Recent work highlights

Planning and environmental

  • Advised Swedwood on all legal issues regarding the installation and expansion of the factory’s group, including planning, allotment licensing, prior information notices, authorisation requests for installation and use authorisations.
  • Advised the owners of a property with unique environmental heritage, architectural interest and natural resources (located in the Serra da Estrela Natural Park and in the Natura 2000 network) in litigation against Portugal’s Ministry of Environment, the Municipality of Covilhã and the municipal water agency (ICOVI).

Construction and development

  • Advised in the projects, planning and licensing for the construction of the Inter IKEA Centre Portugal, S.A. – Mar Shopping and the IKEA Matosinhos store.

Investment and disposal

  • Advised M&G Real Estate in relation to the acquisition and lease back of 12 hypermarket and supermarket assets located in strategic locations across Portugal from Sonae RP for €164m.
  • Advised the fund Belas Artes Reabilitação Urbana – Fundo de Investimento Imobiliário Fechado on the sale of a major building located in a prime area of Lisbon to a pension fund held by the Bank of Portugal.

Managers and occupiers

  • Advised Cobega Group through its Portuguese subsidiary Daufood Portugal, which entered into a master franchise agreement with US company Domino’s Pizza Inc, in order to be responsible for developing such business in Portuguese territory. Our role includes Advised in all the leasing agreements signed in order to implement the stores.
  • Advised a major private equity group on the acquisition of several touristic resorts, including conducting real estate legal due diligence and Advised on all legal issues regarding the subsequent operation and management of such resorts


  • Advised BPI VII on the acquisition process of 100% of the share capital of Dolce Vita Tejo (the entity which owns Dolce Vita Tejo Shopping Centre) and the existing credit facility among ING Belgium, SA / NV (as lender) and Dolce Vita TejoInvestimento Imobilário.
  • S.A. (as borrower), with the nominal amount of €169.9m.
  • Advised VINCI on real estate legal due diligence, which led to securing the €3bn public tender for the acquisition of ANA Aeroportos (the public company responsible for the management of all airports located in Portuguese territory).


Facts and figures

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Located in Lisbon

3 real estate partners, 7 lawyers and 1 solicitor

Languages: English, Portuguese and Spanish

Key contacts

João Pinheiro da Silva
João Pinheiro da Silva
T +351 210 958 100