Social & Corporate Advisory

“VdA is the top choice in the Portuguese legal market.”

 IFLR 1000


Good corporate governance is growing exponentially as significant concern in the management of companies and institutions, particularly relevant to the decisions of institutional investors.

As trusted advisers, we are dedicated to committing our resources on behalf of our clients to achieve the highest standards of good governance, through effective tailor-made solutions throughout the life-cycle of their investments. We are particularly aware of the potential reputational consequences of governance issues, well beyond the mere legal aspects entailed in each matter.

Armed with a profound knowledge of the technical issues resulting from applicable legal regulation and codes of good conduct, our lawyers are actively involved in advising our clients in very diverse investment structures – both in nature and required compliance, specific industry and geographical location.

Drawing upon expert lawyers from other practices, notably within the Group, we assist private offices and family structures, private and listed companies and public companies, pioneering new solutions, without ever compromising VdA’s excellence and tailor-made approach.

Areas of work

  • relationship between shareholders
  • relationship between board members and shareholders/activists
  • relationship with stakeholders
  • board member composition and executive committees
  • succession and removal of board members and respective policies
  • design of good governance and best practices’ procedures, notably regarding the definition of discharge of fiduciary duties by board members, as well as compliance assessment methods
  • private wealth and unincorporated governance structures
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