SRS Legal


Rua Dom Francisco Manuel de Melo 21
1070-085 Lisboa

+351 2 1313 2000

+351 2 1313 2001

Key contacts:

Restructuring and insolvency: José Carlos Soares Machado
Project Finance: José Luis Moreira da Silva
Private Equity: Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira
Corporate and M&A: Octávio Castelo Paulo
Capital Markets: Alexandra Valente
Banking and Finance: William Smithson
Managing and Banking and Finance Partner: Pedro Rebelo de Sousa

Quick facts:

Partners: 30
Fee earners: 120
SRS Global: Angola, Brazil, Macau, Malta, Mozambique, Singapore
10 International Desks: Angola, Asia, Brazil, Francophone, Germany, Israel, Italy, Middle East, Mozambique and Spain
Languages: Portuguese, Chinese, EnglishPortuguese, Chinese, English, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

SRS Legal is a full-service, multi-practice law firm advising clients on all aspects of national and international law.
Our lawyers are focused on their clients' business and have acquired knowledge and experience by advising large national and international corporate groups and financial institutions over the last 30 years.
Through the creation of SRS Global (Angola, Brazil, Macau, Malta, Mozambique, Portugal and Singapore), as well the creation of a strong network of international relationships with third parties, we aim to extend our experience, expertise and services globally so as to ensure that we can respond efficiently to complex issues with global implications. 

  • Asset finance
  • Banking
  • Capital markets: Debt
  • Capital markets: Derivatives
  • Capital markets: Equity
  • Capital markets: High yield
  • Competition
  • Covered bonds
  • Financial restructuring
  • Financial services regulatory
  • Hedge funds
  • Investment funds
  • M&A
  • Private equity
  • Private equity funds
  • Project development
  • Project finance
  • Real estate finance
  • Real estate funds
  • Restructuring and insolvency
  • Securitisation
  • Structured finance/securitisation
  • Trade finance

Managing Partner:
Pedro Rebelo de Sousa
Administrative Law and Public Procurement: We advise clients in various sectors and geographies, on all aspects of Public Law, Administrative Litigation and Administrative Arbitration.
Contacts: José Luís Moreira da Silva, Alexandre Roque
Banking and Finance: At SRS, we work with prestigious financial institutions on a wide range of transactions and financial regulatory matters, strategically, efficiently and with added value.
Contacts: Alexandra Valente, Pedro Rebelo de Sousa, William Smithson, João Santos Carvalho
Compliance: Our Compliance team operates in a transdisciplinary manner, in collaboration with specialists from various practice areas, with the aim of providing the best result for the client, always in close alignment with their needs.
Contacts: Milène Zorrón
Corporate and M&A: With a high level of experience and specialisation, our team advises national and international companies and corporate groups, as well as investment funds and other collective investment bodies, from a wide range of activity sectors, including regulated ones, in all aspects of corporate law and mergers and acquisitions (of shares and assets), including public acquisition and sale offers, delisting operations, setting up joint ventures, due diligences, restructuring and dissolution and liquidation of companies, advice on Compliance, Corporate Governance, ESG, among other issues.
Contacts: Octávio Castelo Paulo, Nuno Miguel Prata, Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira, Paulo Bandeira, Maria PaulaMilheirão, Raquel Cuba Martins
Data Protection & Cybersecurity: With extensive experience at national and EU level, we act to ensure effective legal protection, with compliance solutions, strategic policies and pragmatic analysis to ensure management can focus on their businesses.
Contacts: Luís Neto Galvão
Dispute Resolution: Our Dispute Resolution department is prepared to provide assistance with court and/or arbitration matters, protecting clients from risks and guaranteeing the stability of their business.
Contacts: José Carlos Soares Machado, José Jácome, Carla Neves Matias, Maria José de Tavares, Natália Garcia Alves, Regina Santos Pereira
Employment: We are an exclusive, dedicated, and cohesive team, committed to close partnerships with our clients.
Contacts: César Sá Esteves, Mariana Caldeira de Sarávia, Ana Luísa Beirão, Cláudia Varela, Maria de Lancastre Valente
European Union & Competition: With a multidisciplinary approach, we help our clients face the multiple legal challenges in this area of law, providing them with close and specialised support, regardless of the complexity or size of the issues and projects.
Contacts: Gonçalo Anastácio, Sara Estima Martins
Immigration, Golden Visa and Nationality: At SRS, we advise and assist foreign citizens with researching and obtaining documents and preparing applications for Portuguese Nationality.
Contacts: Raquel Cuba Martins
Insurance and Pensions: We provide legal advice on all aspects of insurance law covering conditions of access to and the exercise of insurance activity, the insurance contract legal regime, pension funds or the insurance mediation legal regime and contract mediation.
Contacts: César Sá Esteves
Intellectual Property: Attentive to a constantly changing technology and to new emerging ideas, we accompany national and international companies in the areas of Industrial Property, Copyright and Related Rights.
Contacts: João Paulo Mioludo
Life Sciences & Healthcare: Our team has recognised experience in advising various companies in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry at all stages of the human pharmaceutical circuit.
Contacts: Ana Menéres
Private Equity and Venture Capital: Our Private Equity & Venture Capital team has extensive experience in private equity and venture capital transactions, advising a diverse number of national and international clients in this sector including private equity and venture capital funds and management companies, corporate ventures, promoters, management teams, financial institutions and shareholders.
Contacts: Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira, Paulo Bandeira
Real Estate: With solid and comprehensive experience, we have all the conditions necessary to advise on any type of real estate operation, regardless of its dimension, complexity or geographical location.
Contacts: Neuza Pereira de Campos, William Smithson, Regina Santos Pereira
Startups: The SRS Startups area is composed of a multidisciplinary team of lawyers focused on and specialised in the relevant areas of law within the scope of legal advice to the main stakeholders in the innovation and entrepreneurship sector, namely startups, business incubators and accelerators and investors.
Contacts: Paulo Bandeira, Gustavo Ordonhas Oliveira
Tax: Our Tax team works with different sectors, which gives us a unique view of the business and allows us to act on the current challenges in the area, regardless of their degree of complexity, covering national and international tax issues in the areas of consultancy and litigation.
Contacts: Mafalda Alves
Technology, Media and Telecommunications: In a sector that is constantly changing, our team has in-depth knowledge and vast experience, namely in the regulation of networks and electronic communications, including innovative voice and data offerings and new communication management models, as well as technology outsourcing and cloud, television and media offerings, including online and e-commerce. We advise on the main projects in the sector in Portugal and work with several national and international clients.
Contacts: Octávio Castelo Paulo, Luís Neto Galvão, Paulo Bandeira, Maria Paula Milheirão
Transport and Maritime: Our practice covers the port, rail, road, airport and maritime transport sectors, extending also to the logistics sector.
Contacts: José Luís Moreira da Silva, Alexandre Roque

  • Accounting
  • Agriculture
  • Automotive
  • Aviation
  • Banking
  • Construction and materials
  • Consumer goods and services
  • Energy
  • Financial services
  • Fisheries and aquaculture
  • Food and beverage
  • Forestry
  • Gaming
  • Government and public policy
  • Healthcare
  • Industrials
  • Insurance
  • Investment management
  • Media
  • Mining
  • Natural resources
  • Oil and gas
  • Pharm and life sciences
  • Real estate
  • Shipping
  • Social infrastructure
  • Tech and telecoms
  • Tourism
  • Transport
  • Utilities

Portugal: Lisbon, Madeira, Oporto
SRS Global: Angola, Brazil, Macau, Malta, Mozambique and Singapore