Law firm in Lisbon


  • Litigation and Arbitration;
  • Criminal Law
  • Tax and Social Security Law
  • Corporate Law & Governance
  • Public
  • Labour Law
  • Family, Minors & Succession Law
  • Real Estate & Urban Planning
  • Civil and Commercial Contracts

Professional experience

  • Since 2015 – Lawyer – Head Partner of the Law Firm Fonseca Santos & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados
  • From 1994 to 2015 – Lawyer
  • Since 1993 – Managing director roles in group of companies with national/international scope for the areas of Legal and Tax and expansion
  • From 1992 to 1994 – Consultant in the area of ​​Taxation (“Tax”) and Legal (“Legal”) at Price Water House
  • From 1982 to 1991 – Qualified Technical Staff at the Autoridade Tributária e Aduaneira (Tax Administration)

Main activities

  • Consultancy to companies and company groups in the restaurant industry that are established at shopping centers
  • Advisory to foreign investment in Portugal from companies based in Spain and the UK
  • Real estate investment consultancy – Buying and Leasing
  • Consulting to real estate companies
  • Consulting to accounting and human resource companies; individual hiring and collective bargaining work;
  • Labour litigation
  • Consultacy on Tax Law to accountants and auditors
  • Consulting on Commercial and Company Law
  • Consulting on Insurance Law, resolution of claims and litigation

International experience

  • Supporting the internationalization of national companies in Cape Verde
  • Supporting the internationalization of national companies in Brazil, particularly in São Paulo – Campinas
  • Advice and support to the implementation of foreign companies in Portugal.


  • Law degree at the Law School at Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa