Elsa Sá Carneiro

Associated Partner | Oporto

Practice Areas
Litigation and Arbitration
Corporate and M&A
Mozambique Desk
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Elsa Sá Carneiro is an Associated Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2008, working mainly in civil law, civil litigation, and corporate commercial litigation.

Elsa is particularly involved in indemnity actions based on contractual and non-contractual liability, producer liability and obligations in general. It also has a long experience in monitoring litigation on corporate resolutions, relationships between partners or shareholders in this capacity and corporate restructuring.

She intervenes in various investment operations in Mozambique, as well as with national companies and business groups, namely, in the incorporation of companies, shareholder agreements, purchase and sale of shareholdings, mergers and acquisitions, restructuring and transformation of companies and general consultancy.

With vast experience in civil, commercial and corporate law, Elsa frequently assists clients in the hotel, footwear, civil construction and health and investigation sectors.

She also has consolidated experience in advising individual clients in the field of inheritance and family law (in terms of planning, pre-litigation and litigation).

Litigation, Portugal (2022)

Work Experience

Advising a company in the footwear sector regarding legal representation in matters of civil litigation.

Advising and legally representing fuel and lubricant retail companies in civil litigation proceedings.

Advising companies in the hotel, footwear, health and research sectors on civil and corporate matters, regarding primarily the negotiation of various investment agreements, corporate restructuring, and settlement of disputes in the pre-litigation phase.

Advising a multinational footwear company on the winding down of their business, and the process of its dissolution and liquidation.

Advising various entities on corporate legal matters in respect of implementing a project to construct a shopping centre and a hotel.

Advising companies in the food, textile and footwear sectors on corporate restructuring.

Advising a research company in the health sector on civil, commercial and corporate matters.

Advising private clients in the field of inheritance and family law.


Academic Background

Universidade Moderna

Law degree (2000)

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Postgraduate Diploma in Labour Law (“The New Labour Law”) (2005)

Universidade Católica do Porto

Executive Master degree in Management for Jurists (2016)