With over 40 years in the making, Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is an international leading law firm, notable for cutting-edge innovation and top-quality legal advice. A profound business know-how coupled with a highly specialised cross-sector legal practice enable the firm to effectively meet the increasingly complex challenges faced by clients, notably in the aerospace, distribution, economy of the sea, green economy, energy, finance, real estate, industry, infrastructure, healthcare and life sciences, professional services, information technology, emerging technologies, telecoms, transports and tourism sectors.
VdA offer robust solutions based on consistent standards of excellence, ethics and professionalism. The recognition of VdA as a leading provider of legal services is shared with our team and clients and is frequently acknowledged by the major law publications, professional organisations and research institutions. VdA has consistently and consecutively received the industry’s most prestigious awards and nominations.
Through VdA Legal Partners clients have access to a team of lawyers across 12 jurisdictions, ensuring wide sectoral coverage, including all African members of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), and several francophone African countries, as well as East Timor.
The competition and EU practice of VdA comprises three partners, eight associates and a senior consultant. Its track record includes the successful defence of Portugal Telecom in all the abuse of dominance cases argued before the Competition Authority and courts, as well as advice to the Portuguese government in the state aid case concerning the €7.5 billion recapitalisation of Portuguese banks. Telecoms, media, pharmaceuticals, air transportation, and banking are among the industries which VdA’s competition practice advises on a daily basis. The practice has invariably been commended by colleagues and clients over the years.