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Chambers Global 2024

Chambers Review:

Sérvulo & Associados is a highly respected practice noted for its outstanding regulatory advice. The firm often provides assistance to prominent financial institutions and investment funds and is well placed to assist with transactional or operational issues. It has experience in the establishment and authorisation of payment services entities.


"The team has a holistic approach to problems, considering the legislation, the reality of the company and knowledge of the legislature."

"The quality of the service is strong, the team meets deadlines and presents a very complete response."

"Manuel Magalhães has notable experience in financing matters arising within the context of insolvencies of Portuguese credit institutions. He also earns praise for his broader finance practice, which includes advice on the negotiation of new corporate loans. His expertise also covers regulatory banking mandates."

Chambers Review:

In addition to its strong reputation for financial services regulatory work, Sérvulo & Associados has experience on the issuer side of debt issuances and capital increases. The firm acts for banks, fund managers and public bodies. 


"Its professionals are efficient and have great technical capacity and specific legal knowledge."

"The law firm offers a multidisciplinary team of lawyers with different backgrounds that bring value to projects with a broad scope."

"All the process are pursued with the best care and attention. The team also answers to all deadlines on time."

"Paulo Câmara has a superb financial services regulatory practice and has additional experience in public M&A transactions and capital increases. He further stands out for his experience working with key clients based in Cabo Verde."

"Verónica Fernández is a key member of the team's mixed finance transactional and regulatory practice. She is well placed to advise on the structuring of securities-issuing programmes."

"Verónica Fernández is focused on excellent delivery and client management."

Chambers Review:

Sérvulo & Associados is well placed to assist with business incorporations. The team also handles a variety of corporate transactions, including mergers and share acquisitions. Its client list comprises domestic and international players from the energy and real estate sectors.


"The law firm has a multidisciplinary and experienced team, capable of handling complex matters."

"It's a very committed and available team that works closely with the client."

"Sérvulo & Associados has a good, solid team that provides solutions to all the problems that come up during transactions."

"The team has great capacity to understand its clients' issues and provide solutions."

"Sofia Carreiro enters the rankings this year backed by positive client feedback. She is adept at handling business incorporations, corporate transactions and restructurings."

"Sofia Carreiro is very client-oriented."

Chambers Review:

Sérvulo & Associados is an elite firm that offers comprehensive service in litigation and arbitration. It has acted for the insolvency estates of several Portuguese banks on cases brought by creditors. It assists banks, funds and public bodies with high-value debt recovery actions. The firm has experience in the defence of civil liability claims, including within the context of environmental disasters or medical malpractice. It advises major domestic clients with activity in various industry sectors, including natural resources, life sciences, real estate and sport.


"Their ability to come up with innovative solutions that help us tackle the difficult constraints that we face on a daily basis is remarkable."

"It offers a very focused team with a capability of analysing all aspects of the issues brought to them."

"They have a deep knowledge of the subjects and provide quick answers."

“João Saúde has experience representing clients from the banking sector in insolvency-related disputes. He also handles commercial litigation, with further prowess in handling commercial and investment treaty arbitrations.”

"João Saúde is an exceedingly thoughtful and deliberate person."

“Mafalda Ferreira Santos regularly advises on banking and real estate disputes, with the proven ability to assist with international matters. She has further experience in disputes regarding distribution agreements and product liability.”

“Mafalda Ferreira Santos has an outstanding capacity of diagnosing the situations, appraising the risks and identifying all possible solutions."

"Mafalda Ferreira Santos has excellent communication skills and availability to clarify issues."

"Rui Medeiros is a well-reputed arbitrator. He is appointed co-arbitrator or chair in public law cases, including tax arbitrations. He also accepts appointments on commercial and private law cases."

Chambers Review:

Sérvulo & Associados 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. The law firm benefits from a broad industry knowledge encompassing public infrastructure, construction and healthcare issues. The team is well placed to advise on concessions and PPPs.


"The lawyers are competent and prompt in providing the required advice."

"The law firm delivers high-quality output, responds promptly to requests and handles the assignments within a reasonable timeframe."

"Mark Kirkby regularly advises on tender processes, project developments and concession agreements. He also provides advice to public sector entities on regulatory issues."

"Mark Kirkby is well aware of the matters and is knowledgeable and available."