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

pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL
1250-146 LISBOA

Portugal > Employment Tier 3

At pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL, the 'highly knowledgeable' employment team provides expert guidance to an array of corporate clients in areas such as business reorganisations, transfers of undertakings, labour disputes, and payroll management, among others. Practice leader Inês Reis, who enjoys a strong reputation in the market, is a reference for social security matters, employment benefits, and related litigation. Bruno Soeiro Barbosa enhances the department’s capabilities with his proficiency in collective bargaining and collective claims.

Practice head(s):

Inês Reis

Other key lawyers:

Bruno Soeiro Barbosa; Inês Oom de Sacadura; Pedro do Carmo Bleguinhas; Márcia Romeira


‘Choosing pbbr as our legal partners was among our best decisions. They always provide solutions across various areas and ensure prompt responses with their multidisciplinary, backup-ready teams.’

‘Inês Oom Sacadura is patient and consistently available, adept at handling our numerous queries efficiently. Despite the urgency of our requests, she remains tireless, practical, and ensures client comfort and protection.’

‘Their versatile, skilled team covers a broad spectrum of fields, offering comprehensive solutions, especially beneficial for those unfamiliar with Portuguese legislation.’

‘They stand out for their humility, insight, and professionalism. Inês Reis, Pedro do Carmo Bleguinhas, and Márcia Romeira are notably approachable, empathetic, and always available.’

‘Inês Reis is practical and decisive, while Pedro do Carmo Bleguinhas is empathetic and confident in his solutions. Their proximity to clients and effectiveness sets them apart.’

‘The team is highly knowledgeable and always available to solve problems.’

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 both international and Portuguese clients, including investors, developers, financial institutions, and construction companies, on various real estate matters involving office buildings, commercial and residential properties, as well as tourism and logistics. The team is jointly led by Pedro Pinto, who effectively serves a broad spectrum of clients in these areas, and Teresa Freire, who plays a ‘fundamental role in many complex transactions’ in the real estate space. Tânia Ferreira Osório is singled out for her in-depth knowledge of construction and planning matters.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Pinto; Teresa Freire

Other key lawyers:

Tânia Ferreira Osório; Inês Carrilho


‘They are a medium-sized, boutique-style firm, with a multidisciplinary team that is very close to the client.’

‘This is a team with a very high degree of dedication and an enormous capacity for delivery even in time-constrained situations.’

‘They offer a permanent search for alternative solutions, demonstrating a high level of knowledge and defending the client’s interests.’

‘Teresa Freire is our favourite lawyer. She easily understands issues and her extensive experience allows her to create solutions regularly.’

‘The PBBR team is 100% available to accompany the client in the requested timings, without prejudice to always maintaining rigour, a strong ethical and critical sense.’

‘The team adapts to the client’s needs as if it were an extension of the client’s legal department. ’

‘Pedro Pinto is notable for his proven experience, wisdom, rigour and good disposition.’

Key clients

Signal Capital Partners LLP

Round Hill Capital

Sonae Sierra

Davidson Kempner


Stone Capital

Avenue /Aermont / Perella Weinberg

Serris Reim

Group Atenor

Bouygues Immobilier

Cushman & Wakefield

RE Capital / GMG – Geneva Management Group

Gold Tree

MDSR Investments

Groupe Térresens


Prime Portugal


Kiabi Group

Benchimmo Real Estate / Puratos Group

Acacia Point

Bastidor Group

AnaHome Group



Sogenial Immobilier

Confluence Iberia

Group GSE – Global Solutions and Engineering

Remake Asset Management

Sterling Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting Round Hill Capital with the acquisition of Smart Studios, a major operator and developer of PBSA (Property Built Student’s Accommodation) in the Portuguese market.
  • Assisting Avenue Real Estate with the acquisition of Project Pacífico.

Portugal > Banking and finance Tier 4

pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL has significant experience in credit restructuring transactions, acting for financial institutions and corporations alike. Praised for its ‘mastery of the topics’, the practice is a popular choice for Spanish banks seeking assistance with financing deals in Portugal. Team lead Alexandre Jardim  specialises in acquisition finance and lending transactions within the real estate sector. Jardim is supported by Sofia de Sales Sousinha, who is noted for her experience advising clients on restructuring agreements, facilities agreements, and constitution of guarantees, and Patricia Goldschmidt, who adeptly handles transactional work, corporate governance and compliance issues.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Jardim

Other key lawyers:

Sofia de Sales Sousinha; Patriciaa Goldschmidt; Marco Pereira Cardoso


‘The law firm operates in different areas of our needs, which means that we can deal with different topics through the same interlocutor. The teams we interact with demonstrate capacity and mastery of the topics, which gives us comfort in continuing to develop new businesses.’

‘Marco Pereira Cardoso is our main point of contact at the firm; he is a very capable person in solving our needs. Although he is our focal point, when there is a need to involve other people, he does not hesitate to contact them so that we can explore the topic more deeply and come up with solutions that satisfy our needs.’

Key clients

ECS Capital Sociedade de Capital de Risco, S.A.


ABANCA Corporacion Bancaria (formerly NCG Bank)

Sogevinus SGPS, S.A.

Stone Capital


Groupe Terresens

MDSR Investments

CTT Bank

Keys Asset Management

GMG- Geneva Management Group

Signal Capital Partners

Banco Português de Gestão, S. A.


GBNRE – Grupo Novo Banco Real Estate SGOIC

Heed Capital SGOIC

Caixa Económica Montepio Geral

Work highlights

  • Assisting Tage Une Fois with the negotiation of a green loan arrangement to fund the development of a real estate project.
  • Advising ABANCA Corporacion Bancaria, as borrower, on the financing of a logistic centre located in Portugal.

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

Praised for its ‘business-oriented approach’, the corporate group at pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL handles a steady stream of M&A transactions for a range of domestic and international clients in the teal estate, healthcare and IT sectors. With a keen focus on the real estate segment, Pedro Pinto is regularly instructed by investors, developers and financial institutions. He leads the team alongside Alexandre Jardim, who is noted for his specialism in the private equity industry, acting on behalf of investors, funds and management companies.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Pinto; Alexandre Jardim

Other key lawyers:

Gonçalo Mendes Martins; Marco Pereira Cardoso; André Marcos; Bernardo Cortes


‘The pbbr team is really easy to reach in urgent matters and their advice always takes into consideration the specifics of our industry. They have a business-oriented approach and always find the best solution for business.’

‘We appreciate the willingness to find the best legal solution exactly for our case and at exactly that point in time.’

‘We have found that pbbr have been an exceptional partner and have enabled us to confidently scale our presence within Portugal.’

‘Everyone we have worked with has been responsive and understanding. I don’t believe that we would have received such thoughtful and precise guidance from other local law firms.’

‘We can not speak highly enough of the team.’

Key clients

Sonae Sierra

Round Hill Capital

Bouygues Telecom


ECS Capital

Stone Capital

Signal Capital Partners

RE Capital/ GMG – Geneva Management Group

Cushman & Wakefield

Kiabi (Groupe Mulliez)

Groupe Atenor

Estrela SGPS

Avenue Real Estate

MDSR Investments

Acacia Point

Serris Reim Asset Management

Prime Real Estate

Optimum Agriculture Advisors

Square View Asset Management

EQTY Capital


Heed Capital

Gold Tree Group

Peak 2 Peak




Work highlights

  • Assisting Round Hill Capital with the acquisition of several SPVs of the group Smart Studios, the major operator and developer of PBSA (Property Built Student’s Accommodation) in the Portuguese market.
  • Assisted Atenor with the setting up of a joint venture structure with Besix RE, for the development of a real estate project in Lisbon.
  • Assisted Avenue Real Estate with the acquisition of a special purpose company, the owner of a multi-use property located in Oporto on which a real estate project is being developed.

Portugal > Public law Tier 4

The team at pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL is well versed in administrative law matters and related litigation, often providing key insights to private investors on public law concerns arising from real estate transactions. Practice head Tânia Ferreira Osório specialises in administrative litigation and public procurement, including contract and concession execution. Joana Magalhães Silva complements the practice with her expertise in health regulations, environmental law and public contracts.

Practice head(s):

Tânia Ferreira Osório

Other key lawyers:

Joana Magalhães Silva


‘pbbr is a client-focused firm with a good spirit of collaboration.’

‘Excellent professionals, very available.’

‘The lawyers are always available, experienced, have a wide perspective, and are fast to understand the issues under analysis. They work seamlessly as a team.’

‘Tânia Ferreira Osório is always available, very fast in her analysis, fair, and also performs an advisory role. Clever, sensible and also great to work with.’

‘pbbr’s differentiating factor is the clear way in which they can communicate legally complex matters and the ability to understand their clients’ problems.’

Key clients

Re Capital

ISEG –Lisbon School of Economics and Management University of Lisbon

Gold Tree


ABANCA Corporacion Bancaria

GSE Group (Global, Solutions and Engineering Group)

SMMP – Sindicato dos Magistrados do Ministério Público (Union Association of Public Prosecutors)

ISCTE – University Institute of Lisbon

ESRI Portugal – Sistemas e Informação Geográfica, S.A.

ECS – Sociedade de Capital de Risco, S.A.

Round Hill

Cushman & Wakefield

Stone Capital

Avenue/ Aermont/ Perella Weinberg

Signal Capital Partners


Sonae Sierra

Lycée Français

Lisgráfica – Impressão e Artes Gráficas, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted GSE – Global Solutions and Engineering Group with a major logistic platform project for Leroy Merlin.
  • Advised Round Hill Capital on the acquisition of Smart Studios.
  • Assisted ISEG with the negotiation and implementation of the LAB Justiça – Innovation and Culture Programme as part of the Recovery and Resilience Plan.

Portugal > TMT Tier 4

Housing a practice noted for its ‘in-depth knowledge‘, pbbr - Sociedade de Advogados RL works with a diverse roster of public and private-sector clients on a range of TMT mandates. Transactional matters, including M&A, big data, AI and IT agreements are key areas of expertise for the group, which attracts regular instructions from telecoms, fintech, gaming, and IT clients. The ‘remarkable’ Carina Branco is well versed in a broad range of TMT matters, most notably AI, robotics, system applications and blockchain.

Practice head(s):

Carina Branco


‘PPBR stands out for the enormous quality and pride of its professionals and the way in which the various elements of the different legal teams collaborate on multidisciplinary matters, to resolve any challenge.’

‘Carina Branco is the best professional I have come across to date in the area of ​​technology and intellectual property, and also has great expertise in other legal areas, which gives her enormous scope to advise her clients well.’

‘The team possesses the ability to respond quickly and provide detailed analysis of the topics.’

‘Carina Branco is always available and professional. She conveys security in all situations, as a result of the attention she dedicates to clients and the matters.’

‘Excellent team of professionals, constantly accessible, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of their respective area of ​​activity.’

‘Carina Branco demonstrates remarkable proficiency in her field, displaying solid command and substantial knowledge. Her conduct during our interaction was exemplary, characterised by constant courtesy.’

‘Professionalism at the highest level, clarity in passing information and quick responses.’

‘Carina Branco deserves to be highlighted in this section; her experience in negotiating contracts of this nature is noteworthy.’

Key clients

Galp Energia S.A.

Banco Português de Gestão




Innowave Technologies S.A.


Heartgenetics S.A.




IT People






AgentifAI Lda


Code4All Lda (“Academia de Código”)




Work highlights

  • Advised Galp Energia on the cross-border project named “Retail 4.0.” aimed at digitalising the process of sales at the gas stations in Portugal and Spain.
  • Advised ESRI Portugal on the drafting of its regulatory pack in the field of data and information security.

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
Ius Laboris - Global Human Resources Lawyers