Another area in Band 1 and 20 references in the leading individuals ranking

Chambers Global has considered a new area of practice for Portugal - Projects - and Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) has entered the ranking directly to Band 1. The firm is therefore ranked in Band 1 in four of the five areas considered at national level - Banking & Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate - M&A, Projects and in Band 2 for Dispute Resolution.

As regards personal rankings, VdA's lawyers are referred to 20 times in the Leading Individuals section of the guide, namely, in Band 1, João Vieira de Almeida (for Portugal and a 'foreign expert' for Brasil), Pedro Cassiano Santos and Manuel Protásio. There are four new names included in the list and those are Vanda Cascão, Paulo de Barros Baptista, Cláudia da Cruz Almeida and Ana Luis de Sousa. Paula Gomes Freire has also been higher ranked. As regards Vasco Vieira de Almeida, Chambers Global refers to VdA's founding partner, as a Statesman in the Banking & Finance area of practice.

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