Luís Soares de Sousa


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Advising on matters such as incorporating and licensing charter air transport companies, including advising on regulatory law; crossborder leasing transactions; mergers and acquisitions in the transport, construction and entertainment sectors; business restructurings; structuring and developing real estate investments; and project finance.

Luís Soares de Sousa has also advised clients on privatizations in the Portuguese-speaking African countries and on public procurement. He advises airlines, banks, manufacturers and leasing companies on crossborder leasing transactions.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

Legal adviser of several international companies on privatisation operations in the African Countries of Portuguese Official Language (PALOPs). Legal adviser of Airlines, Banks, Manufacturers and Leasing Companies on cross border leasing operations. Legal adviser of Junta Autónoma das Estradas between 1997 and 1999 on the launching of the shadow tolling system.

Regular publications on Cross Border Leasing and Aviation.


  • Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade Livre, Lisbon, 1984

Directory Mentions

Tier 1
Chambers Europe, WWL (national guide), WWL (global guide) and Legal 500 in Transportation: Aviation

Recommended lawyer
Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, Legal 500, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers in Banking, Corporate and M&A e Energy

Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers (category: Aviation Law), 2023