Teresa Madeira Afonso

Teresa Madeira Afonso

Joined PLMJ in 2015.
Partner and co-head of the Real Estate and Tourism practice.

About Teresa

Teresa is a partner in the Real Estate and Tourism practice and she has 12 years’ professional experience in the area of commercial law, in particular, commercial real estate and finance.

Teresa focuses on structuring, negotiating and carrying out M&A and private equity transactions. She advises on the set up and operation of investment and venture capitals funds, acquisitions of loan portfolios, and financing operations and corporate restructuring in various sectors of the real estate and tourism industries.

She also has experience in developing and operating large-scale agricultural projects.

Teresa has an LL.M. from the University of Virginia, USA.

Before joining PLMJ, she was a lawyer at the law firm Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho.


Office: Lisbon
(+351) 213 197 300*

*National landlines call

English, French, Spanish, German

Academic Background
  • Law degree, specialising in corporate law and litigation from Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2005
  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2008
  • Postgraduate in land use, planning, and the environment, Universidade de Coimbra, 2009
  • LL.M. University of Virginia Law School - USA, 2014
Professional Background
  • Managing associate at PLMJ since 2018
  • Lawyer at Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho
Member of
  • Partner at PLMJ since 2021
Other Awards
2022 - Teresa Madeira Afonso, Thought Leadership | Iberian Lawyer - Forty under 40
Chambers Global
2024 - Teresa Madeira Afonso, Up and Coming | Corporate Law / M&A
The Legal 500
2023 - Teresa Madeira Afonso, Recommended | Corporate / M&A
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