Law Degree, Faculty of Law, Portuguese Catholic University, in 1988.

Postgraduate Diploma in EU Law, Faculty of Law, Portuguese Catholic Univesrsity, in 1990.

Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, in 2009.


Member of the Portuguese Bar Association, since 1990.

Founding partner of Abalada Matos, Lorena de Sèves & Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL, with main practice areas in Administrative Public Law, Land-use and Urban Planning, Environmental Law, Real Estate, and Private Property Law, from 2000 to 2015.

Advisor and Consultant to several members of Government in the fields of Land-use Planning, Environmental Law, Urban Planning Law and Local Government.

She has published works on land-use, urban planning, and environmental law and has delivered several public presentations and lectured at seminars and conferences on these subjects.

Has participated in several procedures for drafting legislation on land-use and urban planning, environment, and tourism.

Main practice areas: General Administrative Law, Public Procurement, Litigation and Arbitration, Land-Use and Planning, Real Estate, Urban Planning and Regeneration, Environmental Law and Nature Conservation, Tourism, Projects and Management in Agriculture and Forestry Sectors: Sea, Ports, Railways and Transportation.


Author of several published works, including the following:

  • POOC (Spatial Planning of the Coastal Zone) and PMOT (Municipal Territorial Planning Schemes): Notes on the relationship between their material contents”, in Revista Jurídica do Urbanismo e Ambiente No. 18/19; (portuguese title: POOC e PMOT: Notas sobre a relação entre os seus conteúdos materiais)
  • “Comments on Judgements of the Supreme Administrative Court” in Revista Jurídica do Urbanismo e Ambiente, No.  21; (portuguese title: Comentários a acórdãos do Supremo Tribunal Administrativo)
  • “Notes on Water Protection Law” (co-author), published in 2005, by the Water Institute (INAG); (portuguese title: Elementos de Direito de Protecção da Água)
  • Compensations for the non-transfer of land in urban projects:the special case of tourist developments” (co-author), Studies in Urban Planning and Land-Use Law, volume II, Almedina, 2012, pages 397-415; (portuguese title: A compensação pela não cedência de terrenos nas operações urbanísticas: em especial a situação dos empreendimentos turísticos)
  • The new requirement of prior notice”, in Revision of the Legal Regime for Buildings and Construction (Regime Jurídico da Urbanização e Edificação), Coordinated by Cláudio Monteiro, Jaime Valle, João Miranda, Almedina, 2015, pages 139-149; (portuguese title:  novo procedimento de comunicação prévia, in Revisão do Regime Jurídico da Urbanização e Edificação)

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