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

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

Oporto: leading commercial firms Tier 3

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL's sizeable offering in Oporto renders 'highly diversified and specialised teams' that are 'very skilled and effective'. It is active across a range of business law instructions, fielding experts across corporate, employment, commercial, IP, competition, tax, real estate and dispute resolution. The pharmaceutical and transport sectors are key focus areas and clients include leading Portuguese companies and public bodies.


The firm is our go-to partner for most transactions and litigation cases which require a good understanding of Portuguese law. Having worked with them for almost 10 years, we are confident to say that the firm handles highly complex matters very well and is an outstanding choice for integrating multinational teams.

They have always shown profound dedication to us, as their customer, for which we are grateful.

Noel Gomes is an experienced public law counsel with a wide-ranging knowledge of Portuguese law, capable of delivering high-quality work on time and maintaining a strong commitment to client satisfaction; we dare say that his competence is only exceeded by his courteousness; he is a very talented and smart lawyer.

Miguel Miranda is an experienced commercial lawyer who also delivers high-quality work on time and maintains a strong commitment to client satisfaction; he is particularly well versed in commercial litigation and arbitration and provides great strategic advice on the overall management of complex commercial disputes.

Highly diversified and specialised teams; very skilled and effective. The firm is organised in a way that ensures that each matter is exclusively dealt with by the lawyers that have specialised in the relevant field. The firm is, therefore, from my experience, quite market savvy and still works well in integrating all different legal areas and it sure stands out for this reason.

Pedro Sá 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.

Nuno Oliveira dos Santos and Márcia Passos are also highly experienced individuals and quite skilful in dealing with a range of complex matters.

Intellectual property Tier 4

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL undertakes a range of IP work. The department has extensive experience advising on copyright matters, and is adept at assisting with industrial property licensing, management of trade mark portfolios and other IP rights, as well as patent infringement. Gonçalo Gil Barreiros heads the practice out of the firm's Lisbon office and specialises in IP disputes; Augusto Almeida Correia oversees the IP team in Porto.


What makes the practice unique is the lawyers’ client care skills.

Márcia Rosa and Pedro Raposo are very skilled lawyers. They have a lot of experience in IP matters. They are also very proactive, following up on all the matters with the client.

Key clients

AUDIOGEST – Associação para a Gestão e Distribuição de Direitos

Stopline Films – Produção de Audiovisuais, Lda.

MDS – Corretor de Seguros, S.A.

Pedro César Sampaio Sousa, Unipessoal Lda

Comon S.A (Leading Portuguese marketing company)

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

Canal Q, S.A.

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

Crystalis Entertainment UG

Tâmega Group, S.A.

Public law Tier 4

Large-scale public tender contracts are one of the key strengths of the administrative law and public procurement department at PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL, which acts for both contractors and bidders. It has a particular focus on public tender processes for water and waste management services, as well as construction projects in the north of Portugal. Public procurement expert David Coelho leads the group, which has a proven track record of successfully challenging tender awards by means of judicial claims. Noel Gomes manages the team based in the Porto office, and is a trusted advisor of public sector bodies and municipal authorities in the region.


Competence, knowledge and reliability define PRA.

The team fields extensive technical and scientific knowledge.

The Raposo Sá Miranda’s public law department is composed of professionals who are characterised by a high technical competence and experience in various branches of public law.

Noel Gomes has a strong understanding of public law.

David Coelho takes on a client-focused approach.

Noel Gomes is professional and dedicated to clients. Although he benefits from a wealth of experience in public law, he is the kind of lawyer who always seeks to renew their knowledge.

Noel Gomes is an expert in public financial law, a branch of public law in which (due to its complexity and difficulty) there is a clear lack of specialised professionals.’

Real estate and construction Tier 4

Offering wide national coverage, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL's service offering covers real estate transactions, due diligence, management of real estate assets and litigation, among other areas. The department shows particular strength in the establishment of special vehicles for real estate investments, and is also adept at assisting with financing and construction matters across sectors such as tourism, hospitality and leisure. Catarina Costa Lopes leads the department, and stands out for her extensive expertise in all aspects pertaining to property investment deals and contentious matters.


Promptness, availability and understanding of clients’ needs are some of the strengths of team.

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.

BNX – Investimentos Unipessoal LDA

Turismo Sintra Litoral, S.A.

Marec Imob

Liberdade XXI – Soluções Empresariais, Unipessoal, LDA

FirstSquare, Mediação Imobiliária, Sociedade Unipessoal LDA

Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 5

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL offers comprehensive corporate law advice and has a strong transactional practice, predominantly assisting with M&A and investment deals. The firm also benefits from links to foreign firms, with its international reach covering multiple Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions. Practice head Pedro Raposo has advised on complex mandates involving cross-border joint ventures and the incorporation of newly acquired companies in other jurisdictions. Miguel Miranda is based in Porto and oversees the commercial contracts and competition teams.


PRA offers practical solutions to cross-border problems.

Pedro Raposo is always accessible and keen to assist.

Highly diversified and specialised team, which is very skilled and effective. They are organized in a way that, unlike other similar practices, ensures that each matter is exclusively dealt with by the lawyers that have expertise in the relevant field. They are therefore quite market-savvy.

Pedro Sá 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 have a broad strategic-thinking approach to every subject.

Employment Tier 5

Domestic and multinational companies from a variety of sectors seek PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL’s legal support on a wide spectrum of employment matters, including advisory work and litigation procedures before all courts in Portugal. Areas of expertise include collective bargaining agreements, M&A transactions, staff restructuring, dismissals as well as social security issues. Joana de Sá, whose experience covers both litigation and non-contentious matters, leads the practice group.


The team is able to provide a complete response to customer requests. There is a strong dedication and commitment to resolving customer issues.

They have a very good know-how of the legislation and are always available.

The team’s key strength is its ability to understand clients’ context and business.

Lawyers are approachable and easy to reach.

Key clients







Insolvency and restructuring Tier 5

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL is best known for its expertise in debtor-side mandates; however, it is equally proficient in handling creditor-side instructions. It is adept in real estate and construction-sector reorganisations, restructurings and insolvencies, and regularly advises on the sale and acquisition of distressed real estate assets. Susana Santos Valente heads the department.

Key clients

Construtora do Tâmega, S.A.

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

Primores do Oeste,S.A

Syncrea – Enterprise Communications, S.A.

Agrilanca – Casa Agrícola, S.A.

Sofisa – Sociedade Imobiliária, S.A.

Tracar – Transportes de Carga e Comércio, S.A.

Recimicro – Reciclagem e Micronização de Plásticos, S.A.

Noble Mineral – The Original N Portuguese Marble, Lda.

Aguambiente Portugal, Lda

Luis Abreu & Filhos, 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 140 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 and entertainment 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 and Azores.

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
Administrative law and public procurement David Coelho
Administrative law and public procurement Noel Gomes
Commercial, contracts and competition Miguel Miranda
Corporate Pedro Raposo
Corporate Pedro Sá
Credit recovery and insolvency Susana Santos Valente
Family and inheritance law Almeida Correia
Intellectual property and privacy Gonçalo Gil Barreiros
Labour Joana de Sá
Litigation and arbitration Carlos Duque
Real estate and investment vehicles Catarina Costa Lopes
Tax Nuno Oliveira Santos
Criminal Litigation Rute Oliveira Serôdio
Photo Name Position Profile
 Helena Braga Marques  photo Helena Braga Marques
Mr David Coelho photo Mr David Coelho Partner
 Almeida Correia  photo Almeida Correia
 Catarina Costa Lopes  photo Catarina Costa Lopes
 Carlos Duque  photo Carlos Duque
 Tiago Fiuza  photo Tiago Fiuza
 Gonçalo Gil Barreiros  photo Gonçalo Gil Barreiros
 Miguel Miranda  photo Miguel Miranda
 Nuno Oliveira Santos  photo Nuno Oliveira Santos
 Rute Oliveira Serôdio  photo Rute Oliveira Serôdio
 André Pinto Rocha  photo André Pinto Rocha
 Pedro Raposo  photo Pedro Raposo
 Pedro Sá  photo Pedro Sá
 Célia Sá Miranda  photo Célia Sá Miranda
 Susana Santos Valente  photo Susana Santos Valente
 Ney da Costa  photo Ney da Costa
 Joana de Sá  photo Joana de Sá
Number of lawyers : 116
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 : Faro
Other offices : Cidade da Praia*
Other offices : Dili*
Other offices : Leiria
Other offices : Luanda*
Other offices : Macau*
Other offices : Maputo*
Other offices : Oporto
Other offices : Ponta Delgada
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.