The Firm is largely oriented towards high level legal advice and representation in an area defined as INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS LAW. It starts from its regulatory component, largely relying on competition law and economic regulation, spilling over to other non-strictly regulatory components. It is also very much focused on the decisive transnational dimension of business transactions, in particular the one associated with the European integration process, based on EU law.
Economic regulation of various sectors, broadly understood in the current legal environment at EU level and worldwide as a key regulatory dimension of international business law is an area in which the Founding Partner and the members of the Firm are particularly well equipped to advise clients at the highest and most demanding level, comprehending both regulated entities and Regulatory Authorities. We have, in effect, a large experience of assisting these Regulatory Authorities in Portugal, always with the strictest safeguards in terms of avoiding any conflicts of interest as regards advising private clients/corporations in this domain.
This track-record involves in particular advising multiple entities as regards sensitive issues pertaining to the regulation of the financial sector, regulation of the electronic communications sector, regulation of the pharmaceuticals sector - with growing transformations in Portugal following some important trends identified by the Commission in its Sector Inquiry of the pharmaceutical sector - or regulation of gaming activities (but also dealing with regulation of the energy sector or of the health sector in general).
Accordingly, the Firm is particularly well equipped to advise entities on the regulatory framework of the most important economic sectors and on the foreseeable regulatory impact of important business transactions, with original theoretical and critical thinking produced by its members on EU regulatory networks and its evolution - either from a hard law or soft law perspective, or on the sensitive relationship between regulatory authorities and competition authorities.