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Lenia Lopes - Lawyer

English speaking lawyer, specialist in Portuguese legal system. Civil, commercial law, damages, contract, corporation, estate, foreign claims and investment, Golden Visa, non habitual residence, real estate, labour law. Rua Bacelar e Silva,5 1 D, Lisbon.


Drª Lénia Lopes - Lawyer 


Major areas of our Portugal-wide practice include: 

Civil Law - Conveyances/Contracts, Real Estate (including Golden Visa and Non Habitual Residence), Leases Corporate and Company Law Civil damages, litigation/debt collection Foreign claims, foreign investment Investment Labour Law and Disciplinary proceedings Privatizations Marketing agreements International inheritance and estates


Current Activities


Legal Adviser to several Embassies, Companies and International Banks, in the areas of Corporate Law, Labour Law, Industry, Commerce, Tourism and Real Estate (Purchases, Sales, Mortgages, Leases), and in the area of the new legislation concerning NHR as well as Golden Visas for investment 

General Secretary in Portugal of the Portuguese Section of the International Commission of Jurists (ICJ)

Elected to Soroptimist International as Chair of the Committee for Convention & Regulations, at worldwide level, representing the European Federation from October 2013 to September 2015.

Chairperson of Ethics Committee of Servimed – Serviços Médicos Lda., approved by the Medical Bar Association on the 5th December 2000

Vice-Chair General Assembly, Portugal-Croatia Friendship Association since 2006

Founding Member of the Board of the Portuguese Council for Refugees 

Secretary of the General Assembly of the Swedish - Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry (since 1987) and the Finnish - Portuguese Chamber of Commerce (since 1990). Responsible for drawing up the constitution of both entities 

Chair of the General Assembly Meeting of the “Fulbright Association – Associação de Amigos e Bolseiros do Programa Fulbright”, since 2004

Secretary of the General Assembly of PDH – Association for the Promotion of Human Dignity since 12th November 2010

Auditor of National Defence since 2010


Previous activities

Deputy to Ministers of Justice of the III, IV, VI and IX Constitutional Governments

Served in the Cabinet of the Minister of Internal Affairs during the Portuguese Presidency of the European Union (2007)

Principal Legal Advisor in the respective Departments of Legal Services and Legal Affairs in the Ministries of Justice (up to 2007), Internal Affairs (up to 2008) 

Director of the Library of the U.S. Embassy (1979-1980) 

General Secretary of the Executive Committee of the Sakharov Hearings in Lisbon (1983) 

Founder Member Soroptimist International - Lisbon and President (2009-2011) 

Library Director of the US Embassy in Lisbon from March 1979 to January 1980


Decorations and Awards

Royal Order of the Polar Star, First Class awarded 7th April 1997 by The King of Sweden.

Knight, First Class of the Royal Norwegian Order of Merit, instituted by King Olav V awarded 13th December 2002 by The King of Norway.

Knight, First Class, of the Order of the Lion of Finland awarded 3rd October 2008 by the President of the Republic of Finland.

Ridder af Dannebrogordenen” (Knight of the Order of the Danish Flag) awarded 30th March 2009 by The Queen of Denmark.


Fulbright Scholarship Program (Salzburg Seminary, Austria) , Institute of Public International
Public Law (Salonia, Greece) and the International University Institute (Luxembourg )



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