The Master in Law & Management offers the best scientific background and an unparalleled connection to professional practice, based on partnerships established with FLAD and first-tier law firms and companies.
Partner institutions of this Master’s help the coordinators prepare and constantly develop the cases to be solved across all the programme courses, in both Law and Management.
In addition, lawyers and managers from these institutions take part as guests in classes taught by FDUL and ISEG Professors to share their experience and practical perspectives on the problems under discussion.
Some of these institutions also offer prizes and traineeshipsto the best students each year.
Focusing on four major areas – Science and Technology, Education, Art and Culture and Transatlantic Relations – FLAD wants to pave the way for Portuguese scientific, academic and artistic potential, strengthen the Portuguese-American community and bring people and institutions closer together from the two sides of the Atlantic.
In addition to FLAD, partnerships are being developed directly with law firms and leading companies. The partners of these work with the coordination team of the Master’s degree to formulate case studies to be analysed during lectures, to design specific events, and to promote professional opportunities.
CS’Associados has defined several principles to guide its lawyers’ professional activity, particularly focusing on their relationship with the firm’s clients. Among those guiding principles are the strict analysis of conflicts of interest; a ratio of associates to partners lower than 3 to 1; and the homogeneity in the quality of the legal advice provided to clients by partners and associates.
“It is with great pleasure that CS’Associados joins this project combining Law and Management. We believe that the FDUL & ISEG Master’s will play a very important role in the training and preparation of lawyers to meet the challenges of the market.”
Cuatrecasas has successfully appeared in the Most Innovative Law Firms ranking since 2008, and in 2018 and 2019 won the “Most Innovative Law Firm in Continental Europe” award. In 2020, The Lawyer granted the “Law Firm of the Year: Iberia” award.
Cuatrecasas lawyers teach in areas of their specialization at the most prestigious Portuguese universities. Cuatrecasas has a long and fruitful connection to FDUL: Professor André Gonçalves Pereira, one of the founders of the company that is today Cuatrecasas, graduated and received a doctorate from this institution, and was a full professor of international public law, as well as the author of texts that are still studied today; in addition, there are numerous FDUL alumni among previous and current Cuatrecasas associates and partners.
“The innovative Master in Law & Management meets an ever increasing interdisciplinarity and scientific training of excellence that Cuatrecasas recommends for its lawyers. The association of Cuatrecasas with two higher education institutions of reference is a natural one based on the assumption that talent is the greatest asset a law firm can have.”
Morais Leitão, Galvão Teles, Soares da Silva & Associados
Morais Leitão works permanently with a wide range of national and international clients, operating in different geographies. Above all, the firm defends its customers’ interests in line with its code of ethics and permanent attention to detail. Morais Leitão takes pride in presenting forward-thinking solutions to its clients’ problems; solutions with a reputation for delivering thoughtful advice often by unexpected but rigorous means. The firm permanently invests in state-of-the art technical tools to deliver the best client care and to work in a smooth and efficient way with its clients.
Morais Leitão is proud to be known as an institution and simultaneously a community that stands for respect for others and for a policy of talent promotion. Its culture of institutional and social responsibility is reflected not only in the services provided and the relationship with both its clients and suppliers but mostly in its daily work environment, as a firm certified as a Family Responsible Organisation.
In 2001 Morais Leitão was admitted to Lex Mundi, the world’s leading association of independent law firms, as exclusive member for Portugal. The permanent collaboration and contact with other top-ranked law firms allow it to take part in the most challenging transactions and dispute resolutions across borders.
“Morais Leitão is proud to partner with the Master in Law and Management, an innovative programme jointly created by the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and ISEG – Lisbon School of Economics & Management. Morais Leitão believes this project will provide key skills for the lawyer of the future.”
Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho
The firm has almost 600 lawyers working in 12 different offices located in the most important financial centres in Europe, the Americas and Asia. It is also part of the first ever major Ibero-American law firm, Philippi, Prietocarrizosa, Ferrero DU & Uría.
Uría Menéndez is there for its clients across the globe through its close ties with prestigious local firms. In addition, through its network of best friends in Europe, the firm is able to create cross-firm teams with leading firms from Germany (Hengeler Mueller), France (Bredin Prat), Italy (BonelliErede), the Netherlands (De Brauw Blackstone Westbroek) and the United Kingdom (Slaughter and May). Uría Menéndez is also a member of renowned international networks such as Lex Mundi.
Uría Menéndez enthusiastically supports the Master in Law & Management for “bringing together two institutions of reference in the creation of a product that is increasingly necessary and essential in the training of our jurists”.
Vieira de Almeida & Associados
Vieira de Almeida (VdA) is a leading international law firm with more than 40 years of history, recognised for its impressive track record and innovative approach in corporate legal services. The excellence of its highly specialised legal services, covering several industries and practice areas, enables VdA to overcome the increasingly complex challenges faced by its clients.
VdA offers robust solutions grounded in consistent standards of excellence, ethics and professionalism. Recognition of the excellence of our work is shared by the entire team, as well as among clients and stakeholders, and is acknowledged by leading professional associations, legal publications and academic entities.
VdA has been consistently recognised for its outstanding and innovative services, having received the most prestigious international accolades and awards of the legal industry.
Through the VdA Legal Partners network, clients have access to 7 jurisdictions, with broad sectoral coverage in Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa, and also Timor-Leste.
The network covers the following countries: Angola, Cape Verde, Equatorial Guinea, Mozambique, Portugal, São Tome and Principe, Timor-Leste.