José Carlos Vasconcelos

Professional Partner | Oporto

José Carlos Vasconcelos is a Professional Partner at Abreu Advogados since 2018, working primarily on commercial contracts, real estate, acquisitions and corporate restructuring.

He has extensive experience on matters relating to mergers, acquisitions and spin-offs, as well as distribution and supply contracts, and real estate. He has managed various company acquisitions and sales and advised multinational companies on such matters as legal audits and negotiation of the terms of purchase and sale, chiefly in the health, food and industrial sectors.

He also has extensive experience in negotiating franchise agreements and other commercial contracts, having been responsible for legal matters on behalf of a major food and catering group and a major industrial and real estate group in Portugal.

Porto Leading Firms: Next Generation Partner, 2022

Corporate Law, Portugal (2021-2022)

Litigation, Portugal (2021-2022)


Advising a multinational listed company in the pharmaceutical sector on the acquisition of a Portuguese company.

Advising a listed multinational Portuguese company in the food retail sector on the negotiation of various contracts regarding the utilisation of shop premises in commercial centres, rental and leasehold land rights.

Advising a Portuguese company in the clothing and fashion industry on the implementation of an international franchise system, and on the negotiation of several franchise agreements.

Advising a multinational retail and distribution company on the implementation of a franchise system.

Advising a Portuguese real estate company on the sale of a flagship hotel.

Advising an international investment fund on the acquisition of two shopping centres in Portugal.

Advising a Portuguese manufacturer of automotive component parts on the negotiation of several supply contracts with multinational clients.

Advising a Portuguese manufacturer of automotive component parts on the negotiation of several agency agreements and international distribution contracts.onal distribution contracts.

Assisting a multinational insurance firm in a joint venture initiative with a Portuguese automotive distribution group.

Advising numerous Portuguese and international clients on legal proceedings relating to business recovery, restructuring, and insolvency.



Portuguese Catholic University

Law degree (1994)

Portuguese Catholic University

MBA in Management (2002)