A glimpse of our history:

2016

We are still building our history

2015

MGRA’s second office in the Azores is launched in Pico Island, providing services throughout the Central Group and Western Region (the islands of Pico, Faial, São Jorge, Graciosa and Terceira, as well as in Flores and Corvo) MGRA is the law firm with the largest network of offices in Portugal MGRA keeps being internationally recognized, named and honored in all its practice areas. We highlight, among others, “Full Service Law Firm of the Year” (Lawyers World Country Awards 2015); “Law Firm of the Year” (LegalComprehensive Golden Global Awards 2015); “Cross Border Law Firm of the Year” (ACQ Magazine Global Awards 2015) MGRA strengthens its international customer base, located across 5 continents MGRA redefined its corporate image and increased and renewed its Internet presence

2014

10 years of MGRA: our history is made with hundreds of active clients, enthusiastic staff and new ever-present markets Seminar dedicated to the French speaking market under the title: “Le Règime Fiscal des Retraités qui S’Installent au Portugal” Creation of the French Desk and of the Suisse Desk China Desk is created German Desk is created

2013

Launch of MGRA’s new office in Viseu. MGRA is now the only law firm with presence from North to South of Portugal, including the Islands. Promoter of several conference cycles and its professionals are speakers in various events MGRA provides counsel in the training of the first public private partnerships in Mozambique España Desk is created

2012

MGRA is distinguished with a wide collection of awards and recognitions for its activities MGRA changes its headquarters to Duque de Saldanha Square, Lisbon’s economical and financial heart MGRA becomes partner with several Social Solidarity Institutions MGRA is hired to advise big operations in Portugal and Africa MGRA’s US and UK Desks are created

2011

MGRA’s new office is unveiled in Ponta Delgada, the administrative capital of the Autonomous Region of the Azores Relevant partnerships with Portuguese speaking countries Law Firms are established 1st edition of the monthly MGRA’s “E-Legal Newsletter” publication MGRA hosts the biggest International Lawyer’s Network Meeting in Lisbon MGRA represents (in Portugal and overseas) several of multinational companies, being distinguished internationally by the services it provided

2010

MGRA’s office in the centre of Faro, Algarve, is launched “Business sense above all else” – a client’s perspective quoted from Legal500 Chambers recommends MGRA in the Maritime Transport Industry Creation of MGRA Desks for all Portuguese speaking countries

2009

Mozambique Desk is created MGRA’s library is created Creation of work groups dedicated to Environment, Energy and Oil & Gas MGRA is distinguished and recommended by Chambers and by Legal500 MGRA’s Corporate Department is complimented by Clients due to its “experience in the securitization area” and is described as a “very confident and cautious firm, analysing the issues at hand from all perspectives and anticipating risks” – Chambers

2008

Exclusive partnership with the global network First Law International, present in 70 jurisdictions “MGRA Tax Department leader wins praise for his intelligence and clarity” –  Chambers Europe MGRA enters the Public and Transport industries, by advising the implementation of the integrated ticket system of Lisbon’s urban area transportation companies MGRA is present in all key international yearbooks and legal guides with several Clients’ honourable references

2007

MGRA exceeds the 100 clients mark and employs 30 professionals Branches into the 3rd floor of the headquarters’ building, occupying all 3 floors MGRA advises SMEs and multinational companies in the various areas of their activities MGRA broadens the variety of industries and specialized teams MGRA develops the practice in Civil Construction, Real Estate and Tourism industries

2006

Legal500 distinguishes MGRA for the 1st time in Banking, Financial, Capital Markets, Corporate, Tax and Telecommunications Law MGRA is involved in the biggest businesses of the year in Portugal Chambers & Partners distinguishes MGRA for the 1st time in Corporate and Tax Law Occupies the 2nd floor of the headquarters’ building with over 20 professionals

2005

Exclusive coalition with the ILN – International Lawyers Network with over 100 offices, present in 67 countries International projection after dealing with the first big multinational Clients [Fortune 500] Formation of multiple sector based teams Creation of the E-Legal brand

2004

Opening year: Activities’ starting point with founding partners and some additional professionals MGRA launches its 1st office established on the 1st floor of a building in the Lisbon’s financial centre Prioritizing the areas of practice

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