Gonçalo Malheiro

Partner | Lisbon

Gonçalo Malheiro is a Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2017, working primarily in the areas of Litigation and Arbitration. He focuses particularly on litigation proceedings in different areas of Law, such as civil and commercial litigation, insolvency, intellectual property, penal and criminal litigation as well as on several arbitration proceedings.

He has vast experience in participating in juridical proceedings before Common, Civil, Commercial, Criminal and Intellectual Property Courts as well as Arbitration Courts using the different procedural means available. Additionally, he provides support throughout the pre-litigation and negotiation phases which so often underly litigation.

Gonçalo is also a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Director and founder of the publication Young Arbitration Review and a registered Arbitrator at the Arbitration Center of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce of São Paulo.

Insolvency and Reorganization Law, Portugal (2020-2022)

Litigation, Portugal (2020-2022)

Exclusive winner of the Litigation category for Portugal, 2020


Representing one of the foremost Portuguese sports clubs against a competitor in the scope of an unfair competition litigation;

Representing a multination company in the food industry against a competitor in the scope of an unfair competition litigation.

Representing one of the largest national investment funds in an arbitral proceeding.

Representing a multinational group in the telecommunications area in an arbitral dispute against a competitor, a multinational group i the telecommunications area.

Representing a client against Parque Eólico for violation of personality rights in an unprecedented judicial proceeding.

Representing a multinational group in the energy sector against a local distributor.

Representing a multinational group in the hospitality sector against a national hotel entity for trademark infraction.

Representing a multinational group in a criminal proceeding related to criminal acts of corruption and influence peddling.



Portuguese Catholic University

Law Degree from the Portuguese Catholic University (1995)

Queen Mary College

Master in Laws (LLM) from the School of International Arbitration, Queen Mary College, University of London (2007)