Given that Portugal is currently faced with structural shortcomings that have contributed to its economic deficit, it is essential that there be “hubs of innovation” that can transform up-to-date academic learning into practical solutions suited to the needs of global markets and the world at large.
This is precisely the model that the firm has had in mind from the very beginning. We know that no firm can succeed without offering a legal service that is based on a thorough theoretical analysis which incorporates an understanding of global issues and is supported by a methodology which is at the same time both demanding and creative.
We have a clear ambition: to be a law firm of the highest rank, an intention which manifests itself at numerous levels. We privilege academic achievement, encouraging our partners and associates to follow top-flight university career paths. We set the bar high in terms of recruitment, regularly appraising our staff and maintaining quality control. We systematically participate in legal networks and events at an international and national level. We operate an effective and active knowledge management system, designed with the priorities of quality and productivity in mind.
In each and every year, we both embark on, and draw to a close, projects of significant consequence. For ethical reasons, we do not publicise these, yet knowledge of a large number of them ends up in the public domain. The academic work done by Sérvulo lawyers, announced on our website, goes a long way to explaining, to those in the know, why we are the preferred choice for a range of respected institutional and business clients.
Our strategy has always been to avoid the indiscriminate taking on of clients and work done en-masse. We focus on clients and cases which, due to the scale of the related issues and responsibilities, will constantly challenge us. This strategy by no means jeopardises our regular pro bono work which we undertake on principle or for reasons of solidarity.
Our clients come to us from both the private and public sectors, and always do so of their own accord. Independence, loyalty and professional commitment to those whom we offer legal assistance: these are both our trademarks and our source of pride.
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