Billing at Vieira de Almeida up 2% to €52m

Revenue at leading Portuguese law firm Vieira de Almeida (VdA) increased almost 2 per cent to €52 million in 2018.

The law firm – which is one of Portugal’s biggest with around 300 lawyers – is led by managing partner João Vieira de Almeida (pictured).

VdA increased its headcount by around 7 per cent in 2018, with notable hires including Cuatrecasas EU and competition partner Ricardo Bordalo Junqueiro.

Key drivers of growth at the firm included work for private equity funds, pension funds and infrastructure funds.

Notable matters for the firm in 2018 included advising telecommunications company PT Portugal – a subsidiary of Altice Europe – on the €660 million sale of a 75 per cent stake in its company Towers of Portugal to a consortium including Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Partners and Horizon Equity Partners. The firm also advised Deutsche Bank on the sale of its private and commercial banking business in Portugal to Spain’s Abanca. Based in north-west Spain, Abanca has 640 branches and more than 4,600 employees.

The firm also advised Portuguese private healthcare company José de Mello Saúde (JMS) on the registration of its commercial paper programme on MARF, the fixed income market operated by Bolsas y Mercados Españoles (BME).

In June 2018, VdA entered into a partnership agreement with Cameroonian law firm Core Africa Lawyers, which has significant expertise in OHADA law – a system of corporate law adopted by West and Central African nations – particularly in relation to the oil and gas industry.

Billing at Vieira de Almeida up 2% to €52m

Ben Cook

Iberian Lawyer, is a monthly digital magazine, published by LC Publishing, available in Spanish and English. It represents the main source of information in the legal business sector in Spain and Portugal. The digital magazine – and its portal – address to the protagonists of law firms and in-house lawyers. The magazine is available for free on the website and on Google Play and App Store.

In every issue of the magazine, you will find rankings of lawyers, special report on trends, interviews, information about deals and their advisors.

For further information, please visit the Group’s website

Iberian Legal Group, S.L.
Registered office: C/ Ríos Rosas 44A - 2 G,H 28003 Madrid España

Copyright 2023 © All rights Reserved. Design by Origami Creative Studio


Share on linkedin
Share on twitter
Share on facebook
Share on whatsapp
Share on email
Share on telegram