Francisco Côrte-Real

Associate Lawyer | Oporto

Practice Areas
Sports Law
  • English
  • Spanish

Francisco Côrte-Real is an associate at Abreu Advogados since 2022, working mainly in Sports Law.

He has particular intervention in the preparation of sports employment contracts, legal advice to sports companies and federations, the incorporation and acquisition of companies, as well as in company insolvency and revitalization processes.

He also has experience in judicial, administrative and arbitration proceedings involving important companies in the automobile sector, private clients, as well as small and medium-sized companies.

He has also been involved in issues related to immigration processes, and also in questions of labour law, namely in the instigation and conduct of disciplinary procedures.

Francisco has collaborated in the drafting of articles related to company recovery procedures, for publication in international magazines.


Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Law Degree (2020)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Post-graduation in Organization and Management in Professional Football by Universidade Católica Portuguesa and Liga Portugal (2020)


Advising sports companies and football clubs on labour and corporate matters.

Representing the European martial arts federation in its appeal before the Tribunal Arbitral du Sport / Court of Arbitration for Sport.

Advising on the revision of the Articles of Association of a football federation in an African country.

Advising a national sports federation on obtaining public utility status for sports.

Advising on the acquisition by a US corporation of a Portuguese sports corporation.

Advising on the incorporation and acquisition of companies, as well as on corporate matters in general.

Advising major automobile company on legal, administrative and arbitration proceedings.

Advising private clients and small companies on debt recovery and legal proceedings in general.