SRS Advogados

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Firm Overview:

SRS Advogados is a full-service, multi-practice law firm advising clients on all aspects of domestic, as well as international law. The firm’s lawyers are focused on their clients’ business and have gained knowledge and experience advising large national and international corporate groups, financial institutions, as well as local and national authorities. Through the creation of SRS Global (Angola, Brazil, Macau, Malta, Mozambique, Portugal and Singapore), as well the creation of a strong network of international relationships with third parties, the firm aims to extend its experience, expertise and services globally so as to ensure that it can respond efficiently to complex issues with global implications.

Number of partners: 27

Number of assistants: 140

Languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Mandarin, Portuguese, Spanish


Main Areas of Practice:

Arbitration & Mediation: Administrative, civil and commercial, ICC, ICSID, tax.

Contacts: José Carlos Soares Machado, José Luís Moreira da Silva

Competition & EU:Complaints, investigations and dawn raids, compliance programmes, EU law, EU litigation, horizontal and vertical agreements, merger control, state aid.

Contact: Gonçalo Anastácio

Corporate & Commercial: Commercial contracts, corporate governance, startups, joint ventures.

Contacts: Octávio Castelo Paulo, Nuno Miguel Prata, Paulo Bandeira, Maria Paula Milheirão

Data Protection & Cybersecurity: Digital economy, e-privacy, GDPR.

Contact: Luís Neto Galvão

Dispute Resolution: Commercial and financial litigation, contractual and non-contractual liability, due diligence, professional liability, tax.

Contacts: José Carlos Soares Machado, Maria José de Tavares, Regina Santos Pereira, Carla Neves Matias e Natália Garcia Alves

Employment & Social Security: Collective bargaining and management of collective disputes, international assignments/secondments, corporate restructuring and transfer of undertakings, general employment advice, employment disputes, individual and collective termination of employment, legal and procedural due diligence.

Contacts: César Sá Esteves, Mariana Caldeira Sarávia, Ana Luísa Beirão, Cláudia Varela

Energy: Electricity, oil and gas, regulatory, renewables.

Contacts: Gonçalo Anastácio, José Luís Moreira da Silva

Environment: Impact assessments, liability, litigation.

Contact: José Luís Moreira da Silva

Finance: Asset management, banking, capital markets, corporate finance, derivatives, project finance, regulatory, securitisation.

Contacts: Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, William Smithson, Alexandra Valente

Immigration & Golden Visa: Citizenship, Golden Visa, immigration: visas and residence permits.

Contact: Raquel Cuba Martins

Insurance & Pensions: Life and non-life insurance contracts, mediation, pension funds, regulatory.

Contacts: César Sá Esteves, Françoise Le Quer

Intellectual Property: Advertising and franchising, domain names, software and internet, IP and copyright litigation, technology transfer.

Contacts: João Paulo Mioludo

Life Sciences & Healthcare: Biotech start-ups, seed-funding and financing, clinical trials, food supplements and cosmetics, health data protection and legal audits, human tissues, organs and cells, licensing, distribution, promotion, publicity and marketing, regulatory, compliance, pricing and reimbursements.

Contacts: César Sá Esteves, Ana Menéres

M&A:Acquisitions/divestments, due diligence, joint-ventures, LBO’s/MBI’s/MBO’s, privatisations, restructurings.

Contacts: Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, Octávio Castelo Paulo, William Smithson

Private Equity & Venture Capital: Due diligence, establishment and registration of venture capital funds and companies, fundraising, regulatory, structuring and implementation of investments and divestments.

Contacts: Alexandra Valente, Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira, Paulo Bandeira

Public Procurement:

Administrative dispute resolution, licensing, concessions and public procurement, PPP/PFI, regulatory, urban planning.

Contacts: José Luís Moreira da Silva, Alexandre Roque

Real Estate: Commercial and residential acquisitions, construction licensing, real estate finance, real estate funds, security packages, tourism and real estate projects.

Contact: Neuza Pereira de Campos

Startups: Business structuring and corporate governance, commercial contracts, licensing, development and distribution of softwar, public and private financing, spin-off operations, tax structuring and planning.

Contacts: Paulo Bandeira, Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira

Tax: Audits, compliance, corporate and personal tax structuring, due diligence, international/domestic tax planning, litigation and arbitration.

Contact: Mafalda Alves

TMT – Telecommunications, Media & Technology: Data protection and privacy, internet, media, regulatory, software.

Contacts: Luís Neto Galvão, Octávio Castelo Paulo

Transport & Shipping: Contracts, security and vessel registration, infrastructure management and public service contracts, maritime litigation and arrest of vessels, PPP/PFI, public licensing and tenders, public service obligations.

Contacts: José Luís Moreira da Silva, Alexandre Roque

White Collar Crime: Compliance, corporate crime audits, litigation.

Contact: Mafalda Alves

Key Contacts

Managing Partner: 

Pedro Rebelo de Sousa

Firm Rankings

Administrative & Public Law
Band 3


Banking & Finance
Band 2


Capital Markets
Band 2


Capital Markets: Debt
Band 2


Capital markets: Equity
Band 2


Band 1


Band 2


Data Protection
Band 2


Dispute Resolution
Band 2


Energy & Natural Resources
Band 2


Labour & Employment
Band 1

Life Sciences
Band 2


Band 3


Private Equity
Band 3


Band 2


Real Estate
Band 3


Restructuring & Insolvency
Band 3


Band 3


Band 1

Band 1



Ozempic medicine supply problem (in Portuguese)

Problema de abastecimento do medicamento Ozempic leva a que INFARMED desencadeia ações para colmatar falhas O INFARMED, na circular informativa nº 126/CD/100.20.200 de 25/10/2022 vem dar conhecimento que, devido a um aumento significativo da procura e em face à falta de resposta do fabricante com as quantidades necessárias para satisfazer a procura, o medicamento Ozempic […]

Lease Agreement Law no. 19/2022

Published on 21 October, Law no. 19/2022, that, to contain the impact of the existing inflation as a consequence of the existing context: (i) establishes the annual rent update coefficient for the several types of urban and rural lease agreements for the year of 2023; and (ii) creates an extraordinary support to the lease agreements. […]

Foreigners in National Territory

AMENDMENTS TO THE LEGAL REGIME OF ENTRY, STAY, EXIT AND REMOVAL OF FOREIGN NATIONALS FROM THE NATIONAL TERRITORY Law no. 18/2022, of August 25 (which entered into force on August 26, 2022) introduced the following amendments to the Legal Regime of Entry, Stay, Exit and Removal of Foreign Nationals from the National Territory (Law no. […]

Construction diploma that updates the values of the license class

Ordinance No. 212/2022, of August 23, was published, a diploma that updates the values of the license classes. Object According to Law No. 41/2015 of June 3, (Legal regime applicable to the exercise of the construction activity), the qualifications in the various categories and subcategories contained in the permits of the construction companies are assigned […]

Employment Law podcast, part 2

The second episode of Travers Smith’s Employment Law podcast with Maria de Lancastre Valente is now available NEWS  JULY 29, 2022 The second episode Travers Smith’s international employment law podcast series focusing on Portugal has just been released. In this episode, Partner Sian Keall and Senior Counsel Ailie Murray continue the conversation with Employment Partner, […]

International employment law, part 1

Maria de Lancastre Valente participated in Travers Smith’s podcast on international employment law Maria de Lancastre Valente, Partner at SRS Advogados, participated in the first of a series of three episodes of Travers Smith Employment and Bussines Immigrstion international employment law podcast. At Travers’ Smith invitation, Maria Lancastre Valente spoke with Sian Keall, Partner, and […]

REPOWER EU initiative in the UNIO

Nuno Calaim Lourenço and Maria Barros Silva wrote an academic article on the REPOWER EU initiative in the UNIO – EU LAW Journal Nuno Calaim Lourenço, Associate Manager at SRS Advogados and Maria Barros Silva, Associate at SRS Advogados, are co-authors of an academic article in UNIO – EU LAW Journal, published by the Universidade […]

“Real Estate: The new investment trends”.

Neuza Pereira de Campos, Partner at SRS Advogados, spoke at the Advocatus Summit, with the topic: “Real Estate: the new investment trends”. The other speakers were Leonardo Peres, Managing Director of M7 Real Estate and Nuno Nunes, Senior Director of CBRE. Read more

National Anti-Corruption Mechanism (“MENAC”)

On December 9th 2021, the Decree-Law No. 109-E/2021 was published, whose effects will only be reflected in the Portuguese legal system from its entry into force – June 9th 2022. This Law, which creates the National Anti-Corruption Mechanism (“MENAC”) and approves the General Regime for the Prevention of Corruption (“RGPC”), aims to act in advance: […]

Withholding Tax on Dividends Paid to Non-Resident Collective Investment Undertakings

PORTUGAL IN BREACH OF THE FREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITAL PROVIDED FOR IN THE TREATY ON THE FUNCTIONING OF THE EUROPEAN UNION The European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled, in the case AllianzGI-Fonds AEVN (C-545/19), following a request for preliminary ruling from the Tax Arbitration Court in Portugal, that article 22 of the Tax Benefits Statute […]

Press Releases

SRS Legal: Advised Silicolife on Securing 9.8M Euro Investment

SRS Legal advised Silicolife on obtaining a Series A investment round, subscribed by the Portuguese fund Bluecrow, in the amount of 9.8 million euros. The SRS Legal team involved in this process included Paulo Bandeira (Partner) and Solange Fernandes (Associate). SilicoLife is a startup based in Braga with research labs on the campus of the […]

03 Jan 2023
SRS Legal: Advised The Coca-Cola Company on the acquisition of certain trademarks from the Refriango Group in Angola

SRS Legal advised The Coca-Cola Company on the acquisition, from the Refriango Group (one of the leading players in the beverages market in Angola), of certain trademarks and other intangible assets required for the production and sale of a vast portfolio of non-alcoholic beverages in Angola. The legal advice, provided in the field of competition […]

03 Jan 2023
SRS Legal advises private equity firm Gyrus Capital on the purchase of technology group KSR

“SRS Legal advised Gyrus Capital, one of the leading Swiss Private Equity fund managers, in the acquisition of the KSR Group (including the Portuguese subsidiary KSR) and the Xcability Group (including the Portuguese subsidiary Xcability).” “The office led by Pedro Rebelo de Sousa also provided legal advice on the negotiation of various agreements and transaction documents, such […]

29 Nov 2022
SRS Legal advised Gyrus Capital on the acquisition of KSR Group and Xcability Group

SRS LEGAL ASSESSORA GYRUS CAPITAL IN THE ACQUISITION OF KSR GROUP SRS Legal advised Gyrus Capital, one of the leading Swiss private equity fund managers, on the acquisition of KSR Group (including Portuguese subsidiary KSR S.A.) and Xcability Group (including Portuguese subsidiary Xcability S.A.). KSR and Xcability are international leaders in IT services and consulting […]

28 Nov 2022
SRS Celebrates 30 Years with Rebranding

On 12 October, the event to celebrate the 30th anniversary of SRS took place at Convento do Beato, in Lisbon. In addition to marking the “round date”, the event also included a first-hand presentation to the public of the elements that mark the rebranding of the firm, transforming it into SRS Legal, under the motto About […]

07 Nov 2022
SRS Advogados starts a new trainee programme

A new trainee programme at SRS Advogados begins today. Our trainees will work in specific departments at SRS Advogados, where they will specialise and create synergies. The objectives of this internship include the complementation of academic learning with the knowledge acquired in day-to-day practice; familiarisation with working in a professional environment, individually, in a team […]

03 Oct 2022
SRS Advogados hires Milène Zorrón as Head of Compliance and Head of German Desk

SRS Advogados has just hired Milène Zorrón to strengthen its Compliance area, as well as to take responsibility for the firm’s German Desk, as Managing Associate. She will also take on the role of Lead Analytical Analyst. Milène Zorrón was previously with Deutsche Bank in Berlin as Assistant Vice President, as well as Team Head for Anti-Financial Crime, […]

01 Sep 2022
SRS Advogados appoints new Board of Directors, Advisory Committee and promotes two equity partners

On 15 July in its General Assembly, SRS Advogados elected the new Board of Directors for the 2022-2024 mandate, chaired by Pedro Rebelo de Sousa and comprising Partners Alexandre Roque, César Sá Esteves, Gonçalo Anastácio, José Jácome, José Luís Moreira da Silva, Maria José Tavares, Octávio Castelo Paulo and the Managing Director Paula Ferreira Borges. […]

01 Sep 2022
SRS Advogados Advised Fidelidade’s Acquisition of Yotel Porto

SRS Advogados has advised Fidelidade – Sociedade Gestora de Organismos de Investimento Coletivo, S.A. in its recent acquisition of Yotel, a hotel in Porto, Portugal. The operation was done through the Real Estate Fund IMOFID, held by Fidelidade (49%) and other major Portuguese corporate investors. The total amount of the deal was of 28.267.731,94 euros. […]

25 Jul 2022
SRS Advogados: André Alfar Rodrigues launches and presides over Ex Libris

André Alfar Rodrigues, lawyer at SRS Advogados, has just launched Ex Libris – an electronic legal magazine. The publication, in which André Alfar Rodrigues acts as President of the Executive Board and Scientific Advisor, will be freely accessible on a quarterly basis as part of the global open source movement. It opts for the use […]

28 Jun 2022
SRS Advogados: Promotes 12 Lawyers

MAY 31, 2022 SRS Advogados promoted 12 of its lawyers as part of the firm’s commitment to younger generations. Marco Garrinhas (Corporate & Finance) and Pedro Pinto Melo (Dispute Resolution) were promoted to Managing Associate. Ana Margarida Henriques (Employment), João Filipe Graça (Public), José Pinto Santos (Real Estate), Rita Yen (Corporate & Finance), Solange Fernandes […]

01 Jun 2022
SRS Advogados Welcomes New Ukrainian Corporate & Finance Lawyer

Ukranian Lawyer, Galina Bastieieva, recently joined SRS Advogados as a Foreign Lawyer in the Corporate & Finance Department to assist, inter alia, with advice to Ukranian companies and individual clients. Galina Bastieieva has a Bachelor of Law from the Donetsk Institute of Management and a Master of Law from the Kyiv University of Law. She […]

04 May 2022
SRS Advogados: Carla Neves Matias recognised as “TOP 50 Women in the Iberian Legal Sector”

Carla Neves Matias recognised as “TOP 50 Women in the Iberian Legal Sector” Partner at SRS Advogados Carla Neves Matias was recognised as one of the TOP 50 Women in the Iberian Legal Sector (InspiraLAw’s – Diversity & Inclusion) by Iberian Lawyer. In the private practice sphere, Carla Neves Matias is the lawyer that has […]

03 May 2022
SRS Advogados: Clikalia Opens Its Doors in Portugal

A team from SRS Advogados led by Partner William Smithson has advised Clikalia on their entry into the Portuguese market. As William Smithson explains, “SRS is a leader in advising venture capital/startups and it is exciting to work alongside dynamic companies like Clikalia and help them start up and develop activities in Portugal”. Founded in […]

03 May 2022
SRS Advogados has Advised Basinnov in its Recent Investment in Targtex

SRS Advogados has assisted Basinnov (Laboratórios Basi – FHC group) in its recent €2M investment in Targtex. Targtex is a start-up company that develops a new local therapy for the treatment of Glioblastoma (GBM), brain cancer. SRS Advogados team was led by Paulo Bandeira (Partner – Startups & Venture Capital), Ana Menéres (Partner, Life Sciences) […]

28 Feb 2022
SRS Advogados is assisting the private shareholders of Vidraria Mortágua in its M&A transaction with Oxy Capital

SRS Advogados is assisting the private shareholders of Vidraria Mortágua in its M&A transaction with Oxy Capital. The transaction is ongoing, and the value is confidential. SRS Advogados team is led by Paulo Bandeira (Partner).

29 Dec 2021
Portugal: SRS Advogados Advises on Sale of Luxclusif to Farfetch

SRS Advogados advised the shareholders of Luxclusif on the sale to Farfetch. The team at SRS Advogados which advised the shareholders of Luxclusif was led by Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira (Partner, Private Equity & Venture Capital) and included Solange Fernandes (Associate) and Mariana Azevedo Mendes (Associate). Luxclusif is a technology company founded in 2013 which provides […]

29 Dec 2021

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