Vilar & associados

Group logo of Vilar & associados Vilar &Associados was founded in 1974, during the early days of Portugal’s democracy. We developed our practice in a world that was changing profoundly, and have been modernizing and internationalizing our strategies to better help both our domestic and international clients. With the adhesion of Portugal to the EU, we have expanded our area of operations, more lawyers joined and we went on to be a reference for Portuguese and foreign investors. Today, without having cut with our traditional practice, our path is decisively towards the new demands of foreign clients, new technologies and markets. We implement creative legal solutions to fit our clients needs rather than a one size fits all legal practice. We understand the demands of the legal market, and consistently aim to deliver results. We anticipate problems and provide our clients with thorough insight and better solutions. Also, we have the same high level of commitment whether working with well-established international companies or with the most creative start-up owner. We are here for our clients! This is our destiny…


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  • Vilar & Associados Rua de Vilar, 235, 6º Andar C, 4050 Porto, PT

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(+351) 933 350 421

+351 220 939 257


João Marques Vilar

João Marques Vilar

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João Marques Vilar
EDUCATION - FORDHAM UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW, New York, NY LL.M. in International Business and Trade Law (December 2011) - UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA, Porto, Portugal Master of Law in Corporate and Business Law (October 2009) Thesis – The Special Purpose Vehicle in Project Finance and Securitization - UNIVERSIDADE CATOLICA PORTUGUESA, Porto, Portugal LL.B., with concentration in Commercial Law (January 2006) – satisfies the educational requirements of the New York State Bar EXPERIENCE - VILAR & ASSOCIADOS – SOCIEDADE DE ADVOGADOS SP, RL, Porto, Portugal Partner – Attorney (January 2017-present) - ARAGAO SEIA & FRANCO - SOCIEDADE DE ADVOGADOS, Porto, Portugal Attorney (January 2006 – December 2017) SKILLS AND MEMBERSHIPS Languages: Native Portuguese; fluent in English; fluent in Spanish; conversational French
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