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Duarte Abecassis

Duarte Abecassis


Partner of Cuatrecasas, Gonçalves Pereira since March 2005.

His practice in recent years includes, in particular, advising central and local public bodies, and natural persons, on tendering procedures for the granting of public works concessions (motorways); electricity production from alternative forms of energy; the management and operation of port terminals; upstream and downstream abstraction, purification and distribution of water and solid waste; tourism projects in Portugal; and the restructuring of automotive groups.

Partner of Luiz Gomes, Abecasis & Associados from 1987 to 1992. Senior partner of Luiz Gomes & Associados from 1992 to March 2005.

Recommended by several directories, including Chambers Europe, for his work in public law.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1982.

Member of the state commission that prepared the law on quarries (1989).

Member of the Commission for establishing and setting up the Sines IH (Heavy Industrial) zone.

Auditor of Instituto da Defesa Nacional (National Defence Institute).

Vice chairman of the board of directors of ADVOC EUROPE (International Network of Independent Law Firms).

Assistant professor of property law at the University of Lisbon Law School between 1978 and 1980.

Deputy and adviser to the State Department for the Budget between 1981 and 1985. 

Lecturer in the summer courses on the deregulation of telecommunications in the European Union, organised by the Complutense University of Madrid.

Regent of the subject of interdisciplinary legal practice (Public Law) at the School of Law of Nova University of Lisbon. 

Law Degree from the University of Lisbon Law School, in 1980.

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