Paulo Pinheiro > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

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

Public Law, Health


Group Executive Partner


Public, Competition & Life Sciences 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

VdA excels in the gamut of public law matters, particularly standing out for its impressive track record in administrative litigation and arbitration. The practice is equipped to advise private and public sector clients across a range of regulated industries, including banking, telecoms, defence, healthcare and energy, and is particularly popular among public concessionaires. Administrative concessions are among co-head Paulo Pinheiro‘s areas of expertise; he is also proficient in dispute resolution and privatisations. Other key individuals include fellow leader Ana Marta Castro, Rodrigo Esteves de Oliveira and Catarina Pinto Correia, who all demonstrate experience in public procurement, concessions and administrative litigation. The team has further been developing its presence across Portuguese and French-speaking African countries as well as East Timor; Pinto Correia has been instrumental in this process.