Innovation, a completely assimilated value

VdA is identified by the Legal Week as an innovative law firm in Portugal, that shortlists VdA in "The Legal Innovation Awards" in 5 categories, being the Portuguese law firm with most nominations - Compliance and KYC Innovation, Knowledge Management Innovation, Recruitment Innovation, Marketing and Business Development Innovation and Pro Bono Innovation.

The "Legal Innovation Awards", which sets out to distinguish managing departments of law firms, restates VdA's effort to develop managing strategic practices and policies and the level of sophistication that these practices already have in VdA, contributing to a high standard and added value of the legal assistance provided.

"We believe that an innovative approach in managing departments is a characteristic that differentiates us nationally speaking and positions us among international firms, allowing us a closer relationship with our client" states Paulo Pinheiro, partner responsible for Forum Inovação (internal committee responsible for innovation in the firm).

To managing partner João Vieira de Almeida "Innovation is took very seriously in VdA. In this sector highly competitive and sophisticated, being shortlisted for 5 categories is the acknowledgement that this value [innovation] is already ingrained in the firm's DNA and a sign that we are following the right path. It is very motivating."

The award ceremony will take place on May 22, in London.