Archive for May, 2019


NEWCO Founding Partner awarded Portuguese Bar Association Medal of Honour

In on May 21, 2019 by NEWCO

Fundador NEWCO

Renowned Madeiran lawyer and NEWCO founding partner Paulo Gouveia e Silva has this week been awarded the Portuguese Bar Association’s Medal of Honour at a commemorative ceremony to mark National Lawyers’ Day, held in Santarém.

The Portuguese Bar Association’s Medal of Honour distinguishes lawyers who, through merit, conduct and professional practice, have contributed significantly towards the dignity and prestige of the legal profession, or who, through the Portuguese Bar Association, in particular within its framework, have contributed significantly to the reinforcement and prestige of the Bar, as well as to distinguish national and foreign citizens who have provided relevant services in the defence of the rule of law or advocacy.

Paulo Gouveia e Silva holds a degree in Law from Coimbra University’s Faculty of Law. He was Deputy Public Prosecutor in Ponta do Sol and Sintra; the Officer Responsible for Records and Public Notary even before the 25 April Revolution in 1974, and had his own practice. 

In 1992 he founded SMS -Advogados, which in 2009 merged with Abreu Advogados, of which he became a partner.

He has been a member of the Advisory Board of Abreu Advogados since 2014.

He is also a member of the Union Internationale des Avocats (UIA), a member of “Eurojuris Portugal” – part of “Eurojuris International”, and a speaker in seminars and author of articles published in UIA Congresses.

During the ceremony, which took place at the São Francisco Convent in Santarém, Paulo Gouveia e Silva also received the Commemorative Medal of 50 years’ enrolment in the Bar Association.

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NEWCO receives “SME Excellence 2018” award

In on May 3, 2019 by NEWCO

NEWCO excelência 2018

After being awarded as SME Leader for several years, NEWCO has now won the award for “SME Excellence 2018”, granted by the Institute Supporting Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises and Innovation (IAPMEI) to the group of small to medium sized companies that evidence the best annual performance standards.

NEWCO PME Excelência 2018The SME Leader distinction is a seal of approval for companies, attributed by IAPMEI in partnership with Turismo de Portugal (the Portuguese Tourist Board) and a group of partner banks. The aim is to honour the merit of Portuguese SMEs that distinguish themselves through top level performance, based on a series of demanding criteria related to economic indicators and the highest rating grades.

This award has distinguished NEWCO’s rigorous and innovative management, together with the quality of its economic performance and underlying risk profile.

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