António de Magalhães Cardoso > VdA > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

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

Intellectual Property


Group Senior Partner Dispute Resolution and Head of Practice Partner Intellectual Property


Dispute Resolution Group Senior Partner and Partner of the Intellectual Property practice, he regularly advises international companies in all areas of intellectual property, notably companies operating in research in the pharmaceutical sector as well as the sector industrial association.
He has participated in important PPP projects in the areas of transportation, has been involved in several major industrial, commercial and M&A transactions and has provided regular legal support to several international industrial companies, also working thoroughly in corporate law and corporate crime.
He has broad experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, both national and international, as well as in pharmaceutical patent litigation.


English, French, Spanish


Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.


Law Degree, University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Intellectual property

(Hall of Fame)

António De Magalhães CardosoVdA 

VdA has unparalleled experience in acting for leading pharmaceutical companies in patent litigation before judicial and arbitral courts. Furthermore, the team has bolstered its service offering in the field of trade mark, design and unfair competition litigation. Department head António de Magalhães Cardoso has an impressive track record in representing originator pharmaceutical companies in disputes concerning generic medicine regulatory approvals. This is also an area of expertise for Sara Nazaré, who has handled several revocation proceedings. Managing associate Marta Alves Vieira focuses on patents and trade mark enforcement.

Portugal > Dispute resolution

Some of the most prominent companies in the Portuguese market and international clients operating in a wide range of sectors, particularly banking, energy and telecoms, seek VdA‘s assistance in the full array of dispute resolution matters. On the litigation front, the team is adept at handling corporate, commercial and insurance disputes, while also showcasing strength in cases involving class actions and contractual conflicts. Anticipating the new economic cycle that is likely to emerge in the aftermath of the Covid-19 pandemic, the firm has launched a new practice area devoted to restructuring and insolvency matters. Arbitration is another core area of activity for the team, which often advises on cross-border issues involving Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. António de Magalhães Cardoso, Frederico Gonçalves Pereira and Miguel Pinto Cardoso, who all field strong credentials in commercial litigation and arbitration, jointly lead the department. Carla Gonçalves Borges is also part of the core team.