In 2019, João Vieira de Almeida maintains his place at the annual ranking of the “The Most Powerful” from Jornal de Negócios.

According to the newspaper, VdA's managing partner “succeeded in taking his firm to the top level, strengthening its status as a national reference and leading its internationalization process”, with VdA having “advised on some of the most relevant transactions in the Portuguese market in recent years.”

According to the ranking, VdA’s managing partner is an unavoidable name in the restricted group of the most powerful people in the national economy, as well as on an European level since in 2019 he was considered by The Lawyer magazine as the best European managing partner in the business law sector.