João de Freitas e Costa


João’s professional experience spans from the assistance and structuring of numerous acquisition and restructuring operations of companies and groups of companies to processes for establishing and following-up the activities of real-estate investment funds and its management companies and establishing and following-up the activities of venture capital companies. João also has experience in the follow-up of financial operations and setting up national and international banking syndicates. His professional experience includes the Angola and Cape Verde markets.

Registered in the Portuguese Bar Association.

Professional Background

  • Partner of PARES ADVOGADOS since 2011
  • Post-Graduation in Securitisation Law by the Law School of the Lisbon University (2011)
  • Partner of Abreu Advogados (2008-2011)
  • Partner of Lusojurist Advogados (1993 2007)
  • Lawyer and Notary in Macau (1986-1992)
  • Coordinated several courses and seminars on Commercial and Financial Law
  • Acknowledged as Regional Expert in the 2011 edition of the Chambers Global Directory, as a Regional Expert - a new category for a lawyer's outstanding experience and knowledge in foreign markets. The directory stresses the Freitas e Costa’s expertise in companies’ mergers and acquisitions fields in Angola, rating him as “Spotlight Table”
  • Author of several articles in specialised fields of Commercial and Financial Law


  • Degree in Law by the Law School of the Lisbon University (1985)