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Luís Abreu Coutinho


CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Rua Castilho 50
1250-071 Lisbon
Languages Spanish, English, Portuguese

Luís Abreu Coutinho develops his activity mainly in the area of Real Estate and Construction Law, which he established at CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut.

He has led working groups for the execution of major projects in the industrial and commercial area, concerning the installation of manufacturing units, shopping centers, large commercial surfaces, mass regularization of the legal situation of buildings belonging to large owner companies in Portugal and registration of administrative easements in favor of large natural gas concessionaires throughout the country.

Founding partner of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut and its predecessor firms, headed by Rui Pena.

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Department head Luís Abreu Coutinho is a key contact for the team.

Chambers & Partners (2015)

Luís Abreu Coutinho leads the team at CMS.

Legal 500 (2015)


  • Law degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade Clássica de Lisboa  
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  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1987
  • Member of the Municipal Assembly of Ponte de Lima and Chairman of the Managing Board of Academia de Amadores de Música
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08 October 2020
Meet the Law - Ex­ten­sion of the ex­traordin­ary ten­ant pro­tec­tion re­gime
Law 58-A/2020, 30 September­Ex­ten­sion of the ex­traordin­ary ten­ant pro­tec­tion re­gimeLaw 58-A/2020 of 30 Septem­ber has been pub­lished, which amends Law 1-A/2020 of 19 March on ex­cep­tion­al and tem­por­ary meas­ures...
01 June 2020
Meet the Law | Law 17/2020, of May 29th
On the 29th of May 2020, the Law 17/2020 was pub­lished, and came in­to force on the 30th of May 2020, mak­ing pub­lic the first amend­ments to the ex­cep­tion­al re­gime re­gard­ing the de­fer­ment of rents due pur­su­ant...
16 April 2020
Meet the Law | Min­is­teri­al Or­der no. 91/2020 of April 14th
On 15th April 2020, the Min­is­teri­al Or­der No. 91/2020 entered in­to force, densi­fy­ing the re­gime of the morator­i­um on rents and es­tab­lish­ing the mech­an­isms for the demon­stra­tion of the de­crease of in­come.We...
31 March 2020
CMS Ex­pert Guide to COV­ID-19 im­pact on lease agree­ments
COV­ID-19 is dom­in­at­ing the glob­al news and af­fect­ing all areas of busi­ness life. For both land­lords and ten­ants, the ques­tion arises as to the im­pact of the COV­ID-19 pan­dem­ic on their lease re­la­tion­ships. Can...
13 November 2019
Hotel In­vest­ment in the Iberi­an Pen­in­sula
We wel­come you to our joint Cush­man & Wake­field/CMS re­port 'Hotel In­vest­ment in the Iberi­an Pen­in­su­la'': Ex­pan­sion & Evol­u­tion - What's Next?'
20 March 2019
Glob­al Plan­ning/ Zon­ing/ Con­sent­ing Group
Plan­ning shapes every as­pect of our lives. The build­ings and en­vir­on­ments in which we live, work, shop, play and edu­cate the next gen­er­a­tion are all shaped by the plan­ning sys­tem. The con­struc­tion and...
Meet The Law | Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion
With the ap­proach of the entry in­to force of the De­cree-Law no. 118/2013 of 20 Au­gust, by next Decem­ber 1 - as timely state­ment by CMS RPA in the Meet the Law dated Au­gust 27, 2013 - mat­ter at this stage...
Meet The Law | Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion
It has been pub­lished on the 20th of Septem­ber, the No­tice no. 11753/2013, of the Na­tion­al Stat­ist­ics In­sti­tute (INE), which set at 1.0099 (0.99%) the coef­fi­cient up­date rents of the vari­ous types of...
Meet The Law | Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion
The Law no 62/2012, of Decem­ber 10, has cre­ated the na­tion­al stock land ex­change for ag­ri­cul­tur­al or forestry (Land Ex­change), con­duc­ted by the Min­istry of Ag­ri­cul­ture, Sea, En­vir­on­ment and Spa­tial Plan­ning...
Meet The Law | Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion
The eco­nom­ic crisis in the real es­tate area is also re­flec­ted in the meet­ing of busi­ness op­por­tun­it­ies, this time in Lis­bon and with vari­ous levels of in­terest to in­vestors, wheth­er private or in­sti­tu­tion­al...
Part­ners of CMS RPA, Lu­is Coutinho Ab­reu and Patrick Dew­erbe par­ti­cip­ate...
The mem­bers of CMS Rui Pena Ar­naut and (RPA) Lu­is Coutinho Ab­reu and Patrick Dew­erbe will be present at the meet­ing of the in­ter­na­tion­al work­ing group ded­ic­ated to the CMS sec­tor Private Cli­ent, called...
Meet The Law | Real Es­tate & Con­struc­tion
Ends on Oc­to­ber 31 the dead­line for par­ti­cip­a­tion in­come re­lated to leases for hous­ing, con­cluded be­fore the entry in­to force of the urb­an Lease, ap­proved by De­cree-Law No. 321-B/90 of 15 Oc­to­ber, or...