Vieira de Almeida & Associados
Calçada de S. Lourenço nº. 3, 2º C
Funchal Madeira 9000-061
Areas of Practice
Established in 1976, Vieira de Almeida & Associados (VdA) innovative approach has been a stepping stone for our growth. We led some of the most important and groundbreaking transactions taking place in the financial and infrastructural sectors in the last decades with uncompromising ethics and high professional standards. Our values are lived on a daily basis by all of our 200 plus staff. We are proud of the position we have achieved at the top of the legal industry in the country with the support of our team, made up of some of the best practitioners in each practice area.
As a result of our continuous efforts, we have been considered ‘Portuguese Firm of the Year 2012’ and “Portuguese Firm of the Year 2011” by IFLR and Chambers & Partners, respectively, and shortlisted for The Lawyer’s “Iberian Firm of the Year 2011” award.
At a time when globalisation has resulted in clients expanding their activities and becoming more international than ever, we have reshaped our organisation with a focus on the firm’s international approach and assisting our clients in their international ventures. We have developed a particular expertise in Portuguese speaking countries such as Mozambique, Angola and Brazil, where VdA has been involved in some of the biggest transactions that have taken place in such markets.
Through VdAcademia we provide our lawyers with a continuous education programme. VdAcademia takes part in knowledge research projects and, through our annual VdAcademia Award, we sponsor and reward legal research in universities in Portuguese speaking countries.
We are the first major Portuguese law firm to create a Pro Bono and Corporate Social Responsibility Programme (CSR). We provide free legal assistance to charity institutions that work in the social, cultural or educational areas. Through this programme we promote better access to justice and quality legal services to institutions that could not afford them.