Abreu Advogados bets on Criminal Law, with the recruitment of Pedro Barosa

Abreu Advogados has announced the recruitment of a new Professional Partner, Pedro Barosa, to develop the firm’s Criminal Law, Administrative Offences and Compliance area.

The firm has a strong tradition and extensive experience in Litigation and Arbitration, and has been affirming its position as one of the main law firms acting in this area. It was a natural next step, therefore, to enhance its focus in this practice area, giving autonomy to a team of advisors specialised in Criminal Law matters.

Pedro Barosa, Abreu Advogados’ new Professional Partner, comes from PLMJ, where he has specialised in this area for the last 14 years. He was listed in the Legal 500 ranking for his work in Fraud and White-Collar Crime, being highlighted as one of the next generation lawyers. Pedro Barosa holds a degree in Law from the Catholic University of Portugal’s School of Law and has extensive experience in criminal litigation, having worked for the last few years on cases involving economic and financial crime, representing some of the big names in Portuguese banking. He has also represented several renowned business groups in Portugal in tax-related criminal cases, and has defended and represented a number of family firms and private clients over the years.

Academically, Pedro Barosa has postgraduate qualifications in Criminal and Forensic Psychology, from the United Nations Interregional Crime and Justice Institute (UNICRI), and Corporate Management and Law, from Universidade NOVA de Lisboa’s School of Economics. He has organised and provided training in workshops on emotional intelligence for trial lawyers and oral presentation for lawyers, having been invited to be part of a joint venture between the Catholic University of Portugal and Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, among others. He has also been a mentor as part of the Job Shadowing programme organised by the Catholic University of Portugal’s School of Law.

Following Pedro Barosa’s entry, Abreu Advogados now has 12 Professional partners, among a total of 28 Partners and over 200 lawyers.