Paulo de Tarso Domingues

Partner | Oporto

Practice Areas
Litigation and Arbitration
Restructuring and Insolvency
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Paulo de Tarso Domingues is a non-executive member of the Board of Directors of Abreu Advogados. Partner since 2009, works primarily on corporate law and arbitration.

He has extensive experience in matters related to commercial and corporate law, advising national and foreign clients from a wide range of sectors. Over the last few years, he has coordinated several mergers and acquisitions, the implementation of international groups in Portugal and the restructuring of corporate groups.

He is a Law Professor at Porto University where he has been teaching classes in the area of Commercial law since 1998, he has also been a guest lecturer in various courses at Portuguese and foreign universities, namely in Salamanca, East Timor, Rio de Janeiro and Macau.

He has been elected Chairman Arbitrator in several complex arbitrations, including in the retail and health sectors, and has also participated as an arbitrator in important arbitrations in the construction and infrastructure sector, sports, gambling, among others.

He has authored over 90 works, including monographs and scientific articles published in national and international publications, specifically on corporate law, amongst others, his collaboration on the manual “Estudos de direito das sociedades”, Almedina, Coimbra, 2015 (12th edition), Coimbra, Almedina, and his participation in the commented code of companies, vols. I to VII, in the books “Financiamento societário pelos sócios e o seu reverso” and “Vinculação societária”, all published by Almedina.

Arbitration and Mediation, Portugal (2020-2022)

Corporate Law, Portugal (2020-2022)

Litigation, Portugal (2020-2022)

Paulo de Tarso Domingues has extensive experience in commercial matters, real estate transactions and corporate restructuring procedures. He is also adept at handling disputes, and is recognised as a “very renowned arbitrator” in the Porto market.

“Paulo de Tarso Domingues regularly acts on complex tax corporate and commercial matters including public procurement projects and tax issues. He advised I-Sete on intellectual property rights and public procurements, and is also an effective litigator and arbitration counsel. Source confirm: “Clients very much like him, and he’s very wise.””


He participates as presiding arbitrator and arbitrator appointed by a party in arbitration proceedings.

He is the Chairman at different companies.

He provides legal opinions and legal consultations.

He has, over recent years, coordinated several acquisitions operations and advised on multiple corporate transactions.

As a lawyer he advises his clients on matters related to Litigation (Arbitration and Mediation, Civil Litigation, Corporate Litigation), Commercial Law (Corporate Law and Corporate Insolvency and Recovery).



Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Law degree (1987)

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade da Coimbra

LLM in Corporate-Legal Sciences (1997)

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Porto

Universidade Católica Portuguesa