JPAB is a law firm dedicated to providing personalized legal services, balancing the balance between innovation and tradition.

Maintaining its sophistication, and its rigorous although discreet attitude, JPAB accompanies diversified clients from different economic sectors and from different countries, in an increasingly demanding and constantly advancing landscape.

With 40 years of accumulated experience and knowledge in adding value to clients, JPAB's lawyers have been advising numerous national and international transactions, from the simplest to the most complex cases.

We privilege a close relationship with the Client which allows, with a results oriented strategic vision, to play a fundamental role in various dimensions and challenges, ensuring their interests and ambitions.

We ensure the legal representation of complex cases, with several jurisdictions involved, always preserving the close and personal relationship with our clients.

We believe that in practicing law it is essential to ensure and maintain direct and constant contact with the client.

Underpinned by a culture of collaboration and cooperation, JPAB fosters synergies between the various teams of attorneys to ensure that the Client

About JPAB - José Pedro Aguiar - Branco Advogados

Founded in 2000

2 Offices

200 people in their team

Practice areas
Real Estate
Criminal Defense
Employment & Labor
Intellectual Property
Lawsuits & Disputes

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Practice areas

Real Estate

With an in-depth knowledge of civil matters, JPAB - José Pedro Aguiar-Branco Advogados provides comprehensive and specialized legal advice, preventive and dispute resolution, in various civil law matters, namely in the conclusion, execution and termination of contracts (purchase and sale, donation, leasing, leasing, use and management of real estate, works and other service contracts). Clients are also advised in all matters relating to the protection and management of their personal property, personality rights, consumer rights, constitution, modification and termination of real rights and guarantees, horizontal property and condominiums.

In the field of real estate, JPAB - José Pedro Aguiar-Branco Advogados has an experienced team with the regularization, negotiation and transaction of real estate assets, tourism and hotel projects, urban fractionation and subdivision, real estate taxation, as well as the practice of registration. and notary. In the third sector domain, we advise a variety of non-profit organizations, including foundations, associations, IPSS and cooperatives.

Due to its current importance, JPAB - José Pedro Aguiar-Branco Advogados' knowledge of urban leasing issues also stands out, providing clients with the confidence that comes from a high level of technical expertise.

Our legal expertise covers:

  • Civil and real estate contracts
  • Renting and lease litigation
  • Real estate tax
  • Horizontal property and condominiums
  • Associations and foundations
  • Registries and civil notary
Commercial Real Estate
Housing, Construction & Development
Land Use & Zoning
Landlord & Tenant
Real Estate Contracts and Negotiations
Real Estate Due Diligence


Commercial and corporate law is a driving force in the business world, being one of JPAB's main strengths.

With a team of experienced and specialized lawyers, geared to deal with matters related to Commercial and Corporate Law, we take a multidisciplinary approach and focus on global and detailed business knowledge.

All businesses are different, and all transactions / operations have particularities.

Our intervention is to present concrete and effective legal solutions in the field of business law, based on organizational culture, with a view to optimizing and protecting investments. We regularly and / or strategically monitor corporate groups, majority and minority shareholders, corporate bodies, potential investors and internal committees.

The know-how of our lawyers in business law is recognized in the national and international markets.

Over the decades of experience in representing national and international companies and business groups from various sectors and industries, we have a remarkable track record in providing legal advice on complex cases in contractual, corporate and corporate restructuring matters such as mergers, splits and acquisitions.

Our client portfolio is diverse. We represent leading national and multinational companies, investment funds, start-ups, SMEs, mid-market companies and family offices, enabling us to retain a broad knowledge of the market and greater sensitivity in defining strategies. for the development of business activity and the profitability of the business.

Our legal expertise covers:

  • National and International Commercial Contracts
  • Constitution of companies, sole proprietorships and groups of companies
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Due diligences
  • Mergers, splits and acquisitions
  • Support to the activity of corporate bodies and corporate governance (including compliance mechanisms and management accountability issues)
  • Joint ventures consortia
  • Corporate financing operations
  • Dissolution and liquidation of companies
  • Commercial and corporate litigation
  • Investment planning and structuring in Portugal and abroad
Banking & Finance
Business Registration
Due Diligence
Legal Document
Merger & Acquisition
New Business Formation
Office Solutions
Oil, Gas & Energy

Criminal Defense

Criminal, Misdemeanor and Compliance is an extremely complex and dynamic area resulting from globalization, marked by the ease and speed of movement of people, information and capital around the world, and the emergence of new technologies.

JPAB has a team of lawyers dedicated to monitoring criminal and misdemeanour cases, from the investigation and investigation phase to the judicial phase.

We follow the profound legislative changes that have been intensifying the regulatory environment in order to guarantee the fulfilment of their duties in terms of regulation. We work closely with the client, carrying out prior diagnoses in order to define and implement compliance policies that are more appropriate to business activity.

Our legal expertise covers:

  • Economic and financial crime (money laundering, fraud, corruption, swindling, among others);
  • Medical malpractice
  • Crimes arising from the violation of safety, environmental or public health rules
  • Tax and social security crimes
  • Cybercrime
  • Regulatory compliance
Arrests & Searches
Bail Bond Service
Criminal Litigation
Drug Crime
Drunk Driving
Sex Crime
Speeding & Traffic Ticket

Employment & Labor

JPAB offers a team of lawyers specialising in labour law with the aim of providing a personalised legal service that enables the development of preventive and business development strategies.

We represent multinational and national companies, especially insurance companies, banks and financial institutions, commerce, telecommunications, technology, education, health, sports, startups and private clients.

Our experience in the management of human resources and the diversity of clients enables us to provide practical legal advice and develop innovative solutions to improve labour relations, including attracting and retaining talent, resolving and preventing labour disputes.

We regularly promote training and information actions, so that our clients can follow the changes or legislative novelties, which is an added value to be able to adapt quickly to the new realities of the market.

Our legal expertise covers:

  • Individual and collective bargaining: employment contracts including modalities and contractual clauses adapted to the corporate structure, hiring of senior management including confidentiality and non-competition clauses, international hiring to support the posting of workers (expatriates)
  • Termination of employment contracts. Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements involving the employer and labor unions and labor commissions
  • Social benefits and pension funds, incentives to employees, particularly in aspects related to indirect remuneration
  • Labour litigation and labour misdemeanour proceedings brought by the ACT-Autoridade das Condições do Trabalho: labour accidents, extinction of the workplace, disciplinary proceedings, collective dismissal, discrimination, harassment, bullying and violence in the workplace, retaliation, privacy Treatment of collective bargaining relations: instruments of collective regulation and preparation and instruction of processes - collective dismissals, strikes, etc.
  • Labour Social Security: subsidies and bonuses for hiring (incentives for hiring provided for in the Social Security legislation), Social Security schemes, contribution
  • Outsourcing: contractual relations between clients and service providers or freelancers, service contracts, outsourcing agreements
  • Restructuring of Human Resources: Rigthsizing procedures, salary reductions; suspension of employment contracts in a situation of business crisis (lay-off); termination of employment contracts for disciplinary reasons (preparation and instruction of disciplinary procedures), forfeiture, collective dismissal, dismissal due to termination of employment, maladaptation
  • Work in public functions: access to public employment (requirements, recruitment competition), employment contract in public functions, termination of the legal relationship of public employment, career system and competitive mobility
  • Current employment advice to senior management of companies: clarification of issues related to the preparation of opinions, holiday plans, absences, professional training, occupational safety and hygiene, Due Diligence, parental leave, compensation, employment credits, financial support for hiring, flexible tax plans and benefits for both the company and the employees
Employment Rights
Hiring & Firing
Job Discrimination
Labor Law
Sexual Harassment
Social Security
Wage & Hour
Wrongful Termination


Due to its impact on daily life, Family Law is “the most humane of rights”, present in the lives of each one of us through a set of rules that regulate the exercise of a multiplicity of rights, whether of personal or patrimonial nature.

Aware of this reality and following several years of follow-up in these matters, JPAB brings together a team of lawyers with high experience in this area. The problems associated with the regulation of parental responsibilities, the elaboration of antenuptial conventions especially adapted to the constraints and expectations of each future couple, wills, the anticipated declarations of will (vital will) as well as those regarding situations of domestic violence assume prime importance in this area.

Our legal expertise covers:

  • Acquisition of Nationality
  • Preparation of Prenuptial Conventions
  • Foreign Judgment Review Processes
  • Divorce
  • Regulation of the Exercise of Parental Responsibilities
  • Promotion and Protection Processes
  • Preparation of wills
  • Shares
  • Inventories
  • Advance Declarations of Will / Vital Testament
Child Abuse
Child Custody
Child Support
Child Visitation
Divorce & Separation
Domestic Violence

Intellectual Property

JPAB's Intellectual Property Practice department has a dynamic, active and enterprising team capable of intending, developing and monitoring copyright and related rights, patents, trademarks, designs and models, ensuring both contentious and contentious aspects. Counselling and provision of services in the area of intellectual property rights contracts and management.

JPAB's team, as well as the industrial partners who are privileged partners in this area of practice, offer their clients solid know-how in all matters related to the areas of law concerned.

In the monitoring it provides, JPAB's primary objective is to provide its clients with permanent advice in all areas of law, namely in all matters related to Intellectual Property Law, which is why it is adapted to the specific needs of each individual. client and situation.

Our legal expertise covers:

  • Brands and patents
  • Copyright and Related Rights
  • Privacy and Data Protection
  • Structuring and negotiation of licensing agreements
  • Industrial Property Rights Protection Strategies

Lawsuits & Disputes

Litigation, arbitration and mediation have always been a strong focus of JPAB.

We have a multidisciplinary team of lawyers specialised in different areas of law, dedicated to dispute resolution in court or through alternative mechanisms, such as mediation, conciliation and ad hoc, judicial and institutional arbitration.

Our lawyers intervene in national and international proceedings, as arbitrator or advocate, under the aegis of arbitration institutions, namely the ICC - International Chamber of Commerce, the ICSID - International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes, or ad hoc procedures.

With vast experience and a consistent track record, we ensure the defence of our clients' interests in legal proceedings relating to commercial, civil or criminal litigation, in the majority of economic sectors, particularly insurance, health, sports, banking and finance, environment, energy, infrastructures, real estate.

We represent public entities, corporate groups, financial institutions and individuals in extremely complex cases, through the development of innovative strategies aimed at securing our clients' objectives.

The intervention of our lawyers is also focused on anticipation, prevention and risk management, which saves time and considerable expense.

Our legal expertise covers:

  • Investment treaty arbitrations
  • Insurance litigation, namely in the area of civil liability, accidents at work, transport of goods, expert, judicial and arbitration proceedings derived from claims related to accidents. Commercial and corporate litigation, matters of a contractual, extra-contractual and pre-contractual nature, popular and collective actions, control of companies, challenge and suspension of corporate resolutions, liability of directors and other corporate bodies
  • Banking and financial litigation, financial intermediation, banking and financial contracts, securities and derivatives, financing, guarantees, project finance
  • Administrative litigation, disputes relating to works contracts, concessions, urban planning issues, environmental matters, civil service law, EU funds litigation
  • Proceedings and litigation in the Court of Auditors, proceedings before the European Court of Human Rights
  • Tax and customs litigation
  • Labour litigation, proceedings for challenging dismissal, disciplinary action, collective dismissal, termination of employment
  • Real estate litigation, urban lease and horizontal property
  • Contractual termination and rescission
  • Validity, interpretation and execution of civil and commercial contracts
  • Ownership, possession, transmission and administration of real estate
  • Litigation
  • Intellectual Property, patents, trademarks, copyright
  • Private clients, contentious divorce, proceedings relating to property division
ADR Mediation & Arbitration
Class Action

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