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Sofia is Partner and founding member of Sofia Galvão Advogados, a boutique, Portugal based Territory Law firm. She has a vast experience in all matters concerning Territory, namely Land and Maritime Spatial Planning, Real Estate, Tourism, Environment, EU Funds, Construction, Ports, Public Procurement and Administrative Concessions.


Partner at Sofia Galvão Advogados since April 2014. Previously, Partner at PLMJ, Sérvulo Correia & Associados and Vieira de Almeida & Associados. Secretary of State for Public Administration and Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in the 16th Constitutional Government. Legislative work in regimes that structure the Portuguese Planning Law, from 1998 to present. Former President of Ad Urban (Association for Planning and Construction Law).

Professional Memberships

Portuguese Bar Association


Books, articles and international and national press releases.


Graduated from the School of Law at University of Lisbon, where she received her Master's in Legal Sciences. Taught as assistant professor, maintaining collaboration as lecturer in post-graduate studies. Speaker at various conferences. Renowned Lawyer, being named by Best Lawyers, 2013-2014, 2016-2017 (Real Estate and Planning-Portuguese Lawyer of the Year), Chambers Europe, 2014 to 2018 (Planning-StarIndividual- andReal Estate), The Legal 500, 2014 to 2018 (Planning-Leading Individual- and Real Estate). Speaks English and French.