Practice Areas: Criminal, Sanctions and Compliance

Type: Abreu News

Abreu Advogados reinforces the Criminal Law, Sanctions and Compliance area with the integration of Paulo de Sá e Cunha

The lawyer joins the firm’s Criminal, Sanctions and Compliance team, together with Cátia Muchacho. 

With over 30 years of experience, Paulo de Sá e Cunha is one of the most renowned lawyers in the areas of Criminal, Sanctions, Compliance and Investigations, areas which he will strengthen at Abreu Advogados, joining the team coordinated by Francisco Patrício, Ana Rita Duarte de Campos and Pedro Barosa.

With a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, Paulo de Sá e Cunha was the director of the legal department of SUCH – Serviço de Utilização Comum dos Hospitais (Service for the Common Use of Hospitals), between 1998 and 2002, head of Office of the Secretary of State of Health Administration between 1989 and 1990, and president of Fórum Penal – Association of Criminal Lawyers, in the biennium 2012-2014. Paulo de Sá e Cunha also held the position of member of the Lisbon District Council of the Portuguese Bar Association and recently assumed the presidency of the Superior Council of the Portuguese Bar Association.

The Criminal Law, Sanctions and Compliance team at Abreu Advogados has extensive experience in complex criminal and misdemeanor cases, providing specialized and personalized legal advice. In the Compliance area, Abreu Advogados provides legal advice to a wide range of business sectors, with special focus on crisis management, prevention of corruption and money laundering, corporate governance models, internal investigations and audits and cybersecurity.

According to Inês Sequeira Mendes, Managing Partner at Abreu Advogados, “Paulo de Sá e Cunha’s integration reflects our strategy of adding lawyers of recognized merit and excellence to our project. The experience and knowledge he brings to Abreu Advogados are an added value for the advice and assistance provided to our clients. Paulo de Sá e Cunha is one of the most renowned Portuguese lawyers in these matters. We are certain that he will help us to continue providing a service of excellence, oriented towards our clients and partners.”

Paulo de Sá e Cunha, Of Counsel at Abreu Advogados, comments “I feel very pleased to join Abreu Advogados, a firm of present and future, which is at the forefront of the work, trends and challenges of the legal sector. I fully identify with the values upheld by Abreu Advogados and with its positioning in the context of the Portuguese legal practice. I believe this integration will be very important to give continuity to the work I have been doing and wish to continue to do for clients. I believe I will be able to contribute to the excellent path that the Criminal Law, Sanctioning and Compliance team at Abreu Advogados has been following, with professionalism, dedication and commitment.

With Paulo de Sá e Cunha’s entry, Abreu Advogados also includes a new lawyer: senior associate Cátia Muchacho.