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Escritório de advogados Pina Amendoeira com sede em Loulé, Algarve, especializado nas áreas de contensioso,  imobiliário, urbanismo, turismo, fiscalidade, comercial e societário.

Paulo Alexandre de Pina

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Profile of Paulo Pina. Specialization areas: civil litigation, commercial litigation, arbitration.


Paulo co-founded the firm PINA AMENDOEIRA in 2004 and currently heads its litigation department. He is experienced in all manner of commercial and civil litigation, including trials, appeals and domestic and international arbitrations. He has practised law continuously since 1979.

Prior to the establishment of the firm PINA AMENDOEIRA, Paulo was a partner in the law firms Pina Gouveia Fernandes Freitas e Costa, and Pina Mota Campos. He also spent some years as specialised counsel in sole practice.

Paulo began his career in 1979 as a trainee lawyer in Rio de Janeiro, in the Forensic Practice School of the Ipanema Section of the Candido Mendes Law School, where he assisted and intervened in numerous trials in the Criminal, Labour and Family Courts. From 1980 to 1981 he was a member of the law offices of Luiz Fernando de Freitas Santos and Marco Enrico Slerca, in Rio de Janeiro, where he worked in the area of commercial and capital markets litigation, with cases before the state and federal courts, including the Court of Appeals and the Court of Justice of the State of Rio de Janeiro. He is proud to have been part of the team that investigated and presented some of the first minority protection cases based on the Brazilian 1976 Corporations Act.

Throughout his career, Paulo has sought to be at the leading edge of developments in the law and has been an active attendee and presenter at many conferences, seminars and workshops, both in Portugal and abroad.

Paulo has also taken a leading role in bringing other lawyers together. In 1989 he was one of the founders of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW), an international association of lawyers with its head office in Switzerland, of which he was president from 1995 to 1997. In 2002 he was a founder of the APORT joint venture, with offices in Lisbon, Porto and the Algarve.

Academic education

Bachelor of Laws Degree - June 1980

Candido Mendes Law Faculty, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Professional Education and Memberships

  • Member of the Ordem dos Advogados (Portuguese Bar Association or Law Society) since 1982.

  • International Associate Member of the American Bar Association since 1985

  • Member of the American Association for Justice (formerly the Association of Trial Lawyers of America) since 1998

  • Completed numerous courses and trial advocacy seminars in the United States

  • Attended a number of Techshows - the annual technology meeting of the American Bar Association

Main areas of professional focus

Civil and commercial litigation

Foreign languages

English and French


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