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Sofia Galvao Advogados
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Sofia Galvao Advogados


Sofia is Partner and founding member of Sofia Galvao Advogados, a boutique, Portugal based Territory Law firm. She has a vast experience in all matters concerning Territory, namely Land and Maritime Spatial Planning, Real Estate, Tourism, Environment, EU Funds, Construction, Ports, Public Procurement and Administrative Concessions.


Partner and founding member at Sofia Galvão Advogados since April 2014. Previously, Partner at PLMJ, in the Planning practice, and Partner at Sérvulo Correia & Associados and later at Vieira de Almeida & Associados, in the Real Estate, Planning and Environment practice. Sofia was Secretary of State for Public Administration and Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers in the 16th Constitutional Government. Sofia is a member of the Advisory Committee of Specialists on the next Program Cycle for European Funds (2014-2020).


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Sofia graduated from the Faculty of Law at the University of Lisbon, where she also received her Master’s in Legal Sciences. At the Faculty of Law, she taught as an assistant professor and has maintained a close collaboration as a lecturer in post-graduate studies and seminars. Sofia has been a visiting professor at the Faculty of Law of Universidade Nova de Lisboa and a speaker at various conferences and courses.

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Portugal > Planning law

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Sofia Galvão

Sofia Galvao Advogados

Planning and real estate boutique Sofia Galvao Advogados ‘has an overall perspective of the business and is always willing to discuss new approaches’. It acts for an impressive roster of clients that includes the Lisbon municipality, Novo Banco and Auchan, and advised Batipart on its entry into the Portuguese market through the development of a holiday resort near Lisbon to be managed by Club Med. Sofia Galvão and Hugo Nunes are ‘dynamic and assertive in solving very complex problems’. Associate Luís Moitinho de Almeida is also recommended.

Portugal > Real estate and construction

With an impressive list of clients, highlight work for real estate and planning boutique Sofia Galvao Advogados included assisting key client ECS Capital with several of its prime investments in Lisbon, and Batipart with the acquisition of land for the development of a Club Med resort. ‘Always two steps ahead’, Sofia Galvão and Hugo Nunes are ‘very creative and solution-driven, with a capacity to simplify and overcome obstacles’.