The firm’s international work includes drafting and negotiation of international contracts, real estate deals, M&A and equity purchase and transactions in Portuguese-speaking countries, working in collaboration with well-reputed local firms. It also has vast experience in dispute resolution matters, with some of its senior partners having acted as arbitrators in international arbitration claims. The firm is particularly involved in international litigation in association with firms based in the city of London, as well as in other projects where it works in association with its international partners.
As a member of several international networks of lawyers, including IAG International, L2B Aviation and Lexing, Alves Pereira & Teixeira de Sousa (APTS) has the capacity to work globally, as it benefits from its presence on these global networks. It has associated firms in more than 50 countries, including Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bolivia, Channel Islands, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, England, France, Germany, Greece, Kenya, India, Ireland, Isle of Man, Israel, Italy, Lichtenstein, Holland, Malta, Mexico, Norway, Panama, Peru, Poland, Romania, Russia, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, South Africa, Switzerland, Turkey, Ukraine, Uruguay, United States of America and Venezuela.
The firm also has corresponding law firms in Angola (Luanda), Cape Verde (Praia) and Mozambique (Maputo).
The firm and its partners are active members of several international networks and associations, including IBA (International Bar Association), EALA (European Air Law Association), UIA (Union Internationale des Avocats) and WJA (World Jurists Association). In 2007 APTS organized and sponsored the WJA conference on “Climate Change: Implications for the Rule of Law”, which was held in Lisbon.
The lawyers of APTS are fluent in Portuguese, English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.