Cavaleiro & Associados > Oporto, Portugal > Firm Profile

Cavaleiro & Associados
NO 55 6°
4150-599 PORTO

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms Tier 3

Cavaleiro & Associados fields a boutique offering focused on the north region from its Porto office. Particularly adept in public law, energy and business law, the firm advises clients across but not limited to the solar, renewables and natural gas, manufacturing, engineering, agribusiness and real estate sectors. Founding partner João Quintela Cavaleiro heads the practice and is highly regarded by clients. Pedro Seixas Silva supports the practice, with a focus on finance and IP.

Practice head(s):

João Quintela Cavaleiro

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Seixas Silva; Tiago Rocha Matos; Vítor Furtado Sousa


‘What I highlight at Cavaleiro and Associates was the ability to innovate and create frequent communication with clients/partners, in order to provide relevant legal information in the dynamic and uncertain context of the Covid19 pandemic. It always remained available to support any situation faced.’

‘João Cavaleiro offered continued availability and was very responsive (always very positive).’

‘It is a firm of young lawyers with the experience and maturity necessary for the excellent performance that has characterized them. The focus on clients’ needs and the multifaceted experience in Portugal and other countries make this office a mini cluster of legal competence in several domains. The empathy created with customers is a strong point of its performance.’

‘João Quintela Cavaleiro, Pedro Seixas Silva, Tiago Rocha Matos and Vítor Furtado Sousa are the lawyers I know and with whom I have worked several times in highly complex cases. They have a great capacity for work and an excellent command of the law, leaving the client with an unshakeable feeling of confidence.’

‘Flexibility, availability, and efficiency.’

‘The company’s strongest points are the quick response, good knowledge in several areas, great work ethic and persistence in obtaining positive results. The service is excellent.’

‘They are excellent in terms of professional, personal, availability. They present solutions that are perfectly suited to our needs. The innovation of being a de facto legal boutique makes a difference from what exists in the market.’

‘Team inspires confidence, competence and responsibility. These characteristics make this team particularly distinguished. Virtual and face-to-face proximity. It has always been present in our requests, and successfully.’

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.

Partner João Quintela[+351] 220 945 361
Partner Pedro Seixas[+351] 220 945 361
Vitor Furtado Sousa  photo Vitor Furtado Sousa Lawyer with experience in matters related to litigation and arbitration, labour and…
João Quintela Cavaleiro  photo João Quintela Cavaleiro Partner. Very experienced in Public & Business Law with domestic and international…
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 SilvaPartner. 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…
Number of lawyers : 9
Other offices : Vila Real
Other offices : Viana do Castelo
Other offices : Viseu
Other offices : Paris