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Legal 500 2023

"Equipped with extensive knowledge and fielding a longstanding regulatory tradition, Sérvulo & Associados‘ finance and governance practice has played a prominent role in the structural reorganisation of the public financial sector in Portugal."

"Leading credit and financial institutions in Portugal and abroad seek the firm’s assistance on a host of transactions, including acquisition, corporate and real estate finance, just to name a few."

"At the helm of the practice, Manuel Magalhães and Paulo Câmara are noted for their combined wealth of experience in mandates involving Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, a service which is provided through SÉRVULO LATITUDE – an international network of law firms – and the African desk." 

"The banking and finance team is made up of excellent professionals, whose knowledge and approach to the issues are recognised by everyone in the market."

"Equipped with extensive knowledge of the client’s situations."

"Team was always available for calls and responsive on all our enquiries and provide very good support during the project."

"I’ve received great attention and availability. In addition, they have helped us in a very proactive way also beyond the scope we had initially agreed on."

"What makes Sérvulo unique is the knowledge and experience in the areas of banking and direct consumption. They always carry out careful, in-depth and detailed analyses of all topics."

"Francisco Boavida Salavessa: great technical knowledge, work capacity, and creativity."

"Best known for its 'in-depth knowledge of legislation' and regulatory matters in the financial services segment, Sérvulo & Associados is a strong performer in the capital markets space, and is increasingly engaged in high-end transactional mandates, especially equity deals."

"Noted for being a 'reference in the national market and, even more, in the space of digital assets', the firm has a strong fintech offering, and boasts further capabilities in private equity and investment funds-related matters."

"SÉRVULO LATITUDE - its international network of law firms - allows it to be present in cross-border mandates, particularly those with ties to Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions in Africa."

"The 'highly regarded' Paulo Câmara, who has a strong track record in multijurisdictional matters, and is singled out for his unparalleled regulatory knowledge, leads the finance and governance team alongside Manuel Magalhães." 

"Sérvulo & Advogados is a reference in the national market and, even more, in the space of digital assets. We would like to highlight the high level of technical knowledge they have on the subject and the correct monitoring carried out throughout the process."

"Paulo Câmara, Verónica Fernández and José Guilherme Gomes stand out. The team demonstrated a high degree of friendliness, professionalism, availability, technical knowledge and commitment throughout the entire process."

"Sérvulo’s main quality is its in-depth knowledge of legislation and the private equity market. Additionally, the constant availability of the team is an outstanding factor in relation to other law firms."

"Paulo Câmara: highly regarded lawyer with availability for the client and demonstrates a deep knowledge of the legislation and the market. His experience gives the client a lot of security in his opinions."

"The in-depth knowledge of the legislation applicable to real estate investment funds and the financial area in general, as well as the excellent relationship and respectability they have with the national supervisory authority, the CMVM. The day-to-day availability for our topics and the celerity and professionalism that help us in the queried questions. Billing is very honest for the quality and time of responses."