Pares Advogados > Lisbon, Portugal > Firm Profile

Pares Advogados
1250-008 LISBON

Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 4

At Pares Advogados, the team is regularly engaged by banks, financial institutions, funds and in large real estate transactions. The group is jointly led by three practitioners: Luís De Gouveia Fernandes brings expertise in acquisitions, restructuring, and real estate investment funds; Myriam Ouaki offers tailored services for French-speaking clients; and Rui Rompante is adept at handling real estate transactions and negotiating leases for service and logistics properties.

Practice head(s):

Luís de Gouveia Fernandes; Myriam Ouaki; Rui Rompante


‘This firm has enormous availability and a very collaborative attitude in a wide range of areas.’

‘The real estate team seems to be on the same page, and everyone knows our clients’ cases. What distinguishes it is the proximity and speed of response.’

‘I recommend Rui Rompante for his vast knowledge in real estate. He can provide a lot of comfort in everything complementary (tax, corporate, etc.).’

‘A good dynamic and multidisciplinary team that addresses the problem as a whole and raises questions from several legal areas simultaneously.’

‘Rui Rompante is very versatile, pertinent in approaching the problem and quick to respond.’

Key clients

Arish Capital Partners

New Start Sociedade Investimento Imobiliario Lda



Blue Buffalo Capital


Habitat Invest




Valjes Sarl

New Start Sociedade Investimento Imobiliario Lda

Margem Subtil

Fund Box

JC Decaux

AG Property

Damien Langlois-Meurinne

Profile SGFII


Naturidade Group

Work highlights

  • Advised Arish Capital Partners on the legal structuring and sale of a building in São Sebastião, Lisbon, involving over 135 individual investors and achieving a turnover of more than €45m.
  • Assisted Newstart with the negotiation of a FIDIC turnkey construction agreement and supply agreement worth €39m with a subsidiary of the Mitrelli Group.
  • Assisted Weston with the licensing procedure for the development of60 townhouse apartments.

Portugal > Dispute resolution Tier 5

Praised for its ‘technical rigour’ and ‘client-oriented approach’, the team at Pares Advogados expertly handles a wide range of contentious matters, from shareholder disputes, fraud cases and media litigation, to insurance and directors’ liability claims. Carlos Amaro is noted for his expertise in investment matters and M&A, while João Malhadas Teixeira covers all aspects of labour law, and frequently advises on commercial and civil litigation. With particular experience in civil and corporate litigation, Pedro Carreira Albano is a key port of call for financial institutions and business groups. Sandra Severino is recommended for her focus on litigation, restructuring and insolvency.

Practice head(s):

Carlos Amaro; João Malhadas Teixeira; Pedro Carreira Albano; Sandra Severino


‘Technical rigour, and client-oriented approach.’  

Key clients


Hotel Bairro Alto

Patris Group

Fidelidade, S.A.

Nissan, S.A.

SevenAir Group

Media Capital Group

Leya, S.A.

Teleperformance Portugal, S.A.

JBarroso Group

Profile, S.A.

ÉvoraHotel, S.A.

Pavigrés, S.A.

JCDecaux Portugal, Lda.

Yonest, Lda.

RP Global Asset Holding GmbH

Finsolutia, S.A.

Magnoliabenefit – Sociedade Imobiliária, S.A.

Trioconnect, Lda. |& Izideal, Lda.

TLS Contact

Work highlights

  • Advised Patris SGFTC, representing FRC – INQ – Papel Comercial ESI & Rio Forte (FRC), on a €500m interim injunction of seizure of assets filed against 8 Banco Espírito Santo, S.A.’s former managers.
  • Advised Patris SGFTC, representing FRC – INQ – Papel Comercial ESI & Rio Forte (FRC), on a €500m legal action for damages caused by Haitong Bank, S.A. (former Banco Espírito Santo de Investimento, S.A.) and its managers.
  • Advised Patris SGFTC, representing FRC – INQ – Papel Comercial ESI & Rio Forte (FRC), on a €500m legal action for damages caused by Banco Espírito Santos, S.A., Rio Forte Investments and Espírito Santo International’s managers.

What sets Pares Advogados’ practice apart from other firms can be defined in one word: proximity! Proximity with the client in all stages of the legal advisement.

The client is not just a client, is a business partner and therefore is success is also the success of the firm.

The logical corollary of proximity is transparency. Proximity and transparency are essential to build trust.

These values along with technical expertise and cost-efficiency are the key factors underlined by our clients which allows Pares Advogados to be recognized by the market as a law firm of reference.

Our experience and professional skills are the result of numerous years of practice and professional achievements. We work together with our clients in every area of law:

  • Commercial and corporate law
  • Insolvencies and recovery of companies
  • Banking and financial law
  • Real estate, zoning and planning
  • Public law
  • Litigation and arbitration
  • Criminal law and administrative offenses
  • Labour law and social security
  • Tax law
  • Intellectual property, copyright, patents
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PARES ADVOGADOS +351 21 093 64 04
Lawyers : 50
Staff : 6
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