Firm Profile > PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL > Lisbon, Portugal

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL
1250-193 LISBON

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms Tier 2

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL's sizeable Porto office offers a full-service in business law and is instructed by a number of major domestic clients in the real estate, transport and pharmaceuticals industries, among others. Nine partners oversee 'highly specialised teams', with Pedro Sá being the main contact for corporate matters. Miguel Miranda heads the commercial contracts and competition teams and both he and Sá are praised as 'extremely experienced and knowledgeable'.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Sá

Other key lawyers:

Miguel Miranda; Noel Gomes; Nuno Oliveira Santos; Joana de Sá; Inês Santos


We highlight: ethics, transparency and internal communication between team members and their coordinator and the client (a factor that streamlines, simplifies communication): the fruitful interaction between teams / departments in multidisciplinary matters: and the language (formal, with necessary decorum and seriousness) used in formal and informal communication with the client.

Of the public law capabilities of the team: rigor and demand, technical and legal knowledge and a keen capacity for analyzing and solving problems, speed of action, availability, professionalism of communications with public entities, the rigor of the public procurement pieces, and the capacity to respond to the client’s purchasing needs.

We highlight PRA in terms of its competence, the agility and speed in presenting the proposal to the client and in writing the legal documents requested, the transparency of the work and billing, the fair and accessible billing for the work carried out, the total availability.

We highlight Noel Gomes and the department he manages: public law. Of its most relevant qualities, we value its technical competence, up-to-date legislative knowledge, total availability, the ability to manage various subjects from different legal areas, the ability to manage different departments in multidisciplinary themes, attention to meeting deadlines for the client, the care of the legal solutions presented (in order to leave the client always safe and calm in strict compliance with the law), their human and ethical grandeur.

Highly specialized teams, very skilled and effective. They are organized in a way that ensures that each matter is exclusively dealt with by the lawyers that have specialized in the relevant field. They are, from my experience, very law and market-savvy and they work well in integrating all different legal areas.

Pedro Sá is the partner I deal with the most; he and Miguel Miranda are extremely experienced and knowledgeable individuals and I very much value their advice regarding corporate and commercial matters – they are trustworthy, available and they have a broad strategic-thinking approach to every subject (especially in the context of heavy negotiations) that I find to be unusual. They also pay attention to the details and that’s why I trust them the keys to my businesses.

Nuno Oliveira Santos and Inês Santos are highly experienced individuals and quite skillful in dealing with a range of complex matters, especially in dealing with the Portuguese tax authorities.

Good technical quality and a deep knowledge of society.

Portugal > Intellectual property Tier 3

With national coverage, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL fields a team of IP specialists who are skilled at assisting with copyright protection, trade mark prosecution and patent infringement cases. The team is a top choice for clients from the media sector, particularly film and TV production companies. Practice head Gonçalo Gil Barreiros has in-depth knowledge of copyright law, while Augusto Almeida Correia, who leads the Porto-based team, is experienced across trade marks, designs as well as advertising issues.

Practice head(s):

Gonçalo Gil Barreiros; Augusto Almeida Correia

Other key lawyers:

Márcia Martinho da Rosa; Pedro Rebelo Tavares


‘Augusto Almeida Correia is friendly and totally available. He works in close proximity to the client to be able to implement the best solutions.’

‘The various PRA teams we have worked with are extremely competent and thorough. I would like to highlight Augusto Almeida Correia from the intellectual property team for his availability, prompt responses and flexibility in finding solutions. PRA is a very young and creative law firm, focused on the needs of the client, without ever neglecting the enormous quality of the services it offers.’

‘Within the team, I highlight Márcia Rosa for the quality of the service provided, as well as the ability of the team to adapt advice to the needs of the clients.’

‘Speed, solid foundation, rigor, high theoretical and practical knowledge. Gonçalo Gil Barreiros is highly recommended.’

The quality of the services provided and the permanent and timely monitoring of all situations for which we request legal advice are highly appreciated by us as clients.’

‘We highlight Gonçalo Gil Barreiros, for the excellence of his services and knowledge in the specific area of intellectual property, but also for his quick responses and availability.’

‘Augusto Almeida Correia stands out for his extensive knowledge. He is always keen to offer alternative solutions and different approaches to issues. He is always available and highly reliable in terms of demanding deadlines.’

‘The support and services provided are very personalised. They easily create an empathetic relationship with the client and seek to promote an almost daily contact in order to follow the work or projects in progress. Márcia Martinho da Rosa has been working with us for two years and has always maintained a good relationship with the company. She accompanies us almost on a daily basis and responds quickly to our requests.’

Key clients

AUDIOGEST – Associação para a Gestão e Distribuição de Direitos

Stopline Films – Produção de Audiovisuais, Lda.

MDS – Corretor de Seguros, S.A.

Serafim Pereira Simões Sucessores, Lda.

Comon S.A

Crystalis Entertainment UG

Vision Box – Soluções de Visão por Computador, S.A.

INCM – Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, S.A.

Camões, Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua, I.P.

Produções Fictícias, Lda.

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The sizeable team at PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL focuses on corporate and commercial law, contracts, M&A and competition issues. On the transactional side, it frequently assists clients from different industries in cross-border matters involving European and Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions. Typical instructions also include advising companies on their internationalisation efforts. The team is overseen by Pedro Raposo and also includes Pedro Sá, who is the key point of contact for clients from the Porto region.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Raposo

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Sá; Leila Grácio

Portugal > Employment Tier 4

With strong nationwide coverage, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL acts in a wide range of employment matters, including collective negotiations, litigation, social security compliance and restructuring procedures. The team also has significant experience in advising clients on labour law issues arising in M&A transactions, and in assisting employers and high-profile individuals in labour disputes. Joana de Sá, who is sought after by leading Portuguese companies, oversees the employment practice.

Practice head(s):

Joana de Sá

Other key lawyers:

Helena Braga Marques; Joana Cadete Pires


Excellent quality of service, both in terms of advice, speed, ease of access, constant availability and quick readiness to resolve issues. The individuals are all professionals of excellence and of great availability. I highlight Joana Sá for her great leadership skills and availability at any time of the day. She is very diligent.’

It is distinguished by its constant availability, ease of contact and quick response. I work directly with Joana Cadete Pires, who is my main point of contact. She has exceptional availability. She is very pragmatic and solution-oriented. Knowing the projects we work on, she proactively shares material or information that she considers to be useful or in our interest.’

‘The firm has a diversified team in terms of skills and experience with different age groups, which allows for a diversity of approaches to the matters in which we need legal support.’

‘As a client, we consider PRA to be one of the national references. We highlight their ethics, transparency and internal communication. Rigor, technical and legal knowledge, speed of action and a keen ability to analyse and solve problems.’

Joana de Sá has significant experience, technical knowledge, availability and, fundamentally, the ability to communicate.’

‘ I would like to highlight Joana de Sá for her proximity to the client. The ability to combine legal knowledge with the critical spirit that is recognized, reconciled with humanity that allows to evaluate the different fronts and impact.’

‘For us, PRA is an essential partner in the day-to-day of our activity. The fact that it is a full service firm and is present in various parts of the country, is very important for us. Our most recent interaction was in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, in which Joana de Sá and her team accompanied us both in every step we had to take. Their help was crucial. The work of Joana and her team is always fully effective, the solutions presented are realistic, demonstrating a lot of technical security but never forgetting the reality of clients and their needs.’

‘Joana de Sá is a brilliant lawyer. Her vast experience, technical security, permanent availability and her ability to understand the real needs of the client are unique. The speed of her work and her always up-to-date advice and information is also noteworthy.’

Key clients

Decunify – Soluções de Comunicação, SA

Decsis – Sistemas de Informação, SA



Portugal > EU and competition Tier 4

Working out of its Lisbon and Porto offices, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL brings together expertise in merger control, abuse of dominance, commercial contracts and litigation. Competition specialist Miguel Miranda oversees the group, which also boasts strength in cartel cases and private enforcement. Rui Souto is another key individual.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Miranda

Other key lawyers:

Rui Souto


Multidisciplinary team which allows us to deal with different topics in a single firm.’

‘All professionals have excellent technical skills and help us achieve excellent results.’

Portugal > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 4

Dedicated restructuring teams in Lisbon, Porto and Albufeira advise PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL's clients - often on the debtor side - on a range of matters, with strengths in PER and litigation. Real estate, infrastructure and construction stand out as sector specialisms for the practice, which is led by Susana Santos Valente, who is praised for her 'decision-making capacity and leadership.Andreia Damásio and Paula Magalhães dos Santos stand out at the senior associate level.

Practice head(s):

Susana Santos Valente

Other key lawyers:

Paula Magalhães dos Santos; Andreia Damásio


‘It is a company capable of providing an integrated and transversal service, with high specialization in all areas of legal activity.’

‘The Law Firm PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda e Associados has professionals with considerable experience and knowledge of the legislation in this area. One of the skills highlighted is the monitoring of the process in a team, with a coordinator and some collaborators, the themes being analyzed together with the ability to simulate various hypotheses or perspectives for resolution. Also noteworthy is the speed of response and the thoughtful analysis of procedural situations. The individuals that I highlight in this area are Susana Valente and Paula Magalhães dos Santos.’

‘Susana Santos Valente – coordination, understanding, consideration, decision-making capacity and leadership.’

Key clients

Construtora do Tâmega, S.A.

Nova Primores do Oeste – Serviços e Consultadoria, A.C.E..

Primores do Oeste, S. A

Tâmega Group, S. A.

Agrilanca – Casa Agrícola, S.A.

Aguambiente Portugal, Lda

Luis Abreu & Filhos, Lda

Stopline Films, Produção de Audiovisuais, Lda

MSF- Moniz da Maia, Serra & Fortunato Empreiteiros, S. A.

Portugal > Public law Tier 4

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL is predominantly engaged by contractors and bidders on public tender processes. The Porto-based practice stands out for its experience in construction projects and public procurement in the water and waste management sectors. Disputes, particularly those involving the challenging of tender awards, also feature on the department's portfolio. David Coelho leads the national group, while Noel Gomes heads up the Porto public law group.

Practice head(s):

David Coelho; Noel Gomes

Other key lawyers:

Sérgio Alves

Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 4

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL's real estate and investment special vehicles practice offers comprehensive services to institutional investors, developers and investment funds. With a network of offices across the country, the team is knowledgeable in all types of property licensing and regulation, and is equipped to handle real estate transactions and litigation. Catarina Costa Lopes, who is seasoned in transactional and contentious work, oversees the national group.

Practice head(s):

Catarina Costa Lopes

Other key lawyers:

Cristina Serrazina

Key clients

Novimovest – Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário

Destino Final – Imobiliária, Lda.

Fundo de Pensões do Banco Santander Totta

Paradise Pyramid – Lda.

Sígnia – Gestão Imobiliária, S.A.

Encosta da Parede – Projectos Imobiliários e Turísticos, S.A.

Turismo Sintra Litoral, S.A.

Marec Imob .

Lusimovest – Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário

Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Fundimo

Sport Iberica – Sociedade de Artigos de Desporto, S.A

Diocese do Porto

Ecclesialis – Gestão Diocesana Unipessoal, Lda.

Sonae Capital, SGPS, SA

IMMOPO – Gestão de Projetos Imobiliários, Unipessoal, Lda

MDS – Corretor de Seguros, S.A.

Cordeiro & Viveiros, Lda

The firm: Founded in 2001, PRA- Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados offers a well-structured and oriented organization to its clients, enabled with a set of human and technical resources which can provide integrated legal advice, law practice and specialized legal training. Its services are aimed at corporate clients, individuals, public entities and professional associations.

The firm has now the collaboration of more than 160 professionals with a high-level of expertise, organized by ten practice areas, and prepared to respond with promptness, quality, accuracy and efficiency to the challenges posed in the various areas of business.

In addition to the areas of practice the units specialized in transport, medicine and pharmacy, entertainment and bodily injury offer a global response to the needs of these sectors, guaranteeing a specific expertise to clients operating in these economic sectors.

PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados is also closer to its clients through its own offices in Lisbon, Oporto, Algarve, Leiria, Azores and Évora.

PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados implemented and applies the Quality Management System (QMS), based on the requirements foreseen in the standard NP EN ISO 9001: 2015, in order to improve our organizational processes and to certify the quality of our legal services.

PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados is certified by the certification body TÜV Rheinland Portugal, Lda, part of the TÜV Rheinland Group, a German multinational, leader in the rendering of inspection and certification services.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Pedro Raposo +351 213 714 940
Commercial, contracts and competition Miguel Miranda +351 223 715 485
Family and inheritance law Almeida Correia +351 223 715 485
Litigation and arbitration Carlos Duque +351 213 714 940
Asset Management Economic Unit Catarina Costa Lopes +351 213 714 940
Corporate Pedro Sá +351 223 715 485
Credit recovery and insolvency Susana Santos Valente +351 213 714 940
Administrative law and public procurement David Coelho +351 213 714 940
Administrative law and public procurement Noel Gomes +351 223 715 485
Labour Joana de Sá +351 223 715 485
Criminal Litigation Rute Oliveira Serôdio +351 213 714 940
Commercial, contracts and competition Tiago Fiuza +351 213 714 940
Real Estate Clélia Brás +351 213 714 940
China Desk Lin Man +351 213 714 940
Health Economic Unit Daniel Torres Gonçalves +351 223 715 485
Tax Nuno Oliveira Santos +351 223 715 485
Intellectual property and privacy Gonçalo Gil Barreiros +351 213 714 940
Photo Name Position Profile
 Clélia Brás  photo Clélia Brás Partner | National Head of the Real Estate practice area.
 Helena Braga Marques  photo Helena Braga Marques Partner | National Head of the Transports Economic Unit.
 David Coelho photo David Coelho Partner | National Head of the Administrative and Public Procurement practice area.…
 Almeida Correia  photo Almeida Correia Partner | National Head of the Family and Inheritance Law practice area.
 Catarina Costa Lopes  photo Catarina Costa Lopes Partner | National Head of the Asset Management Economic Unit. Catarina Costa…
 Carlos Duque  photo Carlos Duque Partner | National Head of the Litigation and Arbitration practice area. Carlos…
 Tiago Fiuza  photo Tiago Fiuza Partner | Local Head of the Commercial, Contracts and Competition practice area.
 Gonçalo Gil Barreiros  photo Gonçalo Gil Barreiros Senior Associate | National Head of the Intellectual Property and Privacy practice…
 Lin Man  photo Lin Man Partner | National Head of the China Desk
 Miguel Miranda  photo Miguel Miranda Managing Partner | National Head of Commercial, Contracts and Competition practice area.
 Nuno Oliveira Santos  photo Nuno Oliveira Santos Senior Associate | National Head of Tax
 Rute Oliveira Serôdio  photo Rute Oliveira Serôdio Partner | National Head of the Entertainment Economic Unit.
 André Pinto Rocha  photo André Pinto Rocha Partner | Corporate
 Pedro Raposo  photo Pedro Raposo Chairman of the Board of Directors | National Head of the Corporate practice area.…
 Pedro Sá  photo Pedro Sá Partner | Local Head of the Corporate practice area.
 Célia Sá Miranda  photo Célia Sá Miranda Partner | Labour
 Susana Santos Valente  photo Susana Santos Valente Partner | National Head of the Insolvency and Restructuring practice area. Susana…
 Daniel Torres Gonçalves  photo Daniel Torres Gonçalves Partner | National Head of the Health Economic Unit
 Ney da Costa  photo Ney da Costa Partner | Local Head of Litigation and Arbitration practice area.
 Joana de Sá  photo Joana de Sá Partner | National Head of the Labour practice area.
Number of lawyers : 120
UIA (Union International Des Advocate)
International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)
EuroJuris International
British Chamber of Commerce
Contact : Pedro Raposo (chairman of the board of directors)
Other offices : Évora
Other offices : Faro
Other offices : Leiria
Other offices : Oporto
Other offices : Ponta Delgada
Other offices : Cidade da Praia*
Other offices : Dili*
Other offices : Luanda*
Other offices : Macau*
Other offices : Maputo*
Other offices : Rio de Janeiro*
Other offices : São Paulo*
Other offices : *Local partnerships

PRA Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados seeks to encourage and develop a culture of social responsibility along with their team, developing in particular, solidarity actions and supporting initiatives. PRA has a partnership with PRO BONO Portugal, an IPSS which provides legal aid to people in need, combining law students, associations and law firms and with Project Future of Instituto do Judo, whose goal is to act, through sports, with children and young people between 6 and 14 years old of problematic areas. PRA even has a trophy annual tournament with the firm’s name. The firm also supports APPDA, the Portuguese Association for Developmental Disorders and Autism and Espaço T, an IPSS protected by the Ministry of Health, for health purposes and with the Public Utility Statute. It has been recognized since 2008 by the UNESCO National Commission as a UNESCO Club.