Firm Profile > SRS Advogados > Lisbon, Portugal

SRS Advogados
1070-085 LISBON

Employment Tier 1

One of the first destinations in the market for employment matters, SRS Advogados' senior and sizeable team is fully devoted to labour law, social security, pension and benefits matters. Collective bargaining and collective disputes are notable areas of practice for César Sá Esteves. He leads the overall department, which is further divided into sub-specialised groups headed by different partners: corporate restructuring mandates are led by Mariana Caldeira Sarávia; Ana Luísa Beirão focuses on litigation; and cross-border projects are overseen by Maria de Lancastre Valente. The practice has not only seen recent growth with several new clients in the life sciences, insurance, retail and aviation sectors, but also experienced further expansion at the associate level with the arrival of Leonor Francisco, following the firm's merger with AAA Advogados.

Practice head(s):

César Sá Esteves

Other key lawyers:

Mariana Caldeira Sarávia; Ana Luísa Beirão; Maria de Lancastre Valente; Cláudia Varela


‘SRS responds to our queries at any time, with the same energy and commitment. They never let the client down and that’s what trust is made of.’

‘César Sá Esteves is the embodiment of excellent client service.’

‘Cláudia Varela has the ability to provide prompt responses and has in-depth knowledge of employment issues.’

‘The firm stands out for its knowledge of the sector, expertise and reputation in the market. Its principles, ethics and values are in line with those of our company. It is available to its clients, results-oriented and fields a team of lawyers with experience in various industry sectors.’

‘César Sá Esteves, Mariana Caldeira Sarávia and Ana Luísa Beirão are recommended for their competence, knowledge and professional experience in reorganisations and collective contract negotiations.’

Key clients

Administração do Porto Setúbal


Alnylam Switzerland

Banco do Brasil


Caixa Geral de Depósitos

Cerealto Sintra Foods


Colgate-Palmolive Company


EFG Bank

Ernst & Young


Ferring Pharmaceuticals


Grupo Barraqueiro

Hoteles Turísticos Unidos

Maisons du Monde

Majorel Portuga

Milupa Comercial


Novo Banco


OPM – Operações Portuárias

Publicis Groupe

Ryanair Ltd


Secil – Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimento

Securitas Direct

Seguradoras Unidas

Socosmet – Sociedade de Cosmética

Starstone Insurance


Sumol + Compal


TUI Portugal

Valmet, Lda.

ViaPorto, Operação e Manutenção de Transportes, Unipessoal

Wright Medical Group

EU and competition Tier 1

The EU and competition department at SRS Advogados offers representation to domestic and international clients operating in a variety of regulated sectors, which predominantly seek the team's advice on merger control and state aid issues. Gonçalo Anastácio has a strong track record before the European Commission and national courts, and often acts for major players in the energy and fast-moving consumer goods industries. He leads the department, whose workload also includes some of the major cartel cases in the country. Duarte Pirra has considerable experience in antitrust proceedings, abuse of dominance cases and multi-jurisdictional transactions. Nuno Calaim Lourenço is also noted for his recent involvement in high-stakes cartel investigations by the PCA. The team was recently strengthened by the arrival of Sara Estima Martins, who brings considerable experience in merger control, cartels and abuse of dominance cases.

Practice head(s):

Gonçalo Anastácio

Other key lawyers:

Duarte Pirra; Nuno Calaim Lourenço; Luís Seifert Guincho; Sara Estima Martins


The competition team we work with has demonstrated: solid knowledge of competition law; ability to interact with other teams of lawyers in business processes involving competition issues; great organisation and preparation of information for the client, as well as process management; excellent ability to interact with authorities and other institutional actors; great commitment and ability to analyse and discuss pre-procedural strategic scenarios.’

‘Professionalism and attention to the client are factors that characterise SRS Advogados. Since the relationship between our company and SRS was established, we have used their services in different areas.’

‘Solid team with robust solutions that inspire confidence. Gonçalo Anastácio has great technical knowledge and rigor in handling matters.’

‘Gonçalo Anastácio has exceptional communication, explanation, analysis and problem solving skills. He has an excellent ability to anticipate scenarios and find suitable solutions. Luís Guincho has an exceptional work capacity and excellent technical knowledge of competition laws. Great capacity for handling large amounts of information in short periods of time and simplifying work for the client.’

‘SRS provides a very high quality service and is recognised in the market. We highlight the fantastic work of the team leader – Gonçalo Anastácio – who combines a deep knowledge of European law and competition issues, with the leadership ability of his team and the recognition of the market that places him in the restricted group of the best of the best in competition law in Portugal. Duarte Pirra has an excellent team coordination capacity and a strong knowledge of competition and regulation.’

‘SRS Advogados is our go-to law firm in Portugal for all things antitrust. We greatly value their independence and professionalism, as well as their pro-business and can do attitude.’

‘In particular, I would recommend the partner Gonçalo Gentil Anastácio, for his experience, deep knowledge of Competition Law (but not only) and exceptional ability to study and find the best solutions for each project.’

They are exceptionally dedicated. They provide a service of enormous quality. They have a large team, which ensures a quick response to most topics. I highlight the following lawyers: Gonçalo Anastácio, Duarte Pirra and Luís Seifert Guincho. Without prejudice to their different experience and seniority, they are all very dedicated. They are absolutely committed to providing the service and satisfying the client’s needs. They respond quickly, are available and convey absolute confidence.’

Key clients


Air Liquide




Beiersdorf AG

Boehringer Ingelheim


Campofrio Food Group


Colgate-Palmolive Company


Deuter Sport


EMEF (Empresa De Manutenção De Equipamento Ferroviário)

Fábricas Lusitana – Produtos Alimentares


Fromageries Bel Portugal

Galp Energia

Grupo Sousa

Hero Group


Lion Re:Sources Iberia

Municipality of Porto




Oxy Capital


Port of Sines

Portuguese State



Santander Bank

Securitas Direct


Sumol + Compal




VIRBAC Portugal Laboratórios


Banking and finance Tier 2

SRS Advogados stands out for its international footprint, evidenced by its practitioners' experience in key foreign financial markets - with a particular emphasis on Angola, Mozambique, Brazil, Malta and Singapore - and their ability to provide advice on Portuguese and English law from the firm's Lisbon office. International financial services companies and borrowers are at the core of the practice's client base; they seek assistance in a range of banking and finance matters, notably real estate, project and acquisition financing arrangements. Co-heads Alexandra Valente and William Smithson are the names to note for structured finance and restructuring matters, while Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira further advises on banking regulations.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Rebelo de Sousa; William Smithson; Alexandra Valente; Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira

Other key lawyers:

João Santos Carvalho


‘The finance team lead by Alexandra Valente is really responsive and client solution oriented on complex cross-jurisdiction subjects.’

‘Alexandra Valente was responsive and always available. She was pro-active in finding solutions to issues in her jurisdiction.’

Dedicated and attentive team, with technical quality and client focus approach. ’

‘We received competent and detailed advice on complex structures. Our queries were dealt with in a timely manner. ’

‘We mostly dealt with Alexandra Valente. She was very responsive and her answers to our questions were structured and comprehensive. ’

‘Team with complementary skills that reinforce the ability to analyse situations.’

‘High level of professionalism, responsiveness, and specialisation.’

‘Wide availability, fast and effective responses, coordinated team, diligence in action and very pleasant treatment.’

Key clients

321 Crédito

Beka Finance

FBN (UK) Bank

Respol Group

African Export Import Bank

Banco do Brasil

Deutsche Bank


M7 Real Estate Fund

Standard Bank Mozambique


Lombard Bank


Rabobank Madrid

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 2

SRS Advogados fields a sizeable practice that is a go-to destination for TMT clients seeking assistance in corporate, commercial, M&A and regulatory matters. In addition to advising buyers and sellers in technology M&A transactions, the team also excels in private equity and venture capital investments and energy-related deals. Octávio Castelo Paulo is a key point of contact for energy and TMT clients. He co-heads the department, which has broad cross-border capabilities, demonstrating extensive experience in transactions involving African jurisdictions. Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira and Alexandra Valente are noteworthy for private equity transactions, joint ventures and privatisations. Paulo Bandeira oversees a group focused on the setting up and development of start-ups. The firm recently welcomed a team of M&A specialists, including Gabriela Rodrigues Martins and Dulce Franco, following its merger with law firm AAA Advogados.

Practice head(s):

Octávio Castelo Paulo; William Smithson

Other key lawyers:

Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira; Alexandra Valente; Paulo Bandeira


‘Their knowledge in the required topics and availability to present adequate and executable alternatives provides security that all issues are handled properly and professionally. Experience in complex private equity transactions. ’

‘Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira has a good understanding of the balance between the legal provisions and deal objectives. Furthermore, he has extensive international transactional experience which makes him a leading private equity lawyer in Portugal.’

‘They are competent and especially go to unusual lengths to help clients in their key issues. SRS went beyond what would be expected and was critical to establish the legal platform on the basis that on which our firm expanded its business.’

‘I would wish to give a special mention to Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveiras. Besides being a very competent lawyer, he is a true gentleman with the highest values.’

‘Deep knowledge of the topics.’

‘Honesty, transparency and availability’

‘Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira is the partner we have worked with the most, and he has several distinctive qualities: 1) high availability and flexibility in communication; 2) good support team on different analysis needed, including subjects outside M&A; 3) high interpersonal skills in communications with counterparts and all members of the client team, from partners to junior members; 4) good attention to detail; 5) strong capabilities of converting difficult commercial structures into contracts.’

Key clients

Oxy Capital



Iberis Capital

FFL Partners

Índico Capital Partners


Joaquim Chaves Saúde

Respol – Resinas, S.A.

J.P. Sá Couto, S.A.

PME Investimentos – Sociedade de Investimento, S.A.

IFD – Instituição Financeira de Desenvolvimento, S.A.

Data privacy and data protection Tier 2

The data protection and cybersecurity practice at SRS Advogados works in close collaboration with other departments within the firm, including litigation, labour law and life sciences to advise on the entire array of data protection matters, including GDPR compliance and contentious issues. The team has particular experience in assisting start-ups in relation to the data protection legal framework. Luís Neto Galvão, who receives instructions from high-profile clients from the financial services, healthcare and telecoms sectors, is an expert in the field of personal data protection.

Practice head(s):

Luís Neto Galvão

Other key lawyers:

Maria Iordanova


This law firm provides full-service advice of excellence, oriented to the needs of clients in all business areas. Innovation is another characteristic of this law firm.’

‘Luís Neto Galvão possesses deep specialised knowledge. His availability, access to good sources of information and legislation and reputation among peers also deserve to be highlighted.’

Key clients

Santander Consumer

Amorim Group

BT Portugal -Telecomunicações Unipessoal Lda.

Repsol Portuguesa, S.A.

Victoria Seguros de Vida, S.A.

Generali – Companhia de Seguros, S.A.

Banco do Brasil AG – Sucursal em Portugal

Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. – Sucursal em Portugal

Boheringuer Inghleim Portugal

Montepio Crédito – Instituição Financeira de Crédito, S.A.

Iqvia Solutions Portugal, Unipessoal Lda.

SAS Apostas Sociais, Jogos e Apostas Online, S.A. (Group Misericórdia de Lisboa)

Tui Viagens

Sepio Systems


Europ Assistance

Oxy Capital




Energy and natural resources Tier 2

The energy practice at SRS Advogados is recognised for its wealth of experience in the oil and gas sector. Several active players in the renewable energy market in Portugal and abroad also seek the team's advice on regulation, litigation, investments and merger control, as well as licensing, generation and distribution issues. Co-head Gonçalo Anastácio, whose expertise covers competition and energy law, is the key point of contact in the department, which also includes Alexandre Roque.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Rebelo de Sousa; Gonçalo Anastácio

Other key lawyers:

Alexandre Roque

Key clients


Air Liquide


Amorim Energia

Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy (BASE)


China Datang Corporation

CPI Energy

EGEO – Tecnologia E Ambiente


FFL Partners

GALP Energia


Grupo Sousa


Iberian Solar

KIC InnoEnergy

Linderito Solar

Oceano Fresco




Rubis Energia


Sonangol Group

Vinci Energies Group

W.A.G. Payment Solutions


Projects and project finance Tier 2

With offices in Lisbon, Porto and Funchal, as well as representation in a number of African jurisdictions, the projects team at SRS Advogados excels in port, renewable energy and transport projects. PPPs are a particular specialism. Practice heads José Luís Moreira da Silva and Alexandra Valente combine their respective expertise in public law and corporate finance to lead the team, whose recent highlights have included a number of instructions from the Lisbon Port Authority as well as the governments of Portugal and Madeira. Alexandre Roque is a further name to note.

Practice head(s):

José Luís Moreira da Silva; Alexandra Valente

Other key lawyers:

Alexandre Roque


‘The provision of legal services is competent and speedy, with the team’s monitoring and quick response of projects being one of its great advantages. Permanent contact with one of the reference partners, José Luis Moreira da Silva.’

‘Quality and care in the work developed, seeking to meet the client’s needs by pointing out appropriate legal solutions and paths, but always indicating the weaknesses and weaknesses of the solutions found. SRS has been a company that has accompanied us in several highly complex projects with customer satisfaction and always acting as a complement and support for legal services.’

‘I recommend José Luis Moreira da Silva and Alexandre Roque. Professionals of excellence, whose knowledge, experience, pragmatic, analytical and objective way in which they address the problems posed, the in-depth knowledge resulting from several years of working together with the typical idiosyncrasies of the industrial client reflect high quality work, clearly shown by the solutions presented and the work carried out. In particular, the work developed by these teams has allowed an effective, correct and concrete performance with a range of regulatory and licensing entities, contributing to solve very complex and intricate problems with security in the legal solutions found.’

Key clients

Port Authority of Lisbon

Port Authority of Setúbal and Sesimbra

Port Authority of Sines

Municipality of Oporto

BCI Mozambique;

Standard Bank Mozambique

Regional Government of Madeira

Government of Portugal


European Commission


TMT Tier 2

New client Zoom looked to SRS Advogados in 2020 for its expertise on regulatory matters in the telecoms sector, instructing the team on its application procedure to be registered as an electronic communications provider in Portugal. IT legal and contractual matters are also a strength for the practice, which is headed jointly by Octávio Castelo Paulo and Luís Neto Galvão. Both are praised for their telecoms regulatory expertise, with Paulo also strong on corporate law and Galvão on data protection. Lusophone African jurisdictions are a target for the firm, with Cape Verde telecoms regulator Arme being a recent new client.

Practice head(s):

Octávio Castelo Paulo; Luís Neto Galvão


‘They are really knowledgeable in telecoms regulation, data protection and corporate law.’

‘Octavio Castello for telecoms regulation and corporate law and Luis Neto Galvao for telecoms regulation and data protection. They are both state of the art.’

‘Very active law firm, in constant growth, covering more and more areas of law. In the areas of TMT, there are two lawyers of great category: Octávio Castelo Paulo and Luís Neto Galvão.’

‘I would highlight, in TMT, Octávio Castelo Paulo and Luís Neto Galvão.’

Key clients

Grupo NOS

BT Portugal -Telecomunicações Unipessoal Lda.

Cellnex Telecom

SAS Apostas Sociais, Jogos e Apostas Online, S.A. (Group Misericórdia de Lisboa)



ZOOM Voice Communications Inc.

RingCentral Inc


EID – Empresa de Investigação e Desenvolvimento de Electrónica, S.A.



Transport Tier 2

With a presence in Lisbon, Funchal and Porto, SRS Advogados demonstrates particular strength assisting the main port authorities in Portugal in all matters concerning their activities, including concessions, public procurement and administrative proceedings. Maritime law is another area of expertise; the practice is a popular choice for ship owners in relation to disputes, construction and registration issues. Public law expert José Luís Moreira da Silva has extensive experience in the transport sector and leads the practice, which is skilled across rail, road, shipping, aviation and logistics matters. Alexandre Roque is proficient in administrative litigation involving maritime law issues.

Practice head(s):

José Luís Moreira da Silva

Other key lawyers:

Maria José Santana; Alexandre Roque


‘Enormous experience in public law, founded on a serious, diversified and successful judicial practice.’

‘José Luís Moreira da Silva is undoubtedly a great lawyer. His enormous experience and preparation gives the client the confidence to work in delicate and sensitive administrative and pre-litigation cases. He has a great knowledge of the national and international legal and administrative environment, thus speeding up negotiations and other moments of contractual formulation.’

Key clients

Port Authority of Lisbon

Port Authority of Setúbal and Sesimbra

Port Authority of Sines

Grupo Sousa

PTM Ibérica


Horários do Funchal, SA

Aviapartner Group

Empark, Aparcamientos y Servicios,

European Mar

EISAP – European International Shipowners Association of Portugal

SAM – Sociedade de Automóveis da Madeira, Lda.

Via Marítima, Lda

Transtejo; SA

CP – Caminhos de Ferro de Portugal






IMV Holding BV

Capital markets Tier 3

SRS Advogados is particularly skilled in cross-border transactions, and has recently been increasingly active in domestic capital market deals. The group's strength lies in securitisation transactions; nonetheless, it is also adept at assisting with IPOs and listings, bond issues and regulatory matters. Noteworthy individuals include practice leaders William Smithson and Alexandra Valente, who both have more than two decades' worth of experience in structured finance and capital markets.

Practice head(s):

William Smithson; Alexandra Valente


‘Flexibility, ability and willingness to listen to the clients, availability and hard work.’

‘Their strong proactivity combined with their high level of technical knowledge makes them stand out.’

‘The practice, led by Alexandra Valente, is perhaps the most competent in Portugal, working efficiently and thoroughly in the most demanding transactions whilst maintaining a high level of interaction and communication with the client. The quality of the delivered product is outstanding.’

‘This firm has demonstrated a strong knowledge of the legal environment of the jurisdictions it covers, a sound track record of successfully concluded deals, an above average availability to analyse specific emerging problems and propose the necessary solutions. ’

‘Alexandra Valente is deeply committed to getting the safest and best structured legal solution for the client. ’

‘Alexandra Valente leads a highly competent team. On a par with the quality of their work is the permanent availability to be there for the client.

Key clients

321 Crédito

BCI Mozambique


Beka Finance

Capital Group

Citicorp Trustee

JP Morgan



Dispute resolution Tier 3

The dispute resolution department at SRS Advogados was given a significant boost following its merger with law firm AAA Advogados. The integration of José Jácome and his team of nine lawyers (including Bernardo Castro Caldas) solidifies the firm's standing in the market, strengthening its offering in the fields of commercial and administrative litigation as well as arbitration, both at the local and cross-border levels. José Carlos Soares Machado spearheads the department, leading advice to domestic and international companies in judicial proceedings. Commercial litigator Maria José de Tavares is another practitioner to note, given her significant experience in contractual disputes.

Practice head(s):

José Carlos Soares Machado

Other key lawyers:

Maria José de Tavares; Pedro Pinto Melo


‘Preparedness, overall capabilities, dedication and availability.’

‘Apart from their excellent technical skills, the warm and almost friendly relationship established with the client makes the team stand out.’

‘We had the chance to work closely with SRS in two litigation cases and our experience was exceptionally positive. Key factors for this result was the capacity to define in advance the strategy for the cases; truly professional and competent legal support; coming forward with adequate solutions, all these with the permanent availability of the members of the team to attend and reply to our requests and needs.’

‘José Carlos Soares Machado, partner of SRS and its litigation department leader, showed exceptional capabilities of coordinating the performance of the team of lawyers that was allocated to the cases we worked together’.

‘We have had two fantastic professional experiences with SRS: a lawsuit in which they represented us with exceptional competence and dedication and a mediation which was successful due to the very accurate perception of the matter and understanding of the interests involved and the corresponding proposal for a settlement that was easily accepted by both parties. In these experiences the team was absolutely unique.’

Key clients



Arrow Global Limited

Macdonald Resorts










Insolvency and restructuring Tier 3

SRS Advogados strengthened its contentious restructuring and insolvency work with the addition of six new dispute resolution lawyers following the firm's merger with AAA Advogados in September 2020. The team often advises the creditors in insolvency related disputes, with notable strengths in the construction and tourism industries. José Carlos Soares Machado leads the practice as well as the firm's wider dispute resolution group in Lisbon. Natália Garcia Alves is a specialist in civil, commercial and banking litigation, recently acting for Bain Capital on its bid for the acquisition of an NPL portfolio from Novo Banco.

Practice head(s):

José Carlos Soares Machado

Other key lawyers:

Natália Garcia Alves; Vasco Correia da Silva

Key clients

Bank of Portugal

Carl Zeiss

European Construction Services (ECS)

Intel Mobile Communications (IMC)



The Portuguese Securities Market Commission (CMVM)

Planning law Tier 3

SRS Advogados regularly assists high-profile names in renewable energy, the beverage industry and public institutes on urban and land use planning. Alexandre Roque heads the team and is an experienced public law expert; highlights for 2020 include advising on the planning approval for photovoltaic power plants and assisting the Port of Lisbon on its €30m Marina de Pedrouços project.

Practice head(s):

Alexandre Roque


The responsible partner is absolutely available for the requested support.

‘Alexandre Roque is exceptionally competent, transmitting enormous confidence in the content of the support provided. He is very available, helpful, simple, easy to contact, understands the client’s needs and does not try to hinder or show anything beyond what is requested. He is incisive and very efficient.

Key clients

Port of Lisbon

Sumol+Compal, S.A.

Repsol Portugal, S.A.

Ventinveste, S.A.

Marcascais, S.A.

IHRU – Instituto de Habitação Urbana, I.P.

Regional Government of Madeira

GALP Energia, S.A.


Gesto Energia, S.A.

MTX Solar, Lda.

Finerge, S.A.

Public law Tier 3

Judicial proceedings are a core area of strength for the public law team at SRS Advogados. Its broad service offering also covers public procurement, concessions and PPPs, notably in the infrastructure, transport and energy sectors. The practice - which has a strong domestic and international presence - is equipped to assist with regulatory sanction procedures involving telecoms players, and regulatory disputes in the life sciences industry. José Luís Moreira da Silva, whose areas of expertise include privatisation matters, arbitration and public concessions, oversees the department with Alexandre Roque, who excels in public procurement.

Practice head(s):

José Luís Moreira da Silva; Alexandre Roque

Other key lawyers:

Gonçalo Camelo; Raquel Sampaio


‘Provides excellent quality advice, even in very specialised sectors. The team is permanently updated and offers close assistance to clients.’

‘José Luís Moreira da Silva stands out for his academic background, and knowledge of theoretical terms in the area of administrative law, public procurement and concessions. Alexandre Roque and Raquel Sampaio are also highlighted for their knowledge.’

‘The SRS Public Law team is always quick to respond, and is knowledgeable of the functioning of the market in which its clients operate and of their respective priorities.’

‘José Luís Moreira da Silva is the type of lawyer / ally that we want to have on our side in a dispute involving administrative law. He is available, fast,  and concise.’

Quality and care in the work developed, seeking to meet clients’ needs by pointing out appropriate legal solutions and paths.’

‘The advice provided by José Luis Moreira da Silva and Alexandre Roque has contributed to solving very complex and intricate problems with security in the legal solutions found.’

Key clients

Port Authority of Lisbon

Port Authority of Setúbal and Sesimbra

Port Authority of Sines

Galp Energia

NOS Group

ANI – Agência Nacional de Inovação


Sumol+Compal, S.A.

Região Autónoma da Madeira







TmE, Spa

Be Water

NOGAR Iberia


Municipality of Porto





Thales Portugal SA

Real estate and construction Tier 3

SRS Advogados fields a multi-disciplinary team that brings together partners of other departments who are actively involved in real estate matters. The team, which has recently seen an uptick in transactional mandates, provides advice on investment funds, financing, planning law, tax matters and lease-related litigation. Furthermore, it offers a hotel, leisure and tourism service to clients operating in this segment of the real estate market; wealth management and golden visa legal support are also provided by the team. Neuza Pereira de Campos specialises in real estate investments, while also showcasing thorough knowledge of lease agreements for commercial purposes.

Practice head(s):

Neuza Pereira de Campos; William Smithson


‘All the lawyers in the team were extremely helpful and very professional.

‘Timely responses, high level of technical expertise and an extraordinary industry knowledge; the strength-in-depth of SRS team and value for money are also main factors of choice and excellency.’

‘Neuza Pereira de Campos is a very sharp lawyer with a keen eye for client’s needs and business.’

‘The team is highly skilled and efficient. Their responsiveness to clients’ requests is unmatched.’

‘Neuza Pereira de Campos has a quick understanding of the client’s needs, is outstandingly swift in her response to any real estate matter, and is highly efficient as a result.’

Key clients

M7 Real Estate

ECS Capital







Tax Tier 3

The tax practice at SRS Advogados is noted for its 'involvement, availability and experience'. The team is now headed by the highly regarded Mafalda Alves, following João Maricoto Monteiro's departure to start his own practice in 2019. Alves has experience working as deputy for the Secretary of State for Tax Affairs, as well as broad experience in the firm's typical areas of domestic and cross-border tax transactions and tax litigation. Senior associate and tax litigator Joana Tavares de Oliveira joined in August 2020 as part of SRS's incorporation of AAA Advogados.

Practice head(s):

Mafalda Alves

Other key lawyers:

Joana Tavares de Oliveira


‘An office with tax services particularly targeted at clients. Who always seek, in a strong way, to defend the interests of its constituents, always available to listen and consider new solutions.’

‘Mafalda Alves – What an excellent professional who is available to listen to customers at any time of the day and always with an answer ready to reassure them. It is a pleasure to be able to work with someone with such passion for their clients’ business.’

‘Joana Tavares Oliveira – Great ability to deliver and with integrity. 100% reliable.’

‘We have been working together with SRS, in particular with Mafalda Alves, and it is worth highlighting their technical knowledge, experience and total availability.’

‘I have had some experiences with this office, particularly in the tax area, either as a counterpart or as a co-advisor and the feedback is very positive. I highlight the involvement, availability and experience of the teams, in particular after the entry of the new partner Mafalda Alves.’

‘Mafalda Alves, stands out for her vast experience in the area of ​​tax, technical quality and dedication to matters and clients. Her integration with SRS has undoubtedly contributed to the strength of this law firm.’

‘The multidisciplinary nature of the team always assures us of support, whatever our need.’

‘They hired Mafalda Alves and we have an excellent impression. She is extremely efficient and resourceful. Pragmatic and focused on solving the problems customers love.’

Key clients

Parpública / Portuguese repblic


Novo Banco

ECS Capital

Core Capital

Galp Energia

Hotusa Hoteles


Beka Finance

Danone Group

Metlife Europe

The firm: SRS Advogados is a full-service, multi-practice law firm advising clients on all aspects of domestic, as well as international law. The firm’s lawyers are focused on their clients’ business and have gained knowledge and experience advising large national and international corporate groups, financial institutions, as well as local and national authorities.

SRS Advogados is organised by specialist practice areas and sector groups. This dynamic structure allows the firm to combine a diverse range of legal experts within a group, all of whom have relevant sector knowledge and experience. Sector groups have an extensive understanding of areas in which clients operate and assist clients in fulfilling their objectives. The firm knows its clients’ business and regards itself as an active and dynamic part of it.

Through the creation of SRS Global (Angola, Brazil, Macau, Malta, Mozambique, Portugal and Singapore), as well as the creation of a strong network of international relationships with third parties, the firm aims to extend its experience, expertise and services globally so as to ensure that it can respond efficiently to complex issues with global implications.

Areas of practice: The firm provides support to its clients in relation to national and international issues, and offers an all-round service, working across numerous areas of the law. Areas of focus include arbitration and mediation, competition and European Union, corporate and commercial, dispute resolution, employment and social security, energy, environment, finance, immigration and Golden Visa, insurance and pensions, intellectual property, life sciences and healthcare, M&A, mining, private equity and venture capital, projects/public, real estate, start-ups, tax, telecommunications, media and technology, transport and shipping, wealth management and white-collar crime.

Department Name Email Telephone
Managing Partner Pedro Rebelo de Sousa +351 21 313 2000
Photo Name Position Profile
 Mafalda Alves  photo Mafalda Alves Partner of SRS Advogados Tax Department. Mafalda Alves has extensive experience in…
 Gonçalo Anastácio  photo Gonçalo Anastácio Partner and Head of the Competition & EU Department and the Energy…
 Catarina Anastácio  photo Catarina Anastácio Consultant at SRS Advogados of the Competition & EU Department. Catarina has…
 Paulo Bandeira  photo Paulo Bandeira Partner in the Corporate, Commercial and M&A department, Paulo Bandeira has over…
 Ana Luísa Beirão  photo Ana Luísa Beirão Partner in the Employment & Social Security Department, Ana Luísa Beirão has…
 Joana Brisson Lopes  photo Joana Brisson Lopes Managing Associate
 Nuno Calaim Lourenço  photo Nuno Calaim Lourenço Managing Associate with more than 15 years’ worth of knowledge and expertise…
 Mariana Caldeira de Sarávia  photo Mariana Caldeira de Sarávia Partner in the Employment & Social Security Department, Mariana Caldeira Sarávia has…
 José Carvalhosa  photo José Carvalhosa Consultant at SRS Advogados of the Employment and Social Security Department. José…
 Octávio Castelo Paulo  photo Octávio Castelo Paulo Partner and Head of the Corporate, Commercial and M&A Department, Octávio Castelo…
 Bernardo Castro Caldas photo Bernardo Castro Caldas Managing Associate
 Tiago Coder Meira  photo Tiago Coder Meira Managing Associate
 Vasco Correia da Silva  photo Vasco Correia da Silva Managing Associate
 Raquel Cuba Martins  photo Raquel Cuba Martins Partner and Head of the Immigration & Golden Visa department, Raquel Cuba…
 Maria Ana Cunha  photo Maria Ana Cunha Managing Associate
 Sara Estima Martins photo Sara Estima Martins Partner in the Competition and European Union department at SRS Advogados, with…
 Joana Farrajota  photo Joana Farrajota Consultant at SRS Advogados of the Dispute Resolution Department. Joana specializes in…
 Leonor Francisco  photo Leonor Francisco Managing Associate at SRS Advogados in the Employment and Social Security Department…
 Dulce Franco  photo Dulce Franco Partner of the Corporate & Finance Department, Dulce Franco is one of…
 Natália Garcia Alves  photo Natália Garcia Alves Partner of the Dispute Resolution Department and Coordinating Partner of the area…
 Anabela Gonçalves Ferreira  photo Anabela Gonçalves Ferreira Partner in the Corporate & Finance department, Anabela has developed a high…
 José Jácome  photo José Jácome Partner of the Dispute Resolution Department, José Jácome is highly regarded in…
 Dora Joana  photo Dora Joana Managing Associate
 Françoise Le Quer  photo Françoise Le Quer Managing Associate at the Insurance Department.
 Manuel Lopes Porto  photo Manuel Lopes Porto Consultant at SRS Advogados, since 2011, particularly in the area of ​​Competition…
 Rita Lynce de Faria  photo Rita Lynce de Faria Consultant at SRS Advogados of the Dispute Resolution Department. Rita specializes in…
 Ana Menéres  photo Ana Menéres Partner in the Life Sciences & Healthcare Department, Ana Menéres is a…
 Maria Paula Milheirão  photo Maria Paula Milheirão Partner at SRS Advogados. Since 2008 she was a Managing Associate of…
 Sara Milheiro Tavares  photo Sara Milheiro Tavares Managing Associate
 João Paulo Mioludo  photo João Paulo Mioludo Partner of SRS Advogados on the Intellectual Property Department.
 José Luís Moreira da Silva  photo José Luís Moreira da Silva Partner and Head of the Projects and Environment Departments, as well as…
 Luís Neto Galvão  photo Luís Neto Galvão Partner in the Corporate, Commercial and M&A Department and the TMT Department,…
 Carla Neves Matias  photo Carla Neves Matias Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department, Carla Neves Matias has extensive experience…
 Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira  photo Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira Partner in the Finance Department and Head of the Private Equity &…
 Neuza Pereira de Campos photo Neuza Pereira de Campos Partner of SRS Advogados, since 2019 of the Real Estate Department and…
 Duarte Pirra Xarepe  photo Duarte Pirra Xarepe Managing Associate
 Nuno Miguel Prata  photo Nuno Miguel Prata Partner in the Corporate, Commercial and M&A Department, Nuno advises major multinationals,…
 Pedro Rebelo de Sousa  photo Pedro Rebelo de Sousa Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, Founding and Managing Partner of SRS Advogados, is…
 Mafalda Rodrigues Branco  photo Mafalda Rodrigues Branco Managing Associate
 Gabriela Rodrigues Martins  photo Gabriela Rodrigues Martins Partner of the Corporate & Finance Department, Gabriela Rodrigues Martins is one…
 Alexandre Roque  photo Alexandre Roque Partner in the Projects and Environment Departments, Alexandre Roque has extensive experience…
 Paula Rosado Pereira  photo Paula Rosado Pereira Consultant to the Tax Department, Paula has extensive experience within most areas…
 César Sá Esteves  photo César Sá Esteves Partner and Head of the Employment & Social Security Department, César Sá…
 Raquel Sampaio  photo Raquel Sampaio Managing Associate
 João Santos Carvalho  photo João Santos Carvalho Managing Associate
 Regina Santos Pereira  photo Regina Santos Pereira Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department, Regina Santos Pereira is an expert…
 William Smithson  photo William Smithson Partner and Head of the Finance Department, William Smithson is highly regarded…
 José Carlos Soares Machado  photo José Carlos Soares Machado Partner and Head of the Dispute Resolution Department, José Carlos Soares Machado…
 Maria José Tavares  photo Maria José Tavares Partner in the Dispute Resolution Department, Maria José de Tavares has extensive…
 Rogério Tavares  photo Rogério Tavares Consultant at SRS Advogados, since 2018, in the Corporate Commercial and M&A…
 Joana Tavares de Oliveira photo Joana Tavares de Oliveira Managing Associate
 Luz Torrico Peña  photo Luz Torrico Peña Consultant at SRS Advogados of the Corporate & Finance Department. Luz advises…
 Alexandra Valente photo Alexandra Valente Partner in the Finance Department, Alexandra Valente has advised Portuguese and international…
 Cláudia Varela  photo Cláudia Varela Partner of Employment & Social Security department at SRS Advogados, Cláudia Varela,…
 Manuel de Almeida Ribeiro  photo Manuel de Almeida Ribeiro Consultant at SRS Advogados, since 2011, in the Finance Department. Manuel is…
 Maria de Lancastre Valente  photo Maria de Lancastre Valente Partner in the Firm’s Employment & Social Security Department, with over 15…
Number of partners : 32
Number of assistants : 150
Contact : Pedro Rebelo de Sousa
Other offices : Portugal (Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto)
Other offices : Angola
Other offices : Brazil
Other offices : Macau
Other offices : Malta
Other offices : Mozambique
Other offices : Singapore