Rui Pinto Duarte


Rui Pinto Duarte & Associados
Rua Castilho, 14-C, 5.º
1250-069 Lisboa

Tel: +351 21 317 04 60
Fax: +351 21 315 17 99


Rui Pinto Duarte: Born in Coimbra, Portugal, 1955; admitted at the Portuguese Bar Association in 1979.


University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law (degree and master), Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Faculty of Law (PhD).


Author of several books and articles on Contracts, Companies, Property, Leasing, Factoring and Banking Law.


Ex-lecturer in different universities, ex-full professor of Universidade Nova de Lisboa, currently invited professor of Universidade Católica Portuguesa


Portuguese, English, French.

Practice Areas:

Arbitration, Commercial Law, Property Law, Banking Law, Private International Law.

Rui Pinto Duarte & Associados (RPDA) is a law firm founded in 1991.

RPDA is a group of legal professionals that work together in order to provide high quality services.

RPDA is a generalist firm working in a wide range of legal areas, including: Contract Law, Commercial Law, Banking Law, Company Law, Family Law, Property Law, Labour Law, Administrative Law.

Although developing its major work providing services to small and medium corporations with comprehensive legal counsel, the firm advises large corporations in specific areas such as Company Law, Contract Law, Property Law and Banking Law. The firm also has individuals and organizations from the not-for-profit sector as clients.

RPDA’s main values are:

  • Understanding the professional activity as a goal in itself instead of a mere way of obtaining economic earnings;
  • Strict fulfilment of professional and civic duties regardless of third parties behaviour;
  • Intense study and dedication to each case;
  • Acceptance of work according to the expertise and capacity to develop a qualified response.
“According to sources, Rui Pinto DuarteFirst ranked in Chambers Europe 2014. of Rui Pinto Duarte & Associados is one of the top arbitrators in the market.”
Chambers & Partners, 2015