Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) has been nominated 29 times by Best Lawyers guide which recommends 18 of VdA's areas of practice from a total of 28 analysed by the guide.

The guide also considers 5 VdA partners as Best Lawyers of the year 2012: Mário Esteves de Oliveira in Public Law, Nuno ruiz in Antitrust, Margarida Couto inMedia, Manuel Protásio in Projects and in Finance, Pedro Cassiano Santos who has been awarded Best Lawyer of the Year for the second time.
In 2010 the Best Lawyers guide recommended 15 of VdA's areas of practice: Antitrust, Banking, Capital Markets, Corporate, Finance, Insolvency & Reorganization, Intelectual Property, Labour & Unemployment, Litigation, Media, Mergers & Acquisitions, Projects, Public Law, Technology, Telecommunications. This year the guide added to the list of recommended areas Planning, Real Estate and Tax.

In 2010 there were twelve VdA lawyers recommended by Best Lawyers: António de Magalhães Cardoso, Mário Esteves de Oliveira, Fernando Resina da Silva, Frederico Gonçalves Pereira, João Vieira de Almeida, Manuel Protásio, Margarida Couto, Nuno Ruiz, Paulo Olavo Cunha, Pedro Cassiano Santos, Tiago Piló and Ana Falcão Afonso. In 2012 there are 9 more lawyers considered as the ‘Best Lawyers' in their areas of practice: (in alphabetical order) Helena Vaz Pinto, Paulo de Barros Baptista, Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira, Tiago Marreiros Moreira, Conceição Gamito, Joaquim Pedro Lampreia, Teresa Empis Falcão and Ana Luis de Sousa.

The Best Lawyers Guide is an international legal business guide which analyses and provides information on 28 areas of practice in 70 different jurisdictions.