Mrs Ana Luísa Guimarães > Sérvulo & Associados > Lisbon, Portugal > Lawyer Profile

Sérvulo & Associados
RUA GARRETT N° 64
1200-204 LISBOA
Portugal

Work Department

Public Law

Position

Partner in the Public Law department, focusing her practice mainly on public procurement, particularly in concessions and projects, and in the regulation of utilities, such as water and waste.

Career

At SÉRVULO since 2008, Ana Luisa Guimarães is a partner in the firm’s Public Law department, focusing her practice mainly on public procurement, particularly in concessions and projects, and in the regulation of utilities, such as water and waste. She is a lecturer on graduate courses at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon on themes connected to public procurement, water and waste law. She is academic co-coordinator of the graduate courses on Water Law and Waste Law, organised by the Institute of Political-Legal Studies (ICJP – Instituto de Ciências Jurídico-Políticas) of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon (since 2012). She has been a speaker at numerous conferences and seminars in the areas of public procurement and water and waste law and has written several publications covering her areas of specialisation. Previously, she was an associate at «Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira» (2001 to 2008).

Languages

Portuguese, English, French, Spanish, German.

Memberships

She joined the Bar Association in 2001.
Portuguese Association of European Law, APDE (2011) and Portuguese Energy Association (2015).

Education

Ana Luísa Guimarães concluded the Executive MBA at AESE Business School /IESE in 2018. Master in Law from the Faculty of Law of the Catholic University of Portugal in 2011. Graduate course in Administrative Litigation from the Faculty of Law of Catholic University of Portugal in 2006. Graduate course in Communication Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra in 2001. Graduated from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra in 1999.

Lawyer Rankings

Portugal > Projects and project finance

(Next Generation Partners)

Ana Luísa GuimarãesSérvulo & Associados

Public law powerhouse Sérvulo & Associados advises clients in the private and public sphere operating in a range of sectors, including water and waste, energy, transport, healthcare and defence. Public procurement procedures are naturally an area of strength, but the team is also proficient in development mandates and international projects through the recent establishment of its African desk and Sérvulo Latitude⦵, the multilateral network of partnerships that the firm coordinates in Portuguese-speaking countries. Mark Kirkby, whose areas of expertise include public procurement, administrative litigation and PPPs, leads the team with Ana Luísa Guimarães, who focuses on concessions, projects and regulated sectors, notably water, waste management, energy and transport. Francisca Mendes da Costa, whose advice ‘certainly facilitates investment in this area and enhances the firm’s success‘, is another key contact.

Portugal > Energy and natural resources

Drawing on its strong know-how in the field of public and regulatory law, Sérvulo & Associados is well versed in an array of matters pertaining to the energy sector. The team stands out for its wide-ranging expertise in the area of electric mobility, self-consumption of renewable energy and ESG-related matters, and is increasingly involved in transactional mandates. Mark Kirkby is regularly retained by private and public entities in the structuring and development of renewable energy projects. This is also an area of expertise for Ana Luísa Guimarães, who is well regarded for her ‘extraordinary knowledge and fantastic negotiating abilities‘. Sofia Carreiro is the name to note for corporate transactions involving energy assets.

Portugal > Public law

Enjoying an ‘outstanding reputation in the area of public law‘, Sérvulo & Associados is the ‘go-to law firm’ for the most complex and high-profile administrative law issues and groundbreaking projects in the country. With a strong presence in all regulated sectors, including banking, transport, healthcare, water and waste, energy, telecoms and education, the team is sought after for its unparalleled experience in public procurement, concessions, privatisations and high-stakes litigation. Rui Medeiros focuses on constitutional law and related contentious matters; João Amaral e Almeida advises on public procurement and public law-related disputes; and Mark Kirkby is often retained by the Portuguese government and other public entities in relation to concessions and PPPs. The core team also includes José Manuel Sérvulo Correia, who is a reference in the market, Ana Luísa Guimarães, who also co-heads the infrastructure projects team, and Duarte Rodrigues Silva, whose areas of activity include public procurement and administrative litigation.