Chairman of the Board of Directors: Carmo Sousa Machado
Managing Partner: Duarte de Athayde
Number of partners: 32
Number of lawyers: 200
Languages: English, French, German, Portuguese, Spanish
As the world changes and new challenges unexpectedly arise, people’s mindsets and the way business is conducted call for innovative, fast-adapting lawyers. Being able to adjust one’s perspective is as valuable as all the legal expertise one might have.
Abreu Advogados is the law firm set to provide legal advice in this changing society, working daily to ensure that new ideas are created for new industries, and new solutions are presented for new challenges. It’s this openness to embrace change that has sustained Abreu Advogados’ growth for more than 25 years.
As a full-service law firm with offices in Lisbon, Porto and Funchal, Abreu Advogados is amongst the largest law firms in Portugal. Its team is composed of more than 200 lawyers together with over 300 professionals.
Every year the firm is recognised in international legal rankings, having been recently distinguished as a highly commended firm and also as the law firm of the year 2020 for its partnership in Mozambique.
Every single professional at Abreu Advogados, from lawyers to management teams, is committed to taking a client-oriented approach to the solutions they offer, working in highly responsive teams, presenting business-oriented advice and cost-effective solutions. Abreu Advogados was the first law firm in Portugal to certify its quality management system under the European ISO 9001 standards.
Abreu Advogados continuously invests in multidisciplinary, borderless teams in order to tackle increasingly complex transactions, breaking down barriers and established models. It’s this ability to open discussions involving different legal practices and skillsets that allows Abreu Advogados to deliver a complete, efficient and comprehensive legal solution to each one of its clients.
Abreu Advogados’ international experience is a reflection of the international profile of its clients. Not only have its teams been chosen to partner with some of the most prestigious law firms in the world in cross border projects, but it has also invested heavily in its own international presence in Portuguese speaking countries, working closely with renowned local partners in Angola, Brazil, Cape Verde, China, Mozambique and East Timor.
Abreu Advogados is committed to setting the future in progress.
Main Areas of Practice:
■ Banking & Finance
■ Competition, Regulatory and EU
■ Corporate and M&A
■ Dispute Resolution
■ Distribution and Retail
■ Energy and Natural Resources
■ Information Technology
■ Insolvency and Restructuring
■ Intellectual Property
■ Litigation and Arbitration
■ Public and Environment
■ Real Estate
■ Transport and Shipping