- Partners: Fernando Campos Ferreira, Francisco Sá Carneiro, Maria Castelos, Martim Morgado, Duarte Brito de Goes, Bernardo Abreu Mota, António Rocha Mendes, António Rocha Alves, João Maria Pimentel
- Number of partners worldwide: 9
- Number of lawyers worldwide: 24
- Languages: English, French, Spanish, German
CS Associados was incorporated in December 2009. The firm’s constitutional principles include:
• maximum leverage of 1:3 between partners and associates, demanding a more direct and permanent involvement of partners with clients
• top-quality of the services provided to clients throughout the whole firm
• strict control of conflict of interests CS Associados is mainly focused on practice areas in which its partners are recognised as top-quality legal advisers.
CS Associados practice will be expanded to other areas only if and to the extent that the firm is able to provide top-quality services in such practice areas.
Main Areas of Practice:
Banking & Finance:
5 partners, 9 fee earners
CS Associados is a leading firm in this area of practice, with the highest number of ranked lawyers.Having been involved in many of the largest and most complex financing transactions completed in Portugal, CS Associados banking and finance lawyers are acknowledged by the market and amongst their peers due to their excellent structuring and deal management skills, as well as extensive experience.
Contact: Maria Castelos, Duarte Brito de Goes and António Rocha Alves
4 partners, 7 fee earners
The firm advises clients in the full spectrum of securities deals, regulatory matters and corporate governance. The team has been involved in some of the most ground-breaking capital raising transactions in Portugal that require sophisticated and creative legal advice.
Contact: Fernando Campos Ferreira, Francisco Sá Carneiro, Maria Castelos and António Rocha Alves
5 partners, 14 fee earners
CS Associados lawyers are acknowledged as leading practitioners in mergers and acquisitions, divestiture, spin-offs and joint ventures. The firm’s lawyers have been regularly involved in the largest and most complex transactions of this kind in Portugal and provide sophisticated legal advice on all types of deals.
Contact: Fernando Campos Ferreira, Francisco Sá Carneiro, Maria Castelos, Martim Morgado and Bernardo Abreu Mota
Litigation & Arbitration:
1 Partner, 3 fee earners
CS Associados lawyers have taken part in relevant legal proceedings in recent years, representing clients at all stages of the process and collaborating with reputable foreign law firms in international proceedings. The team experience encompasses all areas of law (such as civil and commercial litigation, enforcement proceedings and criminal law) and includes cases before civil and criminal courts. The firm’s Litigation and Arbitration Team has also acted in multi-jurisdictional proceedings and actions before the highest arbitration bodies.
Contact: João Maria Pimentel
4 partners, 6 fee earners
CS Associados lawyers have extensive experience and expertise in all legal and tax aspects of buyouts, acquisitions, financing, high-yield offerings, exit strategies, venture capital and structuring funds. CS Associados advises on the full range of transactions from venture capital investments to complex cross-border mergers and acquisitions and from initial investment to exit.
Contact: Maria Castelos, Martim Morgado and Bernardo Abreu Mota
3 partners, 6 fee earners
The firm has one of the leading project finance practices in Portugal. CS Associados lawyers have a long-standing experience in advising clients in many of the most important infrastructure projects launched in Portugal since the very first project finance closed in this country to the current days. In addition to infrastructure, the firm’s lawyers have been consistently involved in energy, water and sewage and ports projects closed and financed in Portugal.
Contact: Maria Castelos and Duarte Brito de Goes
Restructuring & Insolvency:
1 Partner, 3 fee earners
CS Associados provides advice to all the parties that may be involved in a company crisis. These include, amongst others, company or group restructuring procedures, refinancing of debts, acquisition of distressed assets and debt, protection of creditors’ rights, directors’ duties and liabilities, protection of assets, claw-back actions, design of security structures, corporate recovery as well as general advice on insolvency proceedings and related litigation. CS Associados lawyers’ high level of expertise enables the firm to deal with insolvency situations with an intricate knowledge of the practical business issues and cross-border consequences.
Contact: João Maria Pimentel
1 partner, 2 fee earners
The firm has a highly experienced practice group who deals with the tax aspects of the full range of corporate, commercial and financial transactions. The firm’s Tax Practice works closely with the corporate and finance practices to deliver flawless advice responsive to the objectives of CS Associados’ clients and is always involved from the initial stages of a transaction. The group has also a stand-alone tax practice that assists the firm’s clients, helping them to deal with their daily or more sophisticated tax matters.
Contact: António Rocha Mendes
International Work:Areas of PracticeBanking & Finance
Litigation & Arbitration
Restructuring & Insolvency
CS Associados has a wide international experience and provides legal advising in cross border transactions. To guarantee the quality of the services provided in a global scale, CS Associados has established partnerships with other selected law firms around the world that share the same principles and client service profile.
Clients: CS Associados does not disclose information about its clients nor about any transaction.