We are able to counsel foreign and national companies, investors, banks and other players in M&A transactions, in all business sectors, the most important being real estate, banking, health, distribution, consumption, transport, insurance, energy and also technology (a cutting-edge and highly innovative sector).

When advising on M&A transactions, AFMA sets up teams according to the client’s sector and the technical knowledge required, ensuring an integrated vision of the transaction in question and the best management of any contingencies highlighted.

Whether in the context of prevention, supervision or dispute resolution, AFMA guarantees a cross-cutting approach for transactions in:

  • Corporate acquisitions or mergers
  • Sale
  • Restructuring
  • Joint ventures
  • Sponsors – in public offerings or acquisitions
  • Governance and “Best Practice”
  • Relations between management bodies and shareholders
  • Advisory services to management bodies of all types of corporate structure
  • Support to large enterprises, both national and international, in relation to their set-up in Portugal
  • Cooperation in supervisory processes
  • Advisory services on strategic matters and their development
  • Issues of sustainability and ethics
Other areas of expertise

Other areas of expertise

AFMA lawyers are also skilled in other areas, to support their clients regarding matters that also require thorough knowledge. They are prepared and able to advise on:

Industrial Property and Copyright

In the areas of Industrial Property and Copyright, AFMA provides consultancy on all matters in relation to patents, brands, copyright protection and related rights.


Since it was established, AFMA has followed the area of freight transport and express mail, both in terms of regulatory issues and fleet management and also regarding related air and port matters.

Sports, Gaming and Betting

At AFMA, we have lawyers with specific knowledge in Sports Law, Gaming and Betting, who can support clients in each sector at all stages, from the negotiation process to the completion of the business vehicle.

Public and Administrative Law

AFMA has advised a number of clients on public tender procedures, including, among others, preparation of tenders, statements in preliminary hearings and reactions to award decisions (complaints, hierarchical appeals and pre-contractual litigation).

Mutualism and Insurance

AFMA has vast experience in advising on governance and other matters of regulatory importance in the field of Mutualism, and also Insurance.