Luís
Fraústo
Varona

Professional Partner|Lisbon

Luís Fraústo Varona is a Professional Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2007, focusing on commercial and civil litigation, arbitration and mediation, insolvency and corporate restructuring.

He has experience in litigation in the areas of civil construction and public works, logistics and transport, chemical industry, large national and international food and beverage distributors, healthcare services provision, sports, and other areas where disputes may result in litigation.

He has also been involved with international litigations, providing advice by networking with lawyers participating in the Abreu International Legal Solutions service in the countries concerned.

Additionally, he has experience in advising national and international companies in different sectors on contracting or subcontracting phases, with a view to preventing and/or anticipating litigation in the event of defective compliance or non-compliance, by means of warranty clauses, or jurisdiction or arbitration agreements.

He has played a key role in advising on pre-litiginous and litiginous matters, and in negotiations leading to the conclusion of agreements.

Experience

Advising various civil construction and public works companies providing guidance on engineering and architecture projects on matters relating to contracts and litigation.

Advising a multinational company producing and distributing animal feed on various matters relating to contracts and litigation.

Advising a multinational company in the soft drinks production and distribution sector on various matters relating to contracts and litigation.

Advising a multinational company in the food wholesale distribution and marketing sector on various matters relating to contracts and litigation.

Advising a multinational company in the healthcare sector on litigation-related matters.

Advising a multinational company in the transport and logistics sector on matters relating to contracts and litigation.

He has counselled on various injunction procedures relating to sports arbitration.

Education

University of Lisbon

Law degree from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (1996)

Portuguese Catholic University

Seminar on "Jurisdiction in Private International Law", given by Prof. Andrew Guzman, in the scope of the Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree, Portuguese Catholic University, Faculty of Law (2007)

Portuguese Association of Insurers

"Insurance Contract Law” course by Prof. Pedro Soares Martinez, under the aegis of the Portuguese Association of Insurers (2008)

University of Cambridge

International Legal English Certificate (ILEC), University of Cambridge, Cambridge English Language Assessment (2015)

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