Real Estate Law

 Real Estate Law

The real estate department coordinated by Luís Almeida Carneiro has vast experience in the field of real estate law and has followed developments in the sector over the last decade. The team members’ high level of specialisation enables them to adapt to new realities and respond to requests made by national and international clients operating in this area.


Developing a real estate project is a complex multidisciplinary process which involves several aspects ranging from the design and analysis necessary for acquiring properties to financing, construction, rental and sale. Each project is monitored by a multidisciplinary team made up of lawyers from the civil law and tax law areas. Each team may also include lawyers from other areas, such as project finance and corporate law, according to the specific nature of each case.


The real estate team advises its clients on all kinds of transactions, including cross-border transactions, and at every stage, thereby enhancing transaction efficiency and value.


The following practice areas warrant particular mention:

  • real estate investment transactions, M&A and the relevant due diligences;
  • tourism investment transactions, monitoring the setting-up, operation and functioning of tourism developments
  • property taxes;
  • drafting and negotiating real estate contracts;
  • real estate financing transactions and guarantees;
  • litigation: disputes related to works contracts, disputes related to contracts of use and management of real estate and disputes between landlords and tenants and interpretation of rental agreement clauses.
  • Golden Visa processes or authorisation of residence for investment activity, with particular emphasis on real estate investments.