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The 2023 Best Lawyers in Portugal™

Announcing the elite group of lawyers recognized in Portugal for 2023.

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November 16, 2022 05:00 PM

The Best Lawyers in Portugal™ Awards

For 2023, we are proud to announce the 13th edition of The Best Lawyers in Portugal, in which 865 lawyers are recognized in 53 unique practice areas across four metropolitan areas. Lisbon is the metropolitan area with the most honorees. Along with individual lawyer awards, there are 44 "Lawyer of the Year" awards. "Lawyer of the Year" honors are awarded annually to only one lawyer per practice area in each region with extremely high overall feedback from their peers, making it an exceptional distinction.

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For 2023, we are also excited to announce the inaugural edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Portugal™. Eligibility for Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Portugal includes being in private practice and a tenure of three to eight years. With the same methodology that is used for The Best Lawyers in Portugal, our Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Portugal awards use an advanced process of nominations, peer voting and careful evaluation of results to provide a list of the top legal talent in the industry among newer lawyers. For the 2023 edition of Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Portugal, we recognize 139 lawyers in 19 practice areas. Lawyers are listed in 29 firms across 2 metropolitan areas.

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Among the 53 practice areas with listed lawyers, the 10 with the most recognized lawyers in The Best Lawyers in Portugal are: Litigation, Corporate Law, Tax Law, Labor and Employment Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Banking and Finance Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Real Estate Law, Public Law and Insolvency and Reorganization Law.

For Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch in Portugal, of the 19 practice areas, the top five with the most recognized lawyers are: Corporate Law, Litigation, Real Estate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law and Labor and Employment Law.

Those seeking legal expertise in Portugal searched www.bestlawyers.com for these practice areas most in 2022: Tax Law, Labor and Employment Law, Real Estate Law, Litigation, Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Arbitration and Mediation, Administrative Law, Criminal Defense and Intellectual Property Law.

A Brief History

In 1983, Best Lawyers and its creators set out to highlight the most extraordinary lawyers and provide access to unbiased, Purely Pure Review™ legal talent as determined by other lawyers in the field.

Since that day nearly four decades ago, our awards have expanded into 22 global markets and are distributed in some of the top publications worldwide.

"Law Firm of the Year" Awards

"Law Firm of the Year" awards recognize a single top firm for its work in a specific legal practice area nationwide. Awards are determined based on a handful of factors including lawyer feedback, the number of lawyers included in Best Lawyers for that firm and practice area, the number of office locations a firm has, historical analysis of the firm's "Lawyer of the Year" awards, materials submitted by firms, and the firm's overall scope and areas of expertise.

The 2023 "Law Firm of the Year" recipients in Portugal are:

Abreu Advogados
Intellectual Property Law

BAS - Sociedade de Advogados
Labor and Employment Law

CS' Associados – Sociedade de Advogados
Project Finance and Development Practice

Linklaters
Arbitration and Mediation

Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados
Corporate Law
Criminal Defense

PBBR - Sociedade de Advogados
Real Estate Law

PLMJ
Insolvency and Reorganization Law

Ricardo da Palma Borges & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados
Tax Law

Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados
Mergers and Acquisitions Law

Sérvulo & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, SP
Administrative Law

SRS Legal
Competition / Antitrust Law

Uría Menéndez Abogados
Banking and Finance Law

Vieira de Almeida & Associados
Capital Markets Law
Litigation

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