Sofia Rodrigues Nunes

Head of the Real Estate, Property Development and Planning and Environmental Law Areas in Portugal

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

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Education and professional career

  • Post-graduation in Juridical-Administrative Sciences, University of Lisbon, Law School (1999);

  • Post-graduation in European Studies, European Institute, University of Lisbon (1993);

  • Law Degree, University of Lisbon (1992);

  • Specialisation Course in Public Procurement, Lusíada University, Lisbon (1998);

  • Specialisation Course in Commercial Law, Portuguese Bar Association (1998);

  • Legal Adviser to the Board of Directors of EPUL - Empresa Pública de Urbanização de Lisboa (Urbanization Entity for Lisbon), in Planning Law, Licensing and Public procurement (2005-2007);

  • Legal Adviser to the Municipality of Lisbon's Urban and Planning Councillor at Câmara Municipal De Lisboa (CML) – Municipality of Lisbon (2004-2005);

  • Legal Adviser for Strategic Projects department at Câmara Municipal De Lisboa (CML) – Municipality of Lisbon (2002-2004);

  • Lawyer at Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (CML) – Municipality of Lisbon at Urban Planning and Licensing Law Department (1996-2004);



Urban Planning and Environmental Law, Regulatory Law, Public Procurement, Administrative Law.


Membership of professional entities and associations

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1994.



Speaker and lecturer in several training courses, seminars and conferences on Urban Planning Law and Environmental Law.



Portuguese and English.



Author of several articles in specialised newspapers and magazines on Environment and Planning.

  • Newspaper "Água & Ambiente" – "Environmental Law" (December 2010);

  • Iberian Lawyer  – "Portugal´s changing municipal planning framework" (May/June 2009);

  • International Comparative Legal Guide: Environmental Law - Chapter : Portugal (2008);

  • "A Câmara Municipal e os seus membros: Súmula Legislativa e Regulamentar" – Imprensa Municipal's publishing (1994);



Recommended Lawyers

The Legal 500 2018. Planning law

The Legal 500 2018. Real estate and construction



Chambers Europe 2018. Planning


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«She is highlighted by sources for her "commitment, dedication, and vast knowledge and experience in specific areas relating to real estate, spatial planning and zoning"»

«(She is) "extremely talented"»

The Chambers Europe 2017. Planning


«Sofia Rodrigues Nunes has 'an excellent knowledge of and experience in spatial planning and zoning'»

The Legal 500 2017. Planning Law

«(Sofia) is 'very thorough' and 'experienced in negotiating with licensing authorities'»

The Legal 500 2017. Real Estate and construction


«Sofia Rodrigues Nunes and José Manuel Silva Nunes (...) assisted with lease terminations and negotiations. The duo are 'highly efficient' and 'willing to take matters into their own hands'»

The Legal 500 2016. Real Estate and construction

The Legal 500 2016. Planning Law


Real Estate head Sofia Rodrigues Nunes is "an exceptionally competent lawyer".

The Legal 500 2014. Real Estate


Senior associate Sofia Rodrigues Nunes provides "accurate solutions".

The Legal 500 2013. Energy and Environment

 chambers partners

At Gómez-Acebo & Pombo, Sofia Nunes advises on planning and real estate, with clients praising her responsiveness, technical skill and in-depth knowledge of public authorities.

The Chambers Europe 2011. Real Estate - Portugal