practice areas


  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
André joined the firm in 2018 and has been since then focused mainly in the areas of insurance, banking and finance, corporate and data protection providing assistance to several local and foreign entities.Previously, André worked as in-house legal counsel and compliance officer at leading insurance and reinsurance international companies carrying business in “life” and “non-life” branch of activities as well as management of pension funds.During his career André was involved in several projects and transactions across different jurisdictions liaising with peers with different backgrounds, gaining experience and expertise in a wide variety of matters but mostly related with insurance business, compliance, corporate, mergers and acquisitions, data protection, e-commerce and pension funds.

Professional Qualifications

  • Registered Lawyer with the Portuguese Bar Association
  • Data Protection Course – Jurisnova, Nova Lisbon University School of Law (2017)
  • Solvency II – The New Legal Regime of the Insurance Business – Portuguese Insurer’s Association Academy (2017)
  • Registered as head of compliance function with the Portuguese Insurance Regulator (2016-2018)
  • Member of the Market Conduct Committee of Portuguese Insurers Association (2016-2018)
  • Course of Technical Management of Life Insurance Business – Portuguese Insurer’s Association Academy (2015)
  • Course of Plans and Pension Funds – Actuarial Training Institute (2014)

Academic Qualifications

  • Specialization Course in Banking and Insurance Law – University of Lisbon Faculty of Law, Portugal (2012)
  • Law Degree (LLB), University of Coimbra Faculty of Law, Portugal (2007)

Professional Experience

  • 2018 to date: Lawyer at Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries
  • 2016 to 2018: Head of Legal & Compliance, Europ Assistance Portugal, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2015 to 2016: Legal Counsel at João Mata – Brokers and Consultants Lda., Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2011 to 2014: Legal Counsel at AXA Portugal – Companhia de Seguros S.A. Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2009 to 2010: Trainee Lawyer at Teixeira de Freitas, Rodrigues e Associados, Lisbon, Portugal
  • 2007 to 2008: Trainee Lawyer at Manuela António – Lawyers and Notaries, Lisbon and Macau