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Luis de Andrade Pinhel - LLA




Luís de Andrade Pinhel - Founder of Legal Latin Advisors.

Former legal consultant to the General Directorate of Extrajudicial Administration of the Ministry of Justice and the Bureau of Alternative Dispute Resolution of the Ministry of Justice, working mainly in the areas of alternative means of dispute resolution, including the establishement of Arbitration Centers and Justice of the Peace Courts. He also held the position of director of EMEP - Empresa de Mobilidade e Estacionamento da Cidade da Praia in Cape Verde.

Former associate lawyer of João Mota Campos e Associados.  In 2007, he founded the law firm P. Nascimento Ventura & L. Andrade Pinhel. Between 2010 and 2012 and 2015 and 2017, he served as managing partner, in Portugal, of the Spanish company Bardají & Honrado Abogados.

From 2012 to 2015 worked as a specialist technician, deputy and later head of cabinet for two Secretaries of State for the Internal Affairs during the XIX Constitutional Government.
During 2018, served as managing partner at the German Law Firm Rödl & Partner Portugal. 
From 2019 to 2022 he was an Of-Counsel at Abreu Advogados.
Since 2020, he is General Counsel for PLA Litigation Funding

  • Education
    - Law Degree, Lisbon Lusíada University Law School, commercial law (2000). - Post-Graduate Degree in Legal Sciences from the Catholic University of Lisbon Law School (2002).
  • Languages
    Portuguese Spanish English
  • Experience
    - Legal counsel in matters related to construction, development, financing and real estate investment in business parks, logistics warehouses, residential buildings, hotels, offices, tourist complexes, shopping centers and social centers. - Advisor to several companies on corporate restructuring, statutory reforms, assistance to the board of directors and management, general meetings, directors' duties and liability, the execution of shareholders' agreements and capital increases and reductions. - Advisor in the governance of various companies and corporate groups, by preparing regulations for the General Meeting and the Board of Directors and by supporting the administration and management of various companies. - Advisor to major Spanish real estate developers on the whole process of real estate development, preparation and negotiation of contracts for the purchase and sale of property, rentals, as well as the building of legal structures for the purchase, sale, investment and management of real estate projects. - Advisor to various real estate developers on issues related to financing contracts for the advancement, purchase and development of real estate projects. - Advisor to a large French business group in carrying out real estate due diligence for the acquisition of several real estate units providing long-term care and health services to the elderly. - Advisor to various Spanish business groups in the preparation, negotiation, and execution of works contracts. - Carrying out urban due diligence, urban soil analysis, verifying authorisations and licences, analysing compliance with the requirements arising from applicable sector legislation.; - Coordination of a complex M&A operation between a Portuguese and American company belonging to a large American business group in the hazardous waste treatment and environmental remediation plans sector. - Co-author of the books "Direito Civil - Direito das Coisas (Civil Law - Law of Things)" and "Direito Civil - Direito Registral Imobiliário (Civil Law - Real Estate Registration Law)". - Publication of several articles in newspapers and magazines about third party funding.
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