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Raposo Bernardo & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados

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Raposo Bernardo is a full service law firm recognized by its ability to combine the strength of the advocacy tradition with the most modern and advanced technology with the aim of providing the greatest benefit to our Clients.  

We believe that in order to provide top level legal support it is essential that our teams of lawyers, in addition to high technical skills, and an in-depth knowledge and understanding of our Clients’ activities and projects have as well as a sharp sensitivity to their specific way of conducting business.  

The cooperation culture existing between all members of our teams is the same cooperation culture we maintain with our Clients. This spirit of collaboration and closeness makes it possible to create strong and trusting relationships, and thus achieve the best outcome. It is also with that purpose in mind that we specialize in the matters, projects and in the specific activities of each one of our Clients. Because each one of them reveals its specificities and only a focused support tailored to the needs of each Client allows us to offer all the best services.  

We are aware of the Clients’ needs and what they value most. We do everything in order to exceed their best expectations. That is why we differentiate by making available specific and individualized solutions thus guaranteeing that Clients can gain the best benefit from our services. That being the case we make some important commitments such as each Client having more than one partner coordinating their issues or the guarantee of maintaining the same team during the execution of a project without rotations and changes that could harm the continuity and execution of the works. We also know that our Clients like to benefit from our services in different jurisdictions.   That is why we have put in place a very advantageous system allowing benefiting of the conditions practiced in the jurisdiction with the lower values, independently of the jurisdiction in which the Client requests our services.  

We keep a permanent and intense internal training and refresher training activity which we believe is essential so that our teams are always at the forefront of the most advanced and sophisticated practices in the international legal market.  

With full independence we keep working relations with law firms all over the world, being totally available to partnership for providing services to the benefit of our Clients’ projects.  

After more than 25 years we renew our commitment to combine experience and tradition with innovation, modernity and sophistication through pragmatic advice that adds value to our Clients, always maintaining the same ability to respond fast and rigorously and a culture of full availability and cooperation.          

Focus in tailor-made service  

For our firm the Client is at the heart of our work. To achieve the Clients’ satisfaction when dealing with its matters is one of our main objectives. To exceed its best expectations is one of our main goals. That is why we maintain a very close relationship with all our Clients and try to know in detail their activity and the market in which they act.  

Quality and rigour in the services provided  

We provide our Clients top quality services and for that purpose we work with the utmost rigour. The results provided to our Clients are the best indicator. We are fully aware that the speed in the answer is essential and we are used to work under time pressure and to anticipate the agreed deadlines.  

Innovation to the benefit of the Clients  

Apart from the tradition we are proud of, we seek for the most innovating procedures and solutions to the benefit of the Client. For such purpose we permanently invest in training and in technology in order to increase the efficiency of our services.  

Professional Ethics  

All our procedures, practices and culture are based in transparency and ethics. An ethical attitude and behaviour is essential in order to meet the Clients’ expectations and to ensure the quality of our services. This same ethics is always present in the relationship with our colleagues and the market in general.  

Global Services   We provide specialized services in all areas of law to all the industry sectors. We also provide services for several other jurisdictions, especially for Portuguese-speaking African countries, either through our network of local partners or our specialized desks.  

Diversity and Inclusion  

We provide legal services with pleasure and for pleasure. We can´t be any different. That is why we need a well-being environment that is at the same time stimulating and non-discriminating. We are a law firm exempt of any type of discrimination. Nevertheless we develop programs and initiatives promoting diversity and inclusion.      

Social Responsibility and Pro bono  

We are strongly committed to our social environment. We are aware that everyone will benefit if we have a positive social environment. That is why we do everything within our means in sharing part of what we receive from the community and try to involve ourselves in pro bono and social responsibility activities.

Firm Practice Areas

  • Aviation Law
  • Banking and Finance Law
  • Capital Markets Law
  • Corporate Governance and Compliance Practice
  • Corporate Law
  • Energy Law
  • Health Law
  • Insolvency and Reorganization Law
  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Mergers and Acquisitions Law
  • Privacy and Data Security Law
  • Project Finance and Development Practice
  • Real Estate Law
  • Transportation Law

Office Locations



Lisbon, Portugal

Av. Fontes Pereira de Melo, Edifício Aviz, 35, 18.º

Lisbon 1050-118


351 21 312 13 30

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