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Carlos Aguiar, Ferreira de Lima & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL (CAFL) was incorporated at the beginning of 1995, and has focused its activity mainly in the areas of business and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real estate law, financial law and capital markets, banking and insurance, labour law, social security and employee benefit law, litigation and arbitration, administrative and urban planning law, Public-Private Partnerships (PPP), tax law, competition and consumer law.

The clients of the firm include companies, both Portuguese and foreign, large and medium-sized, from countries such as the United Kingdom, France, the United States of America, Spain, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany and Switzerland, and it covers various areas, such as banking, financial services, insurance, telecommunications, aviation, electronic commerce, building and construction, public works, real estate, tourism and hotel industry, cement, mining, textiles, media and advertising, office equipment, distribution, optics, food, pharmaceuticals, health and cosmetics.

The firm maintains close contact with several law firms in Europe, the United States, South America and Africa.

The lawyers in the firm are fluent in English, French and Spanish, both spoken and written.

Today the firm relies on an exacting clientele that seeks professional counselling of high quality and efficiency standards.

CAFL favours a stable and lasting relationship with its clients, and tries to provide them with a counselling service that is personalized, consistent and adjusted to a client demand that is increasingly specific and with a high degree of complexity and sophistication.

The partners and associates of the firm regularly take part, either as participants or as speakers, in conferences and seminars on various legal themes.

CAFL and some of its lawyers are referenced and qualified respectively as “leading firm” and "European Legal Experts in Portugal", in several areas of activity by “Chambers Global Guide”, “Chambers Europe” and “European Legal 500”.