The increase in cases of restructuring processes and company bankruptcies, caused by the global financial crisis, has also contributed to an upsurge in the amount of work carried out by the Litigation and Insolvency areas.

Frederico Gonçalves Pereira, partner at VdA in the Litigation & Arbitration practice area, is mentioned in an article on this subject, published by Iberian Lawyer Magazine in its November/December issue.

'The issue of cross-border insolvencies is particularly acute in Portugal, says Frederico Gonçalves Pereira, where a significant number of companies are connected to Spain, for example, through an Iberian branch of a multinational company or they belong to the same a group of companies.’