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Silver - Individuals: litigation and transactions
With 15 lawyers, including two European patent attorneys and numerous specialised IP agents, Abreu boasts one of the largest IP teams in Portugal. The highly credentialled team maintain a wide range of expertise, allowing them to provide astute and comprehensive legal advice, even in the most complex cross-border patent cases. One source noted: “Abreu is the go-to firm for pharma patent disputes in Portugal. They render exceptional services in this area.” Seasoned litigator António Andrade is a first-rate choice for patrons seeking an expert in pharmaceutical patent cases. Sharpened by decades of legal experience, he has significant skill in enforcing IP rights against infringers. “António is an excellent attorney. He is incredibly thoughtful, open to new ideas from clientele, and provides clear and concise legal advice.” Manuel Durães Rocha has longstanding experience in the Portuguese IP market. Recognised for his extensive knowledge of patent case law, his tenacity and strength in handling high-stakes cross-border proceedings have allowed him to attract the most influential international companies as clients. Working alongside him is Ricardo Henriques, who possesses an encyclopaedic knowledge of technology and data protection. Most recently, he has been involved in creating airtight patent strategies for a major Portuguese manufacturer. “Ricardo is an excellent professional who knows all the ins and outs of patent law.” New to the guide this year is Ana Panão, who skilfully manages a variety of IP disputes. Her patrons appreciate her exceptional performances before both judicial and arbitration courts in patent disputes.