A delegation of attorneys from Nebraska visited Macedo Vitorino's premises on May 16, 2022.  

The group came to Portugal in the context of a CLE Abroad Program - CLE Abroad is an American Organization dedicated to promoting international exchange for US Lawyers by partnering with US Bar Associations and other legal organizations. CLE stands for Continuing Legal Education

MV Partner Guilherme Dray received the group, presented them a general overview the Portuguese Legal System and discussed briefly the impact of Covid-19 in Portugal and particularly how it affected labor relations, as well as being one of the scientific coordinators of the Green Paper on the Future of Work

MV Partner Cláudia Fernandes Martins, and Senior Associate Cláudia Trindade also provided a lecture on Women's/ Gender Issues: the impact of Portuguese culture on a Woman's career, particularly for Women in Law; and what it is like to be a service provider when it comes to motherhood and childcare.

Both lawyers also spoke a little bit about themselves, what brought them to the legal field and talked briefly about Portuguese Law Practice compared to Law Practice in other European countries, in their experience.

This lecture was moderated, designed and planned by Simona Segundo, former trainee lawyer at Macedo Vitorino and current Head of Communications. Simona is also part of the CLE Abroad Portugal Team. 

Thank you CLE Abroad and Nebraska State Bar Association! 


On September 20, João de Macedo Vitorino participated on the Webinar Free Legal Aid, in collaboration with Pro Bono Portugal, where he talked a little bit about our experience in MACEDO VITORINO with Pro Bono work, what was like receiving First Firm of the Year award by Pro Bono Portugal on February 2, 2020 and being the first firm in the Pro Bono Portugal secondment program, which began in September 15, 2021. 

If you wish to find out more please download our PDF presentation down bellow. 


A group of American attorneys from California visited Macedo Vitorino e Associados’ premises.

Our partners Guilherme Dray and António de Macedo Vitorino received and presented them a general overview on Portugal, including its legal system and business opportunities.

This visit follows a previous one from a group of NYC’ lawyers and it is part the MVA’s partnership policy. These events will continue throughout 2020 with new groups of lawyers coming from Missouri, Nebraska, Dallas and Virginia.


António de Macedo Vitorino will be participating at the 3rd edition of the "NPL Iberian Forum", which will take place on October 11, at the Pestana Palace Hotel, in Lisbon.

The managing partner of Macedo Vitorino & Associados will moderate the session "Vision and expectations of the main advisors in the NPL market", where will be present the opinion and experience of the main advisors of the NPLs market and their best practices in order to encourage and make profitable the purchase and sale of debt portfolios.

Beside the session "Vision and expectations of the main advisors in the NPL market", at this forum will be analysed how technology and Big Data can favour the success of the purchase-sale operations in the different stages. Will also be shared the vision of suppliers, service providers and funds on this topic, making it possible to know the reality of this sector, which is still very active.

To know more please go to “NPL Iberian Forum”


Last week the city of London received the "NPL Europe 2017 Summit", and Macedo Vitorino & Associados participated in the Portuguese block, represented by the managing partner António de Macedo Vitorino.

"Looking for a Solution for Portugal's NPL Problem" was presented by António, who discussed the reasons for Portugal present the third highest NPL rate in Europe (where we are and how did we get here?), the Portuguese Government’s proposals to solve the Portugal’s NPL problem (the Official Positions) and what the banks can do to solve the problem (the Way Forward).

To learn more see our presentation in the PDF or read the brochure "Looking for a Solution for Portugal’s Non-Performing Loans".


António de Macedo Vitorino will be one of the speakers at the 6th edition of the "NPL Europe 2017 Summit", wich will take place on September 28/29, at the Radisson Blu Portman Hotel, in London.

The managing partner of Macedo Vitorino & Associados will chair on 28 the "Looking for a Solution for Portugal's NPL Problem" panel and will discuss the reasons for Portugal present the third highest NPL rate in Europe, the Portuguese Government’s proposals to solve the Portugal’s NPL problem and what the banks can do to solve the problem.

Organised by SmithNovak, this conference highlights several key markets in the programme, in particular Portugal, Italy, Turkey and Greece, and includes sessions related to specific asset as Real Estate, a Consumer and SME focus, and Shipping. 


Cláudia Martins, senior lawyer at Macedo Vitorino & Associados, was invited to be one of the speakers at the panel “Regulation and Data Protection: What Challenges and Implications?” of the 27th edition of the Digital Business Congress, organised by APDC.

In this panel, they will be discussed and reviewed the challenges and new obligations of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The event will take place on September 28, at 11:00 a.m., at Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB), in Lisbon.

Learn more about “The GDPR – Top Seven Actions Companies Need to Take” here.


Guilherme Dray, of counsul at Macedo Vitorino & Associados, will be participating in “The Rise of Populism in Europe” Conference which will take place on 18 April in the Georgetown University, Washington, DC.

Together, thinkers, lawmakers and politicians from across Europe and the United States, will discuss the rising populism in Europe, share case studies like Brexit and the “Refugee Crisis", and compare experiences between the European Union & the United States.

More details here


This week we received in our auditorium Kate Kalutkiewicz, who came to talk about "The Future of Transatlantic and US-Portugal Trade".

This roundtable was organized in partnership with Amcham (American Chamber of Commerce in Portugal) and the United States Embassy.

We also share one of the studies on TTIP and its impact in several countries, and where, on pages 140 and 141, you can see the Portuguese case: https://cld.bz/McyeF5p#

We emphasize that the United States is since 2015 the 1st destination for Portuguese exports outside the European countries, exceeding Angola, not 2d as stated in the study.

In the PDF some images that illustrate the event.


Last July, the city of Tarnovia, in southern of Poland, received the Economic Forum "Poland World".

During the two-day event the theater Ludwik Solski was the stage of this great meeting that brought together Polish entrepreneurs from all the world (United States, United Arab Emirates, Asia and several European countries) and also several Polish entities as President Tarnovia, Polish authorities and also the former President of the Constitutional Court, Professor Jerzy Stepien.

Portugal was represented by our colleague Ewa Bento, who has an extensive experience in advising Portuguese, Polish and international companies in various operations of Macedo Vitorino & Associados, as well as advice on the Promotion Department of Trade and Investment of the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Portugal.

During the panel discussion in which she participated, Ewa spoke about topics related to major changes in Polish and Portuguese law, customs and cultural differences of each country, and the possibilities of investing in Portugal.

This event aimed to promote networking among the participants, establish contacts, exchange ideas and experiences, and also investigate investment possibilities.

Photo in pdf.