Most Innovative Law Firm of 2016, Portugal
CL@Cameira Legal is a leading Portuguese and Brazilian law firm with its roots in the City of London and Lisbon, a prestigious, international client base and a reputation for excellence.
Established over a decade ago, with the objective of creating a unique legal bridge linking international investors carrying out business through the UK’s financial centre to Portugal and, particularly, Brazil. Before the term BRIC was coined and before the big law firms recognised this demand. Always forwardlooking and ahead of the game, we continue our proud tradition of providing business-focused legal advice that goes beyond borders and narrow areas of expertise. Committed to quality of service and outcome, we remain at the forefront of an evolving legal industry as it adapts to the demands of an increasingly complex, faster moving, more interconnected world.
Maria Antónia Cameira´s says on the company’s website that the company brings “a creative, quality and business-aware approach to all of our work, no matter the complexity. Our genuine commitment to understanding and supporting clients by building stronger, deeper, more mutually beneficial relationships brings about a straightforward commercial and dynamic approach. We enjoy close working relationships with leading law firms across the world.” The company’s areas of expertise include Business Immigration; Capital Markets and Securities; Commercial Contracts; Corporate, Employment, Energy, Transport and Infrastructure, Insurance, Litigation, M&A and Corporate Finance, Project Finance Real Estate and Tax.
Taking one of these areas as an example of what we do, in terms of employment, we advise on all legal and practical issues arising out of the employment or engagement of employees, directors and contractors. Our expertise covers the range of employment issues involved in corporate transactions, as well as an advisory practice focusing on clients’ dayto- day concerns, including corporate governance and boardroom issues, and a growing body of EU employment legislation. Alongside our litigation department, we also act on contentious matters such as unfair dismissal, discrimination and whistle blowing.
Employee Benefits and Incentives
Our team has extensive knowledge on advisory, transactional and contentious issues arising from the employer and employee relationship. In particular, we advise on all legal, regulatory and practical issues arising out of the remuneration of employees, directors and consultants. Taking into consideration our insights on many transactional and tax issues means a close integration with the corporate and tax departments.
We act for employers, trustees, investment managers and other industry practitioners on all aspects of Portuguese and Brazilian pensions law and practice, from setting up schemes to the merging and winding-up of existing plans. Our expertise covers international sales and acquisition, approved, unapproved and executive pensions, as well as documentation and all compliance, investment and funding issues.
Why choose this company?
CL@Cameira Legal is a full service practice with offices in two continents and three countries with the necessary expertise to find innovative solutions to the most complex of legal problems. We actively contribute to the cutting edge of knowledge as it develops in the legal industry with our professionals regularly delivering high quality analyses and presentations of both cross-border and jurisdiction-specific legal issues currently facing businesses, to an international audience of lawyers and business figures. The firm also regularly publishes in leading academic journals. Our expertise is supported by a solid infrastructure of administrative staff, IT systems and sophisticated document management processes, that allows for a seamless process from start to finish in managing and obtaining successful outcomes in clients’ legal matters and cases. Our reputation is confirmed by our rankings in the legal directories. Approach - Unwavering Commitment to Excellence Insight, experience and commercial acumen are just some of the qualities that CL@Cameira Legal’s professionals have in order to achieve success for clients. We understand what legal advice they want and how they want our services delivered, cutting through complexity to provide clarity, precision and insightfulness. Constantly striving to find the best solutions, we aim to build enduring relationships. Teamwork – with clients, other law firms and each other – is at the heart of our work philosophy, recognising that our impact is greater when we combine energies.
We are recognised for our differentiated approach to attracting, retaining and developing great people. In our organization, whether they are a partner, associate, HR practitioner or secretary, needs to be highly skilled and highly motivated. In order to make a valid contribution to the development of our clients’ businesses every one of our staff has to share a very simple, but very successful, philosophy.
We aim to constantly, and consistently, set new standards in the commercial value we offer to our clients as well as in the quality of our legal advice. That’s why we need talented and motivated individuals who can be extremely effective business people as well as extremely efficient lawyers. If you think you are the sort of person who could make a contribution to the continuing growth within our firm, please send us your CV via our on-line system or by post.
The challenge of the wider economic environment
The wider economic environment remains a significant challenge. Our particular strengths as a firm have helped us to remain busy and provide a positive and constructive service to all our clients. We firmly believe in maintaining a sense of perspective - our clients will certainly be best served if an element of warmth and humour is in the mix.
Company: Cameira Legal
Address: Av. Eng. Duarte
Pacheco, Torre 1, 6º Piso,
1070-101 Lisboa, Portugal
Telephone: 351 213 421 086