Firm Profile > Sofia Galvao Advogados > Lisbon, Portugal

Sofia Galvao Advogados
1200-301 LISBOA

Planning law Tier 1

Real estate and planning boutique Sofia Galvao Advogados consistently 'demonstrates its knowledge of urban planning and land-use planning; it is a team which closely and professionally monitors the matters entrusted to it by its clients'. The team, which is praised for its 'pragmatic advice', is regularly engaged in high-profile planning instructions for complex development projects. Sofia Galvão is a 'well-known lawyer in this area with solid academic knowledge'; she is ably supported by Hugo Nunes, who 'provides constant customer support, efficient responses and finds the best solution', and Luís Moitinho de Almeida, who 'has great knowledge for planning matters'.

Practice head(s):

Sofia Galvão


There is no better in Portugal in terms of quality, professionalism, honesty and kindness in contact.

Strong knowledge of the law and fast customer responses.

The team is very committed to the client’s goals and this is revealed in the work they deliver. Strong academic knowledge.

Very deep knowledge of this area of ​​law.

It is a specialised law firm which is an advantage over other generalists. Personalised treatment and follow-ups by experienced specialists.

Sofia Galvão has deep knowledge of the law, knowledge of the market.

Hugo Nunes has in-depth knowledge of the law and its mechanisms, as well as the related bodies, entities and the legal and functional procedures. The team has full domain of the English language.

Luís Moitinho de Almeida has in-depth knowledge of the law, the investigative capacity and the legal framing of proceedings.

Hugo Nunes is a young but very experienced lawyer, combative in forensic practice, permanently available and has great academic competence.

I consider Sofia Galvão to be the greatest specialist in real estate management law, with enormous knowledge and experience.

Hugo Nunes is permanently updated in this practice area, is very professional and has strong technical knowledge. Very remarkable availability and shows commitment towards his clients.

The best law firm for planning law in Portugal; the understanding of the market, legal and technical skills and availability to the client makes the firm stand out.

Truly available and great knowledge within the planning of real estate projects.

Sofia Galvão stands out in dealing with sensitive issues; she understands how public institutions work very well.

We work with several other firms, but Sofia Galvão is one of the top firms; it is a safe choice when needing to solve real estate and planning law problems.

Sofia Galvão has a long career and rich know-how in these areas and Hugo Nunes has long experience is these areas; both are dynamic, sound and assertive in solving and advising very complex problems.

This team is one of the (very) few I know in Portugal that truly is dedicated to a sector with all the focus, relevance and quality. The level of service, both technically and responsively, is simply remarkable.

They study not only the issue in discussion but also make a 360º analysis that provides clients with the fulfilment of all the possible externalities and expectations.

The team not only understands the relevant rules and regulations, but also the needs of the clients and the way to satisfy them.

Real knowledge of legislation and its practical application. Objectivity of its opinions. Solution-focused.

Sofia Galvão has impressive knowledge and an impressive track-record; her contributions are strategic for the achievement of the developers/owners goals.

Hugo Nunes is an outstanding lawyer; he is very practical and objective.

Luís Moitinho de Almeida has a complete knowledge of regulations and is skilled to understand the situations and manage the legal solutions.

Rosália Russo’s knowledge of municipality procedures is key for new planning.

The team is very polite, correct and client-driven; it has important social skills that ease all meetings with partner, colleagues and clients, and always has a strong political view of the subject that anticipate several problems with the municipalities.

Hugo Nunes, Rosália Russo and Luís Moitinho de Almeida are very efficient and always look to provide a solution to the problems; any problem raised by them has a solution proposal.

The law firm in question, although small (a boutique), demonstrates a great knowledge of the matters of urbanism and spatial planning and a team that closely and professionally monitors the matters entrusted to it by clients.’

Pragmatic advice.

Sofia Galvão is a well-known lawyer in this area with solid academic knowledge.

Hugo Nunes provides constant customer support, efficient responses, and finds the best solution.

Luís Moitinho de Almeida has great knowledge for planning matters.

Key clients

Discovery Land Company



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ECI Porto


Habitat Invest

Louvre Properties


Metropolitano de Lisboa

Real estate and construction Tier 2

Boutique law firm Sofia Galvao Advogados stands out for its integrated approach and wealth of experience in real estate and planning law. Typical mandates range from transactional work, such as sale and leaseback matters, to development projects and urban renewal deals. Sofia Galvão's far-reaching expertise covers real estate investments, licensing procedures and assessment of land opportunities, while Hugo Nunes focuses on real estate, construction and litigation, among other fields.

Practice head(s):

Sofia Galvão; Hugo Nunes


Prominent and respected local law firm by official and private entities, which has extensive real estate market knowledge, and is effective in the monitoring of licensing processes.

Lawyers are always reachable, are quick to provide an opinion, or a report, and they are very good in negotiations with third parties.

They master their specialism from all perspectives, not only legally, but also practically. They understand the clients’ needs and goals and are truly dedicated to matters.

Sofia Galvão Advogados has extensive experience and deep knowledge in real estate and construction matters, including the spatial planning legal framework and the ever-changing urban development challenges.

The team is very client driven and focused on the resolution of the conflicts.

Real knowledge of legislation and its practical application.

The team is highly experienced. The knowledge expressed by the senior partners is beyond the law.

A safe choice when needing to solve real estate and planning law problems.

Sofia Galvão has a long career and a wealth of experience in these areas. Hugo Nunes is dynamic, sound and assertive in solving and advising very complex problems.

Hugo Nunes reveals enormous experience with great command of the law and is a fine advocate in litigation.

Partners such as Hugo Nunes have the ability to easily interact with business perspectives and apply the law.

Sofia has an impressive knowledge and track record. Her contributions are strategic for the achievement of the clients’ goals.

Deep real estate law regulations knowledge, direct approach to the problems providing multiple solutions to the client.

Sofia Galvão and Hugo Nunes reflect the high standards of the profession and the quality of the firm.

Key clients

Discovery Land Company







Estoril Plage

Level Constellation

Groupe Jean Turon

Department Name Email Telephone
Land and maritime spatial planning Sofia Galvão
Land and maritime spatial planning Hugo Nunes
Tourism Sofia Galvão
Tourism Hugo Nunes
EU funds Sofia Galvão
EU funds Hugo Nunes
Ports Sofia Galvão
Ports Hugo Nunes
Public procurement Sofia Galvão
Public procurement Luís Moitinho de Almeida
Real estate Sofia Galvão
Real estate Hugo Nunes
Environment Sofia Galvão
Construction Sofia Galvão
Construction Hugo Nunes
Litigation Hugo Nunes
Litigation Luís Moitinho de Almeida
Administrative concessions Sofia Galvão
Administrative concessions Luís Moitinho de Almeida
Number of lawyers : 7
Other offices : Lisbon