In this chapter, we recognise 24 lawyers who are highlighted for their exceptional work across the sector, on matters ranging from transactions and projects to compliance and dispute proceedings.
Most Highly Regarded:
Four leading figures are recognised from Morais Leitão.
Nuno Galvão Teles earns plaudits for his wealth of experience negotiating high-value M&A deals and privatisation transactions in the energy sector.
Catarina Brito Ferreira comes “highly recommended” for her top-tier practice which sees her regularly advising domestic and international clients on M&A transactions and energy regulations.
Ricardo Andrade Amaro is an “excellent lawyer” who is well-versed at advising clients from the energy sector on complex regulatory issues.
Tomás Vaz Pinto is a standout figure who is renowned for his expertise in cross-border energy-sector transactions.
Juan Ignacio González Ruiz at Uría Menéndez draws praise as an “extremely knowledgeable practitioner” who excels across the full spectrum of energy law matters thanks to his three decades of experience in the field.
With more than 20 years of experience, Javier Valle is singled out for his extensive experience advising clients transactional issues pertaining to renewable energy projects.
From RLA Consultants, Rui Amendoeira is recognised for his in-depth knowledge of oil and gas matters.
Catarina Távora of Miranda & Associados is widely regarded as a first-class practitioner and a “go-to for energy matters in Equatorial Guinea”.
María José Descalzo Benito of Latham & Watkins comes highly esteemed for her profound knowledge of renewable and conventional energy projects, with a focus on complex transactional and regulatory issues.
At Araoz & Rueda Abogados, Francisco Solchaga is highlighted for the breadth of his experience advising clients on the financing of large-scale energy projects.
Manuel Santos Vitor of Abreu Advogados earns acclaim for his strong track record in complex M&A and investment deals relating to renewable energy and oil and gas projects.
Vanda Cascão of VdA is “great to work with” and “very well-experienced” according to impressed peers who revere her adept handling of regulatory and transactional matters in the energy market.