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Morais Leitão

Employment Law


Morais Leitão is an international law firm with headquarters in Portugal, which, through its network Morais Leitão Legal Circle, also ensures presence in other regions.  We are driven by quality and innovative legal thinking - regardless of country, culture or continent. We operate with common values and principles in order to establish a platform for providing quality legal services to clients around the world.

The team consists of 16 practitioners from Morais Leitão specialized in different segments of law and was designed to anticipate and respond to Client’s needs by rescaling and adapting the ‘full service law firm’ concept to the emerging companies' environment.  We specialize in “bet the company” transactions. The team is extremely active and experienced in national and international  investment rounds and exits, notably equity rounds (seed and preferred rounds), convertible notes (or convertible equity/advanced subscription), venture debt and trade sales (including acqui-hires), advising both founders and investors.

At Morais Leitão, we ensure that the tradition of legal depth is always combined with innovation, consistently offering excellent legal services and procedures in any location. We anticipate trends in the different areas of law, proactively supporting clients in all sectors of activity in their internationalisation and transnational operations. This is what we are passionate about: we develop legal services on a daily basis to guarantee clients the achievement of their strategic objectives, with a cohesive international team able to offer an integrated and effective service.

By leveraging Morais Leitão’s international network through our Morais Leitão Legal Circle, Team Genesis has been particularly active in advising our clients in their international expansion efforts. We act as PMO (project manager owner) effectively coordinating local counsel and the client’s matters with a single main point of contact.

Awards & Recognitions

Morais Leitão has an extensive and excellent track record.  Our firm has consistently made a very strong showing in the respective rankings. We have been highly recommended in myriad areas of activity, and our lawyers have repeatedly been individually recognised for their professional rigour and competence.

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