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9th Annual Real Estate Investments Conference: Networking with real estate lawyers, trends, opportunities and new frontiers

29 Mar - 31 Mar 2017

JW Marriott Hotel, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Duarte Athayde


Duarte de Athayde joined Abreu in 2006 and he was Managing Partner from 2014 until April 2021. He has been the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abreu Advogados since April 2021. He works primarily on the structuring of foreign investment and on acquisition operations in the Portuguese market, particularly the real estate sector, providing legal advice in the real estate, commercial, M&A and tax fields of law. He has been involved in some of the most relevant transactions acquisitions of shopping centres, retail parks and logistics platforms in Portugal. Due to his significant experience in the Brazilian market, Duarte provides legal advice to many Brazilian private clients and family-owned groups in asset structuring, ensuring effective generational transfer of ownership. Since he is fluent in Portuguese and French, he also provides legal assistance to the Firm’s French clients in their acquisitions in Portugal. Duarte has wide international experience, and has held several positions at international lawyers’ organizations, such as AIJA (President) and IBA (Co-Chair of Commercial Real Estate Committee).