For the second year in a row, VdA is distinguished as the most active law firm in capital markets

Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) has been awarded the 'NYSE Euronext Lisbon Award' for 'Most Active Law Firm in Capital Markets' in Portugal for the second year in a row.

Through the NYSE Euronext Lisbon Awards, the Portuguese Stock Exchange aims to "acknowledge and reward the effort and dedication of all those who strive to work against adversity and help to develop the market" said the NYSE Euronext Lisbon's CEO during the event.

The NYSE Euronext Lisbon Awards were handed over to the entities that excelled in capital markets in 2012, namely issuers, brokers, investment banks, analysts, fund managers, academics and law firms, in which category VdA took the highly prestigious award.

VdA's Banking & Finance and Capital Markets teams have advised the major transactions in the sector in the country, among which are the recapitalisation of four of the major Portuguese banks through public investment, six out of the seven liability management exercises that took place in the country, and five out of the seven bond issuing deals for Portuguese retail companies.

VdA's Banking & Finance and Capital Markets teams were represented at the awards ceremony, on the evening of the 31st January, by partners Pedro Cassiano Santos, Pedro Simões Coelho, Paula Gomes Freire and José Pedro Fazenda Martins, who joined VdA over a year ago to strengthen and lead the Capital Markets practice.