Rui Peixoto Duarte

Name: Rui Peixoto Duarte


Tel.: +351 22 605 64 00
Fax: +351 22 600 18 16

Areas of practice

  • Corporate Law
  • Real Estate
  • Competition Law


   Portuguese    French    English    Spanish


Professional Experience

  • Partner with Abreu Advogados since 2006
  • Founding Partner of Rui Peixoto Duarte & Associados (1985-2006)
  • Author of several published legal papers such as: “Legal Aspects of Establishing a Business in Portugal” and “A Practical guide of Portuguese Company Law”;
  • Co-Author of “Director’s Duties and Liabilities”, Ashgate-Dartmouth, Hants (2000), “Retention of Title Clauses in Sale of Goods Contracts in Europe”, Dartmouth, Hants (1999), “Guide to European Company Laws”, Sweet & Maxwell, London (1993, 1997 and 2008) and “Investir no Brasil – Perguntas e Respostas” (“Investing in Brazil - Questions and Answers”), Actual - Almedina Group (2014)
  • Organized and participated as a speaker on training seminars and has several articles published on Corporate and Commercial matters and on How to Invest in Portugal
  • Member of International Bar Association (IBA) and Counselor of the Portuguese Chamber of Commerce in London


  • Law Degree, University of Paris 2 Assas (Maîtrise en Droit International et Europeen-1981)
  • Equivalence to Law Degree, University of Coimbra Law School (1983)
  • PIL-Program of Instruction for Lawyers, Harvard Law School (1995-1996)
  • Registered with the Portuguese Bar Association