Rafael Lucas Pires


English Portuguese
Specialist in national and international mergers and acquisitions, and in capital markets.

Rafael Lucas Pires specializes in private equity transactions, joint ventures, trading companies and corporate governance matters, disinvestments, corporate restructurings, buyouts, acquisitions and privatization proceedings. He is also an expert in sectors such as telecommunications, media, energy, agriculture, fast-moving consumer goods, health care, tourism and infrastructure.

From 1998 to 2022, he worked at SLCM - Serra Lopes, Cortes Martins & Associados, a full-service law firm with over 60 years of activity that merged with Cuatrecasas in 2023.

Member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

He was an assistant lecturer of administrative and constitutional law at Universidade Católica Portuguesa de Lisboa (1998-2002).


  • Master in International Trade and Business Law
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2007

    Master of Laws (curricular part)
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2003

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 1998

Directory Mentions

Recommended lawyer
Chambers Europe, Chambers Global, IFLR1000 and Best Lawyers in Corporate/M&A, Capital Markets: Equity and Private Equity Law

Lawyer of the Year
Best Lawyers (category: Private Equity Law), 2022