Raul Mota Cerveira > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Rua Dom Luis I, 28
1200-151 Lisboa

Work Department

 Planning & Environment


Head of Practice Partner Planning & Environment


Raul Mota Cerveira joined VdA in 2015. Partner and Head of Practice of Planning & Environment. Raul has extensive experience coordinating matters of public law in Angola, Mozambique, São Tomé and Príncipe, Guinea Bissau and Cape Verde.
He has worked in projects on infrastructures, water, sanitation, electric and harbour sectors. Has also been involved in public contracts, environment, administrative litigation and misdemeanour matters.
He has advised the most relevant national and international companies operating in those sectors, as well as oil industry corporations.


English, French, Spanish


Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association and admitted as specialist in Administrative Law.
Arbitrator at CAAD (Administrative Arbitration Centre) in Administrative Law.


Law Degree by Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa, Faculty of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Planning law

(Leading individuals)

Raul Mota CerveiraVdA

Urban development projects and related compliance, environmental impact matters and disputes are specialisms of the planning team at VdA. The practice also has a notable practice in African jurisdictions, being particularly active in São Tomé and Príncipe in 2020. Clients include key real estate and project developers in Portugal and Africa, as well as local authorities. Practice head Raul Mota CerveiraRodrigo Esteves de Oliveira and Ana Marta Castro are the key contacts.