The 26th May 2007 edition of “Expresso” newspaper reported that Margarida Couto, Nuno Ruiz and Pedro Cassiano Santos, all partners at VdA, had been named “leading lawyers” in the Telecommunications, Competition & EU and Banking & Finance practice areas, respectively, by the specialist legal publication, “PLC – Which Lawyer?”.

VdA also appeared prominently in the 2007 edition as one of the most highly recommended Portuguese firms in the areas of Real Estate, Corporate/M&A, Conflict Resolution, Environment and Health.