In this chapter we recognise 32 individuals for their impressive work representing corporates and individuals in high-profile criminal proceedings and internal investigations.
Most Highly Regarded
Cuatrecasas is home to five practitioners highlighted in this chapter.
Paulo de Sá e Cunha continues to impress peers and clients alike with his strong expertise in white-collar defence and compliance investigations.
Joaquin Burkhalter is considered a go-to name for domestic and cross-border money-laundering cases and corruption investigations.
Luis Jordana de Pozas receives plaudits for his wealth of experience representing clients in complex economic business crime proceedings.
Vânia Costa Ramos of Carlos Pinto de Abreu e Associados is highlighted for her profound knowledge of criminal law. She is well-versed at advising clients on judicial cooperation, extraditions and regulatory investigations.
Carlos Pinto De Abreu is an authority on criminal law who comes highly recommended for his impressive work representing domestic and international clients in high-profile business crime disputes.
Tiago Geraldo with Morais Leitão is endorsed for his regulatory know-how and strong track record in criminal litigation.
Rui Patrício stands out as a seasoned criminal litigator with vast knowledge of compliance issues thanks to his 25-plus years of experience in the field.
At VdA, João Medeiros is a long-standing figure who is singled out for his adept handling of white-collar criminal cases and investigations.
Sofia Ribeiro Branco is a first-rate lawyer who earns acclaim for her considerable expertise advising a wide range of clients on compliance investigations, enforcement proceedings and complex criminal litigation.
At Oliva-Ayala Abogados, Ignacio Ayala Gómez garners praise as a highly sought-after criminal law specialist with three decades of experience in the field.
Cristóbal Martell from Martell Abogados is celebrated for his first-tier defence of corporates and individuals in business crime disputes across the European market.
Pedro Duro of Campos Ferreira, Sá Carneiro & Associados is “very well-equipped” with a “strong understanding of criminal and civil law” along with “important technical skills”. One client effuses “his discipline and relentlessness impressed me most during public hearings”.
Jaime Alonso of Uría Menéndez applies decades of experience to his top-notch white-collar practice which focuses on tax fraud cases, environmental crime and issues in the financial markets.
At Sérvulo & Associados, Cláudia Amorim is highlighted for her “fantastic knowledge of procedural law as well as her poise under court sessions”. She possesses “extensive experience working on financial and banking law cases”.
José António Barreiros at José António Barreiros is touted for his stellar practice which covers the full spectrum of criminal law matters.
Jones Day’s Jose Bonilla is “a star in the field” according to peers who laud his first-tier defence of individuals and companies in money laundering and tax fraud cases.