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Abreu Advogados

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Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto
Abreu Advogados, Carmo Sousa Machado, Lisbon, PORTUGAL

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Carmo Sousa Machado

Work +351 21 723 1800
Abreu Advogados

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Employment Law.


Partner and Chairman.


Chairman of Abreu Advogados as of April 1, 2017; Partner with Abreu Advogados since 1999; Managing Partner (2004-2007); Associate Lawyer with Abreu Advogados (1996-1998); Senior Associate Lawyer with Carlos Cruz & Associados (1993-1996); Trainee Lawyer with Carlos Cruz & Associados (1991-1993); Author and co-author of several articles and studies including: Portuguese Chapter in Multilaw’s “How to Hire and Fire: A Global Guide”, editions of 2015, 2014, 2013 and 2011, edited by Jon Heuvel, Global Chair, Multilaw Employment Group and in the Labour Law Chapter for “EU & International Employment Law Book“, published by Jordan Publishing Ltd; "Global Mobility Handbook", published by Saraiva (Abreu Advogados was responsible for the Portuguese Chapter); Author of the Chapter “Igualdade de Género” (“Gender Equality”) in the publication “Gestão de Recursos Humanos de A a Z” (“Human Resource Management from A to Z”) published by RH Editora; Coordinator of training courses; Speaker at seminars and author of several articles on Labour Law; Member of Multilaw's (Multinational Association of Independent Law Firms) Management Committee since October 2013; Member of Multilaw's Board since October 2008; Chair of Multilaw's Europe/Middle East/Africa Regional Committee, since October 2013; Vice-Chair of Multilaw's Europe/Middle East/Africa Regional Committee (2012-2013); Chair de Practice Groups & Industry Conferences Committee of Multilaw (October 2012 until October 2015).


Portuguese, English and Spanish.


Member of the Platform for Sustainable Growth, Social Welfare Working Group, Employment subarea, since January 2012; Member of EPWN since January 2012; Portuguese Correspondent for EELC - European Employment Law Cases (until June 2011); Member of EELA (European Employment Lawyers Association) since December 2007; Member of the International Bar Association (IBA) since 1999.


Law Degree, University of Lisbon Law School (1990); Postgraduate studies in Labour Law, University of Lisbon Law School (2000); Registered with the Portuguese Bar Association and recognized by this Association as a specialist in Employment Law.



Within: Employment

Covering all aspects of employment law, a particular highlight for Abreu Advogados was representing Raríssimas in a high-profile case involving the dismissal of its founder and former president. ‘Flexible, customer-focused and results-oriented’, the team is led by Carmo Sousa Machado, Marta de Oliveira Pinto Trindade and Patrícia Perestrelo. Senior associates Ana Manuela Barbosa and Sofia Silva e Sousa are also recommended.

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