Raposo Bernardo is an international law firm, with presence in 8 countries between Europe and Lusophone Africa, and the very first Portuguese law firm opening an office in Spain.
Our track record illustrates the quality of our client relationships and the diversity of the transactions we have been involved in. Internationally we have handled some of the largest and the most cutting-edge and challenging operations, For instance, we are proud to quote an analyst of LegalBusiness magazine (The Legal500 group) after the one and only major banking operation in Iberia: “Raposo Bernardo has cracked the Iberian legal elite”. Our approach also stands for its effervescent cross selling between practice areas, and between different countries where we are located. The local experience and expertise of our multiple offices are gathered in a unique methodology enabler of synergized opportunities and bridged interests between Iberia and Eastern and Central Europe and Africa, creating and reassuring our client’s strategically important and complex deals.
Our underlying values of innovation, integrity and technical excellence, allied to very hard work, sector insight and unshakable team spirit have been rewarded by IFLR1000, Legal500 and Chambers and Partners recommendations, and by winning the leading categories of Best Law Firm in areas like M&A, Project Finance, Competition, Tax and Due diligence; and Full Service Law Firm for all the countries we have offices. These awards and distinctions come from the most considered media such as Finance Monthly, Corporate INTL, ACQ, Intercontinental Magazine, Deal-Makers, amongst many others. Raposo Bernardo has completed more than 20 years in the certainty it is directly competing with larger, long established law firms, offering strong client outcomes, closeness and a true sense of partnership.
This is Raposo Bernardo and this is our commitment: to drive forward our Clients’ goals and ambitions – wherever they are whichever the matter.
With over 40 years of experience, Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is an international law firm noted for top-quality legal advice and cutting-edge innovation. A profound business know-how coupled with a highly specialised cross-sector legal practice enable the firm to effectively meet the increasingly complex challenges faced by clients. VdA offers robust solutions based on consistent standards of excellence, ethics and professionalism, and is acknowledged as a leading provider of legal services by the most reputed professional organisations, international publications and research institutions. VdA has consistently and consecutively received the industry’s most prestigious awards and nominations.
Through the VdA Legal Partners network, clients have access to 12 jurisdictions, with a broad sectoral coverage in all Portuguese-speaking and several French-speaking African countries, as well as Timor-Leste. Angola – Cabo Verde – Cameroon – Chad – Congo – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Equatorial Guinea – Gabon – Mozambique – Portugal – Sao Tome and Principe – Timor-Leste
VdA Legal Partners consolidates VdA’s international footprint, bringing together all the lawyers and independent law firms affiliated with VdA for the provision of integrated legal services in Lusophone and Francophone Africa, as well as Timor-Leste. The firm has a unique blend of exceptional technical expertise, a commercial mindset and in-depth knowledge across industries and local markets. Each mandate is tenaciously handled by multidisciplinary teams comprised of subject-matter specialists and local practitioners. Lawyers at VdA work as a team regardless of their physical location: enthusiastic client service is part of their DNA, wherever the client may be. The firm’s international reach is further enhanced through a set of working relationships with some of the most reputed law firms in Europe, America - particularly Brazil - Asia and Africa.