The Firm

Coelho Ribeiro & Associados (CRA) was founded in 1986 on the principles of:

  • Consistent quality and effectiveness;
  • Strict adherence to the professional code of ethics and the rules on conflicts of interest;
  • The fundamental relation of trust and confidentiality, which distinguishes the legal services it provides from other consultancy services.

CRA thus seeks to offer a consistently high level of service to its clients.

CRA supports the development and success of its clients by combining its legal services with a scrupulous regard for professional ethics.

Our client’s interests demand:

  • Constant contact with informed legal counsel;
  • A personalised relationship;
  • Individual attention on a case-by-case basis;
  • A quick, efficient and in-depth response;
  • A detailed knowledge of the client’s business and affairs.

CRA working methods are based upon:

  • Team-work involving a partner of the firm collaborating with the client in a consistent exchange of information and opinions;
  • The assignment of a partner to each client, to ensure a close working relationship in order to identify and meet the client’s needs;
  • A continual investment in, and application of, new technology, offering each lawyer access to the most reputable databases on a European and world-wide level;
  • The on-going training of our lawyers.

Team-work allows the optimization of the quality and rapidity of the services provided.

CRA is committed to providing a high-quality service that represents value for money. To achieve this we invest time in gaining a thorough understanding of each client’s business and developing close working relationships enables us to put forward relevant ideas and advice and to identify and resolve issues efficiently.

CRA has the corporate policy and approach toward clients to offer effective and practical legal services at reasonable prices.

CRA fees are always established by prior agreement with the client. We also strive for cost efficiency and transparency in our billing procedures.

CRA fees may be calculated on an hourly basis, taking into account the complexity of the work, or a flat-rate basis. This depends on the case in question, the amount and regularity of the work and the client’s best interests.