Uría Menéndez

Lisbon Office

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Portugal Managing Partners: Antonio Villacampa, Bernardo Diniz de Ayala
Number of partners in Portugal offices: 20
Number of other lawyers in Portugal offices: 116
Number of partners worldwide: 132
Number of lawyers worldwide: 602
Languages:Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Uría Menéndez is one of the most prestigious independent law firms in the Iberian market. Founded in the 1940s, it comprises 132 partners, and over 400 associates in 13 offices in the most important financial centres in Europe, the Americas and Asia. The firm’s international structure allows it to provide Portuguese, Spanish and EU legal advice to clients on their investments in the Iberian Peninsula and abroad.
Uría Menéndez was the first foreign law firm to provide legal services in Portugal. Over the last ten years the firm has grown from strength to strength and today has an excellent reputation in the Portuguese legal market. In 2010, the renowned firm Proença de Carvalho & Associados joined forces with Uría Menéndez and since then the firm has operated in Portugal as Uría Menéndez-Proença Carvalho.

Main Areas of Practice:  

Capital Markets:
■ Provides advice to national and international issuers, offerors, global coordinators, underwriters and placement banks
Contact: Carlos Costa Andrade
Tel: +351 21 351 5639
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Jorge Brito Pereira
Tel: +351 21 311 4396
Email: [email protected]

Competition & EU Law:
■ Advises public bodies, professional associations, companies and multinationals from all types of economic sectors in Spain and Portugal and before the EU. The firm is experienced in all areas of competition law, ranging from preventive advice to representing and defending clients in administrative sanction proceedings, appeals and claims before Spanish, Portuguese and EU bodies
Contact: Joaquim Caimoto Duarte
Tel: +351 21 030 8613
Email: [email protected]

Corporate & Commercial:
■ Covers all areas of corporate and commercial law, including M&A, commercial contracts, energy and utilities, TMT, and food and beverages
Contact: Jorge Brito Pereira
Tel: +351 21 311 4396
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Antonio Villacampa
Tel: +351 21 351 5362
Email: [email protected]

Energy & Environment:
■ Provides comprehensive advice on every aspect of the energy sector and on environment matters, from regulatory and contractual issues to financing and acquisitions
Contact: Bernardo Diniz de Ayala
Tel: + 351 21 030 8613
Email: [email protected]

Employment & Pensions:
■ Advises on a wide range of issues including contracting, collective negotiation, corporate restructuring, litigation, and pension fund management
Contact: André Pestana Nascimento
Tel: +351 21 092 0126
Email: [email protected]

Financial:
■ Handles all matters relating to banking, corporate finance insurance, investment funds, project finance, securities and securitisation
Contact: Pedro Ferreira Malaquias
Tel: +351 21 030 8652
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Francisco da Cunha Ferreira
Tel: +351 21 030 8613
Email: [email protected]

Intellectual Property:
■ Covers all aspects of industrial and intellectual property issues, trademarks, patents, copyright, data protection, pharmaceuticals, etc.
Contact: Francisco Brito e Abreu
Tel: +351 21 358 3011
Email: [email protected]

Public Law:
■ Advises both private clients and public sector entities in every aspect of administrative and constitutional law. The team has a broad experiencing both advising the public sector entities on the preparation and adjudication of contracts and assisting the private sector clients on tender proceedings and the performance of public contracts. The group also assists on contractual disputes and on regulated sectors
Contact: Bernardo Diniz de Ayala
Tel: +351 21 030 8613
Email: [email protected]

Litigation & Arbitration:
■ Covers civil and commercial proceedings, local and international arbitration, administrative and constitutional law, contentious-administrative proceedings, tax and criminal law
Contact: Fernando Aguilar de Carvalho
Tel: +351 21 351 5368
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Tito Arantes Fontes
Tel: +351 21 030 8684
Email: [email protected]

Real Estate/Urban Planning:
■ Provides advice covering all aspects of real estate, including sale, leasing and purchase of land, project management, investment and financing and urban planning
Contact: Duarte Garin
Tel: +351 21 351 5366
Email: [email protected]

Restructuring & Insolvency:
■ Active role in complex debt restructuring and refinancing transactions, advising both borrowers and lenders. The team combines relevant experience with an awareness of the interests at stake in this type of transaction and the know-how of lawyers in other practice areas, such as litigation, real estate and tax
Contact: Nuno Salazar Casanova
Tel: +351 21 030 8609
Email: [email protected]
Contact: David Sequeira Dinis
Tel: +351 21 030 8609
Email: [email protected]

Tax:
■ Covers advice on all areas of tax law, focusing on: M&A, financial products and capital markets, international tax planning, real estate, project finance, insurance and pension funds, family businesses and high net worth individuals and tax investigation and disputes, including criminal-tax issues
Contact: Filipe Romão
Tel: +351 21 030 8639
Email: [email protected]
Contact: Marta Pontes
Tel: +351 21 030 8639
Email: [email protected]