VdA maintains a leading position in the IFLR ranking, being distinguished in Tier 1 in all the categories analyzed for the jurisdiction of Portugal: Banking, Capital Markets Debt, Capital Markets Equity, M&A, Project Development, Project Finance and Restructuring & Insolvency.

In the individual categories, VdA is the Portuguese law firm with the most outstanding lawyers in the ranking, with 25 "Recommended Lawyers", of which 1“Market Leader”,   “21 "Highly Regarded", 1 "Notable Practitioner", 1 "Rising Star Partner" and 1 "Rising Star", highlighting the entries of Filipa Cotta and Paulo Trindade Costa (Highly Regarded) and keeping the lawyers of the previous edition.

The exclusive members of VdA Legal Partners in Angola and Mozambique were also recognised by IFLR 1000, with Joana Pacheco in the Angolan jurisdiction being awarded "Rising Star". In Mozambique, Guilherme Daniel was appointed as "Highly Regarded" and Gonçalo Barros Cardoso as "Rising Star".

The recommendations of the IFLR1000 rankings are based on the opinions of in-house counsel from the main national and international financial institutions.

Market Leader:

Pedro Cassiano Santos (Partner)

Highly Regarded:

Ana Luís de Sousa (Partner)

Cláudia da Cruz Almeida (Partner)

Filipa Cotta (Partner)

Frederico Gonçalves Pereira (Partner)

Helena Vaz Pinto (Partner)

Hugo Moredo dos Santos  (Partner)

João Afonso Fialho (Partner)

João Vieira de Almeida ( Managing Partner)

Jorge Bleck ( Partner)

José Miguel Oliveira (Partner)

José Pedro Fazenda Martins (Partner)

Manuel Protásio (Partner)

Paula Gomes Freire (Partner)

Paulo de Barros Baptista (Partner)

Paulo Olavo Cunha (Partner)

Paulo Trindade Costa (Partner)

Pedro Simões Coelho (Partner)

Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira (Partner)

Teresa Empis Falcão (Partner)

Vanda Cascão (Partner)

Teresa Pitôrra (Senior Adviser)

Notable Practitioner:

Benedita Aires (Partner)

Rising Star Partner:

Tiago Correira Moreira (Partner)

Rising Star:

Maria Cunha Matos (Managing Associate )


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