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Abreu Advogados

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Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto

Guilherme Santos Silva

Work +351 21 723 1800
Abreu Advogados

Work Department

Litigation (Civil and Commercial Litigation and Arbitration); Corporate and Commercial Law (Telecommunications; Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring; Maritime Law and Transportation), Public Law and Environmental Law (Energy and Natural Resources).




Partner with Abreu Advogados since 2004; Co-head of the Angolan Desk of Abreu Advogados, having worked on several matters involving Angolan legislation, particularly on the Energy and Natural Resources, Private Investment and the Commercial and Corporate sectors; Assistant Professor of Law at the Moderna University Law School in Lisbon from the academic years of 1992/1993 to 2007/2008; Associate Lawyer with Abreu Advogados (2002-2004); Associate Lawyer with Avillez Pereira & Associados (1994-2002); Trainee Lawyer with Luiz Gomes, Avillez Pereira & Associados (at the end of 1992) and consequently Trainee Lawyer with Avillez Pereira & Associados (1993); Foreign lawyer internship at the Law Firm Stagnetto & Co, in Gibraltar (UK) (1992); Author and co-author of several publications and speaker at several national and international events.


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Portugal Bar Society; Associação Lex Maris Portugal (Portuguese Maritime Law Association); International Bar Association.


Law Degree, Portuguese Catholic University Law School (1991); Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Society in 1994.


Foreign firms

Within: Foreign firms

Abreu Advogados has established itself as a key player in the Angola market, having been active in the country for over a decade in association with local firm FBL Advogados. It is particularly notable for its banking and finance and energy practices, where clients include financial institutions and corporate clients both within and outside of Angola. The firm also provides services to Asian investors and entrepreneurs through its dedicated Asia desk. Lisbon-based partners Fernando Veiga Gomes, Guilherme Santos Silva and José Eduardo Martins are key names.

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Dispute resolution

Within: Dispute resolution

Abreu Advogados' team is valued for ‘analysing the process at every stage’ and ‘helping to define and implement the strategies and tactics needed’. It covers the full range of disputes and counts some household names among its clients. Guilherme Santos Silva comes in for praise. Alexandra Nascimento Correia and Francisco Patrício are also recommended.

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Within: Transport

Attentive and client-oriented’, Abreu Advogados' team handles both shipping and aviation matters. Recent shipping work included multiparty litigation, financing, acquisition and registration of a vessel, and a shipbuilding contract. Guilherme Santos Silva and Francisco Patrício jointly head the practice. Manuel Santos Vítor was a new arrival from PLMJ.

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