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Partner Filipa Esperança

Areas of Expertise

  • General Administrative Law, Public Procurement, Litigation and Arbitration
  • Land-Use and Area Planning
  • Real Estate, Urban Rehabilitation and Town Planning
  • Tourism


  • Portuguese
  • English

Academic Education

  • Post-Graduate Degree in Local Administration Law (2006), by the Lisbon University Law School, in Urban Planning and Environmental Law (2003) and in Communication Law (2000), by the Coimbra University Law School. 
  • Degree in Law, by the Lisbon University Law School (1999).

Professional Experience

  • Partner of Abalada Matos, Moraes Cardoso e Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL (2020).
  • Joined Abalada Matos, Moraes Cardoso e Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL since 2019.
  • Associate at GSMLAW, Sociedade de Advogados, RL (2018).
  • Associate at Miranda Correia Amendoeira & Associados (2008-2015) and Miranda & Associados (2015-2018).
  • Legal Advisor in Setúbal Municipality (2002-2008).
  • She has published articles on several issues of administrative public law and has delivered public presentations on licensing procedures and urban planning.
  • Main practice areas: Administrative Public Law, Urban Planning Law, Environmental Law, Real Estate and Administrative Litigation.
  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association, since 2002.


  • Angola’s Administrative Law (compendium of legislation)” - Plural Editores (2014);
  • Angola’s Environmental Law (compendium of legislation) / Compliance Plan on Environmental Matters” - Plural Editores (2015)