Law Degree, Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University, in 1992.

Postgraduate Diploma in Public Regulation and Competition, University of Coimbra, in 2008.


Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2008.

Founding partner of Abalada Matos, Moraes Cardoso e Associados in 2015. Joined Abalada Matos, Lorena de Sèves & Associados, in 2006 and became partner in 2011, having practiced in the fields of Public Administrative Law,  Regional Planning and Town Planning, Real Estate and Private Real Estate Law, from 2006 to 2015.

Deputy General Director at the General Directorate for Regional Planning and Urban Development.

Advisor to the Ombudsman in the field of Constitutional Law, Regional Planning, Urban Planning, Environment, Environment, Culture.

Legal Advisor to several Government members in the field of Land Use Planning, Environmental Law, Housing and City Policies.

Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Has made several presentations and taught at seminars and conferences in the fields of land-use planning, town planning and environmental law and also has several published works in these fields.

Consultant for drafting legislation on land-use planning, urban planning, environment, and tourism.

Main practice areas: Administrative Law, Public Procurement, Litigation and Arbitration, Land-Use 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 books and articles, including the following:

  • Guide on the amendments to the Legal Regime of the Instruments of Territorial Management”, co-author, DGOTDU, October, 2007; (portugese title: Guia das Alterações ao Regime Jurídico dos Instrumentos de Gestão Territorial)
  • The new Spanish Land Use Law: A study for the revision of the Portuguese Land-use Law”, DGOTDU, 2007; (portuguese title: A nova Lei dos Solos Espanhola: Contribuições para a revisão da Lei dos Solos Portuguesa) 
  • The revision of Algarve’s Regional Plan and the regime of the adjustment of municipal regional plans, in particular structuring investments”, (NDE and NDT), in Environmental and Urban Review No. 27/28, Jan./Dec. 2007 (published April, 2008), Almedina; (portuguese title: A revisão do Plano Regional de Ordenamento do Território do Algarve e o regime de adequação dos planos municipais de ordenamento do território. Em especial, os investimentos estruturantes (NDE e NDT))
  • Identifying and Analysing Portuguese Legislation related to the future Land Use” Law, DGOTDU, 2011; (portuguese title: Identificação e análise das relações de legislação portuguesa conexa com o âmbito da futura lei dos solo)
  • Comparative study of the Land Use Laws of European Countries (coordination), DGOTDU, 2011; (portuguese title: Análise comparativa das Leis de Solos de países europeus)
  • Executing Plans and paying compensation for limitations to Property Rights”, in “The Legal Regime of Land Use management instuments”, Institute of Legal and Political Science, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, 2016. (portuguese title: EXECUÇÃO DOS PLANOS E INDEMNIZAÇÃO POR RESTRIÇÕES AO DIREITO DE PROPRIEDADE A INDEMNIZAÇÃO NAS SITUAÇÕES DE RESTRIÇÕES AO DIREITO DE PROPRIEDADE)

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