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Managing Partner: Pedro Pinto
Senior Partners: Alexandre Jardim, Pedro Pinto, Inês Reis
Number of partners worldwide: 9
Number of other lawyers worldwide: 37
Languages: English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:
pbbr is a full service law firm with a national and international projection providing legal assistance based on high standards criteria, rigour and quality. The team is versatile, flexible and very available to its clients. pbbr provides personalised services, focused on the real needs and interests of its clients. Team work and the continuous in-service training of its lawyers is a must in the firm. pbbr concentrates its practice in the following areas: commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, intellectual and industrial property, real estate and construction, employment, social security and employee benefits, IT, telecommunications and media law, life sciences, advertising and marketing, banking, finance and capital markets, energy and natural resources, administrative law, planning and environmental law, competition law, consumer law, tax law, litigation and arbitration.

Main Areas of Practice: 

Commercial & Corporate/M&A: The firm has significant experience in assisting corporate clients in a wide variety of commercial and corporate law matters, M&A transactions (including cross-border), private equity, restructurings and general advice to companies in their various commercial activities.
Contacts: Pedro Pinto, Alexandre Jardim

Real Estate & Construction: The firm deals with all aspects of real estate and construction law, urban planning, environment and administrative law-related matters. In recent years it has handled significant real estate transactions, involving international leading real estate players.
Contacts: Pedro Pinto, Teresa Freire

Employment, Employee Benefits & Social Security: The firm has an extensive experience in assisting companies with a wide range of employment and social security issues, notably handling hiring negotiations, advising on the implementation of codes of conduct and HR-related company policies, as well as on restructuring and dismissal issues, transfer of undertakings and collective bargaining and employment related litigation.
Contacts: Inês Reis, Bruno Soeiro Barbosa

Banking & Finance: The firm has considerable experience in acting for banks and corporate clients in banking and finance matters, both domestic and international. pbbr has been particularly active in advising its clients — financial institutions, special funds and large corporations — in structuring and implementing all type of banking and financial transactions including acquisition finance and banking and finance restructurings.
Contacts: Alexandre Jardim, Sofia de Sales Sousinha, Patricia Goldschmidt

Private Equity: pbbr has wide experience in the private equity and venture capital practice areas, including structuring and incorporation of private equity players, analysis and structuring of all kinds of private equity transactions (e.g. MBO, MBI, BIMBO) and advising portfolio companies in the restructuring transactions, debt refinancing and build up.
Contact: Alexandre Jardim, Patricia Goldschmidt

Public Law: pbbr provides legal advice and assistance to clients in public law areas, notably on public tenders and other public procurement procedures, execution of administrative and public contracts, administrative litigation, administrative procedures, urban planning and environment law.
Contact: Tânia Osório

IP/TMT: Techlawyers by pbbr thrives on a hands-on approach strategy for a client base that includes multinational corporations, early stage companies, R&D labs, universities, incubators and accelerators along with investors that shape a newer future for the Tech industry segment.
Contact: Carina Branco

Health & Life Sciences: pbbr provides legal assistance to the various stakeholders operating in the healthcare sector. The firm’s drive and focus is to support clients in all regulatory matters notably in the areas of medicinal products, medical devices, activity of healthcare providers and new technologies applied to health solutions.
Contact: Rita Roque de Pinho

Compliance & Regulatory: The firm has considerable experience in assisting financial institutions and financial intermediaries in regulatory and compliance issues, preparing authorization requests for regulated activities, dealing with regulatory and supervisory authorities, drafting and revising internal regulations, policies and procedures covering areas such Internal control, corporate governance, money laundering and financing terrorism prevention, data protection and information security, MIFID II requirements, and Outsourcing.
Contacts: Alexandre Jardim, Sofia de Sales Sousinha, Patricia Goldschmidt

Energy & Public Procurement: pbbr has significant experience in assisting private and public entities in public procurement proceedings, environmental issues, energy law, energy efficiency projects, energy auctions, energy self-consumption projects, energy performance contracts, construction and private and public partnerships.
Contact: Margarida Ramires Ramos

Litigation & Arbitration: The firm has significant experience in dealing with civil, commercial/corporate and financial litigation and arbitration, mostly for corporate and financial clients.
Contacts: Sofia de Sales Sousinha, Susana Gonçalves

International Work:
A great deal of the work undertaken by the firm has an international base, by virtue of its international clientele, its involvement in international alliances and the solid relationships built on mutual co-operation with prestigious international law firms each with a high regard for the other’s independence.

International Memberships:
The firm is the Portuguese member of the international alliance Ius Laboris – Global HR Lawyers.