Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) sees ten of the firm's lawyers listed as top references in their areas of practice by Who's Who Legal. This makes VdA the Portuguese firm with the largest number of lawyers to be listed in the international guide. Further to the eight names listed in the 2010 edition, this year Paula Gomes Freire and Miguel Mendes Pereira are also mentioned. After several years working at the Competition Authority, at the European Union General Court, in Luxembourg and at the DG Competition, in Brussels, Miguel Mendes Pereira joined VdA in July 2011, as to Paula Gomes Freire the lawyer has recently become a partner at the firm.

João Vieira de Almeida, Manuel Protásio, Margarida Couto, Nuno Ruiz, Paulo Pinheiro, Pedro Cassiano Santos, Tiago Marreiros Moreira and Joaquim Pedro Lampreia are the remaining eight references. Who's Who Legal guide identifies top specialists in each area of practice around the globe, taking into account the largest transactions that have taken place in the market in the current year, the lawyers that led them and their peers shared opinion.