Ricardo Henriques > Abreu Advogados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Abreu Advogados
Av. Infante D. Henrique, 26

Work Department

Litigation and Arbitration

Competition, Regulatory and EU

Intellectual Property and Information Technology

Criminal, Sanctions and Compliance




Ricardo Henriques is a Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2017 working primarily on matters related to intellectual property, information technology, personal data protection, media and advertising, telecommunications, compliance, consumer law and competition.

His experience focuses particularly on the area of technology, on matters such as software licensing, compliance projects regarding emerging technologies and issues related to e-commerce. He has been working on several General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation projects. He has also advised on transactions and other outsourcing projects on an ongoing basis.

Similarly, he advises clients – from start-ups to the largest market leading companies – regarding the protection and growth of brands patents and other industrial property rights, on an ongoing basis, providing support on advertising activities, including contests and games.

He frequently works with clients on preventing and/or resolving Intellectual Property and Information Technology litigation, focusing particularly on copyrights and technology litigation, intellectual property and technology licensing, data protection and other regulatory issues.

He has participated in projects related to compliance, such as implementing ethics codes, corruption and money laundering prevention, in internal investigations or investigations arising from regulatory interventions.

He has worked for wide-ranging national and multinational companies, including companies in the automotive, pharmaceutical, services, healthcare, financial, consumer goods manufacturers, hardware and software developers, retail and online retail regarding matters related to intellectual property, compliance, information technology and data privacy and safety.

He works closely with a variety of law firms around the world enabling him to assist clients in their global expansion and to protect their intellectual property in different jurisdictions.


Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.


Portuguese Bar Association
IAPP – International Association of Privacy Professionals
International Technology Law Association

ACPI – Portuguese Association of the Intellectual Property Consultant
Arbitration Centre for Industrial Property, Domain Names, Companies and Designations
INPLP – International Network of Privacy Law Professionals
Industrial Property Agent


Law Degree from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (2002)

Postgraduate Degree in Professional Sports Law from, University of Coimbra Faculty of Law – Instituto de Direito das Empresas e do Trabalho (2005)

Postgraduate Degree in Information Society – Copyright Law, Internet and Electronic Commerce from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law and Portuguese Association of Intellectual Law (2005)

Postgraduate Degree in Intellectual Property from the Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law (2006)

LLM in Competition Law from the Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law (2009)

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Data privacy and data protection

World-renowned brands, multinational companies and medium-sized national enterprises from a variety of industries seek Abreu Advogados‘ assistance with data privacy and cybersecurity matters. The team, which comprises IP, IT and media experts, is frequently involved in GDPR compliance matters and cybersecurity risk assessments on behalf of clients in the consumer goods, banking, pharmaceuticals and telecoms sectors. Ricardo Henriques, who has a wealth of experience in emerging technologies and data privacy compliance, manages the practice group.

Portugal > Intellectual property

With the ability to assist clients at the national and international level, Abreu Advogados provides a complete range of services within the field of IP. Its advice covers trade marks, patents and copyrights – including prosecution and contentious matters – as well as anti-counterfeiting cases, unfair competition and trade secrets. The team acts for a diverse client roster, comprising heavyweights from the pharmaceuticals, fashion, entertainment, media, technology and automotive industries. ‘Combining the best perspectives of innovator and generic pharmaceutical patent litigation work‘, the department is jointly led by two experts in this field: Manuel Durães Rocha and António Andrade, the latter of whom is a ‘go-to patent litigator‘. Mandates involving technology and software licensing issues are among Ricardo Henriques‘ core specialisms, while César Bessa Monteiro, Jr maintains a broad IP practice covering industrial designs, trade secrets and copyrights.

Portugal > TMT

With a range of domestic and multinational companies across the spectrum of TMT, Abreu Advogados is well placed to provide advice on the full array of matters, with a particular focus on IT, media, advertising and data privacy. The team has been especially active assisting clients on regulatory issues pertaining to electronic communications, emerging technologies and new product launches. Ricardo Henriques excels in technology-related matters, including e-commerce issues, compliance projects and transactions. He oversees the department, which also includes José Maria Alves Pereira, whose areas of expertise cover software development agreements, cybersecurity and advertising issues.