Pedro Franca Pinto

Founding Partner

pfp@francapinto.pt

Tel: (+351) 21 799 25 10 / (dir. 15)

Tlm: (+351) 91 810 08 37

With an Undergraduate Degree from the Law School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon, Pedro took part in a tax specialization programme in 2001 at INDEG/ISCTE and attended a post-graduate programme in real estate management and valuation at ISEG.

 

Pedro began his career in Lisbon in 2001 at Uría & Menéndez in the securities department, having also passed through the litigation, general commercial and real estate departments.

 

In 2006, Pedro sought an insider’s perspective on clients by joining the legal department at Sonaecom, SGPS, S.A., in Porto. While in Porto, he was also a member of the management team of the legal department of Chamartín Retail, SGPS, S.A..

 

In 2008, Pedro returned to Lisbon to be a member of the management team of the legal department of the Imocom Group, where he worked with property development companies, construction companies, industrial companies and companies that operate tourism developments.

 

In 2010, Pedro joined CCA Advogados as head of the Real Estate, Projects and Tourism department, having also been responsible for the monitoring of restructurings and the implementation of recovery plans for various companies.

 

In 2012, he begins this project together with Maria Neuparth.

 

He is a company director and chairman of general shareholder meetings of various companies as well as of owner meetings of tourism developments. 

Pedro Franca Pinto

Founding Partner

With an Undergraduate Degree from the Law School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon, Pedro took part in a tax specialization programme in 2001 at INDEG/ISCTE and attended a post-graduate programme in real estate management and valuation at ISEG.

 

Pedro began his career in Lisbon in 2001 at Uría & Menéndez in the securities department, having also passed through the litigation, general commercial and real estate departments.

 

In 2006, Pedro sought an insider’s perspective on clients by joining the legal department at Sonaecom, SGPS, S.A., in Porto. While in Porto, he was also a member of the management team of the legal department of Chamartín Retail, SGPS, S.A..

 

In 2008, Pedro returned to Lisbon to be a member of the management team of the legal department of the Imocom Group, where he worked with property development companies, construction companies, industrial companies and companies that operate tourism developments.

 

In 2010, Pedro joined CCA Advogados as head of the Real Estate, Projects and Tourism department, having also been responsible for the monitoring of restructurings and the implementation of recovery plans for various companies.

 

In 2012, he begins this project together with Maria Neuparth.

 

He is a company director and chairman of general shareholder meetings of various companies as well as of owner meetings of tourism developments. 

Maria Neuparth

Founding Partner

mn@francapinto.pt

Tel: (+351) 21 799 25 10 / (dir. 12)

Tlm: (+351) 91 417 16 16

Maria completed her Undergraduate Degree from the Law School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon in 2006, having begun her legal studies at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, where she completed the first two years of her undergraduate studies.

 

Maria began her career at CCA Advogados in 2006 in the real estate department, having later worked in the commercial and companies department and in the litigation department where she focused on issues related with abuse of freedom of press.

 

In 2010, she began her collaboration as a legal advisor with Universidade Católica Portuguesa regarding the drafting of decision proposals for misdemeanor proceedings under the National Authority for Road Safety.

 

In 2012, Maria began, together with Pedro Franca Pinto, the Franca Pinto Advogados project, which gave rise to the founding of Franca Pinto & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. in January 2013.

Maria Neuparth

Founding Partner

Maria completed her Undergraduate Degree from the Law School of Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Lisbon in 2006, having begun her legal studies at Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, where she completed the first two years of her undergraduate studies.

 

Maria began her career at CCA Advogados in 2006 in the real estate department, having later worked in the commercial and companies department and in the litigation department where she focused on issues related with abuse of freedom of press.

 

In 2010, she began her collaboration as a legal advisor with Universidade Católica Portuguesa regarding the drafting of decision proposals for misdemeanor proceedings under the National Authority for Road Safety.

 

In 2012, Maria began, together with Pedro Franca Pinto, the Franca Pinto Advogados project, which gave rise to the founding of Franca Pinto & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. in January 2013.

Rui Fonseca

Trainee

rf@francapinto.pt

Tel: (+351) 21 799 25 10 / (dir. 11)

Tlm: (+351) 91 383 21 08

Graduated in Law at Lusiada University of Lisbon in 2014. He has a Master degree in Tax Law at Catholic University of Lisbon in 2016.

 

In 2015, he started working as a Tax Consultant at Ernst & Young Portugal first with Personal Income Tax/Social Security and then with Transfer Pricing until the beginnings of 2017.

 

He started in Franca Pinto & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. as trainee lawyer on April 2017.

 

Member of the Portuguese Fiscal Association (AFP) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA) since 2016.

Rui Fonseca

Trainee

Graduated in Law at Lusiada University of Lisbon in 2014. He has a Master degree in Tax Law at Catholic University of Lisbon in 2016.

 

In 2015, he started working as a Tax Consultant at Ernst & Young Portugal first with Personal Income Tax/Social Security and then with Transfer Pricing until the beginnings of 2017.

 

He started in Franca Pinto & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. as trainee lawyer on April 2017.

 

Member of the Portuguese Fiscal Association (AFP) and the International Fiscal Association (IFA) since 2016.

João Diogo Duarte

Associate Lawyer

jdd@francapinto.pt

Tel: (+351) 21 799 25 10 / (dir. 11)

Tlm: (+351) 91 519 97 55

João completed his Undergraduate Degree from the Law School of Lisbon University in 2009. Throughout the graduation course, he was awarded, among others, with the prize for the best European Law student.

 

João began his career at Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho in 2009 as a trainee lawyer. He became an associate in 2011 joining the Labour Law Department until 2012. João rejoined this Department in 2015, where he stayed up until 2018.

 

Between 2012 and 2014 João was a legal counsel at the Regulatory Policy and Institutional Relations Department of the Portuguese supervisory authority for insurance and pension funds.

 

In 2014 he joined Vasconcelos, Arruda & Associados, as a generalist lawyer.

 

As a lawyer, João worked as a secondee in companies pertaining to the financial and media sectors.

 

In January 2019, he began his collaboration as an associate lawyer with Franca Pinto & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados R.L.

João Diogo Duarte

Associate Lawyer

João completed his Undergraduate Degree from the Law School of Lisbon University in 2009. Throughout the graduation course, he was awarded, among others, with the prize for the best European Law student.

 

João began his career at Uría Menéndez-Proença de Carvalho in 2009 as a trainee lawyer. He became an associate in 2011 joining the Labour Law Department until 2012. João rejoined this Department in 2015, where he stayed up until 2018.

 

Between 2012 and 2014 João was a legal counsel at the Regulatory Policy and Institutional Relations Department of the Portuguese supervisory authority for insurance and pension funds.

 

In 2014 he joined Vasconcelos, Arruda & Associados, as a generalist lawyer.

 

As a lawyer, João worked as a secondee in companies pertaining to the financial and media sectors.

 

In January 2019, he began his collaboration as an associate lawyer with Franca Pinto & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados R.L.

Suely Cabaço

Office Manager

fpa@francapinto.pt

Tel: (+351) 21 799 25 10

Tlm: (+351) 92 639 01 82

Suely started her career at Siemens, S.A. in 1992 and then she worked in the administrative departments of several companies from different economic sectors.

 

She began her collaboration with Franca Pinto & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. in October 2014, as an administrative assistant.

 

At present she is the Office Manager at Franca Pinto & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, R.L., being responsible for the administrative management of the whole firm and assisting with the financial and accounting matters.

 

Suely Cabaço

Office Manager

Suely started her career at Siemens, S.A. in 1992 and then she worked in the administrative departments of several companies from different economic sectors.

 

She began her collaboration with Franca Pinto & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, R.L. in October 2014, as an administrative assistant.

 

At present she is the Office Manager at Franca Pinto & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, R.L., being responsible for the administrative management of the whole firm and assisting with the financial and accounting matters.