About Us


Ours is a long and lasting commitment to the relentless defence of our clients, our people and the community, reflected in transparent governance and risk management structures.

Head Partner

Coordinates all partnership matters, promoting and defending VdA’s unique mind-set and common values, the firm’s cohesion and strategic alignment, cantered above all in team work, as well as the cooperation and sharing of information between our people, and external representation of the firm.

Managing Partner

Manages the firm, promoting the successful integration between VdA’s global management and the firm’s strategic business development. Also in charge of implementing the strategy as approved by VdA’s General Meeting. João Vieira de Almeida chairs the Board and the Executive Committee.

Executive Commitee


The executive committee is in charge of VdA’s day-to-day stewardship, budget management and implementation of the strategic goals, priorities and investment policy as defined by the Board of Directors. Chaired by the Managing Partner, the committee is composed of the firm’s General Director as well as the Directors of all business services’ departments.

Risk management

We are aware that our success as a firm is based on trusting relationships, forged over four decades, by and between our lawyers, professionals, clients and stakeholders, and a flawless legal practice that stands for impeccable standards of legal and ethical conduct, in accordance with the highest professional rules of conduct.

Over the past decades, our practice has grown exponentially, both in numbers and in the number of jurisdictions in which we operate, demanding that our conduct be constantly subject to critical assessments, as to the monitoring of systems and procedures, as well as with specific accountability, depending on the nature of the risk involved.

Our General Counsel is responsible for representing VdA in all matters pertaining to regulatory, corporate, compliance and risk management, advising as to any and all professional conduct, ethical, anti-corruption and money laundering issues involving the firm, including our VdA Legal Partners’ offices.

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