The newest Of Counsel at Abreu Advogados has 20 years of experience in a career characterised by involvement in varied processes of legal auditing and corporate restructuring, in which he gained the trust of clients in employment and pensions litigation processes. Diogo Orvalho has a background defined by advice on some of the most recognised and complex processes of recent years alongside frequent collaboration in areas of training and education.
At Abreu Advogados the Of Counsel will be part of the Employment law area, a practice co-led by Carmo Sousa Machado and Patrícia Perestrelo, in what is today one of the most active and senior teams in the market, with more than 20 lawyers across Lisbon, Porto and Funchal, including 5 partners (two female partners and three professional partners) and four highly regarded and experienced Of Counsel. This team is unrivalled in the area of employment law in Portugal and has stood out for the quality of its solutions and the speed of its response and adaptation to the “new normal” for businesses and management of human resources, as well as for the interdisciplinary and innovative approach with which it has responded to challenges that businesses face as part of 24/7 partnership and support to clients and their colleagues, with rapid responses fitting to the reality of each business, seeking to provide support to clients in a year marked by enormous human challenges in one of the biggest global crises that we have witnessed.
Carmo Sousa Machado, Abreu Advogados partner and co-head of the employment law practice said, “we are delighted to have Diogo Orvalho join Abreu Advogados. He is a lawyer who stands out in his generation for his vast experience but also for his values and perspective about our area of work with which we identify, and he will certainly contribute towards the assertion of our practice in the market, increasing our capacity and the quality of our response at a time in which businesses face major challenges and are obliged to make major adaptations. Welcome, Diogo.”
Diogo Orvalho said, “I’m very happy to be joining Abreu Advogados, one of the most dynamic and important independent Portuguese law firms of the present time, one with which I both identify and a place where I want to develop my work. The employment law team of Abreu is recognised by the market for its focus on quality of service and specialised legal advice which combines deep knowledge of the issues and reality of businesses with innovative and bold approaches, in a way of working with which I identify and towards which I want to contribute. In this phase in which we are living, in which the future of many businesses is put to a major test, I’m certain that we have the resilience, motivation and energy that the market needs.”