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

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL
4050-427 PORTO

Portugal > Porto: Leading commercial firms Tier 2

Well-regarded for its ability to marry a ‘strong theoretical’ approach with ‘practical knowledge’, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL stands out for its comprehensive service offering in Porto, covering corporate and M&A, dispute resolution, tax, competition law, employment and public law. The practice is steered by Pedro Sá, a corporate law expert who is regularly engaged in high-profile and complex transactions. Miguel Miranda oversees the EU and competition team, and advises on the gamut of antitrust mandates. Public law expert Noel Gomes and Joana de Sá, who specialises in employment matters, are other names to note.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Sá

Other key lawyers:

Miguel Miranda; Noel Gomes; Joana de Sá; Nuno Oliveira Santos; Efigénia Marabuto Tavares


‘Highly competent and service-minded firm, with innovative lawyers.’

‘The competition team stands out as being dedicated to collaborating with the client in the most diverse matters, always advising on all possible solutions.’

‘Personalised and fast service in various areas of law. Legally complete answers capable of resolving the questions raised by the client.’

‘Overall, good team with a high level of excellence.’

‘The PRA team is always available and willing to help at any time. They show an interest in understanding the context in which they provide their service and how it unfolds, even after having already provided the required service.’

‘They are the only law firm I trust and they are one of our most critical partners. They are reliable, proactive, knowledgeable and always available. I never thought I would enjoy having lawyers before I met them.’

‘Pedro Sá is the person I trust most. Miguel Miranda is a complete and extraordinary lawyer. Nuno Santos is a super competent person available for tax matters.’

‘PRA is a law firm that combines strong theoretical knowledge with practical knowledge, particularly regarding the operation of companies.’

Key clients

IT Sector – Sistemas de Informação, S. A.

Decunify – Soluções de Comunicação, SA

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Portugal > Intellectual property Tier 3

Noted for its strength in copyright and image rights mandates, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL houses a ‘diverse team’, praised for its ‘rigour, honesty, availability and in-depth knowledge’. The team, which handles both contentious and non-contentious IP matters, including patents, trade marks and licensing issues, is jointly led by Gonçalo Gil Barreiros, 'a specialist in the area of copyright law', and Augusto Almeida Correia. Associate Pedro Rebelo Tavares is also recommended for patent, trade mark, and design-related matters; he 'has a thorough grasp of the specific rules for obtaining industrial property rights'.

Practice head(s):

Gonçalo Gil Barreiros; Augusto Almeida Correia

Other key lawyers:


‘PRA has a very diverse team in different areas of legal practice. In the course of our joint work with PRA, we have found that PRA has excellent professionals who master not only the topic of industrial property, but also interrelated areas.’

‘Pedro Rebelo Tavares has a thorough grasp of the specific rules for obtaining industrial property rights. Gonçalo Gil Barreiros is a specialist in the area of copyright law, but also has solid knowledge of industrial property. Both seek to provide their clients with different options in order to meet their expectations.’

‘Rigour, honesty, availability and in-depth knowledge.’

‘Gonçalo Gil Barreiros – availability, cordiality, seriousness, rigour and competence.’

‘The services provided by PRA are distinguished by the proximity and quality of the team involved in the various contracts we have. PRA has a highly specialised and experienced team in various areas of law. The combination of in-depth knowledge in the areas necessary for our company allows the team to provide a high quality service, with tailor-made solutions for our company.’

‘We highlight Pedro Rebelo Tavares not only for his technical and interpersonal skills, but for his in-depth knowledge of intellectual property laws, including copyright laws, registered trademarks, but also combined with an excellent knowledge of the areas of commercial contracts.’

‘Gonçalo Gil Barreiros – in-depth knowledge of the topics covered, availability and speed of response.’

‘This law firm is very pragmatic when it comes to finding solutions to its clients’ problems, it simplifies legal language and is always determined to find technological solutions that allow greater interaction with its clients.’

Key clients

Visapress – Gestão dos Conteúdos dos Media, CRL

APC Instytut Sp. Z.O.O.

Actforall, Lda.

AUDIOGEST – Associação para a Gestão e Distribuição de Direitos

Gedipe – Associação para a Gestão Coletiva de Direitos de Autor e de Produtores Cinematográficos e Audiovisuais

Work highlights

  • Representing Gedipe, the collective management entity that represents Cinematographic, Videographic and Independent Television Producers, in a lawsuit for enforcement proceedings against Google, Cloudflare and Cisco.
  • Represented food and tourism conglomerate Finançor Group in litigation proceedings before the Portuguese Intellectual Property Court.
  • Assisting Portuguese construction conglomerate Confrasilvas with cancellation proceedings against the registration, in bad faith, of the “Confrasilvas” trade mark by a third party.

Portugal > Public law Tier 3

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL represents both contractors and bidders in public tenders, and helps clients navigate the complexities of public law disputes that emerge from these processes. The department’s expertise extends to managing arbitration proceedings related to the performance of public contracts. The administrative law and public procurement group is jointly led by David Coelho and Noel Gomes, who are noted for their regular collaborations with government agencies and bodies.

Practice head(s):

David Coelho; Noel Gomes

Other key lawyers:

Sérgio Alves; Joana Freitas Peixoto


‘The availability and professionalism of lawyers in different cases is one of the highlights of the firm.’

‘Sérgio Alves met our expectations in a public procurement matter and always informed us of all events and steps to be taken.’

‘The law firm PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados has a vast and specialised team, with comprehensive knowledge of environmental law and public procurement.’

‘Noel Gomes stands out for his level of humility and cordiality. He is pragmatic and able to make legal proceedings more accessible.’

‘Joana Freitas Peixoto is notable for the attitude and determination she puts into the processes, as well as her openness to solutions and discussion.’

Portugal > Commercial, corporate and M&A Tier 4

The ‘multifaceted’ practice at PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL acts for clients operating in the retail, energy, insurance, real estate, media and consumer goods sectors, among others. The team is skilled at assisting with corporate law matters, commercial agreements and contracts, earning further praise for its cross-border capabilities. Spearheading the team is the ‘dedicated’ Pedro Raposo, whose expertise spans the gamut of corporate work, most notably M&A deals.

Practice head(s):

Pedro Raposo

Other key lawyers:

Pedro Sá; Leila Grácio; Silvia Lima


‘We consider that PRA is quite bold in its approach, while being safe and confident in its analysis. They make a point of knowing the market well.’

‘We must undoubtedly highlight the corporate partners Pedro Raposo and Leila Grácio who accompanied us in a transaction and in whom we place our total trust in their know-how of the market and the complexity of all the variants that a transaction of this scale can take.’

‘The PRA firm is multifaceted, with teams specialised in each area, which guarantees reliable and very efficient support when necessary.’

‘I highlight Pedro Raposo and Leila Grácio in corporate. They are all very professional and specialised in their areas, with great responsiveness and very assertive and efficient in everything they promote or carry out.’ 

‘PRA, through Pedro Raposo and its national office network, presents itself as a firm that is very dedicated and equipped to advise national companies in sales and investment processes.’

‘Pedro Raposo is a lawyer dedicated to the success of transactions, ensuring a fierce defence of his clients without jeopardising the business and prioritising truly relevant issues.’

‘PRA has a complete team covering all aspects of law necessary to support a corporate client. It has unique coverage of the national territory, with a local presence in various regions of the country. This aspect is very important for clients focusing on the national business sector like ourselves.’

‘At PRA, we work with Pedro Raposo, who we consider to being a force of nature with a creative energy that goes beyond law, is also a high-quality lawyer.’

Key clients

IT Sector – Sistemas de Informação, S. A.

Aviludo, SGPS, S.A.

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

John “Danny” Olivas, PhD, PE

Work highlights

  • Assisted Olisipo WAY, SGPS with the sale of a 70% stake in Lisbon NearShore to Technology & Strategy Group.
  • Assisted with the incorporation of a space company based in the Azores and owned by former NASA astronaut John “Danny” Olivas, for the development of a space port in the Azores and the provision of engineering and consultancy services.

Portugal > Employment Tier 4

Portuguese and international companies from the worlds of financial services, retail and transport (among other) routinely seek PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL's advice on collective agreements, M&A-related employment issues, staff restructurings, and litigation. The team is helmed by Joana de Sá, lauded by clients for her ‘profound and sound legal competencies and real-life experience’. Key practitioners also include Helena Braga Marques, whose expertise encompasses labour, transport, family, and inheritance law, and Joana Cadete Pires.

Practice head(s):

Joana de Sá


‘The team had a very personalised style to best meet my needs as a client and exhibited an extremely professional and committed approach. ’

‘Joana de Sá shows profound and sound legal competencies and real-life experience, and stands out as a leader in labour and employment.’

‘Joana de Sá is extremely competent and professional, showing genuine care and close interaction with clients, offering tailored solutions, and accurately assessing legal implications in various scenarios.’

‘PRA’s labour law team is always available, efficiently responding to challenges and proactively preventing compliance issues.’

‘Their global presence, including offices in various regions, is very beneficial. I particularly commend Joana Sá’s excellent leadership.’

‘Joana de Sá is an exceptional lawyer with practical acumen and meticulous attention to detail, demonstrating deep knowledge and commitment in employment and sustainability matters.’

‘This firm is unique, combining competence, professionalism, speed, friendliness, and a human touch, which greatly benefits the client.’

‘PRA is a reliable partner in the Portuguese legal market. Joana de Sá is remarkably responsive and practical, offering diverse team expertise.’

Key clients

Coliseu Micaelense

Employees of Groundforce Portugal

Work highlights

  • Represented Coliseu Micaelense in litigation proceedings brought by its former CEO alleging unfair dismissal.

Portugal > EU and competition Tier 4

PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL is routinely engaged by a litany of domestic companies in merger filings, competition litigation and day-to-day regulatory and compliance matters. Housing ‘specialised professionals’, the practice also excels in cross-border transactional matters. The team is spearheaded by Miguel Miranda, who is well versed in the full gamut of competition mandates, regularly advising companies in the Porto region. Associate Efigénia Marabuto Tavares adeptly supports Miranda in a host of competition mandates.

Practice head(s):

Miguel Miranda

Other key lawyers:


‘The relationship maintained with the law firm is already long-standing, which demonstrates a very high degree of trust. I would say that what distinguishes this team is its proficiency in the various aspects of law and the quality of the service provided.’ 

‘Miguel Miranda stands out for his availability and knowledge in different areas. His greatest quality, in addition to his knowledge, is the simple and objective way in which he deals with the problems presented to him. I would also highlight Efigénia Marabuto Tavares for her professionalism and dedication. She is always very objective and has an excellent work capacity.

‘What leads me to turn to this firm has always been the client/lawyer relationship in terms of their work capacity and professional secrecy. The way in which this firm adopts the best transparency practices in approaching each case is, as well as its multidisciplinary teams, what makes this firm my favourite in the various areas of law.’

‘PRA stands out for the specialised professionals who make up the competition team. Miguel Miranda and Efigénia Marabuto Tavares stand out for their total availability and knowledge of our business, always offering us excellent legal solutions and providing us with fundamental support. Compared to other players, they stand out for their speed and accuracy in their responses.’

‘Miguel Miranda and Efigénia Marabuto Tavares are always available, are rigorous and provide us with an excellent quality service.’

Key clients

Aviludo, SGPS, S.A.

AR Telecom

IT Sector


Serviroad, S.A.

JETION Solar (CHINA) Company Limted

Environment Recycling SARL




Portugal > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 4

With a focus on special revitalisation proceedings, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL predominantly advises major clients from the construction, banking, agriculture, and media industries. Susana Santos Valente leads the firm’s credit recovery and insolvency practice with ‘excellent technical and proactive capabilities’. She is supported by senior associates Andreia Damásio and Paula Magalhães Dos Santos.

Practice head(s):

Susana Santos Valente

Other key lawyers:

Andreia Damásio; Paula Magalhães dos Santos


‘Susana Santos Valente and Andreia Damásio are very professional and monitor matters closely.’

‘The team is knowledgeable about current legislation and collaborates well with clients.’

‘Susana Santos Valente is a team leader with very good analysis. Paula Magalhães dos Santos is an excellent professional with a lot of learning capacity and a good approach to the team leader’s instructions.’

‘Susana Santos Valente stands out for her dynamism and entrepreneurship.’

‘The team was always very available, professionally focused, pragmatic without ceasing to be human.’

‘Susana Santos Valente stood out for her empathy, professionalism, availability and direct but thoughtful approach to topics.’

‘Susana Santos Valente is very competent and with enormous work capacity. She has very good technical knowledge and is results-oriented.’

‘Susana Santos Valente demonstrates excellent technical and proactive capabilities in presenting strategic solutions.’

Key clients

Insolvent Estate of Ilha – Indústria Agrícola, S.A.

SPDH – Serviços Portugueses de Handling, S.A.

RARI – Construções Metálicas, Engenharia, Projetos e Soluções Industriais, Lda

OVO Solutions – Soluções Ambientais, S.A.

CEDI – Empresa de Trabalho Temporário, Lda




Roberto Rodrigues & Sousa Cordeiro, Lda (Grupo 2RC)


Massa Insolvente de DE JOÃO LUÍS PERESTRELO.


Tâmega Engineering, S.A.

Primores do Oeste, S. A

Nuno Miguel Manta Ribeiro Dos Santos

Work highlights

  • Acted on behalf of a group of creditors of Groundforce Portugal, a subsidiary of TAP, in the company’s insolvency proceedings.
  • Acted for Rari, part of engineering and machinery conglomerate R&C Group, in the company’s insolvency proceedings.
  • Acted for Futerra, a Portuguese producer of environmentally sustainable black pellet fuels which was the recipient of state funding and support, in its insolvency proceedings.

Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 4

With a strong following of investment firms, pension funds, and developers, PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL’s real estate division, steered by Clélia Brás, provides ‘excellent quality’ services in the context of real estate transactions, property development, licensing matters, and related litigation. Key support is offered by a strong team of associates, including Bruno Sousa Gavaia and Raquel da Paz Lourenço, who enhance the team’s capabilities.

Practice head(s):

Clélia Brás


‘They provide an excellent quality service, with a lot of professionalism, seriousness, dedication, and technical and legal knowledge in various subjects.’

‘The team listens to the client with attention and is concerned in achieving the objective that best suits the client.’

‘Raquel da Paz Lourenço has high technical/practical and legal knowledge in the area of ​​real estate.’

‘Great professionalism, great response capacity and readiness to intervene.’

Key clients

Everything is New

Marec S.A / Espaço Casa

Plateia Colossal, Lda.

Sígnia – Gestão Imobiliária, S.A.

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

V. S. D. Imobiliária, Lda.

Juntateoria, Lda.

Carreira & Caldeira, Lda.

Terraquinta – Gestão e Administração de Património Imobiliário, S.A.


Rainhas Royal S.A.

Sociedade de Agricultura de Grupo da Quinta Nova de São Lourenço, Lda


Work highlights

  • Assisted Mansarda IPSS, a Portuguese Private Institution of Social Solidarity, with the construction of a residence for the artistic community in Belém, Lisbon.
  • Advised Marec Espaço Casa, a homeware chain with multiple commercial spaces in Portugal’s main shopping centers, on the negotiation of all lease agreements for its retail portfolio.

Portugal > Tax Tier 4

Recognised for its ‘high professionalism, diligence and rigour’, the tax practice at PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados SP RL is adeptly positioned to assist both mid-market and large Portuguese companies with both contentious and non-contentious matters. Key areas of activity for the group include advising on judicial and administrative claims, and the tax implications of corporate and real estate transactions. The team is led by Porto-based Nuno Oliveira Santos, who is well versed in the entire spectrum of tax-related mandates. Nelson Bernardo and Inês Santos offer key support in transactional and contentious tax issues.

Practice head(s):

Nuno Oliveira Santos

Other key lawyers:

Nelson Bernardo; André Saragoça Maia; Inês Santos


‘Permanent availability and high professionalism.’

‘High professionalism, diligence and rigour in dealing with issues, scrupulous compliance with deadlines.’

‘There is always someone coordinating the best approach to the topic requested by our company and giving us the most appropriate initial support.’

‘Nuno Santos, who has been with us since the beginning of our relationship with PRA, stands out.’

Nuno Santos stands out for his availability and ability to understand complex issues as well as the availability provided.’

Key clients

Brincar- Comércio de Automóveis, Lda.

Lambda & omega, lda

Ortogonal, LDA

Work highlights

Portugal > TMT Tier 5

Highlighted for its ‘interdisciplinary expertise’ and ‘unwavering commitment to client-oriented solutions’, the TMT team at PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL is particularly active in the media sector, advising on distribution, supply, partnership and collaboration agreements, commercial contracts, and data protection issues. Its broad service offering also covers telecoms, advertising, e-commerce and IT-related mandates. The practice is under the leadership of Gonçalo Gil Barreiros.

Practice head(s):

Gonçalo Gil Barreiros

Other key lawyers:

Rui Souto; Augusto Almeida Correia; Pedro Rebelo Tavares


‘Rui Souto is the best TMT lawyer we have ever dealt with. Makes a good assessment of the business risks actually involved, and writes in a clear and succinct way that people in the IT sector appreciate so much.’

‘The firm is dynamic. The service is agile, focused on results and attention is given to the client.’

‘Friendliness, accessibility, availability. Readiness to help with the most diverse legal topics.’

‘Gonçalo Gil Barreiros is always available and willing to find solutions.’

‘Competence, professionalism and availability.’

‘PRA stands out for its holistic approach, interdisciplinary expertise, and unwavering commitment to client-oriented solutions. PRA’s dedicated focus on client satisfaction and innovative problem-solving set the firm apart.’

‘The team combines legal, financial, technical, and operational expertise to tailor strategies to each client’s unique needs.’

‘The services provided by PRA are distinguished by the proximity and quality of the services and the team. PRA has a highly specialised and experienced team in various areas of law.’

Key clients

Neadvance – Machine Vision, S.A.

Critical Techworks, S.A.

Portugal > Dispute resolution

Jointly steered by Pedro Raposoand Carlos Duque, the team at PRA-Raposo, Sá Miranda & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados RL possesses capabilities across a wide variety of contentious matters, including civil liability cases, unfair competition litigation and corporate disputes.

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 200 professionals with a high-level of expertise, organized by thirteen 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 transports, health, pharmacy and biotech, 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, Évora and Madeira.

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 SGS Portugal, recognized as the global benchmark for sustainability, quality and integrity.

Department Name Email Telephone
Corporate Pedro Raposo +351 213 714 940
Competition EU 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 and Contracts 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
Corporate Leila Grácio +351 213 714 940
Labour Joana Cadete Pires +351 213 714 940
Real Estate Márcia Passos +351 223 715 485
Credit Recovery and Insolvency Andreia Damásio +351 213 714 940
Bodily Injury Economic Unit Afonso Duarte +351 213 714 940
Photo Name Position Profile
Helena Braga Marques photo Helena Braga Marques Partner | National Head of the Transports Economic Unit.
Almeida Correia photo Almeida Correia Partner | National Head of the Family and Inheritance Law practice area.
Noel Gomes photo Noel Gomes Partner | Local Head of the Administrative and Public Procurement practice area.
Miguel Miranda photo Miguel Miranda Managing Partner | National Head of  Competition & EU.
Nuno Oliveira Santos photo Nuno Oliveira Santos Senior Associate | National Head of Tax
André Pinto Rocha photo André Pinto Rocha Partner | Corporate
Pedro Rebelo Tavares photo Pedro Rebelo Tavares As a Senior Associate Lawyer, Pedro’s IP/TMT practice includes IP enforcement and…
Pedro Sá photo Pedro Sá Pedro is partner, member of the Executive Committee and head of the…
Joana de Sá photo Joana de Sá Partner | National Head of the Labour practice area.
Number of lawyers : 152
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 : Funchal