Strengthening capabilities in IP and Technology Law in Portugal

Abreu Advogados has invited Ricardo Henriques and César Bessa Monteiro Jr. to become Partners, in recognition of the excellent work they carried out over the past 2 years and of their contribution to the development of our Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law Practice

The promotion of two new partners reflects Abreu Advogados’ ongoing commitment to become the first and foremost IP and Information Technology Law Firm in Portugal.

Both lawyers have an extensive experience in different national and international projects in areas as diverse as Data Protection Law, Information Technology Law, Intellectual Property Law, TMT Law, Compliance and M&A and are recognised as amongst the best by several legal directories.

Ricardo Henriques started his career at Abreu Advogados having been invited to become a Professional Partner in 2017. He has been recognized as one of the European leaders in TMT Law and IT Law.

His experience focuses matters such as software licensing, compliance projects regarding emerging technologies, e-commerce, general data Protection Regulation (GDPR) implementation projects, industrial property rights, on an ongoing basis, providing support on advertising activities, including contests and games. He frequently works with clients on preventing and/or resolving Intellectual Property and Information Technology litigation, focusing particularly on copyrights and technology litigation, intellectual property and technology licensing, data protection and other regulatory issues.

Ricardo Henriques worked for wide-ranging national and multinational companies, including companies in the automotive, pharmaceutical, services, healthcare, financial, consumer goods manufacturers, hardware and software developers, retail and online retail regarding matters related to intellectual property, compliance, information technology law and data privacy and safety.

César Bessa Monteiro Jr. joined Abreu Advogados at the beginning of his career and was invited to become a Professional Partner in 2017. He has been recognized by Chambers as one of the best Intellectual Property Lawyers in Portugal.

He has vast experience in matters related to innovation, inventions, brands, trade secrets, unfair competition, copyrights and design or moulds, as well as in defining and implementing strategies for acquisition, maintenance and defence of the copyrights thereof. He has also advised credit institutions on financial issues, specifically on the regulatory aspects of depositors worldwide.

His practice includes a wide variety of national and international companies, including companies in the automotive, pharmaceutical, hospitality, healthcare, entertainment, fashion, construction and chemical industries and financial institutions, manufacturers of different consumer goods, software and hardware manufacturers and retail and online sales companies.

For Duarte de Athayde, Managing Partner of Abreu Advogados, “Cesar and Ricardo have been helping Abreu Advogados develop a very interesting and dynamic practice in all legal aspects related to technology and have been assisting several transactions in this sector. We are very happy to add to our list of Partners two lawyers who have been consistently recognized as amongst the very best in their fields”.


Back in 2000 Abreu Advogados launched a then new practice dedicated to Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law. In twenty years’, we have built a solid reputation as a reference IP and Technology Law firm in Portugal. Our new partners’ promotion acknowledges Abreu Advogados’ strong pipeline of talent and commitment to future growth.