Patrícia Saraiva de Aguilar

Of Counsel | Lisbon

Practice Areas
Sports Law
Real Estate
Digital Economy, Retail & Distribution
  • English
  • Spanish

Patrícia Saraiva de Aguilar is a Senior Associate and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2011 working primarily on operations related to Real Estate and Sports Law.

She focuses on wide-ranging real estate operations, particularly acquisitions and sales, tenancy, sale and leaseback operations, transfers in lieu of payment, gifting of real estate, tourism and shopping centre developments; and she has extensive experience in performing real estate due diligence and on negotiating all kinds of real estate contracts.

Additionally, she has extensive experience in incorporating, buying and selling real estate fund management companies as well as providing legal advice on the day to day management of properties comprising the respective funds.

She also provides legal advice in sports law, specifically on the purchase and sale of sports corporations.


Advising one of the largest supermarket chains operating in Portugal.

Advising a group of investors on the acquisition of state-owned properties.

Advising a multinational company on the acquisition of shopping centres in Portugal.

Advising a real estate investment fund on the acquisition and following management of a shopping centre in Portugal.

Advising a foreign bank on the acquisition of a bank in Portugal.

Advising foreign clients in the context of the Golden Visa programme, carrying out due diligence, negotiating and closing several deals on the acquisition of property in Portugal, in person or through companies.

Advising foreign clients on the process of transferring tax residency to Portugal.

Advising a multinational company in the books, records and multimedia sector on the analyses, negotiation and execution of retail store usage agreements in different shopping centres.

Advising sports corporations on the sale of shareholdings.

Advising foreign investors on the acquisition of shareholdings in sports corporations.

Advising football players and agents on the execution of varied agreements.


Portuguese Catholic University

Law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law (1998)

Portuguese Catholic University

Seminar on Consumer Law as part of Postgraduate studies in Commercial Law at the Portuguese Catholic University (2000)

CENJOR – Centro Protocolar de Formação para Jornalistas

Specialization course in Journalism from CENJOR – Centro Protocolar de Formação para Jornalistas (2002)

Universidade Independente

Postgraduate degree in Sports Law from Universidade Independente (2002)

Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa

Specialization course in Sports Journalism from Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (2002)