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Sara Morais


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

Sara develops her practice in Real Estate, more specifically in urban and environmental planning, project management, litigation and regulatory matters.

She was considered by the Financial Times as one of the most innovative young lawyers in Europe.

Joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 2021.

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"Clients affirm that she is characterised by her "efficiency, experience and knowledge in the area.“

2020, Chambers Europe

“Clients rate her excellent technical knowledge and creativity within the confines of the law.”

2019, Chambers Europe

“A client commends her ability to combine professional skills with social and relationship skills."

2018, Chambers Europe

"She is very efficient, provides very good support and is hands-on, with good expertise in urban planning."

2017, Chambers Europe

Relevant experience

  • Partner at PLMJ (2017-2021)
  • Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Technology of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (2011)
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Memberships & Roles

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2004
  • Member of the panel of arbitrators of CAAD
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  • Law Degree, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa (2001)
  • Post-graduate degree in Urban Planning, Spatial Planning and Tourism, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa (2009)
  • Masters degree in Juridical-Administrative Sciences (curricular part), Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa
  • Frequency in the post-graduation course in Legistics, Faculdade de Direito, Universidade de Lisboa (2003)
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