Adriano Squilacce > Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho
1250-162 LISBOA

Work Department

Litigation, Insolvency and Financial Distress, Corporate Crime and Internal Investigations.




Adriano Squilacce joined Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho in September 2006 and he is partner of the firm since 2019.

His professional practice is focused on civil, commercial, corporate, insolvency litigation and white collar crime at every level of the Portuguese court system. He also represents clients in arbitration proceedings.

Adriano has been a member of the board of the Portugal-Israel Chamber of Commerce since January 2015.


English and Spanish


Portuguese Bar Association

Club Español del Arbitraje.


Law Degree, Universidade de Coimbra, 2006

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Dispute resolution

(Next Generation Partners)

Adriano Squilacce – Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho

A leading law firm’ in dispute resolution, Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho is well positioned to handle complex litigation and arbitration cases at the domestic and international level. The group is particularly sought after by players in the financial sector in relation to disputes concerning securities, derivatives and other financial products. In addition, its impressive track record also features high-profile class actions, corporate crime cases, and a range of civil and commercial disputes. Practice head Fernando Aguilar de Carvalho is singled out for his wealth of experience in arbitration and cross-border contentious matters. Nuno Salazar is recommended for cases involving the financial services and banking sectors, while Tito Arantes Fontes stands out for his long-standing presence in civil, commercial and criminal litigation. Adriano Squilacce is a ‘lawyer of reference in the Portuguese litigation market‘, noted for his expertise in financial disputes and white-collar criminal cases. Alexandre Mota Pinto is a seasoned practitioner in civil and commercial litigation.

Portugal > Fraud and white-collar crime

(Next Generation Partners)

Adriano SquilacceUría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho

Uría Menéndez – Proença Carvalho‘s white-collar and fraud group sits within the firm’s wider dispute resolution practice. A market leader when it comes to high-profile private individuals and companies, the team has advised and represented both in some of Portugal’s most high-profile criminal cases. Corporate crime, anti-corruption and compliance are at the forefront of matters handled by the firm, with internal investigations becoming a strong new practice. Fernando Aguilar de Carvalho leads the practice and maintains a particular focus on domestic and international arbitration. Francisco Proença de Carvalho is a key name for white-collar criminal proceedings and internal investigations, where he regularly acts for financial institutions. Alexandre Mota Pinto has strong expertise in Latin American arbitration proceedings, and Adriano Squilacce specialises in disputes related to financial products and individual liability.