António de Magalhães Cardoso
Name: António de Magalhães Cardoso
Firm Name: Vieira de Almeida
Jurisdiction: Portugal
Practice Area: Copyright Law

Telephone: +351 21 311 3515
Fax: +351 21 311 3406

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Professional Biography:

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Academic background

Law Degree, University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Professional experience (VdA)

Joined Vieira de Almeida & Associados in 1998. He is a partner responsible for the Intellectual Property area of practice, also working thoroughly in corporate law and corporate crime.

He has participated in important PPP projects in the areas of transportation, has been involved in several major industrial, commercial and M&A transactions and has provided regular legal support to several international industrial companies, notably research-based pharmaceutical companies, and their Portuguese Association. He has broad experience in commercial litigation and arbitration, both national and international, as well as in pharmaceutical patent litigation.

Other professional background

Before joining the firm he was a partner at the law firm Botelho Moniz, Magalhães Cardoso, Marques Mendes & Ruiz, Sociedade de Advogados.


Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.


English, French, Spanish

IP Law Practice:

The IP group is mainly focused on patent, trademark and copyright litigation.

In particular, as advisers to the most high profile pharma companies in the market, VdA IP practice has been involved in many of the most complex patent litigation cases in Portugal.

The team has also developed a very significant expertise in the negotiation of IP rights, as well as in the licensing process.

Led by one of the foremost experts in the market, we have grown in the last few years to become a highly reputable area of practice acknowledged by clients and peers alike.