Fernando Veiga Gomes

Partner | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Sports Law
Corporate and M&A
China Desk
Mozambique Desk
German Desk
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  • Spanish

Fernando Veiga Gomes is a Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2009, working mainly on matters related to corporate mergers and acquisitions, and sports law, in Portugal and internationally.

During his career, has been building an extensive experience in advising on transactions in matters related with transport law, sport law, real estate law and tourism.

He manages the area of sports law in Portugal, now considered a main practice area in Abreu Advogados, focusing on the incorporation and acquisition of sports companies. He has advised several football clubs, investors, players, athletes, sports agents and federations in Portugal and international level.

He has also been working on matters related to Angola since 2006 and is one of the joint managers of the firm’s Angolan Desk, which deals with a number of foreign investment operations in Angola.

In 1988 he was on secondment as a foreign lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills, an international law firm in London. From 2003 to 2006, he worked as an advisor to the Board of Directors of EDP, Portugal’s foremost electricity services provider.

Fernando Veiga Gomes is currently the president of the International Association of Lawyers’s (UIA) Sports Law Commission.

Fernando Veiga Gomes is also a certified Mediator by the ICFML – Instituto de Certificação e Formação de Mediadores Lusófonos (Institute for Certification and Training of Portuguese-speaking Mediators) and is registered on the list of conflict mediators of the Ministry of Justice.

Mergers and Acquisitions Law, Portugal (2017-2022)

Sports Law, Portugal (2018-2022)

Intellectual Property Law, Portugal (2021-2022)

Expert in Sports & Entertainment for Portugal

Work Experience

Advising a multinational company in the insurance sector on the acquisition of an insurance company in Angola.

Advising a multinational company in the transport sector on the acquisition of a major transport operator in Angola.

More than twenty years’ experience in advising a multinational group in the agri-foodstuffs sector.

Advising a major energy company in Portugal on the IPO of a major Brazilian energy company.

Advising a Mozambican group on the acquisition of a hotel in Portugal.

Advising a multinational company in the petroleum sector on the restructuring of its investments in Angola, including the reorganisation of its holdings and interests in petroleum activities.

Representing a Portuguese real estate group on the sale of various buildings to multinational companies and investment funds.

Advising various investors in the football world, with experience gained through transactions involving the incorporation and acquisition of twelve sports companies in Portugal.


Academic Background

University of Lisbon

Law degree from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (1993)

ISC – Business & Economics School

Postgraduate degree in Tax, ISC – Business & Economics School (1995)