VdA

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Firm profile for Global 2021

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About

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Managing Partner: João Vieira de Almeida

Number of partners: 48 and 4 of counsel

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 12 jurisdictions: Portugal; Angola; Cabo Verde; Cameroon; Chad; Congo; Democratic Republic of the Congo; Equatorial Guinea; Gabon; 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 in:

■ 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.

Global

This firm is also ranked in:

Europe 2021 High Net Worth 2020

Contributions

Total 9 contributions

Law and Practice

Blockchain 2021 in Portugal

Authors: Tiago Correia Moreira, Helena Correia Mendonça, Conceição Gamito, Iakovina Kindylidi

Law and Practice

Trade Secrets 2021 in Portugal

Authors: Marta Alves Vieira, Sara Nazaré

Law and Practice

Public Procurement & Government Contracts 2021 in Portugal

Authors: Paulo Pinheiro, Catarina Pinto Correia

Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Total 2 Articles, Highlights and Press Releases

Press Release

VdA advised Cellnex on the acquisition of NOS Towering, a EUR 550 million transaction

Authors: Nuno Ruiz, Maria Cunha Matos, Tiago Bessa, Isabel Ornelas, David Paula, Orlando Guiné, David Topete, Pedro Pereira Coutinho, Sara Mendonça, Cláudia Coutinho da Costa

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Corporate/M&A & Private Equity
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Projects & Energy: Oil & Gas
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TMT
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Angola

General Business Law: International Firms
Band 2
Congo Brazzaville

General Business Law
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Congo Democratic Republic of Congo

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Ranked Lawyers

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Africa-wide

Dispute Resolution


Rui Andrade
Band 3
Angola

General Business Law: International Firms


João Afonso Fialho
Expertise based abroad
José Miguel Oliveira
Expertise based abroad
Congo Brazzaville

General Business Law


Matthieu Le Roux
Expertise based abroad
Olivier Bustin
Expertise based abroad
Congo Democratic Republic of Congo

General Business Law


Olivier Bustin
Expertise based abroad

Top Ranked Lawyers

Star Individuals
Pedro Cassiano SantosBanking & Finance
Eminent Practitioners
Band 1
Pedro Cassiano SantosCapital Markets
Jorge M BleckCorporate/M&A
Miguel Pinto CardosoDispute Resolution
Band 3
Paula Gomes FreireBanking & Finance
Paula Gomes FreireCapital Markets
Rui AndradeDispute Resolution
Band 4
Orlando Vogler GuinéCapital Markets
Carla Gonçalves BorgesDispute Resolution

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Rua Dom Luís I, 28

Lisbon

Lisbon

Portugal

1200-151

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