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Cavaleiro & Associados
NO 55 6°
4150-599 PORTO

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms Tier 3

Porto-based firm Cavaleiro & Associados maintains a strong presence in the North region, where it advises domestic and international companies, family-owned businesses, government bodies and local authorities. Led by founding partner João Quintela Cavaleiro and Pedro Seixas Da Silva, the firm is specialised in public law, energy and commercial law and is particularly active in the renewables, natural gas, manufacturing and real estate sectors. Both Quintela Cavaleiro and Sexias da Silva are highly regarded for ‘their competence and knowledge of the energy sector’.

Practice head(s):

João Quintela Cavaleiro; Pedro Seixas da Silva

Other key lawyers:

Sofia Gariapa; Tiago Rocha Matos


‘I’d highlight its ability to be project partners and take care of the relationship with clients.’

‘I worked with João Quintela Cavaleiro who is distinguished by his people skills and his attention to detail.’

‘Cavaleiro & Associados excels in the distinction of services provided, close relationship with clients, care, personalised service. It stands out precisely for this proximity that makes it seems more like a part of the client’s company. Excellent dialogue and communication, availability, impeccable technical knowledge. The best.’

‘Or main contact is João Quintela Cavaleiro. He is an excellent professional, friendly, polite, affable, very helpful and available, always there to support clients with ideas.’

‘João Quintela Cavaleiro, Tiago Rocha Matos and Sofia Gariapa are recommended.’

‘Agile and flexible law firm. Always tailoring its service to the needs of clients.’

‘João Quintela Cavaleiro and Pedro Seixas da Silva for their competence and knowledge of the energy sector.’

‘The entire office offers a high quality service. Very professional.’

Cavaleiro & Associados is a boutique law firm in the North of Portugal specialised in public law and energy alongside a highly strong business law component (corporate, tax, labour and real estate) to fully support a diverse client portfolio covering both domestic and multinational companies from an array of sectors.

A very experienced team handles a variety of matters in the above core areas, including:

  • Public contracts (concessions, public licenses, public investment, tenders)
  • Business contracts (national and international)
  • (Re) negotiations between companies
  • Labour | (re) adaption of organizations in HR and management boards
  • Holdings restructuring
  • Investment operations
  • Tax matters
  • Litigation and arbitration procedures
  • IP matters

Cavaleiro & Associados has its head office in Oporto but also has offices in Vila Real, Viseu and Viana do Castelo (Portugal) and Paris (France). The firm maintains a close relationship with firms in Algeria and Germany.

The firm won “Law Firm of the Year in Litigation” and “Law Firm of the Year innovation” at the Iberian Lawyer Energy Awards 2023.

Department Name Email Telephone
Partner João Quintela Cavaleiro [+351] 220 945 361
Partner Pedro Seixas Silva [+351] 220 945 361
Photo Name Position Profile
Vitor Furtado Sousa photo Vitor Furtado Sousa Associate Lawyer with experience in matters related to litigation and arbitration, labour…
Sofia Garriapa photo Sofia Garriapa Associate Lawyer with experience in matters related to Labour Law, Energy and…
João Lobo do Amaral photo João Lobo do Amaral Lawyer with experience in matters related to Administrative, Tax and Civil Law.
João Quintela Cavaleiro photo João Quintela Cavaleiro Partner. Very experienced in Energy, Public & Business Law with domestic and…
Ana  Rafaela Rocha photo Ana Rafaela Rocha Associate Lawyer with experience in matters related to Labour and Social Security…
Tiago Rocha Matos photo Tiago Rocha Matos Associate. A quite experienced lawyer in public law and litigation. He is…
Pedro Seixas da Silva photo Pedro Seixas da Silva Partner. A very experienced lawyer on corporate and business law matters. He…
Filipe Viana photo Filipe Viana Lawyer with experience in matters related to Private Clients, Corporate Law, Labour…
Joana  da Silva Patrício photo Joana da Silva Patrício Lawyer with experience in matters related to Labour and Social Security Law.
Number of lawyers : 9
Other offices : Vila Real
Other offices : Viana do Castelo
Other offices : Viseu
Other offices : Paris