Valadas Coriel & Associados (“VCA”) has just announced that, following the strategic cooperation agreement signed a few days ago between Grimaldi Alliance and Yingke, China’s largest law firm, it will be able to promote direct access for its clients to the complex Chinese and South Asian market, while assuming responsibility to represent Yingke’s clients in Portugal in their investment operations.

For João Valadas Coriel, Managing Partner of VCA: “We joined the Grimaldi Alliance 2 years ago, absolutely convinced that this step would not only be of great importance in our internationalisation process, but would certainly bring great advantages to our clients. We were not wrong!” And he adds: “The Chinese and South Asian market is a very attractive and growing market, but it is also a very complex one. For these reasons, being able to benefit locally from the assistance of a company with the size and reputation of Yingke, as a result of the agreement now established with the Grimaldi Alliance, is a real privilege!” João Valadas Coriel concludes: “Over the years, China has proved to be a very important commercial partner for Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking countries. Therefore, we feel honoured to be able to support Yingke’s clients in Portugal and to serve as a ‘bridge’, whenever justified, to other geographies, namely Africa.

Yingke is the largest law firm operating in the Asia-Pacific region. Present in 83 countries, it has a network of 103 offices in mainland China, where more than 12 thousand lawyers work.

Grimaldi Alliance is an international network of law firms, founded by the Italian firm Grimaldi Studio Legale. It is present in 43 countries around the world. Grimaldi Studio Legale has its own offices in Milan, Rome, Bari, Parma, Naples, Verona, Turin, London, Brussels, New York and Lugano.

Founded in 2001, Valadas Coriel & Associados advises national and international clients, with a special focus on corporate, real estate, litigation, employment, tax and maritime law. It counts with the collaboration of more than twenty lawyers.