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

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 Porto office provides a full-service offering, covering labour, sports, commercial, competition, IP and dispute resolution. Trusted advisors to corporations established in the north of Portugal, the office also houses a well-regarded public law practice, advising a number of public administrative bodies. Recent areas of focus for the firm also include the pharmaceutical and transport sectors. Pedro Sá leads the office and is a key contact for any corporate matters. Miguel Miranda heads the commercial contracts and competition teams in the office. Joana de Sá is also highly recommended.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Sá

Other key lawyers:

Miguel Miranda; Joana de Sá: Efigénia Marabuto Tavares; Noel Gomes; Efigénia Marabuto Tavares


‘Quality of the service provided and the team’s capabilities, which distinguishes the law firm from others at national level. Speed and efficiency in the legal solutions found for the problems presented. Solid technical foundation of the proposed solutions. Critical and reasoned analysis of possible solution alternatives. Availability, professionalism and uncompromising defence of interests. Pedro Sá and Joana de Sá are recommended.’

‘Not only do they respond in a short period of time, but the support they give us is highly professional. It should be noted that every issue in which PRA is involved, for us, it is always a win case. We are pleased to note that PRA quickly and smoothly adapted to the challenge of telework, having not noticed any change in its work processes.’

‘PRA has a vast team with elements specialized in different areas of law, which allows for a personalized follow-up.’

‘The relationship it maintains with clients. We always feel that we have an in-house with the benefit of having access to all the characteristics of a firm with the dimension of PRA.’

‘Noel Gomes is a dedicated and very knowledgeable professional who always gives us security in his approaches. What really distinguishes him is what happens to us as clients and we feel comfortable knowing that he is dealing with cases, namely sensitive issues such as family properties and assets.’

‘It is a very cohesive and proactive team that is extremely knowledgeable about our matters and issues. Miguel Miranda and Pedro Sa are very experienced and practical in their approaches and Efigénia Marabuto Tavares despite being younger is an excellent professional.’

‘Very professional and experienced team. Very attentive to details and our needs as clients. It is an office that has been investing in technology and diversity and this can be seen in the agile way in which they provide services. I can compare them, in terms of organization and delivery quality, to multinational offices, which I know well.’

‘The partner Miguel Miranda is the one I know best and is exceptional in monitoring our companies. I highly value his comprehensive vision, availability, accurate advice and ability to understand what you want. In addition to Miguel Miranda, I would also recommend the partners Pedro Sá, Noel Gomes and Joana Sá, and Efigénia Tavares.’

Key clients

IT Sector – Sistemas de Informação, S. A.

Decunify – Soluções de Comunicação, SA


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Portugal > Intellectual property Tier 3

With great geographical reach throughout Portugal, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL is singled out for its track record in copyright work representing leading media companies in infringement proceedings. The team is also equipped to assist with trade mark registration and IP portfolio management. Augusto Almeida Correia jointly heads the team with Gonçalo Gil Barreiros, the latter of whom is a key contact for copyright infringement litigation. Márcia Martinho da Rosa is another noteworthy individual, whose experience encompasses patents, trade marks and industrial designs.

Practice head(s):

Gonçalo Gil Barreiros; Augusto Almeida Correia

Other key lawyers:

Márcia Martinho da Rosa; Pedro Rebelo Tavares


‘The service provided by PRA in the scope of the protection of our intellectual property has been of high quality. PRA has procedures that guarantee timely compliance with deadlines (which are many) and has played a fundamental role in the defence of our IP rights.’

‘Márcia Martinho da Rosa is always available for any clarification, being aware of the necessary deadlines and documents. She has also been very helpful in advising on these complex matters.’

‘The PRA law firm is very proactive in proposing customised solutions to meet clients’ needs, in which the proposals include several options for clients to efficiently protect and complement their industrial property assets.’

‘Márcia Martinho da Rosa and Pedro Rebelo Tavares master the peculiarities of various types of industrial property protection matters, namely patents, designs and trade marks.’

‘Gonçalo Gil Barreiros: in addition to his experience and deep knowledge of copyright, has always shown high intellectual honesty, efficiency and diligence.’

‘I am very satisfied with the work carried out by PRA – Raposo Sá Miranda & Associados in all the areas in which I requested help for my business. I believe that the quality of their work is very high and is combined with a great cost-benefit ratio. We highlight the team dedicated to Intellectual Property, whose work has been very important to us as a basis for the successful planning, structuring and implementation of our business models.’

‘Márcia Martinho da Rosa always has all tasks under control and puts the client’s interests above everything else. Her availability, readiness and knowledge of the IP environment are a great plus.’

Key clients

Worten – Equipamentos Para o Lar S.A.

Actforall, Lda.

Radar dos sons – Produções Culturais, Lda.

Távola Redonda Produções Unip. Lda

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.

Crystalis Entertainment UG

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

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

Work highlights

  • Representing collective management entities Visapress and Gedipe in copyright infringement litigation proceedings against social media giant Telegram.
  • Advised production company Távola Redonda on IP matters arising from the filming of prime-time TV series “O mundo não acaba assim”.
  • Advising Impresa Nacional Casa da Moeda on patent prosecution to obtain protection for a minting invention.

Portugal > Public law Tier 3

The administrative law and public procurement practice at PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL has an impressive track record in acting on the contractor and bidder side in public tenders, especially in the water and waste management sector. The team is also routinely engaged by state-owned companies, public entities and regional municipalities in public law disputes, including bid protests. David Coelho focuses on public tenders, and Noel Gomes, who is based in Porto, is a key contact for public bodies and local authorities. Administrative litigation is an area of expertise for Pedro Aveleira, who also handles public procurement matters on behalf of contractors and contracting entities.

Practice head(s):

David Coelho; Noel Gomes

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Aveleira; Catarina Pereira Gomes


‘PRA- Raposo, Sá Miranda e Associados excels in handling all kinds of requests related to public law. It is also important to emphasise the speed, professionalism and availability of the team, an aspect that seems worthy of praise. We highlight in the team Catarina Pereira Gomes, Noel Gomes and David Coelho.’

‘‘They are undoubtedly a multidisciplinary team, given their scope and knowledge.’

‘Confidentiality, competence and work capacity.’

‘Noel Gomes is very competent, always up to date and focused on goals.’

‘The team is always available to assist in solving the issues in a quick time with the maximum description and knowledge of the processes.’

‘From the quality of the service and the capabilities that the team demonstrates, we highlight: ethics, transparency, positive internal communication between the team members and its coordinator, and the fruitful interaction between the teams/department on multidisciplinary issues that cover various issues.’

‘We highlight Noel Gomes. We value his technical competence, up-to-date and agile legislative knowledge, total availability, the ability to manage various matters from various legal areas that come together in the area of public law.’

‘What leads us to work with PRA is the high capacity and knowledge of the matters dealt with and the ability to problematise critical issues, giving the possibility to foresee the different approaches to be taken in the face of the issues/problems we have.’

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL has a good track record in M&A, and complements its transactional work with day-to-day company and commercial law advisory services. Assistance in the incorporation of venture capital and private equity funds also features highly in the team’s recent workload. Led by founding partner Pedro Raposo, the department also counts Pedro Sá, who has ‘excellent experience in M&A' and is a key contact in the Porto office, and Tiago Fiuza, who heads up the Algarve commercial, contracts and competition groups, among its core members.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Raposo

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Sá; Tiago Fiúza; Leila Grácio


‘Efficiency in presenting results, availability and simplicity in the relationship between companies.’

‘Pedro Sá – excellent experience in M&A.’

‘Dynamic lawyers available to quickly meet the needs that arise in the day-to-day business.’

‘Speed and efficiency in the legal solutions found for the problems presented. Solid technical foundation of the proposed solutions. Critical and reasoned analysis of possible solution alternatives. Availability, professionalism and uncompromising defence of the client’s interests. Adaptation and knowledge of the specificities of the constituent’s activity. High variety of areas of specialisation within the firm, which gives them the ability to respond to virtually all types of problems. Innovation: significant technological investment to adapt to communication restrictions imposed by the pandemic crisis.’

‘PRA’s way of acting, in an integrated manner, involving various elements of its teams in the in-depth and multidisciplinary analysis of the issues raised and responding to requests that go far beyond what is initially asked of them, gives us an increasingly solid confidence in the competence and excellence of the services they provide us.’

‘Pedro Raposo- very competent , tireless and proactive in the analysis and the respective proposals for solutions to the various requests we place on him. Always available and above all very effective in managing timings, answers to our permanent questions. Tiago Fiuza – In-depth knowledge of the matters. The smallest detail is checked to exhaustion giving us absolute confidence in the proposed solutions.’

Key clients

IT Sector – Sistemas de Informação, S. A.

Aviludo, SGPS, S.A.

AR Telecom – Acessos e Redes de Telecomunicações, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Assisted software development company IT Sector – Sistemas De Informação with its sale to French multinational ALTEN Group.
  • Advised AR Telecom, one of the major players in the Portuguese IT services sector, on the sale of the company to Spanish telecoms wholesale operator Aire Networks.
  • Advised Aviludo on the sale of the company to German multinational Metro AG.

Portugal > Employment Tier 4

The highly regarded Joana de Sá leads PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL’s nationwide employment practice, which is well versed in all manner of employment matters, including labour compliance, restructuring, M&A-related queries, collective agreements, and litigation. In addition, the team is notable for its advice to high-profile individuals and high-ranking individuals within companies in labour disputes.

Practice head(s):

Joana de Sá

Other key lawyers:

Helena Braga Marques; Joana Cadete Pires; Luís Gonçalves Lira; Raquel Tavares


‘We highlight Joana Sá and Raquel Tavares for their technical competence, up-to-date legislative knowledge, full availability (even outside working hours), human and ethical capacity in solving labour problems.’

‘The ability to dialogue, create consensus and harmony in meetings that are not easy with some employees of the client, without prejudice to the objectives and reputation of the client.’

‘Young, uncomplicated, assertive and extremely available team. They have vast experience in various areas of activity, making their contribution very enriching in defining our practices. Response time is short, and involvement in ongoing processes is very high.’

‘They encourage and invest time in building relationships of trust and cooperation.’

‘Of note are Joana de Sá and Luís Gonçalves Lira for their high availability, always being contactable by various means (mobile phone, instant messages, emails, etc.), in addition to always taking care to schedule face-to-face meetings whenever it is opportune and necessary.’

‘Their knowledge and experience in the labour area is very comprehensive and consolidated, which gives us great confidence in resolving our issues. Without a doubt, it is an asset to be able to count on the collaboration of both in this area.’

‘PRA’s Labour department stands out from its competitors for its holistic approach to legal and labour advice, consisting of an informal connection and quick response through telematic means, combined with regular face-to-face work meetings and on-site auditing, which allows for a greater knowledge of our needs as a client.’

‘Joana de Sá and Luís Gonçalves Lira have been important partners in the development of our activity, showing full availability to adapt their agenda to our needs and revealing rigor in the analysis of the themes in question, as well as enthusiasm for them.’

Work highlights

  • Assisted a client with the implementation of a remote working scheme as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Portugal > EU and competition Tier 4

The competition department at PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL has significant experience in merger review processes, cartel investigations and related litigation. Split between Lisbon and Porto, the team is also well positioned to assist clients with matters involving abuse of dominance, price fixing and commercial contracts. Chairman Miguel Miranda ‘stands out for his knowledge and ability to understand problems and find solutions'. Efigénia Marabuto Tavares is another name to note for competition matters.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Miranda

Other key lawyers:


‘Immediate and very solid response.’

‘We work a lot with Miguel Miranda and Efigénia Tavares and they are an excellent team, always on top of the issues and with all the will and know-how to help us.’

‘Miguel Miranda and Efigénia Marabuto Tavares are the team we deal with the most and we are very satisfied with their response time and quality. They anticipate possible issues and this brings us security.’

‘Quality of service and transversality in the different legal areas.’

‘Miguel Miranda stands out for his knowledge and ability to understand problems and find solutions.’

‘I would highlight their ability to 1) answer questions in any area that is presented to them and 2) the depth of analysis/concrete solutions they present. In addition, they do so with absolute availability and with high security of legal monitoring in highly complex matters.’

‘Firm that is representing a large number of clients in relation to the truck cartel before the Competition Court, giving them a lot of experience in private enforcement.’

‘Miguel Miranda stands out clearly.’

Key clients


AR Telecom

ITSector- Sistemas de Informação

Work highlights

  • Advised AR Telecom on the merger control aspects of the sale of the company to Spanish telecoms wholesale operator Aire Networks.
  • Advised Aviludo, a food service distribution company, on the competition issues arising from the sale of the company to German multinational Metro AG.

Portugal > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 4

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL fields a sizeable and dedicated team handling restructuring and insolvency matters, including litigation proceedings and day-to-day management of issues. The team has been particularly active assisting clients in PER proceedings, and is best known for its work undertaken on behalf of debtors. Advising clients from the construction and real estate sectors is a particular area of strength for the department, which is led by Susana Santos Valente. Other names to note in the team include Andreia Damásio and Paula Magalhães Dos Santos, who are also widely recommended by clients.

Practice head(s):

Susana Santos Valente

Other key lawyers:

Paula Magalhães dos Santos; Andreia Damásio


‘It is a firm with a solid presence in the market. They have a huge proximity to the client, always looking for the best solution to the problem that may arise. In my specific case, the quality of the service provided by the Restructuring and Insolvency Department was excellent and could not have had a better resolution than the one I ended up having. Perseverance, study, dedication and the pursuit of perfection are some of the characteristics that define the team.’

‘Paula Magalhães dos Santos is, without a doubt, a young lawyer willing to position herself in a market where only the best are available. Not least, I would like to highlight Susana Santos Valente, to whom I also owe the understanding and ability to manage my entire situation. She is an experienced lawyer, very practical and with an unrivaled acumen.’

‘PRA is a firm with whom we work in specialised M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency matters. It has an experienced team and a track record of multiple transactions in this area, which allows them to offer a specialised service that involves not only analysis of the framework and definition of the legal strategy but also monitoring the economic and financial issues that are associated with this type of transaction and make them complex.’

‘Andreia Damásio is comfortable in matters of insolvency and stands out for her high level of monitoring and capacity to develop trusting relationships with clients.’

Key clients

Construtora do Tâmega, S.A.



Primores do Oeste, S. A

Tâmega Group, S. A.

Agrilanca – Casa Agrícola, S.A.

Stopline Films, Produção de Audiovisuais, Lda

Work highlights

  • Assisting Construtora do Tâmega, a player in the construction and public infrastructure sector, in the company’s third recovery plan.
  • Representing Stopline, a film production company in Portugal, in litigation proceedings challenging a declaration of insolvency.
  • Acting on behalf of Biosurfit, which focuses on biological detection technology, in insolvency proceedings in which the main creditor is the European Investment Bank.

Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 4

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL's real estate practice has broad coverage across the country, offering clients a comprehensive service across real estate transactions, developments, investments, litigation and property licensing matters. The practice is co-led by Catarina Costa Lopes, who is trusted by clients in contentious matters, and new arrival Clélia Brás, who has over 17 years of experience and led her own firm prior to joining.

Practice head(s):

Clélia Brás; Catarina Costa Lopes

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

Work highlights

  • Assisted Novimovest, a real estate fund managed by banking giant Santander, with the construction and licensing of a major retail park in the Greater Porto metropolitan area.
  • Advising Paradise Pyramid on the full range of legal matters arising from the purchase of a €9.5m property in Lisbon with the view of its rehabilitation/renovation and subsequent sale as individual units.
  • Assisting real estate company and developer Encosta da Parede with the development of a resort comprising a hotel and several apartments in Cascais.

Portugal > Tax Tier 5

With great geographical reach in the country, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL's tax team often works alongside the corporate and M&A team, advising on the tax aspects of consequential business transactions across a range of industries. The team is particularly noted for its track record in the real estate sector and cross-border matters involving EY law. Advising on tax regimes for non-regular residents, tax fraud and income tax are also areas of activity for the group. Nuno Oliveira Santos provides clear advice' in tax litigation and arbitration proceedings. Inês Santos is a ‘highly reliable professional', who predominantly acts in tax disputes.

Practice head(s):

Nuno Oliveira Santos

Other key lawyers:

Sónia Martins Arêde; Inês Santos


‘The proximity, passion, empathy and their strategic vision make the team stand out.’

‘In-depth knowledge and fluid, effective and assertive communication, accompanied by ethics and professionalism, are undoubtedly some of the strengths of PRA – Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL.’

‘Nuno Santos: in addition to ensuring the success of the processes he monitors, he provides clear advice and ensures that a relationship of trust and transparency with the client is established.’

‘Inês Santos stands out for her work method and time management.’ 

‘High specialisation in specific and innovative areas of law. Rigour, competence, efficiency and punctuality in dealing with matters for which legal advice is requested. Attention and availability dedicated to the client.’

‘Inês Santos: highly reliable professional, with great solidity of knowledge and experience in tax matters; extreme rigour, zeal, dedication, competence and punctuality in dealing with issues.’

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.

Corporate Pedro 213 714 940
Commercial, contracts and competition Miguel 223 715 485
Family and inheritance law Almeida 223 715 485
Litigation and arbitration Carlos 213 714 940
Asset Management Economic Unit Catarina Costa 213 714 940
Corporate Pedro Sá 223 715 485
Credit recovery and insolvency Susana Santos 213 714 940
Administrative law and public procurement David 213 714 940
Administrative law and public procurement Noel 223 715 485
Labour Joana de Sá 223 715 485
Criminal Litigation Rute Oliveira Serô 213 714 940
Commercial, contracts and competition Tiago 213 714 940
Real Estate Clélia Brá 213 714 940
China Desk Lin 213 714 940
Health Economic Unit Daniel Torres Gonç 223 715 485
Tax Nuno Oliveira 223 715 485
Intellectual property and privacy Gonçalo Gil 213 714 940
Corporate Leila Grá 213 714 940
Clélia Brás photo Clélia BrásPartner | National Head of the Real Estate practice area.
David Coelho photo David CoelhoPartner | National Head of the Administrative and Public Procurement practice area.…
Catarina Costa Lopes photo Catarina Costa LopesPartner | National Head of the Asset Management Economic Unit. Catarina Costa…
Carlos Duque photo Carlos DuquePartner | National Head of the Litigation and Arbitration practice area. Carlos…
Tiago Fiuza photo Tiago FiuzaPartner | Local Head of the Commercial, Contracts and Competition practice area.
Gonçalo Gil Barreiros photo Gonçalo Gil BarreirosPartner | National Head of the Intellectual Property and Privacy practice area
Leila Grácio photo Leila GrácioPartner | Head of Corporate PRA Lisbon
Lin Man photo Lin ManPartner | National Head of the China Desk
Rute Oliveira Serôdio photo Rute Oliveira SerôdioPartner | National Head of the Entertainment Economic Unit.
Pedro Raposo photo Pedro RaposoChairman of the Board of Directors | National Head of the Corporate practice area.…
Susana Santos Valente photo Susana Santos ValentePartner | National Head of the Insolvency and Restructuring practice area. Susana…
Daniel Torres Gonçalves photo Daniel Torres GonçalvesPartner | National Head of the Health Economic Unit
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.