Paulo Pinheiro > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Dom Luis I, 28
1200-151 Lisboa
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Work Department

Public Law, Health


Regulatory & Digital Group Executive Partner


Regulatory & Digital Group Executive Partner, Paulo has been involved in several transactions, litigation and projects, in the following sectors: financial services, health, telecoms, infrastructures.
He has also been actively working in regulation and public procurement matters involving such sectors and establishing PPP.


English, French, Spanish


Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, as specialist lawyer in administrative law.


Law Degree, University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.
Post-graduation in European Legal Studies at the College of Europe in Bruges, Belgium.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Public law

(Hall of Fame)

Paulo PinheiroVdA

Highly regarded for its public procurement and administrative litigation experience, VdA‘s public law department is a popular choice for public concessionaires and public service licensees in the transport, infrastructure, water and sanitation, postal services, telecoms and healthcare sectors. Besides its focus in Portuguese public law matters, the team has also been developing its presence across Portuguese and French-speaking countries in Africa through its VdA Legal Partners network and longstanding relationships with leading international firms. Dispute resolution is a strong point for the team, which stands out for its involvement in high-profile public law arbitration. Administrative proceedings and concessions are core areas of activity for practice leaders Paulo Pinheiro and Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira. Ana Marta Castro leads a multidisciplinary group of lawyers dedicated to defence matters, while Catarina Pinto Correia is recommended for her multi-jurisdictional expertise.