César Bessa Monteiro, jr

Partner | Lisbon

César Bessa Monteiro jr, is a partner and has been with Abreu Advogados since 2017, as cocoordinator of the Art & Entertainment industry. He works mainly in the areas of Corporate Law and Intellectual Property Law.

He is particularly active in advising national and multinational companies on all types of cross-border commercial transactions, namely global corporate structuring and integration projects, corporate acquisition and reorganisation projects, as well as structuring and implementing venture capital operations. He has also advised credit institutions on financial issues, particularly on the regulatory aspects of global depositories.

He has extensive experience in matters relating to innovation, inventions, trademarks, trade secrets, unfair competition, copyright and design, as well as in defining and implementing strategies (in a wide variety of industries) for the acquisition, maintenance, protection and defence of intellectual property rights.

It works with a wide range of national and multinational companies, including automotive, pharmaceutical, hospitality, health, entertainment, fashion, construction, chemical, financial institutions, manufacturers of various consumer goods, software and hardware manufacturers, physical and online retail companies.

Work Experience

Advising multinational companies in the automotive, chemical, new technologies, and telecommunications sectors on the implementation of mergers, demergers, sale or acquisition of new local or global business units operations.

Advising the Portuguese Government on a reprivatisation process of a naval shipyard;

Advising the Portuguese Government on a project of sub-concession of land relating to the naval shipyard;

Advising on the structuring of venture capital operations and providing counsel on all types of operations of venture capital (including operations of alienation, restructuring, debt restructuring and complementary acquisitions) to companies in the pharmaceutical, hospitality and chemical sectors.

Advising national and international companies on ongoing corporate and commercial issues.

Advising national and international companies through the negotiation of a number of distribution, agency and franchise agreements, as well as negotiating their termination (including dispute resolution).

Advising national and international companies on matters related to innovation, through the negotiation of know-how transfer agreements and use of intellectual property rights.

Representing national and international companies in proceedings for the registration of industrial property rights, filing appeals before the Intellectual Property Court against decisions of concession or denial to register industrial property rights and infringement of private industrial property rights, in criminal proceedings of counterfeit industrial property rights and suits for violation of copyrights.


Academic Background

University of Lisbon

Law Degree (2000)

Universidade Moderna

Postgraduate degree in Industrial Property (2003)

Nova University

Postgraduate degree in Management and Corporate Law (2008)

Nova University

Master degree in Management Law (2011), currently completing his thesis