RRP Advogados > Lisbon, Portugal > Firm Profile

RRP Advogados
Rua Visconde de Seabra nº 3, 1º Dto.
1600-206 Lisboa, Portugal

Portugal > Real estate and construction Tier 3

RRP Advogados, led by founding partner Ricardo Reigada Pereira, helps clients navigate the intricacies of real estate transactions within the commercial, residential, industrial, and agribusiness sectors, with a focus on first-time investors in the Portuguese market. Reigada Pereira brings expertise in the full spectrum of property deals, including the disposal of underlying real estate assets. Other key names in the department include Hélder Santos Correia and Tamara Martins da Fonseca.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Reigada Pereira


‘RRP’s team has in-depth knowledge of the real estate and construction sector, having the ability to help clients make the best decisions. They can also clearly explain very complex topics.’

‘Ricardo Reigada Pereira is not only an extraordinary lawyer, but also a leader who inspires clients and his team.’

‘Hélder Santos Correia has in-depth knowledge of the subjects.’

‘They have strong legal knowledge, are very proactive, have commercial skills, and are always able to find proper solutions to relevant issues raised during the transactions.’

‘It is an amazing team with great proactivity, legal knowledge and negotiation skills.’

‘Ricardo Pereira has the ability to synthesise and translate intricate aspects into simpler messages.’

Key clients

Healthcare Activos



Viridis Real Estate

AM alpha Kapitalverwaltungsgesellschaft

AEW Europe City Retail Fund

Aretha Capital Partners



Catalyst Capital

CIC Patrimonio


Fast Forward Capital

Groupama REIM

Groupe Legendre

Grupo SIL


Krest Real Estate Investments


M7 Real Estate

Medical Properties Trust

Mitiska REIM




Suitable Universe

Suitcase Hospitality

Eglon-Timbers S.A. (Eglon)

Afifi Group

Work highlights

  • Assisting M&G with the disposal of a supermarket portfolio to Savills IM.

Portugal > Tax Tier 3

Highlighted for its ‘in-depth knowledge of tax issues’ and ‘commercial and practical’ approach, the tax team at RRP Advogados advises on public and private M&A, real estate deals, and corporate and debt restructurings. Drawing strength from its affiliation with the EY law global network, the team acts for a range of clients in cross-border transactions. The team is led by Ricardo Reigada Pereira, an accomplished tax litigator, with a notable track record in handling high-profile cases concerning EU law matters. Leonardo Scolari is noted for his focus on tax controversy matters, regularly assisting individuals and corporates from a range of sectors.

Practice head(s):

Ricardo Reigada Pereira

Other key lawyers:


‘We highlight the technical knowledge and availability of the team.’

‘Excellent personal service. Access to senior management and commercial and practical approach to problem-solving.’

‘I highlight Leonardo Scolari’s availability and technical knowledge.’

‘RRP has a team that has in-depth knowledge of tax issues and is therefore able to help its clients with complex issues. It can also help its clients maximise returns on their investments.’

‘Ricardo Reigada Pereira is one of the leading tax lawyers in Portugal and Leonardo Scolari is an excellent tax litigation lawyer.’

‘RRP is a reference boutique in the tax area due to the undeniable quality of its lawyers.’

‘Founding Partner Ricardo Reigado keeps all things considered in check. He is a bright professional with intuitive and high emotional ability.’

Key clients

AM alpha



Catalyst Capital

Cisco Systems




Generali Investments

Krest Real Estate

Secil – Companhia Geral de Cal e Cimento

Suitcase Hospitality

The Navigator Company


Work highlights

  • Advising Krest Real Estate on the tax planning of several of its real estate investments and divestments in Portugal, including regarding K-Tower.
  • Represented Generali Investments in a dispute concerning the taxation of outbound dividends distributed by Portuguese companies entirely based on EU Law.
  • Represented AM alpha in a dispute concerning VAT on rehabilitation works where a landmark decision was secured.

Portugal > Insolvency and restructuring Tier 4

RRP Advogados acts for clients from a variety of sectors, including banking, accounting and real estate, in insolvency, restructuring and related litigation matters. The department is led by Filipa Alfaia Barata, who has a keen focus on advising creditors in debt restructuring negotiations. Teresa Lamim is another key contact within the firm.

Practice head(s):

Filipa Alfaia Barata

Other key lawyers:

Key clients


Zeiss Group

Daikin Airconditioning Portugal, S.A.

Krest Group



Daikin Europe, NV

Politejo Group

Portis (Ibis Hotels)

Isolago Group

Jerónimo Martins Group

AM Alpha

Amorim Luxury, S.A.

Work highlights

  • Represented Mazars in the insolvency proceeding of the holding company of Banco Privado Português.
  • Advised Caixa Económica Montepio Geral on the definition and implementation of a credit risk reduction strategy.
  • Represented José Guilherme in the context of a debt restructuring process with Novo Banco (RERE).

The firm: Established in 2016 by three lawyers originating from the Lisbon office of a magic circle law firm, RRP Advogados boasts today a team of 23 highly-experienced specialized professionals in several practice areas and in the most relevant sectors of the economy.

While spanning a broad range of practice areas, the firm has a strong transactional focus and its lawyers are used to working with the full range of market players, in domestic or cross-border matters and transactions.

RRP Advogados is part of a global network of law firms (EY Law network) with more than 3,300 lawyers and present in 85 jurisdictions worldwide, allowing the firm to benefit from experience, know-how and resources at a truly international scale.

RRP Advogados always strives to achieve a fundamental objective, in all matters entrusted to its team: to win the absolute trust of its clients. The work performed and the personal mark the firm is able to imprint in everything it does are RRP Advogados’ greatest capital and the keystone to gaining such trust.

With a broad international coverage and technical expertise, combined with deal execution skills and local market knowledge, RRP Advogados has everything that is necessary to provide excellence and value-added advice in the context of the services rendered to its clients at any time and in any situation.

Main areas of practice
Banking and finance: advice to credit, financial services institutions and insurance companies across their full range of activities in supervision-related issues and advice on complex financing operations (acquisition finance, syndicated finance, real estate finance, asset finance).

Capital markets and financial services: advice on public M&A transactions and on the issuance and offering of shares and several types of debt instruments, as well as on financial regulatory matters, including the setting up of new regulated entities in Portugal, compliance with prudential and conduct supervisory rules and the structuring, authorization and distribution of all types of collective investment schemes.

Corporate and M&A: corporate advice (corporate governance, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, day-to-day matters), M&A advice (pre-transaction structuring, legal due diligence, drafting and negotiation of the transaction documents) and private equity advice (support throughout the investment cycle and with the divestment).

Data protection: relevant experience with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation, focusing essentially on the evaluation of procedures and the development of organizational solutions.

Labor: general advisory to corporate clients on day-to-day human resources issues and on the implementation of large operations, management of individual and collective labor disputes, and assistance with the labor aspects of mergers and acquisitions.

Public law and infrastructure projects: advice on the development of large infrastructure projects in strategic sectors, public procurement, energy and natural resources, environmental law and litigation/arbitration.

Real estate: advice on the structuring of a wide range of real estate and tourism investment transactions, including the setting up of real estate projects’ financing operations, and drafting and negotiation of all kinds of real estate agreements.

Tax: advice on international and domestic tax planning matters – encompassing both inbound and outbound transactions –, public and private M&A, corporate restructuring, real estate deals, debt restructurings and tax controversy.

Litigation, restructuring and insolvency: fully integrated litigation services before courts and arbitration tribunals, representing domestic and international players in multiple and complex disputes, both from a domestic and international nature. The litigation, restructuring and insolvency team also has a vast experience in company insolvencies and restructuring proceedings. 

Managed legal services: offers solutions for clients who are looking for more efficient and pragmatic legal assistance, including technology-enabled solutions such as automation for high-volume repetitive or event-driven legal work.

Contact: Ricardo Reigada Pereira (Managing Partner)

Department Name Email Telephone
Banking and Finance Carlos Vaz de Almeida carlos.almeida@rrp.pt
Capital Markets and Financial Services Manuel Cordeiro Ferreira manuel.ferreira@rrp.pt
Corporate and M&A Rodrigo Falcão Nogueira rodrigo.nogueira@rrp.pt
Data Protection Rodrigo Serra Lourenço rodrigo.lourenco@rrp.pt
Labor Rodrigo Serra Lourenço rodrigo.lourenco@rrp.pt
Public Law and Infrastructure Projects Carlos Vaz de Almeida carlos.almeida@rrp.pt
Real Estate Ricardo Reigada Pereira ricardo.pereira@rrp.pt
Tax Ricardo Reigada Pereira ricardo.pereira@rrp.pt
Litigation, Restructuring and Insolvency Filipa Alfaia Barata filipa.barata@rrp.pt
Legal Operations / Legal Managed Services Tiago Aires Mateus tiago.aires.mateus@rrp.pt
Photo Name Position Profile
Rodrigo Nogueira photo Mr Rodrigo Nogueira Head of Corporate / M&A Rodrigo has focused his professional activity on…
Ricardo Reigada Pereira photo Mr Ricardo Reigada Pereira Managing Partner at RRP Advogados, Head of Real Estate and Tax
Hélder Santos Correia photo Hélder Santos Correia Principal Hélder Santos Correia has been focusing his professional activity on M&A…
Leonardo Scolari photo Mr Leonardo Scolari Principal
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