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Abreu Advogados

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Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto

Francisco Patrício

Work +351 21 723 1800
Abreu Advogados

Work Department

Corporate and Commercial Law (Insolvency and Corporate Restructuring), Litigation (Civil Litigation, Commercial Litigation), Real Estate Law.




Partner with Abreu Advogados since 2011; Associate Lawyer with Abreu Advogados (2006-2011); Associate Lawyer with Xavier, Bernardes, Bragança & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados (1999-2005); Trainee Lawyer with Sousa Machado, Ferreira da Costa e Associados – Sociedade de Advogados (1997-1998).


Portuguese, English, Spanish and French.


Member of the International Bar Association (IBA); Member of the Portuguese Fiscal Association (AFP); Member of the National Association of Young Businessman (ANJE); Member of the Portuguese-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Member of the Portuguese-Spanish Chamber of Commerce and Industry; Member of INSOL Europe and INSOL International.


Law Degree, International University Law School (1997); Postgraduate studies on Internet, Property Rights and E-Commerce, University of Lisbon Law School (2001); Postgraduate studies on Juridical Sciences, Litigation and Enterprises Consultancy, Portuguese Catholic University Law School (1999); Registered with the Portuguese Bar Association.


Tennis, shooting, running and music.


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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Insolvency and restructuring

Within: Insolvency and restructuring

Abreu Advogados combines ‘high professionalism with understanding of personal matters’ and is especially active in the real estate funds sector. It is assisting 321 Crédito in a revitalisation process of a port development company under a merger of several companies as a form of consolidation and debt restructuring. Parvalorem also counts among the team's clients. Practice head Francisco Patrício and associates Renata Silva Alves and Gonçalo Delicado ‘try to look at the business as a whole’ and ‘always search for the most appropriate solution’.

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Real estate and construction

Within: Real estate and construction

Abreu Advogados' team ‘goes the extra mile’ for its clients. The outfit assisted Ceetrus with the acquisition of two shopping centres and a retail park from Blackstone, and Mercedes-Benz with the development of a digital innovation centre in Lisbon. Patrícia Viana is 'outstanding'; Francisco Patrício is highly recommended, as are Oporto-based Rui Peixoto Duarte and senior associate Renata Silva Alves, a ‘rising star’.

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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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