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Europe Portugal Energy & Natural Resources

This section includes regulatory and transactional work across the energy sector, covering renewables, oil & gas and other natural resources. Work can include transactions involving energy plants and energy companies, licensing and permitting matters, the construction and development of energy infrastructure (e.g. wind farms) and contentious energy-related cases.

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Band 1
  1. CMS
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    CMS
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    CMS has a top-tier practice which is skilled at handling M&A transactions, regulatory issues and related litigation in the energy sphere. The firm has further expertise in construction, administrative law and environmental matters. It assists financial institutions, as well as key domestic and international players in the petrochemicals and electricity sectors, and provides additional advice on renewables projects, including solar, wind and hydropower.
  2. Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
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    Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados has an exceptional energy practice with a broad range of expertise across regulatory matters and transactions, as well as additional expertise relating to the construction sector. The firm is particularly prominent in renewable energy projects, advising on solar, hydropower and offshore wind mandates. Additionally, it assists with public tenders, acquisitions and corporate restructurings in the energy industry. It also offers a cross-border capability and international presence, with a recognised network of alliances in Angola, Macau and Mozambique, which is supported by the firm's dedicated Africa and Asia teams.
  3. VdA
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    VdA
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 1 | 16 Years Ranked
    VdA has a well-established practice with strong international capabilities and noted oil and gas expertise. The firm has further experience handling renewable energy projects, with a particular focus on solar, biomass and wind. It offers a comprehensive service, with strengths in regulatory work, M&A and corporate structuring mandates as well as project finance. Key clients include energy providers, government entities and major banks in lusophone Africa, particularly in Angola and Mozambique.
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Band 2
  1. Abreu Advogados
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    Abreu Advogados
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 15 Years Ranked
    Abreu Advogados has an experienced team which is notably active in the renewable energy sector and has additional strength in natural gas mandates. The firm also handles coal and waste-to-energy projects, and has extensive experience dealing with regulatory, financing and contractual arrangements, in addition to its experience assisting with the establishment of legal frameworks. It is regularly instructed by private energy and engineering companies, as well as public entities, across Europe and lusophone Africa.
  2. Linklaters
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    Linklaters
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Linklaters' high-profile team has extensive experience advising on renewable energy mandates. It is well equipped to advise on cross-border work, frequently handling matters across Portugal, Europe and lusophone Africa. The team's experience covers project finance, M&A and regulatory, with additional expertise in contentious proceedings. Linklaters has further experience advising on solar, wind and LNG projects, acting for a broad client base which includes major energy companies, investment funds and banks.
  3. Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho
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    Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 2 | 16 Years Ranked
    Uría Menéndez has a well-regarded energy practice ably supported by public law specialists. The firm is regularly mandated on renewables work, and has a particular focus on solar projects. It provides financing and acquisition advice to an impressive list of well-known domestic and international clients, including financial institutions. It is also able to assist with the structuring of projects and the negotiation of power purchase agreements, offering additional expertise in regulatory work.
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Band 3
  1. Cuatrecasas
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    Cuatrecasas
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    Cuatrecasas has a respected team which advises energy and mining companies, as well as energy-focused investment funds, on a wide range of issues. The firm provides comprehensive advice and support in regulatory, transactional and contentious matters. It is a popular choice for oil and gas mandates, and has additional experience concerning renewable energy, regularly supporting clients on solar, wind and hydropower projects.
  2. Garrigues
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    Garrigues
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 13 Years Ranked
    Garrigues has a very well-respected energy group that assists with both transactional and contentious work. The firm has experience concerning both oil and gas and renewables, and also counsels clients on energy distribution issues. It is equally adept at handling instructions pertaining to contractual frameworks, as well as energy regulatory concerns. Its impressive client base includes electricity companies and financial institutions.
  3. PLMJ
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    PLMJ
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 3 | 16 Years Ranked
    PLMJ has a very capable energy team that frequently assists international energy companies with regulatory, corporate and financing mandates. The firm is experienced in mining projects and also frequently provides support on oil and gas projects. It is also active on renewable energy matters, providing guidance on various biofuel and solar projects, and is regularly appointed to advise on work in Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.
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Band 4
  1. CS'Associados
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    CS'Associados
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 2 Years Ranked
    This law firm offers notable expertise in project finance and development, particularly in relation to solar projects. It is also experienced in the field of electric mobility. Additionally, it is able to advise on corporate transactional issues within the energy sector, often acting for investors and developers.
  2. DLA Piper ABBC
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    DLA Piper ABBC
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 10 Years Ranked
    DLA Piper ABBC maintains a compact but capable energy practice, with experience advising on project finance and development matters relating to renewable as well as petrochemical projects. It offers further experience advising on transactional work within the sector, as well as assisting with corporate structuring mandates.
  3. SRS Legal
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    SRS Legal
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 15 Years Ranked
    SRS Legal has a well-known practice with notable expertise in oil and gas. It also demonstrates a sound understanding of the renewables market, with regular activity on wind, solar and hydropower projects. The firm assists with transactions and regulatory matters, and has further experience representing clients in energy-related disputes. Additionally, it is also well versed in the handling of intellectual property cases in the energy sector.
  4. TELLES
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    TELLES
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 4 | 1 Years Ranked
    TELLES is a respected, Porto-based law firm which is regarded as a solid choice for midmarket work in the energy sector. It handles M&A and finance transactions as well as a variety of corporate structuring work, and is experienced with regard to the negotiation of power purchase agreements. It is also able to assist with project licensing issues and the establishment of public-private partnerships.
  5. Miranda & Associados
    Energy & Natural Resources
    Europe 2022 | Band 4