Mafalda Teixeira de Abreu

Professional Partner | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Public and Environment
Infrastructure & PPP
Defence and Homeland Security
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Mafalda Teixeira de Abreu is a Professional Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2001, working primarily in the area of public law, focusing on project finance and public tenders.In terms of project finance, she has participated in the privatisation of several strategic Portuguese companies and has also consulted public-private partnerships in the transport and health sectors.

She advises on public-private partnerships and concession contracts in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries, by networking with Abreu International Legal Solutions service in the countries concerned.  She has also assisted clients in matters relating to investment contracts and financial incentives under EU funds.

Mafalda Teixeira de Abreu has experience in assisting and advising clients through the maze of public tender procedures, and constantly changing regulations, from the perspective of both contracting authorities and economic operators.

She also has considerable experience in administrative litigation, with special focus on pre-contractual litigation.

From 2007 to 2008 she worked as a Foreign Lawyer with the London law firm, Clyde & Co.

Administrative Law, 2020


Advising on the structure of a public-private health partnership for an international financial institution in a Portuguese-speaking country.

Advising a US concessionaire, one of the largest infrastructure companies, on the negotiation and signing of concession contracts for the construction and operation of a gas network and advising Austrian and German companies on concession contracts for the construction of hydroelectric plants in a Portuguese-speaking country.

Advising a concessionaire on the negotiation and execution of a a public-private partnership agreement in the transport sector in a Portuguese-speaking country.

Advising on the negotiation and execution of investment contracts in Portugal, under the QREN (Quadro de Referência Estratégico Nacional) and Portugal 2020 strategic economic programmes.

Advising a private partner in several privatization processes of Portuguese public companies, from an airport management company to the largest Portuguese air transport company or municipal road transport companies.

Advising the largest healthcare provider in Brazil, owned by a Fortune 500 company, on the process of privatizing a group in the health sector, including a hospital managed under a public-private partnership.

Advising the largest renewable energy producer in Europe and the USA and one of the five largest electricity companies in the world on licensing, and applications for the allocation of electrical energy reception points connected to Portuguese public grid.

Advising a leading private Portuguese telecommunications group on public tender procedures.



Universidade de Lisboa

Law degree from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (2001)

Universidade de Lisboa

Post-graduate degree in Legal-Administrative Sciences from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law (2007)

University College of London

LLM from the University College of London Faculty of Law (2007)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Post-graduate degree in Energy Law of the Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2020)