Albano Sarmento


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

Send e-mail.

Albano joined Gómez-Acebo & Pombo in 2010. 


Master of Law from the Universidade Clássica de Lisboa.


Administrative and Regulatory, Construction and Public Works, PPPs, Arbitration, Environment Law and Commercial Contracts.

Membership of Professional Bodies and Associations

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1983; 
  • Member of the International Bar Association (IBA);
  • Member of the official list of arbitrators from the Commercial Arbitration Centre (ACL - Commercial Association of Lisbon / Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry).


Visiting Lecturer at the Law Faculty of the Lisbon University.


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Author of the chapters on Portuguese Law in the following works on comparative law:

  • Directors and Officers Liability Insurance.
  • International Security Law Handbook.
  • The Taxation of Private Investment.



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Chambers Global 2018. Projects - Portugal



Chambers Europe 2018. Projects

Chambers Europe 2018. Public Law


global firm

«Albano Sarmento is described by sources as "an excellent lawyer" (...) "very experienced in the construction business and very easy to work with." (...) "he is very clever, sees things clearly and catches detail that others wouldn't."»

The Chambers Global 2017 (since 2013). Projects

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Best Lawyers 2018 (since 2010). Public Law

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chambers partners

The Chambers Europe 2017 (since 2014). Projects - Portugal

The Chambers Europe 2017 (since 2012). Public Law - Portugal


"experienced arbitrator"

The Legal 500 2017. Dispute Resolution

The Legal 500 2017. Projects & Project finance

The Legal 500 2017. Public Law

chambers partners

«Albano Sarmento is described as "knowledgeable, clever and outstandingly proactive and available. All the work he does is done with a result in mind and he is very experienced in advising corporates and businesses." »

The Chambers Europe 2015. Projects - Portugal

chambers partners

«Of late Albano Sarmento "has stood out in arbitration in public construction" according to peers."»

The Chambers Europe 2015. Public Law - Portugal


«"Albano Sarmento is "a reference in construction law."»

The Legal 500 2014. Real Estate

chambers partners

"Albano Sarmento impresses clients with his expertise, knowledge of public contracts law and analytical skills."

The Chambers Global 2014. Projects

 chambers partners 

«Clients describe department head Albano Sarmento as "serious, experienced and knowledgeable of administrative law; he has great capability in this area."»

The Chambers Europe 2014. Public Law - Portugal

chambers partners

«Albano Sarmento impresses clients with his expertise: "He has profound knowledge of public contracts law as well as great analytical skills. He is also a persuasive speaker."»

The Chambers Europe 2014. Projects - Portugal

chambers partners

«Clients speak highly of Albano Sarmento: "He is highly experienced and we rely on him for complex matters."»
The Chambers Global 2013. Projects


«Albano Sarmento has "much experience"»

The Legal 500 2013. Public Law

chambers partners

«Sources highlight construction specialist and team head Albano Sarmento for his "unique experience in the field of arbitration relating to large infrastructure projects and PPPs"»
The Chambers Europe 2012. Public Law - Portugal


"Albano Sarmento’s arrival from Barrocas Advogados enhances Gómez-Acebo & Pombo’s new public law offering in Portugal, which acts for several construction and engineering companies".
The Legal 500 2011. Public Law