Tiago Mendonça de Castro
Partner

Tiago Mendonça de Castro

Joined PLMJ in 1995.
Partner and head of the Real Estate practice.

About Tiago

Tiago is the partner who heads the Real Estate practice. He has around 25 years’ experience in providing legal advice to Portuguese and international investors in developing a wide variety of real estate projects in Portugal. Tiago’s track record includes advising on structuring transactions and setting up vehicles for investment, and acquisition or sale of real estate assets of all types.

He has handled some of the most important real estate projects carried out in Portugal, particularly in the commercial sector. His clients receive support in developing their projects, from the initial stage of acquiring a property through to licensing and construction or rehabilitation of buildings acquired, and up to marketing, operation or re-sale.

Tiago specialises in implementing corporate real estate operations, and in retail and commercial licensing. His clients consider him a key adviser and he acts for some of the largest retail companies operating in Portugal.

Over the years, he has been invited to give presentations on specific real estate law issues. Tiago takes part in debates and gives interviews, and he is regular speaker at Portuguese and international events organised by professionals in the real estate industry. He also contributes regularly with opinion articles.

Tiago has a law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. He has also done postgraduate courses and training, particularly at the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra and at the Harvard Law School under the Program of Instruction for Lawyers – PON.

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Languages:
English, French, Spanish

Academic Background
  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1995
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 1997
  • Postgraduate in Communications Law, the University of Coimbra, 1997
  • Postgraduate in Banking Law, the University of Lisbon, 1997
  • Program of Instruction for Lawyers - Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School, 2007
Professional Background
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2008
Chambers Europe
2019 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro, Band 3 | Real Estate

"He is particularly active in the retail sector, acting for big-name clients and he has good legal knowledge and is very accessible."

2018 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro, Band 3 | Real Estate

"Clients note his skill in co-ordinating cross-departmental teams and praise his technical skills and commercial awareness."

2017 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro | Real Estate

"He is one of the best in retail."

The Legal 500
2019 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro | Real Estate and Construction
2017 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro | Real Estate and Construction
2017 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro | Real Estate and Construction
Best Lawyers
2019 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro | Recognised lawyer
2018 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro | Recognised Lawyer
2017 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro | Other Recommended Lawyer
2016 - Tiago Mendonça de Castro | Other Recommended Lawyer
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