About Us

Who We Are

Each step of the deal is vital. Drawing upon a wealth of knowledge and experience our extensive track record of innovation enables our teams to deliver legal services of excellence every stage of the way. Our professionals are carefully selected for their advanced technical skills and business-minded approach but also for the human qualities each one brings to the firm and to the communities in which we operate.

+ AWARDS recognition of a prestigious path
KEY INDUSTRIES deep knowledge and legal innovation
PRO BONO more than 100 organisations supported

Culture & Values

To work at VdA is to be part of an extraordinary journey made by a growing number of professionals, who have taken an active part in the making of our country’s economic history. We are proud of the road we have travelled based on hard work and strong convictions, where our clients and the team have always been more important than each one of us.

João Vieira de Almeida, Managing Partner

To be ethical

We work as a team to provide excellence with true independence, integrity and mutual respect for our clients, our people and other law firms.

To Exceed Expectations

We foster relationships of true partnership with our clients. Your goal is our goal and we fight for it relentlessly. We value and protect our clients’ people, business, products, services and reputation by selecting a tailor-made team of relevant sector experts.

To be innovative

Identifying obstacles is not enough. We aim to overcome them by achieving groundbreaking solutions for our clients. We view innovation as a key differentiating factor, which is why we anticipate the future by developing cutting-edge solutions.

To be one team

At VdA, we understand that top-quality service requires quality of life. A rigorous and demanding working environment, yet relaxed and stimulating, is key to our success.

To foster knowledge

We are proud of the personal regard we dedicate to all our lawyers and staff. At the pioneering VdA Academia – our very own training center – we foster and support our team members’ continuing education and development: at VdA, we aim to empower our people to fulfill their full potential.

Convergence | Knowledge | Collaboration

These are the levers of our Future.

Over 40 years in the making

Ethics and diligence

Vasco Vieira de Almeida first founded a small law firm in 1976. To this day, his unbending ethics and high professional standards are lived on a daily basis by VdA’s more than 440 lawyers and other legal staff. We are proud of our leading role in the provision of legal services in Portugal and in 12 other jurisdictions with the support of our teams, which are made up of some of the most reputed industry specialists. Our work speaks for itself.

Tradition and innovation

Professionalism and diligence underpin the tradition of the name we carry. Since the very outset VdA’s forward-thinking approach made innovation a stepping stone of our growth. Over the last decades, we have led some of the most cutting-edge transactions in the financial and infrastructure sectors, among others.

We foster dialogue between generations and promote diversity of viewpoints. At VdA, junior associates from some of the best national and international universities work side by side with senior partners in developing creative solutions for increasingly complex legal issues.

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