Building projects over strong relationships

MATLAW

MATLAW is a law firm focused on legal advisory for real estate investment projects. The wide majority of our Clients (either corporate or individuals) are non-Portuguese who are looking for investing in Portuguese real estate. They count on us to provide them assistance, support and advice in order to complete secure and efficient transactions and to take care of all the legal matters related to their Portuguese real estate.

Looking for proximity to our Clients, we bet on transparency and pro-activity, driving our work by high standards of ethical and technical rigor to reach the most efficient solutions for the subjects entrusted to us.

With offices in the Algarve and in Lisbon, MATLAW was founded taking on the experience of its founding partner, Maria José Mestre, with more than 30 years of practice in providing legal advice to international and national clients in real estate investments.

  • Proximity
  • Transparency
  • Innovation

Areas of Activity

Real Estate Investment and Conveyancing from A to Z
Portuguese Residency, Nationality and Golden Visa program
Taxation
Contracting
Tourism Projects
Urban Lease for Housing and Non- Housing Purposes
Consultancy for the Financing of Real Estate Investments
Horizontal Property, Co-ownership, rights of Usufruct, Surface and Easements
Incorporation of Limited Liability Companies and Real Estate Investment Funds
Litigation and Arbitration
Real Estate Investment and Conveyancing from A to Z
Tourism Projects
Incorporation of Limited Liability Companies and Real Estate Investment Funds
Contracting
Horizontal Property, Co-ownership, rights of Usufruct, Surface and Easements
Taxation
Consultancy for the Financing of Real Estate Investments
Portuguese Residency, Nationality and Golden Visa program
Urban Lease for Housing and Non- Housing Purposes
Litigation and Arbitration

Team

Maria José  Mestre

Maria José Mestre

Founding Partner

Maria José Mestre

Founding Partner

Graduated in the Faculty of Law of Lusófona University

With over 30 years of experience in real estate transactions, has advised hundreds of corporate and individual foreign investors

Her practice is focused on Civil, Contract, Commercial and Tax Law

Member of the Portuguese BAR Association

Fluent in English and with good knowledge of French

mjmestre@matlaw.pt

Joana Neto Mestre

Joana Neto Mestre

Managing Partner

Joana Neto Mestre

Lawyer

Graduated in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon and is Post-graduated in Civil and Commercial Litigation, Arbitration, Intellectual Property, Negotiation and Accounting for legal professionals

Started her career at a tier-one Portuguese law firm in the area of Corporate and Civil Litigation and Arbitration

Her practice is focused on Contractual and Commercial Law, Asset Taxation, Litigation and Arbitration

Member of the Portuguese BAR Association

Fluent in English and with good knowledge of Spanish, Italian and French

  jnmestre@matlaw.pt

Jéssica Ramos

Jéssica Ramos

Lawyer

Jéssica Ramos

Junior Lawyer

Graduated in the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. Prepares her L.L.M. dissertation defence in the field of Succession Law and Internet by the Catholic University Lisbon School of Law

Started her career as paralegal at MATLAW and since 2019 is Junior Lawyer in The Algarve office

Prepares the admission to the Portuguese BAR Association

Fluent in English

  geral@matlaw.pt

Sara Carvalho de Oliveira

Sara Carvalho de Oliveira

Lawyer

Sara Carvalho de Oliveira

Lawyer

Degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Professional Master’s in International Law and International Relations.

Intensive courses in European Tax Law, European Competition Law and Interpretation of Constitutional Law in Europe and Course in Immigration and Nationality Law.

Professional Internship at the Embassies of Portugal in Algiers and Copenhagen.

Member of the Portuguese BAR Association.

Fluent in English and French

  geral@matlaw.pt

Sofia Vicente

Sofia Vicente

Junior Lawyer

Sofia Vicente

Junior Lawyer

Law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Postgraduate studies at the University of Lisbon in Childrens, Family and Succession Law.

Master’s Degree in Civil Law from the University of Lisbon (curricular phase)

Prepares the admission to the Portuguese BAR Association

Fluent in English

geral@matlaw.pt

Beatriz De Sousa Bartolomeu

Beatriz De Sousa Bartolomeu

Paralegal

Beatriz De Sousa Bartolomeu

Paralegal

Degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Course in Immigration, Asylum and Nationality Law coordinated by Jurisnova with the support of NOVA school of law.

Postgraduate in real estate law at the Private Law Research Center of the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Master’s student in Law and Legal Practice, Specialization in Company Law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Fluent in English

geral@matlaw.pt

Andreia Rocha

Andreia Rocha

Office Assistant

Andreia Rocha

Office Assistant

Degree in Education and Training Sciences from the Faculty of Human and Social Sciences – University of Algarve.

Postgraduate in Education and Social Intervention by the Escola Superior de Educação e Comunicação – UALG

Fluent in English

  office.algarve@matlaw.pt

Filipa Soares

Filipa Soares

Office and Financial Assistant

Filipa Soares

Office and Financial Assistant

Social Action technical course

  office.lisboa@matlaw.pt

Juliana Madeira

Juliana Madeira

Public Relations Consultant

Juliana Madeira

Public Relations Consultant

Graduated in Social Communication Degree at the Polytechnic Institute of Tomar

Master Course in Marketing at the Aveiro University

​Fluent in English and Spanish

  pr@matlaw.pt

Contacts

Algarve

Avenida José dos Santos Farias, Edifício Arcadas, Bloco B, 1.º Esquerdo

8135-167 Almancil, Loulé

Lisboa

Rua Julieta Ferrão, 12, 6.º andar, escritório 604 1600-131 Lisboa (Entrecampos)​​

Algarve

Avenida José dos Santos Farias, Edifício Arcadas, Bloco B, 1.º Esquerdo 8135-167 Almancil, Loulé

(+ 351) 289 356 330

(+ 351) 210 434 151

geral@matlaw.pt

Lisboa

Rua Julieta Ferrão, 12, 6.º andar, escritório 604 1600-131 Lisboa (Entrecampos)

(+ 351) 210 434 150

(+ 351) 210 434 151

geral@matlaw.pt

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EU Member Country

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Favourable climate for investment

Competitive living cost

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Great climate and gastronomy

EU Member Country

Favourable climate for investment

Safe Legal Transactions system

World’s Leading Destination for consecutive years

Competitive living cost

Great climate and gastronomy

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