pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL > Lisbon, Portugal > Firm Profile

pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL
1250-146 LISBOA

Portugal > Employment Tier 2

At pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL, the employment group offers assistance with the full spectrum of employment matters, spanning HR policies, collective dismissals, transfers of undertakings and labour disputes. Led by employee benefits and litigation expert Inês Reis, the team maintains an active presence across a wide range of industries, including pharmaceutical, retail, media and financial services. Another key practitioner is Bruno Soeiro Barbosa, who is recommended for collective bargaining and contentious matters. Associates Inês Oom de Sacadura and Pedro do Carmo Bleguinhas support the department and are establishing a notable practice in social security and employee benefits.

Practice head(s):

Inês Reis

Key clients


Bolt Food

FEI (Redspher group)




Oracle Portugal


Johnson & Johnson Portugal


Cushman & Wakefield





DS Smith


Robert Walters







Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 3

pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL advises across the full life cycle of real estate projects, from due diligences and acquisition financing deals to urban planning matters and project development. Active in all types of real estate projects, including commercial, residential, tourism and logistics, the team also handles joint ventures, M&A and the creation of property investment vehicles. Pedro Pinto typically acts for domestic and foreign investors, financial institutions and developers and co-heads the practice with Teresa Freire, who is seasoned in real estate, construction and urban planning matters. Another key names is construction and urban planning expert Tânia Ferreira Osório.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Pinto; Teresa Freire

Other key lawyers:

Tânia Ferreira Osorio

Key clients

MDSR Investments

Groupe Térresens

Keys Asset Management


Prime Portugal


Kiabi Group

Serris Reim

Benchimmo Real Estate / Puratos Group

Acacia Point

Bastidor Group

Europe Hotels Private Collection


AnaHome Group

Group Atrium

Work highlights

  • Assisted Roundhill in the acquisition of a portfolio of a major operator and developer of PBSA (Property Built Student Accommodation).
  • Advised Avenue, Aermont and Perella Weinberg on the acquisition and development of high-profile projects in Lisbon and Porto.
  • Acted for RE Capital in the acquisition and development of several projects in Portugal, including the acquisition of the project Favorita in a premier location in Lisbon.

Portugal > Banking and finance Tier 4

Credit restructuring matters are a key area of expertise for the banking and finance team at pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL, which attracts instructions from a range of domestic and foreign clients from the financial services sector. The team is a popular choice for Spanish saving banks seeking assistance in transactions in Portugal, and is recurrently engaged in regulatory and compliance issues. Practice head Alexandre Jardim is active in acquisition finance and lending transactions in the real estate space. He receives support from Sofia de Sales Sousinha, who is devoted to banking law and real estate matters, and counsel Patricia Goldschmidt, who possesses significant experience in transactional work, corporate governance and compliance.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Jardim

Other key lawyers:

Sofia de Sales Sousinha; Patriciaa Goldschmidt; Marco Pereira Cardoso

Portugal > Public law Tier 4

pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL advises corporate and public sector clients on a wide range of public law matters, including concession contracts, public procurement matters and administrative disputes. Practice head Tânia Ferreira Osório focuses on public procurement and administrative litigation. She is supported by associates Joana Magalhães e Silva, who is well versed in healthcare regulations, and public law expert Rita Bastos Ramalho.

Practice head(s):

Tânia Ferreira Osório


‘PPBR is distinguished by its ability to interpret the needs of its clients and its ability to work and solve problems.’

‘The team of lawyers who assist us is very available, vast and very effective. They study in depth the new themes that arise.’

‘Tânia Ferreira Osório leads the public law team and is the person with whom I have direct interaction. I recommend her without any reservation.’

‘The pbbr public law team is always very helpful and always finds solutions to our problems.’

‘Very efficient and always available, with excellent knowledge of our sector.’

Key clients




Cushman & Wakefield


Oak Luxembourg

SMMP – Sindicato dos Magistrados do

Ministério Público ( Union Association of Public Prosecutors)

ISEG –Lisbon School of Economics and Management University of Lisbon

ESRI Portugal – Sistemas e Informação

Geográfica, SA

ECS – Sociedade de Capital de Risco, SA

Lisgráfica – Impressão e Artes Gráficas, SA

ISS Facility Services

Stone Capital

Avenue/ Aermont / Perella Weinberg

Signal Capital Partners


Sonae Sierra

Round Hill

Lycée Français

Portugal > TMT Tier 4

pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL is particularly active in the IT, oil and gas, financial services and AI fields, where it advises domestic and international clients. In addition to its notable strength in M&A, AI and big data matters and IT agreements, the group has also been growing a strong presence in the telecoms, gaming and fintech industries. Carina Branco oversees the team and is seasoned in IP monetisation, data protection and commercial matters; she works alongside Maria Abreu Ferreira.

Practice head(s):

Carina Branco

Other key lawyers:


‘Professionalism, availability and friendliness.’

‘I highlight Carina Branco for her assertiveness and understanding of the client’s needs in the search for solutions.’

‘Maria Abreu Ferreira is recommended for her professionalism, availability and friendliness.’

‘The team has extensive experience in technology and intellectual property law matters. In every interaction, the team shows professionalism and integrity.’

Key clients

Galp Energia SA

Banco Português de Gestão




Innowave Technologies SA

Heartgenetics SA







Group 4 Solutions (B4C)




AgentifAI Lda


Code4All Lda (Academia de Código)



Trust Esport (Apicap)

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL particularly stands out for its expertise in real estate-related transactions, but is also well positioned to handle M&A in the healthcare and IT spaces. Typical instructions include advising domestic and international clients on reorganisations and joint ventures. The department is jointly led by two practitioners: with over two decades of experience in corporate and M&A matters, Pedro Pinto is a reference for deals involving the real estate sector, where he assists investors, developers and financial institutions, while Alexandre Jardim has a strong focus on private equity transactions.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Pinto; Alexandre Jardim

Other key lawyers:

Gonçalo Mendes Martins; Marco Pereira Cardoso


‘I believe that its business/client-oriented approach and effective communication are the key strengths of pbbr.’

‘Quick response and willingness to help.’

Key clients

Bouygues Telecom


ECS Capital

Stone Capital

Signal Capital Partners

RE Capital/ GMG – Geneva Management Group

Cushman & Wakefield

Kiabi (Groupe Mulliez)

Groupe Atenor

Estrela SGPS

Keys Asset Management

Avenue Real Estate

Rockstone Real Estate

MDSR Investments

Acacia Point

Serris Reim Asset Management

Prime Real Estate

Optimum Agriculture Advisors

Square View Asset Management

EQTY Capital


Heed Capital

Round Hill Capital

Work highlights

  • Assisting Round Hill Capital in the acquisition of a major operator and developer of property built students’ accommodation.
  • Advised Fontecruz on the sale of a company owning a building located in the prime area of Lisbon.

Portugal > Tax Tier 5

Singled out for its experience in the real estate sector, pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL undertakes a range of work in the field of tax law, including non-contentious and contentious matters. The 'robust tax law department' provides international tax support to multinational groups with operations in Portugal, and handles the tax planning of asset and share deals. Private client matters involving the non-habitual tax residence regime also feature on the team's portfolio. Practice head Mário Silva Costa is recommended for VAT and indirect tax issues; he is often engaged in the tax structuring of investments and business reorganisations.

Practice head(s):

Mário Silva Costa

Other key lawyers:

Sandra Lobo Nunes


‘It is a fully consolidated law firm in the Portuguese law market. It has an excellent dimension, which allows it to provide a close service to the client, without losing competences in the most diverse legal areas. They have a robust tax law department, which is why we selected them.’

‘The lawyer we contact most directly is Mário Costa. At a professional level, he is possibly the most competent professional in terms of VAT and indirect taxes, having the ability to – quickly and apparently intuitively – solve complex problems in terms of indirect taxation. His encyclopedic knowledge of the jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union gives us confidence that his technical position is solid and resilient. On a personal level, he is a very pleasant person with great sensitivity to the problems that concern us, even when this is not expressly stated.’

Key clients

Signal Capital Partners

Bouygues Immobillier




MDSR Investments

Stone Capital

Groupe Terrésens

RE Capital (former Geneva Management Group)


Serris Reim

The firm: pbbr is a full-service law firm with a national and international reach, providing legal assistance based on high standards, rigour and quality. The team is versatile, flexible and always available to its clients. pbbr provides personalised services, focusing on the real needs and interests of its clients. Team work and the continuous in-service training of its lawyers are a must in the firm.

Areas of practice: pbbr concentrates its practice in the following areas: commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, private equity and venture capital, intellectual and industrial property, real estate and construction, employment, social security and employee benefits, IT, telecommunications and media law, life sciences, advertising and marketing, banking, finance and capital markets, energy and natural resources, administrative law, planning and environmental law, competition law, consumer law, tax law, litigation and arbitration.

A great deal of pbbr’s work has an international base, by virtue of its international clientele. It is involved in international alliances and has a solid network with prestigious international law firms with global coverage. pbbr is the Portuguese member of the international alliance of law firms, Ius Laboris – Global Human Resources Lawyers. pbbr also has a partnership with the Spanish law firm Sagardoy Abogados in respect of employment, social security and employee benefits.

pbbr had, since June 2017, a partnership with Techlawyers – Techlawyers by pbbr – that thrives on a hands-on approach strategy for a client base that includes multinational corporations, early stage companies, R&D labs, universities, incubators and accelerators along with investors that shape a newer future for the tech industry segment.

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking, finance and capital markets
Commercial and company law, mergers and acquisitions and competition law
Data protection
Employment, social security and employee benefits
Environment, energy and natural resources
Litigation and arbitration
Health and life sciences
Public law
Real estate and urban planning
Tax law
Technology, information technologies and IP
Photo Name Position Profile
Carina Branco photo Ms Carina Branco Junior Partner specialising in the Technology, Information Technologies, Data Protection and Intellectual Property…
Inês Carrilho photo Ms Inês Carrilho Associate specialising in commercial and corporate law, real estate, consumer law and…
Tânia Ferreira Osório photo Mrs Tânia Ferreira Osório Partner specialising in public law, including public procurement and administrative litigation, planning,…
Teresa Freire photo Ms Teresa Freire Junior partner specialising in real estate, construction and urban planning, commercial and…
Alexandre Jardim photo Mr Alexandre Jardim Partner specialising in banking and finance law, private equity, mergers and acquisitions,…
Inês Oom de Sacadura photo Ms Inês Oom de Sacadura Associate specialising in employment law, social security and employee benefits, and litigation.
Pedro Pinto photo Mr Pedro Pinto Founding partner specialising in commercial and corporate law, mergers and acquisitions, real…
Inês Reis photo Mrs Inês Reis Founding partner specialising in employment law, social security and employee benefits, banking…
Joana Magalhães Silva photo Ms Joana Magalhães Silva Joana is an associate lawyer at pbbr – Pedro Pinto, Reis, Alexandre…
Bruno Soeiro Barbosa photo Mr Bruno Soeiro Barbosa Junior Partner specialising in employment law, social security and employee benefits, consumer…
Sofia de Sales Sousinha photo Mrs Sofia de Sales Sousinha Junior partner specialising in banking and financial law, commercial and corporate law,…
Number of lawyers : 37
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