Pedro Sáragga Leal
Partner

Pedro Sáragga Leal

Joined PLMJ in 1987.
Partner in the Real Estate, Planning and Tourism practice.

About Pedro

Pedro is a partner in the Real Estate, Planning and Tourism practice, and he has over 40 years’ experience.

Recognised by the market and by his peers for his outstanding career in real estate law, Pedro advises a broad variety of clients, but works mainly with property development companies and property investment funds.

He has a postgraduate degree in European Law (Diploma of Higher European Studies) from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium.

Pedro worked in the Secretariat for European Integration, which created for the Presidency of the Council of Minister of the Government of Portugal. This was followed by a period as an intern and then an employee of the Commission of what was then European Economic Community (now the European Union), in Brussels, Belgium. Pedro later became a technical legal adviser at the Secretariat of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, France (1978/1981).

In 1982, he fully resumed his career as a lawyer and has continued this work ever since.

Contacts

Languages:
English, French

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1975
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1978
  • Postgraduate in European law (Certificate of Advanced European Studies) from the College of Europe, Bruges, 1977
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 1988
  • Trainee and technician at the Commission of the European Community (DG VI-H-I) in Brussels, 1978
  • Jurist at the Secretariat for European Integration, 1978
  • Member of the international staff of the Council of Europe in Strasbourg, 1982
Chambers Europe
2019 - Pedro Sáragga Leal, Senior Statespeople | Real Estate

"With a extensive track record in the real estate space, he acts for domestic and foreign investors on their asset acquisitions, and his areas of expertise include luxury residential developments."

2018 - Pedro Sáragga Leal, Senior Statesman | Real Estate

"Sources highlight his technical knowledge, effectiveness and client service, adding: He is an amazing negotiator and problem solver."

2017 - Pedro Sáragga Leal, Senior Statesman | Real Estate

"Pedro Sáragga Leal is recognized by fellow practitioners as an extensively experienced lawyer in the Portuguese market. His expertise encapsulates many areas within the real estate sector."

The Legal 500
2017 - Pedro Sáragga Leal | Real Estate and Construction
2017 - Pedro Sáragga Leal | Real Estate and Construction
Best Lawyers
2019 - Pedro Sáragga Leal | Recognised Lawyers
2017 - Pedro Sáragga Leal | Other Recommended Lawyer
2018 - Pedro Sáragga Leal | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Pedro Sáragga Leal | Other Recommended Lawyer
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