Raquel Barroso

Associate Lawyer | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Criminal, Sanctions and Compliance
Public and Environment
  • English

Raquel Barroso has been at Abreu Advogados since 2017, being an Associate Lawyer since 2019, working mainly on matters relating to Public Law, in the areas of General Administrative Law, Environment and Water Resources, Criminal Law and Regulatory Offenses Law.

In the field of ​​Public Law, Raquel Barroso focus on matters related to waste management and soil remediation operations and authorizations for private water usage of public hydric resources.

In the field of Criminal and Regulatory Offenses Law, she has advised on environmental compliance and regulatory offenses, as well as in sponsoring criminal proceedings of natural persons and in the field of criminal protection of legal persons and environmental crimes.


Representation in several lawsuits concerning environmental regulatory offences.

Advising on criminal liability pursuant offences to reputation of a waste management company.

Advising on licensing proceedings of hydraulic infrastructures in National Ecological Reserve.

Consultation on renegotiation and economic and financial balancing in municipal water and waste concessions.

Advising on risk analysis related to possible regulatory offences, civil and criminal liability for environmental damage.

Advising on the implementation of compliance programs and due diligence, as well as the preparation of internal regulations, in the context of M&A operations and the prevention of criminal liabilities.

Practice in representation in court of private clients.



Coimbra University

Law degree from Coimbra University, Faculty of Law (2016)

Portuguese Catholic University

Masters in Forensic Law from the Portuguese Catholic University, Faculty of Law – currently completing dissertation (2019)