Head of the Real Estate, Property Development and Planning and Environmental Law Areas in Portugal


Post-graduation in Juridical-Administrative Sciences, University of Lisbon, Law School (1999)
Post-graduation in European Studies, European Institute, University of Lisbon (1993)
Law Degree, University of Lisbon (1992)
Specialisation Course in Public Procurement, Lusíada University, Lisbon (1998)
Specialisation Course in Commercial Law, Portuguese Bar Association (1998)


Professional career

Legal Adviser to the Board of Directors of EPUL – Empresa Pública de Urbanização de Lisboa (Urbanization Entity for Lisbon), in Planning Law, Licensing and Public procurement (2005-2007)
Legal Adviser to the Municipality of Lisbon’s Urban and Planning Councillor at Câmara Municipal De Lisboa (CML) – Municipality of Lisbon (2004-2005)
Legal Adviser for Strategic Projects department at Câmara Municipal De Lisboa (CML) – Municipality of Lisbon (2002-2004)
Lawyer at Câmara Municipal de Lisboa (CML) – Municipality of Lisbon at Urban Planning and Licensing Law Department (1996-2004)


Urban Planning and Environmental Law, Regulatory Law, Public Procurement, Administrative Law


Speaker and lecturer in several training courses, seminars and conferences on Urban Planning Law and Environmental Law

Membership of professional entities and associations

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 1994




Newspaper “Água & Ambiente” – “Environmental Law” (December 2010)
Iberian Lawyer  – “Portugal´s changing municipal planning framework” (May/June 2009)
International Comparative Legal Guide: Environmental Law – Chapter : Portugal (2008)
“A Câmara Municipal e os seus membros: Súmula Legislativa e Regulamentar” – Imprensa Municipal’s publishing (1994)



Energy Hospitality Real Estate


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Best Lawyers 2021 (since 2019). Real Estate Law

The Chambers Europe 2020. Planning – Portugal

"very proactive and a very good communicator."

Best Lawyers 2020 (since 2019). Real Estate Law

Legal 500 2020. Planning Law – Portugal

«Sofia Rodrigues Nunes is outstanding, incredibly supportive and diligent. Her communication skills are also very notable.»

Legal 500 2020. Real Estate and Construction – Portugal

«José Manuel Silva Nunes and Sofia R. Nunes are always on top of their work, answer emails or any inquiries promptly and show dedication and commitment.»

Best Lawyers 2019. Real Estate Law

The Chambers Europe 2019. Planning – Portugal

"strong business vision"

The Legal 500 2019. Planning Law

The Legal 500 2019. Real estate and construction