Madalena Bernardes Coelho

Professional Partner | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Public and Environment
Industries
Agrofood
Environment
Gaming & Gambling
Health, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
Languages
  • English
  • French
Contacts

Madalena Bernardes Coelho is a Professional Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2007, working primarily in the areas of public and environmental law in which she carries out the duties of legal representation and counsel in matters related to environment and energy.

She is co-coordinator of the Environment sector, with particular intervention in matters related to the use of water resources, environmental, industrial and commercial licensing, environmental impact assessment, licensing of electricity production centres, climate change and emissions trading, environmental liability, regulation of energy product markets, waste management and environmental administrative offences.

She also has experience in monitoring licensing procedures in the area of ​​gaming and online betting.

She also has a sustained practice in the provision of legal advisory services in the pharmaceutical and medical devices area.

 

Energy Law (2023)

Rising Stars – Environment (2022)

Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2021 Portugal

Rising Stars Awards EMEA 2021 Environment

Rising Stars, 2021

Experience

Advice to multinational and national companies on environmental issues, namely in the scope of environmental impact assessment or environmental incidence assessment procedures, as well as obtaining environmental licenses;

Advice to multinational and national companies on regulatory issues, namely within the scope of industrial licensing procedures;

Advice to national companies on the management of environmental liabilities, including soil and groundwater contamination in industrial areas, along with surveys and risk assessments, as well as in the relationship with the competent authorities;

Legal assistance to national companies in obtaining end-of-waste status;

Legal assistance to national companies in environmental administrative offences and pre-litigation and environmental litigation proceedings;

Advice to governments on legislative reform projects in the waste sector;

Advice on the installation and activity of hotel units, including monitoring of urban and tourism licensing procedures;

Advice to multinational companies on the implementation of energy production projects, namely thermal and renewable energy production plants, biomass plants and wind farms;

Advice to a national company in administrative litigation related to the environmental impact statement and the licensing of the commercial complex;

Advice to multinational companies in the context of licensing procedures for the exercise of the activity of exploitation and practice of online games and betting in Portugal;

Advice to multinational companies on the manufacture, import, distribution, marketing of medicines and medical devices and respective licensing procedures.

Associations

Academic

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Law degree (2007)

Universidade Clássica de Lisboa

Postgraduate diploma in Environmental Law (2009)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Seminar on International Energy Transactions as part of an LL.M. "International Business Law“ (2011)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Seminar on International Environmental Law as part of an LL.M. "International Business Law“ (2013)