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. She has 18 years of professional experience and focuses on commercial law, with a particular emphasis on commercial property and finance.

Her areas of expertise include structuring, negotiating and handling M&A and private equity transactions, establishing and advising investment and venture capital funds and acquiring loan portfolios. Teresa also advises on financing and corporate restructurings in various sectors of the real estate and tourism industries.

She also has experience in the development and support of large-scale agricultural projects.

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

Prior to joining PLMJ, she was a lawyer at 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 Europe
2024 - Teresa Madeira Afonso, Up and Coming | Corporate Law / M&A
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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