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Gold - Firms
“Simply the best” is the resounding verdict on BMA – a firm known for its IP litigation firepower and outstanding track record both in court and at the negotiating table. Recommendations come thick and fast for its “professional and approachable” team, which “focuses on what’s important and provides fast support at a very competitive price point”. First among equals is Paulo Monteverde, a “deeply knowledgeable lawyer and clever strategist who understands his clients from a commercial, technology and regulatory perspective”. “Paulo has great short, medium and long-term vision, and demonstrates total dedication and commitment. His knowledge goes beyond local laws and he coordinates smoothly with his contacts worldwide.” Colleague Filipe Baptista is a “pragmatic and commercial lawyer who provides excellent support in complex, high-stakes IP litigation and arbitration matters”. “He is quick to act and provides accurate advice along with viable solutions.” Baptista partners closely with Petra Fernandes, who is fast emerging as a pharmaceutical patent litigation star in Portugal.