In your home country, you may be used to lawyers who spend their whole careers working in just one area: divorce law, commercial law, or property conveyancing, for example. Here in Central Portugal and the Silver Coast, we must be skilled in a wide variety of fields. Those who go on to a higher level of legal qualifications may specialise in some area, as I did in Company Law.

Renato Dias Lawyer PortugalAs an Advogado, I am qualified to help you with everything from a very simple matter like getting your Portuguese fiscal number, all the way up to representing you in the highest court in the land.

One more thing: although I am independent, I work with a network of eminent colleagues and advisers throughout Portugal, so you can be confident of receiving specialist support whenever it is required. We should never stop learning or listening to the counsel of those with greater experience or different points of view.

My Education and Qualifications

I was privileged to study for six years at one of the world’s oldest and most renowned centres for legal studies: Coimbra. I gained my first degree at the Institut Superior Bissaya Barreto, then went on to get my Master’s Degree at the famed Faculdade de Direito, which is ranked among the top 200 university  law faculties in the world.

While I was studying for my Master’s and for two years afterward, I was invited to work with an established law firm in central Portugal, where I gained practical experience both in legal matters and dealing with clients.

Then, for another two years, I served as a Jurist with the Câmara or Council of Figueiró dos Vinhos, where I drafted new municipal regulations and dealt with the explanation and interpretation of legal matters, both public and private. This gave me an excellent general grounding in many of the areas that concern both Portuguese citizens and ex-pats.

Today I act as a fully-qualified Advogado with my own office in Figueiró dos Vinhos. I travel throughout the region, and also assist clients throughout the country and overseas. You can see my record in the official register of Advogados by clicking the link below.

Legal Services I Offer:

  • Immigration Procedures
  • Vehicles & Driving Requirements
  • Property Conveyancing, including full Power of Attorney searches and negotiations for safely buying property in Portugal.
  • Financial and Tax Law
  • Family Law
  • Consumer Rights / Product Liability
  • Business Start-ups and Administration
  • Registration of Trademarks & Copyright
  • Personal Injury Claims
  • Wills, Probate and Inheritance Disputes
  • Criminal Law