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AAA Advogados

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Managing Partner: Dulce Franco
Partners: Dulce Franco, Gabriela Rodrigues Martins, José Jácome, Vítor Pereira das Neves, Rita Gama Abreu, Anabela Gonçalves Ferreira
Number of partners worldwide: 6
Number of other lawyers: 25
Languages: English, French, Spanish

Firm Overview:
AAA was founded on 2008 by a group of lawyers with acknowledged skills in business law and all related areas of practice, together with its respective teams.

Knowledge, loyalty and independence are the firm’s main guiding values. Knowledge together with vast experience in the various areas of industry and services allows for high quality, accurate and informed legal advice. Loyalty to the firm’s clients, involving a thorough assessment of situations of conflict of interest and stringent compliance with professional secrecy. Independence vis-à-vis any facts that could affect the professional opinion of the firm’s lawyers or their action, geared exclusively towards the rights and interests of its clients.

AAA partners are directly involved in the matters entrusted to the firm providing tailored assistance in their respective main areas of practice alongside their knowledge of the industries and services which the clients are engaged to. A

AA focuses on long term relationships with the clients with the main goal of providing services which they consider excellent.

Main Areas of Practice:

Corporate / M&A:
AAA has a strong track record on the full range of domestic and cross-border corporate and M&A transactions, across a wide field of industries (eg. energy and natural resources, infrastructures, banking, financial and insurance services, pharmaceutical, automotive, consumer goods and retail, telecommunications, family office, leisure and tourism, transport and logistics).

The firm offers specialised and comprehensive advice on the design and execution of complex corporate transactions, and is regularly involved in major deals of acquisition/sale of companies and/ or assets and related agreements (eg. financing arrangements, partnership agreements, strategic alliances, joint ventures), and handles incorporation, governance and compliance matters.
Key Contacts: Dulce Franco, Gabriela Rodrigues Martins, Anabela Gonçalves Ferreira

Labour:
AAA is experienced in all employment matters, advising clients operating in a wide range of industries, whether on transactions related labour matters or on a continued basis in liaison with in house lawyers and management (e.g. hiring and dismissal procedures, restructuring including downsizing, transfer of business).
Key Contact: Leonor Francisco

Tax:
AAA advises national and international clients operating in different areas of business, whether on transactions related tax matters or on a continued basis in liaison with in house lawyers and Management (e.g. foreign investment in Portuguese territory, notably connected with real estate transactions, tax structuring on corporate acquisitions, mergers, splitting and restructuring operations, domestic and international planning).The practice includes tax litigation and arbitration.
Key Contact: Joana Tavares de Oliveira

Litigation & Arbitration:
AAA has a robust litigation and arbitration practice which deals predominately with high-value complex financial and commercial litigation and arbitration cases. Main areas of expertise and extensive experience include disputes related to joint-venture and shareholders agreements, M&A transactions, investment contracts, franchising, financing, insurance, energy, pharmaceuticals and construction.
Key Contacts: José Jácome, Bernardo Castro Caldas

Banking & Finance:
AAA as an extensive and solid experience in matters of banking and financing. The firm advises several credit institutions in relation to regulatory issues and assists clients in the structuring, negotiating and framing of financial operations, including in corporate finance or project finance structures, refinancing transactions, derivatives and capital market operations, both at a national and international level.
Key Contact: Vítor Pereira das Neves

Administrative:
AAA advises public and private entities in administrative proceeding related to public contracts, including public tenders, and has vast experience in administrative and court proceedings related to public contracts and environment law.
Key Contact: Rita Gama Abreu

Family & Successions:
AAA advises on family law matters, as well as on succession planning, reorganisation of patrimony and related services tailored to the individual needs of clients.
Key Contact: Anabela Gonçalves Ferreira