Abreu Advogados incoporates new of counsel

Abreu Advogados has incorporated Paulo de Sá e Cunha as new of counsel for its criminal law, sanctions and compliance practice, together with Cátia Muchacho, as senior associate.

Paulo de Sá e Cunha has more thn 30 years of experience in the areas of criminal law, sanctions, compliance and investigations, areas which he will strengthen at Abreu Advogados, joining the team coordinated by Francisco Patrício, Ana Rita Duarte de Campos and Pedro Barosa.

With a Law degree from the Lisbon University Law School, Paulo Sá e Cunha’s career highlights the position of head of the legal department of SUCH – Serviço de Utilização Comum dos Hospitais (Common Use of Hospitals Service), between 1998 and 2002, head of the Office of the Secretary of State for Health Administration between 1989 and 1990, and president of Fórum Penal – Associação dos Advogados Penalistas (Criminal Lawyers Association), from 2012 to 2014. Paulo de Sá e Cunha also held the position of member of the Lisbon District Council of the Bar Association and has recently assumed the presidency of the Superior Council of the Bar Association.

The criminal law, sanctions and compliance team at Abreu Advogados has extensive experience in complex criminal and misdemeanour cases, providing specialised and personalised legal advice. In the compliance area, Abreu Advogados provides legal advice to a wide range of business sectors, with special focus on crisis management, corruption and money laundering prevention, corporate governance models, internal investigations and audits and cybersecurity.

Cátia Muchacho studied Law in the University of Lisboa. Now she joins the criminal, sanctions and compliance team from Cuatrecasas where she has worked for more than 9 years as a lawyer.

Cátia has extensive experience in providing legal advice to individuals and legal persons within criminal proceedings, with a focus on corporate governance and compliance, as well as criminal litigation and administrative offences.

For Inês Sequeira Mendes, managing partner at Abreu Advogados, “Paulo de Sá e Cunha’s integration reflects our strategy of adding lawyers of recognised merit and excellence to our Project. The experience and knowledge he brings to Abreu Advogados are an added value for the advice and assistance provided to our clients. Paulo de Sá e Cunha is one of the most renowned Portuguese lawyers in these matters. We are certain that he will help us to continue providing a service of excellence, oriented towards our clients and partners.”

Paulo de Sá e Cunha, consultant at Abreu Advogados, comments “I feel very pleased to join Abreu Advogados, a firm of present and future, which is at the forefront of the work, trends and challenges of the legal sector. I fully identify with the values upheld by Abreu Advogados and with its positioning in the context of the portuguese legal practice. I believe this integration will be very important to give continuity to the work I have been doing and wish to continue to do for clients. I believe I will be able to contribute to the excellent path that the criminal law, sanctions and compliance team at Abreu Advogados has been following, with professionalism, dedication and commitment.

Julia Gil