Miguel is partner of the Corporate and Commercial, M&A and Restructuring practice areas at Gómez-Acebo & Pombo. He has extensive experience in mergers and acquisitions, venture capital, commercial, insolvency and restructuring. He is also an expert in the corporate and commercial legislation of Angola and Mozambique.

Miguel joined GA_P from Abreu Advogados, where he was in charge of the Corporate and M&A practice areas. Before that, he was Founding Partner of Avillez Pereira & Associados, foreign lawyer at Maclay Murray & Spens, Edinburgh and Glasgow and associate lawyer at Albuquerque & Avillez.

He holds a degree in Law from Universidade de Lisboa and an LL.M. – Masters of Law Degree from the University of Edinburgh.

He has participated as author and co-author in several specialised legal publications.

Miguel is member of IBA’s (International Bar Association), Corporate Law Section, Insolvency Section and African Regional Forum and is the Portuguese member of the ICC FraudNet. Also, he is member of the International Insolvency Institute and honorary President of the International Association of Young Lawyers (AIJA).

Miguel is recognised in the prestigious legal directories such as Chambers & Partners and Legal 500 as one of the leading professionals in the areas of Commercial, Corporate and M&A, Insolvency and Restructuring, Angola and Mozambique (foreign firms). In addition, the publication Who’s Who Legal has recognised him in the area of Insolvency and Restructuring.




Financial services, fintech and insurtech


  • 2020
  • 2019

Legal 500 2020. Commercial, Corporate and M&A – Portugal

Legal 500 2020. Foreign law firms – Angola

Legal 500 2020. Foreign law firms – Mozambique

The Legal 500 2019. Commercial, Corporate and M&A

The Legal 500 2019. Angola – Foreign firms

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