Public Law

Discover in detail our legal services in the field of Public Law

Enforcement of Public Law represents a challenge for public and private entities. The need for adequate, promtp and objective legal support is essential for decision-making.

PwC has solid and extensive experience working with public and private entities, either on the different matters that arise from relationships between them, or on the application of administrative law and enforcement of regulatory standards that proliferate across different sectors and become real obstacles to the management of entities and organizations.

Our Clients seek advice on specific issues, using our wide range of services in the Public Law area, either within the scope of a project or an operation, or on issuance of legal opinions and legal information.

Serviços de Direito Público – Serviços de Legal da PwC

The Public Law Team accompanies, in particular, the following matters:

  • Preparation of legal opinions, legal support in public law matters, enforcement of rules, procedures and relations with entities.
  • Public procurement, we provide a wide range of services, from the evaluation and implementation of a new model for the management of public contracts, to ongoing legal support to procurement procedures and the implementation of the contract;
  • Environment and territory planning, we provide advice on regulatory matters, support and accompany licensing processes, ensure compliance with international and national rules and regulations, accompany compulsory purchases of public interest and regularize urban situations;
  • Advice on regulatory matters, both supporting M&A operations, as well as, licensing procedures and supporting new investment projects. We have particular experience in transactions with regulated sectors, including in the areas of banking, insurance, pharmaceuticals, energy and natural resources, in general;
  • Incentives, we provide advice on matters related to the fulfilment of investment contracts, assessment of compliance with public procurement rules and assessment in M&A procedures.

Meet those responsible for the area of Public Law.
Speak to PwC's legal services experts!

Tiago Silva Abade

Legal Director – Head of Public Law & Data Protection, PwC Portugal


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Cristina Cabral Ribeiro

Legal Lead Partner, PwC Portugal

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Isabel Coelho dos Santos

Legal Partner – Corporate and M&A, PwC Portugal

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Luís Pedro Oliveira

Legal Partner – Corporate and M&A, PwC Portugal