VdA keeps its prominent position in the law market in Portugal, where it is positioned among the three leading firms, according to the international ranking Legal 500, one of the most respected in the industry.

VdA is distinguished in 16 categories, Banking and Finance, Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Dispute Resolution, EU and Competition, Employment, Energy and Environment, Insolvency and Restructuring, Intellectual Property, Oporto - Leading Commercial Firms, Projects and Project Finance, Public Law e Real Estate and Construction, TMT, Tax and Transport, being recognized as Tier 1 in 11 of them.

This year, the directory highlights 16 individuals as "Leading Lawyers", 51 as "recommended" and 8 new entries in the different practices.