VdA is nominated for Law Firm of the year as well as Law Firm of the year in the following categories: Industrial & Trade Union Relations, Litigation, Non-Contentious & Advisory, Agency Relationships, Top Management, Restructuring & Reorganisations, M&A and Employment-related issues, Social Security, Public Sector Employment, Sports Law and Criminal Employment Law.

VdA also counts with the following individual nominations:

Manuel Cavaleiro Brandão (Partner)

– Lawyer of the year: Industrial & Trade Union Relations
– Lawyer of the year: Litigation
– Lawyer of the year: Non-Contentious & Advisory
– Lawyer of the year: Social Security


Rui Andrade (Partner)

– Lawyer of the year: Agency Relationships
– Lawyer of the year: M&A and Employment-related issues
– Lawyer of the year: Sports Law


Tiago Piló (Of Counsel)

– Lawyer of the year
– Lawyer of the year: Restructuring & Reorganisations


Américo Oliveira Fragoso (Managing Associate)
– Lawyer of the year: Top Management


Benedita Gonçalves (Managing Associate)
– Lawyer of the year: Criminal Employment Law


José Fernando Barata (Managing Associate)
– Lawyer of the year: Public Sector Employment


Marina Costa Cabral (Senior Associate)
– Young Employment Lawyer

These awards aim to promote competitiveness among law firms, with a focus on the labour law practice area, through the recognition of excellence of specialised lawyers in the area of labour law.

The winners will be announced at the awards ceremony to be held on 15 December in Lisbon.

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