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Chambers Global 2020

Chambers Review:

Provides specialised advice to high-profile clients from the financial and corporate sectors. Assists with takeovers as well as regulatory compliance. Additionally skilled in handling IPOs.

Active across a range of industry sectors, including energy and real estate. Also acts in foreign jurisdictions such as Cabo Verde.

Chambers Review:

Advises on M&A and private equity transactions as well as the creation of joint ventures and due diligence support. Further assists international clients with the establishment of branches in Portugal.

Able to collaborate with the firm's labour and TMT departments to provide multidisciplinary advice. Experienced in mandates in the telecommunications and energy industries.

Chambers Review:

Offers a comprehensive service in litigation, arbitration and regulatory compliance. Boasts strong know-how in administrative litigation and coverage of civil and commercial claims. Criminal law is a further strength for the team, focusing on financial and corruption-related offences.

Advises major domestic clients with activity in various industry sectors, including natural resources, life sciences, real estate and sport. Assists with cases involving other jurisdictions in Europe and Latin America.

Chambers Review: Sérvulo & Associados is a well-respected independent firm with a notable presence in the cross-border market, primarily through partnerships with leading law firms in strategic jurisdictions. It is a member of three international law firm networks and houses dedicated expertise relating to lusophone Africa, Timor-Leste and Macau.

One client picks out the firm for its lead role in cross-border finance disputes, maintaining that "it is Sérvulo that co-ordinates the international processes with local lawyers." Another client reiterates that the lawyers "have good relations with offices abroad that they recommend, and they deal with all the international aspects of the different legal systems." Another interviewee particularly values "the network of international contacts that you have with Sérvulo & Associados."

Sources praise the lawyers for the effectiveness with which they co-ordinate with co-counsel, with one interviewee adding: "They are great: they communicate very well and are precise. They are very thorough and have very good English, and the billing with international lawyers was fine. They also have a very modern approach in dealing with things."

Chambers Review:

Draws on its vast experience in public law to advise public entities and state-owned companies on the regulatory and contractual elements of various domestic projects. Areas of expertise include electricity, waste water, and the construction of metro networks and marinas. Offers notable activity in the renewables sector.