The Litigation Legal Team advises the clients and are their legal representatives in Court. However, the litigation held between companies gains much more relevance concerning:

  • Breach of contracts and credit collection.
  • Company recovery / Bankruptcy / Insolvency.
  • Business leasing.
  • Industrial property.
  • Social decisions opposition.
  • Financing / Loans.
  • Breach of working contracts / Lay-Off.
  • Working and road accidents / Diseases.
  • Lawsuits with fine.

This department also maintains a Consultancy department to any private, whether it concerns a personal and family matter (family duty and death duty) or it is connected to its professional activity together with other Department.

The criminal law, white collar defence and compliance practice is staffed by a very mature and highly specialised team that is recognised for its experience in advising on and handling all types of cases in these areas. The team deals with all aspects of the cases from the inquiry and discovery phase through to trial, always working in close cooperation with our Law Firm other practice areas.

For many years now the Litigation Legal Team has handled the most complex and high profile cases in Portugal. It has worked in every area of criminal law from the more traditional crimes covered by the Criminal Code to new areas such as tax and social security crimes, money laundering, the phenomenon of corruption in sports, medical negligence, the protection of markets and IT law. With a keen focus on the great increase in regulatory control witnessed over recent years in areas such as banking, pharmaceuticals and telecommunications, the team has been heavily involved in administrative law cases where it has acted both to provide preventive advice and to bring legal challenges against fines imposed by the regulatory authorities.

Whenever possible, the team focuses its attention on prevention. It works in close cooperation with clients on compliance issues, offering auditing services to detect potential problems and providing any necessary corrective advice as well as advice on achieving best practice standards.