Managing Partner: Paula Gomes Freire
Number of partners: 56
Number of lawyers: 300+
Team: 470+

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Firm Overview:
With over 45 years of experience, Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is an international law firm noted for top-quality legal advice and cutting-edge innovation. A profound business know-how coupled with a highly specialised cross-sector legal practice enable the firm to effectively meet the increasingly complex challenges faced by clients. VdA offers robust solutions based on consistent standards of excellence, ethics and professionalism, and is acknowledged as a leading provider of legal services by the most reputed professional organisations, international publications and research institutions. VdA has consistently and consecutively received the industry’s most prestigious awards and nominations.

Through VdA Legal Partners clients have access to a wide sectorial coverage and a team of lawyers across 7 jurisdictions: Portugal, Angola, Cabo Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Sao Tomé and Príncipe and Timor-Leste.

Main Areas of Practice:
The firm advises an international community of leading national and multinational corporations, financial institutions and governments. VdA is recognised for its client-focused approach, consistently creating ground-breaking solutions to help clients operate at the forefront of their industries. These include:
■ Agribusiness
■ Aviation
■ Banks
■ Defence
■ Distribution
■ Energy
■ Fast Moving Consumer Goods
■ Funds
■ Healthcare
■ Insurance
■ Lifesciences
■ Mining
■ Oil & Gas
■ Ports & Airports
■ Private Equity & Venture Capital
■ Public Administration
■ Public Sector Companies
■ Rail Infrastructures
■ Real Estate
■ Regulatory Entities
■ Road Infrastructures
■ Shipping
■ Social Economy (Foundations, Associations)
■ Space
■ Technology & Innovation
■ Telecoms
■ Tourism
■ Water & Waste

International Work:
VdA Legal Partners consolidates VdA’s international footprint, bringing together all the lawyers and independent law firms affiliated with VdA for the provision of integrated legal services in Lusophone and Francophone Africa, as well as Timor-Leste.

The firm has a unique blend of exceptional technical expertise, a commercial mindset and in-depth knowledge across industries and local markets. Each mandate is tenaciously handled by multidisciplinary teams comprised of subject-matter specialists and local practitioners. Lawyers at VdA work as a team regardless of their physical location: enthusiastic client service is part of their DNA, wherever the client may be.

The firm’s international reach is further enhanced through a set of working relationships with some of the most reputed law firms in Europe, America – particularly Brazil – Asia and Africa.

Ranked Offices

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Portugal - Head office
Timor-Leste
  • Dili
    Timor Plaza, Rua Presidente Nicolau Lobato, Unidade 433, Comoro, Dili, Dili District, Timor-Leste, 9000-061
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Contributions

Latest contributions provided by VdA

Global Practice Guide
Bernardo Kahn
Kenny Laisse
José Miguel Oliveira
Francisco Campos Braz
Authored by
Bernardo Kahn, Kenny Laisse, José Miguel Oliveira, Francisco Campos Braz
Article • Feb 2024
Global Practice Guide
Bernardo Kahn
Kenny Laisse
José Miguel Oliveira
Francisco Campos Braz
Authored by
Bernardo Kahn, Kenny Laisse, José Miguel Oliveira, Francisco Campos Braz
Article • Feb 2024
Global Practice Guide
António Pestana Araújo
Marcelo Mendes Mateus
José Miguel Oliveira
Francisco Campos Braz
Authored by
António Pestana Araújo, Marcelo Mendes Mateus, José Miguel Oliveira, Francisco Campos Braz
Article • Jan 2024

All contributions provided by VdA

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Shipping 2024 | Angola | Law and Practice
Authored by: António Pestana Araújo, Marcelo Mendes Mateus, José Miguel Oliveira, Francisco Campos Braz
Global Practice Guide Jan 2024 Article
Mining 2024 | Timor Leste | Trends and Developments
Authored by: João Afonso Fialho, Ângela Viana, Tomás Cabral Anunciação, Teófilo de Jesus
Global Practice Guide Jan 2024 Article
Mining 2024 | Mozambique | Trends and Developments
Authored by: João Afonso Fialho, Guilherme Daniel, Ângela Viana, Helna Vitoldás
Global Practice Guide Jan 2024 Article
Mining 2024 | Angola | Trends and Developments
Authored by: João Afonso Fialho, Ângela Viana, António de Sousa Penelas, Maria Inês Costa
Global Practice Guide Jan 2024 Article
Mining 2024 | Timor Leste | Law and Practice
Authored by: João Afonso Fialho, Ângela Viana, Tomás Cabral Anunciação, Teófilo de Jesus
Global Practice Guide Jan 2024 Article
Mining 2024 | Mozambique | Law and Practice
Authored by: João Afonso Fialho, Guilherme Daniel, Ângela Viana, Helna Vitoldás
Global Practice Guide Jan 2024 Article

VdA rankings

Global Guide 2024
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Band
Africa-wide
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
1 Department
Department
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
5
Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
5
Band 5
Dispute Resolution
1 Department
Department
Dispute Resolution
5
Dispute Resolution
5
Band 5
Projects & Energy
1 Department
Department
Projects & Energy
5
Projects & Energy
5
Band 5
TMT
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
TMT
2
TMT
2
Band 2
Lawyers
3
Magda Cocco
3
Band 3
Angola
General Business Law: International Firms
1 Department
3 Ranked Lawyers
Department
General Business Law: International Firms
2
General Business Law: International Firms
2
Band 2
Lawyers
João Afonso Fialho
João Afonso Fialho
Portugal expertise based abroad
José Miguel Oliveira
José Miguel Oliveira
Portugal expertise based abroad
Paulo Trindade Costa
Paulo Trindade Costa
Portugal expertise based abroad
Equatorial Guinea
General Business Law
1 Department
Department
General Business Law
2
General Business Law
2
Band 2
Guinea-Bissau
General Business Law: International Firms
1 Department
Department
General Business Law: International Firms
General Business Law: International Firms
Spotlight
Mozambique
General Business Law: International Firms
1 Department
1 Ranked Lawyer
Department
General Business Law: International Firms
2
General Business Law: International Firms
2
Band 2
Lawyers
Teresa Empis Falcão
Teresa Empis Falcão
Portugal expertise based abroad
Portugal
Banking & Finance
1 Department
6 Ranked Lawyers
Department
Banking & Finance
1
Banking & Finance
1
Band 1
Lawyers
Paula Gomes Freire
E
Paula Gomes Freire
E
Eminent Practitioners
Pedro Cassiano Santos
Pedro Cassiano Santos
Star Individuals
2
Francisco Sá Carneiro
2
Band 2
Benedita Aires
4
Benedita Aires
4
Band 4
Hugo Moredo Santos
4
Hugo Moredo Santos
4
Band 4
Tiago Correia Moreira
4
Tiago Correia Moreira
4
Band 4
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