Francisco Espregueira Mendes > TELLES > Oporto, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Av. Marechal Gomes da Costa, 1131
4150-360 Oporto

Work Department

Commercial and Corporate Law | Labour Law | European and Competition Law




Partner at “Telles de Abreu e Associados” (since 2011). Assistant Professor of General Management course at Porto Business School.



Portuguese | English | French | Spanish


Member of European Law Portuguese Association (APDE), and AEEJF – Association Europénne d’Etudes Juridiques et Fiscales.


Degree in Law from Catholic University Law School, Oporto (1994). Licence in Internacional and European Law from Catholic Belgium University at Louvain-la-Neuve (1995). Post-Graduation in Labour Law and Labour Procedure Catholic University Law School, Oporto (1999). Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association (1997).

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms

Singled out for its ‘professionalism, skills and diligence’, TELLES is adept at assisting clients with M&A and corporate matters, including multijurisdictional transactions. Esteemed as trusted advisers to domestic and international companies, private equity funds, venture capital firms and banks, the team acts across an array of sectors. With a wealth of experience in major M&A deals, Carlos Lucena is singled out for his corporate law expertise. Francisco Espregueira Mendes, also a corporate law expert, focuses on venture capital and private equity deals. Pedro Almeida e Sousa  is the name to note for real estate, construction and public procurement mandates, while Miguel Torres heads up the tax team.

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A

Noted for its ‘technicality’, the corporate, M&A and private equity team at TELLES is regularly engaged by clients hailing from the insurance, private equity, venture capital, construction, life sciences, telecoms, infrastructure and energy sectors. The practice is steered by Francisco Espregueira Mendes, who is adept in corporate M&A, private equity and venture capital deals, as well as privatisations and complex corporate restructurings. Joana Telles de Abreu is praised for her ‘extremely high competence’ and ‘pragmatic’ approach. The team has been bolstered by the arrivals of Ofélia Pinto de Queiroz and Márcio Carreira Nobre, both of whom joined from CS’Associados in January and April 2023 respectively.