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About Us

Costa Pinto Advogados was born out of a drive to create a Law Firm which would combine the values of traditional law practice with the best standards of modern law practice, thus providing legal services of excellence to our clients.

We are, therefore, fully committed to providing legal services of the highest level of technical expertise, placing all our commitment and dedication in every matter that is entrusted to us, guaranteeing a close working relationship with our clients.

We believe in a legal practice that supports clients in their daily lives and provides clear, practical and creative solutions in real time, which are tailored towards their needs.

Our values centre upon competence, commitment, client support, creativity and the desire to provide legal services of the highest quality.

These values reflect our total Commitment to our Clients.

Our Values

  • Commitment & Quality
  • Expertise & Creativity
  • Proximity & Dedication

José Costa Pinto

Founding Partner

José Costa Pinto is the founding partner of Costa Pinto Advogados where he specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate law, commercial law and real estate. He is also the Vice-President of the Legal Commission of Sociedade de Geografia de Lisboa, Member of the Board of the Portuguese Compliance and Regulatory Observatory and Member of the General Meeting Board and of the Consultative Committee of the Corporate Governance Portuguese Institute.

 He was President of the National Association of Portuguese Young Lawyers (ANJAP) between 2014 and 2018.

 José Costa Pinto has been a Senior Associate with Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho and with the law firm of Simmons & Simmons. He has also been author and co-author of several technical articles and speaker at conferences and public events.

  • Advanced Program for Non-Executive Directors, Corporate Governance Portuguese Institute, 2016
  • Post Graduation in Corporate & Commercial Law, Catholic University, 2011
  • Admitted to Portuguese Bar, 2008
  • Post-Graduation in Administrative Law Sciences, University of Lisbon, 2007
  • Law Degree, University of Lisbon, 2005


Costa Pinto Advogados was founded in April 2013 by José Costa Pinto (former Uría-Menéndez Senior Associate), who currently leads the firm with Manuel Ferreira Mendes (former Sociedade Rebelo de Sousa Associate).

Manuel Ferreira Mendes


Manuel Ferreira Mendes is partner of Costa Pinto Advogados where he specializes in corporate law, commercial law, employment law and real estate. He is also the President of the Lisbon Regional Office of the National Association of Portuguese Young Lawyers (ANJAP) and the President of the Disciplinary Board of the National Blind Sports Association (ANDDVIS).

Manuel Ferreira Mendes has been an Associate with the law firm Sociedade Rebelo de Sousa (previously Simmons & Simmons) and has spent a secondment at the law firm Farrer & Co (London), having also served, among others, as Vice-President of the General Meeting Board of ANJAP and member of the General Meeting Board of Sporting Clube de Portugal. He has also been author of technical articles and speaker in events.

  • Post Graduation in Commercial Law, Catholic University, 2017
  • Master in Law and Management, Nova School of Business & Economics, 2014
  • Admitted to Portuguese Bar, 2010
  • Law Degree, University of Coimbra, 2007