M. Rodrigues & Associados is the legacy of its founder, Dr. Manuel Rodrigues, who practiced law for almost 40 years, having specialized in Administrative Law, after a long shared inclination with Labor Law. Formed since 2008, the firm has aimed, since its inception, to aggregate the knowledge and dedication of a team of lawyers who enjoy working together and who value a close and trusting relationship with their clients.
Currently M. Rodrigues e Associados, as a result of reflections during the pandemic, understood, on the one hand, that it was important for its clients to offer highly competent specialists in other areas, such as corporate, labor, tax and real estate law and, on the other hand, as a result of its desire to be able to provide greater support to international clients, is developing a process of participation in a grouping of law firms, led by a Portuguese law firm. This grouping will include TM & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL (www. tmalegal.pt), with which M. Rodrigues & Associados has already begun a collaboration and sharing of premises in the summer of 2022.
Ana Rodrigues de Almeida
Degree in Law from Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne and Universidad Complutense de Madrid, in 2004. Master in Administrative Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, with a dissertation on The protection of the interests of public service workers in the (internal) mobility regime, in 2018. Member of the Bar Association and the Madrid Bar Association since 2010.
She has also attended several short courses and post-graduate courses in various areas of Administrative Law at different renowned institutions, such as spatial planning, urban planning and environment, public employment, health, as well as regulatory law and data protection.
She was trained by Dr. Manuel Rodrigues, who transmitted to her his knowledge of law and of ethics and deontology.
She speaks Portuguese, Spanish, French, and English.
Degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, in 2008. Master's Degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Coimbra, with a dissertation on "União de facto ou casamento, equação e diferença", in 2010. Member of the Portuguese Bar Association since 2013.
She was trained by Dr. José Pais do Amaral, where she did her internship and began her professional career.
The area of Urban and Regional Planning Law is of vital importance in our society. In this context, the professional experience and knowledge resulting from our daily work are indispensable assets.
In this area, we provide, in particular, legal services to assist in the preparation of territorial management instruments, to advise on urban licensing procedures, and to handle litigation related to urban and regional planning.
We pay particular attention to Public Procurement and Public Contracts because of their importance in the relationship with the Public Administration.
With assumed specialization in this area, we provide global services, from the preparation of procedure documents to advising public and private entities in the scope of contract formation procedures or preventive and pre-litigation advisory, in the seat of contract execution, always in full articulation with the litigation perspective of the eventual settlement of disputes.
Public Administration candidates and workers are a key piece in the functioning of organizations, so much so that Public Employment is now a cornerstone of Public Law in all its aspects.
We ensure a specialized treatment of issues related to Public Employment, seeking a balance between the flexibility needs imposed on public entities and the legally protected rights and interests of employees, namely, we guarantee an answer in matters such as access to Public Employment, the development of the legal relationship of Public Employment or its termination.
The protection and use of the environment, in particular of water resources and the current energy challenges, especially for the production of renewable energy, as well as the treatment of waste and the regulation of protected areas are of vital importance in our times.
With extensive experience in this area, we provide our clients, whether public or private entities, with legal advice in various areas, including the preparation of pre-contract procedures, the preparation of legal opinions in the areas of water, waste, protected areas, air and noise, or even the monitoring of pre-litigation and environmental litigation.
Not disregarding the alternative means of dispute resolution, such as mediation, conciliation or negotiation, we have a vast experience in legal representation, in the various instances of our courts as well as in the European instances, applied to the service of our clients, in the terms that, in each case, are required in the uncompromising defense of their rights and interests.
A Sociedade vem dedicando uma particular atenção aos domínios da formação e execução de contratos
públicos, da mais diversa natureza, como os de empreitada de obras públicas, concessão de obras e
de serviços públicos, concessão de ex-ploração de energia, nomeadamente em matéria de recursos
hídricos, aquisição de serviços e aquisição e locação de bens. Com assumida especialização nesta
área, a Sociedade presta serviços globais, desde a preparação de peças do procedi-mento,
a assessoria a entidades públicas e privadas no âmbito de procedimentos para formação de
contratos ou a assessoria preventiva e pré-contenciosa, em sede de execução de contratos,
sempre em plena articulação com a perspectiva conten-ciosa da eventual composição de litígios.