Miguel de Avillez Pereira


Tel.: (+351) 21 340 86 00 
Fax: (+351) 21 340 86 08 

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Partner. Miguel joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 2016.

Education and professional career

  • LL.M. - Master's of Law Degree, The University of Edinburgh (1992);
  • Degree in Law, Universidade de Lisboa (1989);
  • Partner in charge of the Corporate and Commercial and M&A practice areas at Abreu Advogados (2002-2015);
  • Founding Partner at Avillez Pereira & Associados (1993-2002);
  • Foreign Lawyer at Maclay Murray & Spens, Edinburgh and Glasgow (1992-1993);
  • Associate lawyer at Albuquerque & Avillez (1989-1992).



Merger and Acquisitions, Private Equity, Corporate and Commercial, Restructuring and Insolvency. Expert in corporate and commercial legislation of Angola and Mozambique.


Membership of professional bodies and associations

  • Vice-Chair of IBA's (International Bar Association), Corporate Law Section, Insolvency Section and African Regional Forum;
  • Member of the International Insolvency Institute (III);
  • Portuguese member of the ICC FraudNet;
  • Honorary President of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA);
  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1992.



Portuguese, English and Spanish.



Author of several publications, including:

  • "Directors' Liability: A Worldwide Review", Kluwer Law International, 2006, 2010 and 2016 (co-author)
  • "Cash Pooling and Insolvency: A Practical Global Handbook", Globe Law and Business, 2012 and 2016 (co-author)
  • "Retention of Title in and out of Insolvency", Globe Law and Business, 2015 (co-author)
  • "European Civil Practice", Thomson Sweet & Maxwell, 2004 (co-author)
  • "Digest of Commercial Laws of the World", Oceana Publications, Inc., 2000 and 2004 (co-author)
  • "Remedies under Securities Interests", Kluwer Law International, 2002 (co-author)
  • "Antitrust and New Media", AIJA Law Library, Kluwer Law, 2000 (editor)
  • "National Competition Laws of the EU, its Members States and Switzerland", Kluwer Law International, 2000 (co-author)
  • "The Regulation of Banking in Europe", IBLR, Carlton Laws, 1999 (co-author)
  • "Rescue of Companies", AIJA Law Library, Kluwer Law International, 1998 (co-author)
  • "Protection of Minority shareholders", AIJA Law Library, Kluwer Law International, 1997 (co-author)
  • "Sale of Private and Public Companies by Auction", AIJA Law Library, Kluwer Law, 1996 (co-author)
  • "The Right of Action of Third Private Parties against EC Commission's Clearance of Mergers", Separata do Boletim de Documentação e Direito Comparado, n.º 67/68, 1996 (author)



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