Acquisition International - 2019 Legal Awards 29 AAMM - Abecasis, Moura Marques & Associados Best Public Law Firm 2019 - Portugal to achieving results, which transpire into their daily work. Bringing the interview to a close, Paulo signs off by revealing what the future has in store for the firm, touching on their plans to increase their presence within the market in the years to come. “Looking ahead to what the future holds, we hope to expand in the domestic market, as well as increase our position in the international markets, focusing in particularly on Portuguese-speaking countries. Ultimately, working within this industry is rewarding, especially when you have that sense of achievement when a solution you have proposed leads to the results envisaged by the client. A feeling we hope to continue achieving going forward.” Abecasis, Moura Marques & Associados (AAMM) provides legal advice and representation in Portugal, as well as supporting clients in international markets where they operate. Recently, we caught up with AAMM’s Founding Partner, Paulo Marques who provided us with further insight into one of the best public law firms in Portugal for 2019. stablished in 2012, AAMM acts in several fields of law, with a special interest in public law, public litigation, arbitration and public procurement. These are the firm’s key fields of expertise, and ones in which they are best known as experts in those areas in the Portuguese markets. Today, many of the clients the firm works alongside come from a vast range of industries, which includes life sciences, tourism, construction, aviation, water – even government and local government bodies. Whilst on the topic of clients, Paulo begins by informing us about the team’s approach to working alongside clients, and how they ensure that they not only meet the requirements that have been set, but also exceed their expectations. “At AAMM, we have a strong belief in the need to deeply understand the clients’ business environment and industry, as a tool to be able to fully comprehend the relevant approaches to their needs and obtain the best possible results. That implies listening to clients’ thoughts, tailoring the legal means to their goals to be achieved through our intervention. We usually sum this idea as the need to ‘know the client’.” From the beginning, the team at AAMM have believed that having a strong legal background is a vital quality for the success of any lawyer, enabling them to learn more throughout their career, whilst using their initiative to develop new strategies and explore all opportunities provided by the law. At AAMM, the firm are fortunate to be supported by a plethora of experienced, innovative and hard-working individuals who work tirelessly to help reach the practice’s goal, as Paulo explains. “It is no secret that we have been consistently attracting some of the most brilliant young lawyers who are fresh out of university. In addition to this, we are also advocates of the concept a lawyer takes many years in the making, and therefore we tend to develop lawyers that start their career with us to in order for them to be able to climb the ranks inside the office.” Fundamentally, the AAMM team strongly believe that part of their advantage in the industry is due to two key factors. The first being their fighting spirit in court, which is recognised by their track record of wins, and the second factor is that the team will go the extra mile for clients, not being afraid to create and try innovative approaches. Although AAMM is a fairly young law firm, the team are truly devoted E Contact: Paulo Marques Company: AAMM - Abecasis, Moura Marques & Associados Address: Praca Duque de Saldanha 1, Atrium Saldanha, 8 E Telephone: +351 211 940 538 Web Address: www.aamm.pt “At AAMM, we have a strong belief in the need to deeply understand the clients’ business environment and industry, as a tool to be able to fully comprehend the relevant approaches to their needs and obtain the best possible results. That implies listening to clients’ thoughts, tailoring the legal means to their goals to be achieved through our intervention.