Patrícia Perestrelo

Professional Partner | Lisbon

Patrícia Perestrelo is a Professional Partner whose practice focuses on Employment Law in Portugal. Patrícia also co-heads Labour and Employment law team and works in the firm’s Private Clients & Family Businesses Sector.

Experienced in matters related to acquisitions, sale, transfer of undertaking and corporate restructuring operations involving all labour and employment law issues in Portugal, Patrícia has participated in several due diligence processes.

Patrícia has intervened and assisted multinational companies in relation to equity awards. She has extensive practical experience on matters relating to labour pre-litigation and litigation

Additionally, Patrícia has extensive experience in advising companies in the healthcare sector on labour and employment law and has been involved in some of the largest multinational group restructuring projects taking place in Portugal.

In the private clients and family businesses sector Patrícia has been quite active in succession and family matters (focusing mainly on the planning, pre-litigation and litigation).

Abreu Advogados labour and employment law practice in Portugal is ranked by leading industry publications such as Chambers and Partners and The Legal 500.

Patrícia Perestrelo has bee with the firm since 2018.


Advising a multinational company in the healthcare sector on human resources matters, including advising on procedure regarding a number of acquisitions undertaken by the group.

Advising a multinational company in the hospitality sector on matters relating to human resources.

Advising a multinational group in the food industry on the transfer of employees to another company, and providing day to day support on employment matters, including legal proceedings.

Advising a major multinational company in the aviation sector on the acquisition and privatisation of all group companies.

Advising on the privatisation of a national company in the distribution sector.

Advising multinational companies in relation to equity awards.

Advising a multinational telecommunications company on organisational restructuring.

Advising multinational companies when winding up or closing their branches or subsidiaries in Portugal, and carrying out the appropriate procedures to terminate employment contracts.

Advising in proceedings relating to the displacement of employees.



University of Lisbon

Law degree from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law (1994)

University of Coimbra

Postgraduate diploma in Land-use Planning, Urban Planning and Environmental Law at the University of Coimbra, Faculty of Law, Centre for the Study of Land-use Planning, Urban Planning and Environmental Law (1997)