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Manuel Magalhães

Partner Sérvulo & Associados

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  • Portugal

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  • Real Estate
Rua Garrett 64, 1200-204 Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon Portugal

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Partner co-responsible for the Finance and Governance and Restructuring and Insolvency departments of Sérvulo, also heading the Real Estate team. He has a wide-ranging experience that includes real estate and tourism, restructuring and insolvency, banking, insurance, commercial and corporate law.

Manuel Magalhães is recognized by the leading international legal directories (Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal500, IFLR1000, Best Lawyers) in his areas of expertise.

Clients praise Manuel Magalhães for being "very commercially astute and aware of all the nuances of the law" (Chambers Europe). 

  • Partner at Sérvulo & Associados since 2011.
  • Partner at Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira, from 1999 to 2011, and head of the Banking and Insurance departments, of the Lisbon office, between 2003 and 2011.
  • Lawyer and founding partner of H. Gamito, Couto, Gonçalves Pereira e Castelo Branco, in Mozambique, between 1998 and 2003.
  • Member of the International Bar Association.
  • Admitted to the Mozambique Bar Association in 1999.
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association in 1992.

Firm Description

Sérvulo & Associados (SÉRVULO) is a Portuguese full-service law firm with 20 years of existence, which occupies a leading position in the Portuguese legal market. Recognized for the quality of its legal services in all relevant areas of law and strategic sectors, SÉRVULO has a highly competent multidisciplinary team of more than 100 lawyers, motivated by a single purpose: to transform academic research and accumulated knowledge in the design of sound legal solutions, thus creating added-value for its clients.

SÉRVULO is trusted by a vast number of the main private and public entities, both domestic and international, in the Portuguese-speaking legal markets and in all the most significant economic sectors.

SÉRVULO is not focused on lawyer headcount, but instead on the perfectionism of its team’s work. It houses a roster of lawyers that are fully capable of facing all the challenges that may arise at any time and in any field of the Law.

A full list of all of the firm’s lawyers can be found at WWW.SERVULO.COM.

The firm has been shaped by the links to academia that many of SÉRVULO’s partners and associates have, such that one of the firm’s main strengths is its ability to build solid bridges between the theoretical knowledge and active legal practice.

SÉRVULO is committed to providing legal services of high added-value in those practices that are most relevant to the strategically important areas of business. SÉRVULO rewards merit and encourages the continuous acquisition of knowledge and other professional skills, an attitude which in turn is reflected in the quality of the services rendered.

SÉRVULO is the only Portuguese member of three international networks of law firms (LEGALINK, CATHAY ASSOCIATES and ROXIN Alliance), which allows us to provide comprehensive legal advice to our clients at the global level. SÉRVULO also maintains close relationships with several leading law firms in the Autonomous Regions of Madeira and Azores and in key international jurisdictions, such as Brazil, Angola, Mozambique, Guinea-Bissau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe, Macao and East Timor (SÉRVULO LATITUDE⦵)

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