"by far the best"
Chambers Europe Guide
In terms of Public Law, Sérvulo has, for a long time, held pride of place in the Portuguese legal world. This is due to our lawyers’ ability to combine their academic and theoretical knowledge with highly professional skills. As a result, and through the deployment of one of the largest Public Law teams in Europe, Sérvulo is able to offer an unequalled level of knowledge and experience in the areas of Constitutional and Administrative Law. This is justly recognised by both the legal community and the business sector, as well as by international legal directories.
Sérvulo approaches Constitutional Law from two standpoints. In its own right, it represents an important field that covers, in particular, the defence of human rights and the way in which the powers, competencies and autonomies of the various public entities interrelate. Transversally, Constitutional Law plays a decisive role in determining the course of other branches of Law. An understanding of Constitutional Law is critical to the giving of legal advice in a variety of practice areas, including Administrative, Criminal, Employment and Competition Law. Added to this is the growing importance of appeals made to the Constitutional Court.
Within these practice areas, Sérvulo assists clients in the main economically relevant fields, those which are of strategic and social importance. These range from education and defence to large infrastructure projects across a wide variety of sectors, including those that are regulated (with a special emphasis on water, energy, health, telecommunications and pharmaceuticals).