Global Excellence 2021

Acquisition International - Global Excellence 2021 133 18 Acquisition International - Issue 4 2021 RSA LP Goes Global eadquartered in Lisbon and positioned in key cities across Portugal, Africa, and South America, RSA LLP is a multidisciplinary legal firm that serves national and international clients within financial and economic industries. Those clients are predominantly within the national territory or a part of the international group connected by the Network of Portuguese-Speaking Legal Services (Rede de Serviços de Advocacia de Língua Portuguesa). Established in 1997 as Raposo Subtil e Associados (RSA), the legal firm has since consolidated its global model for providing legal services across multiple jurisdictions, building strong relationships with a worldwide network of partners and clients. The international model that was developed by RSA was subsumed into the firm in 2019 as part of a major rebranding that saw RSA become RSALP. The exciting step in the firm’s development paid tribute to the close connections it had built through its proprietary network of legal services and the thriving activity it had consequently ignited between Portuguese-speaking regions. Thanks to its broad team comprised of experienced and specialist legal professionals, RSA-LP is able to serve within various practice areas, meeting the diverse and unique needs of its many clients. The firm deals in three core areas: Real Estate and Investment Vehicles, in which it specialises in investment operations, including the legal auditing of real estate assets, advice on complex real estate operations such as tourism projects, advice on urban construction and rehabilitation projects, and consultancy on Finance Project operations; International Trade and Financing, which handles international law pertaining to a variety of investment, economic and financial projects, and representation of individuals and parties within the scope of financial transactions; and Corporate and Governance, which offers specialist legal consultancy services for national and international businesses. With a teamof legal professionals and finance experts at its helm, RSALP has established itself as a leading provider of specialist services that range from litigation to insurance, real estate management to intellectual property, debt recovery to employment and social welfare. Clients from Mozambique to Madeira are in safe, experienced hands when they work with RSA-LP. In June 2020, RSA-LP extended its network even further when it joined Nextlaw Referral Network, the largest legal network of its kind in the world that connects more than 650 member firms and 30,000 lawyers across more than 200 countries. Created by Dentons, one of the world’s largest multi-national law firms, Nextlaw is free to join and carries out a rigorous screening process of all its members. As such, lawyers across the globe are able to rely on Nextlaw to source the H Best Public Litigation & Arbitration Firm 2021 – Portugal Creator of the internationally reaching Network of Portuguese-Speaking Legal Services, RSA LP has had its ambitions set on global expansion since its inception. Now, as the multidisciplinary legal firm joins the world’s largest legal network, Nextlaw, that vision is coming to fruition. We take a closer look as RSA LP moves into the next phase of its evolution. Feb21231 legal counsel of the most-esteemed lawyers from member firms of exceptional quality, to support them in their own operations. It is a significant step forwards for RSA LP, which is now able to connect clients across all jurisdictions with the best of the world’s legal professionals, without being limited by the geography of its own offices. “We can build on our trusted relationships with our clients by putting the full resources of the global, legal powerhouse at their disposal,” says Pedro Gonçalves Paes, RSA LP’s partner. Now, having moved into this next exciting phase of its global expansion and as the firm nears twenty-five years of operation, RSA LP has much to celebrate. Its successes are only enhanced by its recognition as the Best Public Litigation & Arbitration Firm 2021 of Portugal at the AI 2021 Global Excellence Awards, which will certainly propel RSA LP onwards and upwards to further success in the years ahead. Contact: Paulo Sebastiao Company: RSA LLP Web Address: “We can build on our trusted relationships with our clients by putting the full resources of the global, legal powerhouse at their disposal,” says Pedro Gonçalves Paes, RSA LP’s partner.