Sofia Plácido de Abreu


Sofia is the partner in charge of the Zoning and Planning, Real Estate and Public Procurement practices. She has a broad experience in processes of drawing and negotiating municipal master plans, and in the preparation of planning contracts and their respective negotiation before administrative entities. Sofia provides consulting in urban licensing processes, with special emphasis on projects related to tourism. She also cooperates with several municipalities in urban planning.

Registered in the Portuguese Bar Association.

Professional Background

  • Partner of PARES ADVOGADOS since 2011
  • Of counsel at Abreu Advogados (2009-2011)
  • Legal counsel to the Town Hall of Rio Maior within the scope of urban planning and management (2001-2008)
  • Legal counsel to the City Hall of Lisbon within the scope of the Municipal Master Plan, of the urbanisation plans and detailed plans (1990-1994 e 1996)
  • Legal officer responsible for providing legal support to the Housing Cooperatives Sector belonging to the Housing Fund (1976-1981)
  • Coordinator and speaker at several seminars and conferences in the areas of zoning and planning, Sofia has also taught in master’s courses in the same field


  • Degree in Law by the Law School of the Lisbon University (1975)