Fernando Veiga Gomes is a Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2009, working mainly on matters related to corporate mergers and acquisitions, and sports law.

He has extensive experience in advising on transactions in various sectors, including transport, sport, real estate and tourism.

In 1988 he was on secondment as a foreign lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills, an international law firm in London. From 2003 to 2006, he worked as an advisor to the Board of Directors of EDP, Portugal’s foremost electricity services provider.

He has also been working on matters related to Angola since 2006 and is one of the joint managers of the firm’s Angolan Desk, which deals with a number of foreign investment operations in Angola. 

He manages the area of sports law, now considered a main practice area in Portugal, focusing on the incorporation and acquisition of sports companies. He has advised several football clubs, investors, players, athletes, sports agents and federations at the national and international level.

Expert in Sports & Entertainment for Portugal

Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2020

Sports Law, 2020


Advising a multinational company in the insurance sector on the acquisition of an insurance company in Angola.

Advising a multinational company in the transport sector on the acquisition of a major transport operator in Angola.

More than twenty years’ experience in advising a multinational group in the agri-foodstuffs sector.

Advising a major Portuguese energy company on the IPO of a major Brazilian energy company.

Advising a Mozambican group on the acquisition of a hotel in Portugal.

Advising a multinational company in the petroleum sector on the restructuring of its investments in Angola, including the reorganisation of its holdings and interests in petroleum activities.

Representing a Portuguese real estate group on the sale of various buildings to multinational companies and investment funds.

Advising various investors in the football world, with experience gained through transactions involving the incorporation and acquisition of twelve sports companies in Portugal.



University of Lisbon

Law degree from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (1993)

ISC – Business & Economics School

Postgraduate degree in Tax, ISC – Business & Economics School (1995)


  • English
  • Spanish



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