VdA is an independent Portuguese law firm with 350 plus staff and a strong experience in various industries, such as Aerospace, Distribution, Economy of the Sea, Energy, Finance, Real Estate, Industry, Infrastructure, Healthcare Sector, Public Sector, Professional Services, Information Technology, Emerging Technologies, Telecoms, Third Sector, Transports and Tourism.

With over 40 years in the making, Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is an international leading law firm, notable for cutting-edge innovation and top-quality legal advice. A profound business know-how coupled with a highly specialised cross-sector legal practice enable the firm to effectively meet the increasingly complex challenges faced by clients, notably in the following sectors: aerospace, distribution, economy of the sea, green economy, energy, finance, real estate, industry, infrastructure, healthcare, public, professional services, information technology, emerging technologies, telecoms, third sector, transport and tourism.

VdA offers robust solutions based on consistent standards of excellence, ethics and professionalism. The recognition of VdA as a leading provider of legal services is shared with our team and clients and is frequently acknowledged by the major law publications, professional organisations and research institutions. VdA has consistently and consecutively received the industry’s most prestigious awards and nominations.

Through VdA Legal Partners clients have access to a team of lawyers across 12 jurisdictions, ensuring wide sectoral coverage, including all African members of the Community of Portuguese-Speaking Countries (CPLP), and several francophone African countries, as well as Timor-Leste.


Angola – Cabo Verde – Chad – Congo – Democratic Republic of the Congo – Equatorial Guinea –  Gabon –  Guinea-Bissau – Mozambique – Portugal – Sao Tome and Principe – Timor-Leste

VdA practice areas

Banking & Finance

Capital Markets

Competition & EU

Corporate & Governance

Employment & Benefits


Intellectual Property

IT & Outsourcing

Life Sciences

Litigation & Arbitration

M&A, Corporate Finance



Privacy, Data Protection & Cybersecurity

Projects – Infrastructure, Energy & Natural Resources

Public Law

Real Estate & Environment


Telecoms & Media

VdA people

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Contact us

  1. Address: Portugal Av. Duarte Pacheco, 26 1070-110 Lisboa Portugal Telephone: (+351) 21 311 3400 Fax: (+351) 21 311 3406 E-mail: lisboa@vda.pt Av. da Boavista 3433 – 8º piso 4100-138 Porto Portugal Telephone: (+351) 22 616 5400 Fax: (+351) 22 610 7951 E-mail: porto@vda.pt Timor Leste Timor Plaza Rua Presidente Nicolau Lobato Unidade 433 Comoro, Dili Timor-Leste Telephone: (+670) 3311418 Fax: (+670) 3311317 E-mail: timorleste@vdalegalpartners.com VdA Legal Partners Angola | angola@vdalegalpartners.com Cape Vert |caboverde@vdalegalpartners.com Congo | congo@vdalegalpartners.com Democratic Republic of the Congo | drc@vdalegalpartners.com Equatorial Guinea | equatorialguinea@vdalegalpartners.com Gabon | gabon@vdalegalpartners.com Guinea-Bissau | guineabissau@vdalegalpartners.com Mozambique | mozambique@vdalegalpartners.com Sao Tome and Principe | stp@vdalegalpartners.com