Raquel Barroso

Asociada Senior | Lisboa

Areas de Práctica
Penal, Sancionador y Cumplimiento Normativo
Público y Medioambiente
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Raquel Barroso has been at Abreu Advogados since 2017, working mainly on Public Law, in the areas of General Administrative Law, Environment and Water Resources, Criminal Law and Regulatory Offenses Law.

In the field of Public Law, Raquel Barroso focus on matters related to environmental, industrial and commercial licensing procedures, waste management operations and soil decontamination, use of water resources, environmental impact assessment, climate change and emissions trading, environmental liability, noise and atmospheric emissions.

Internationally, has been assisting Portuguese cooperation projects in the design and conception of legislative instruments and regulations for governments of Portuguese-speaking African countries.

In the field of Criminal and Regulatory Offenses Law, she has advised on environmental compliance and regulatory offenses, administrative phase and litigation phase, as well as in sponsoring criminal proceedings of natural persons and in the field of criminal protection of legal persons and environmental crimes.


Representation in several lawsuits concerning environmental regulatory offences.

Advising on the creation of associations of waste management in landfills and regular assistance regarding the sector challenges.

Assistance in obtaining and renewing waste management operation licenses.

Legal assistance to companies on environmental issues related to their activities, namely in the EIA procedure and in obtaining environmental licenses.

Assistance in licensing procedures for hydraulic infrastructures in REN.

Assistance on carbon sustainability project for the Autonomous Region of Príncipe.

Assistance on risk analysis related to possible misdemeanor, civil and criminal liability for environmental damage.

Assistance on implementation of compliance and due diligence programs, as well as preparation of internal regulations, within the scope of M&A transactions and in the prevention of criminal risks.


Formación académica

Coimbra University

Law degree from Coimbra University, Faculty of Law (2016)

Portuguese Catholic University

Masters in Forensic Law from the Portuguese Catholic University, Faculty of Law – currently completing dissertation (2019)