Adelaide Moura

Lawyer | Partner


Adelaide Moura is managing partner and founding partner of AMMOURA, focusing mainly on Arbitration and Tax Law. She has over 30 years of experience, national and international, in these matters and the area of restructuring including mergers and acquisitions, and foreign investment.

She is on the list of arbitrators of various institutions and has often been appointed an arbitrator.

She is the author of several publications, especially in foreign investment, restructuring and mergers.

She is a member of several professional associations and a recognized arbitrator at the Administrative Arbitration Center (CAAD) where she acts as an arbitrator in matters of a fiscal nature.

She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

Academic qualifications

  • Law degree from the University of Lisbon, 1985

  • Diploma Executive Education on Techniques and Strategy of Negotiation, INSEAD, 1994-1995
  • Specialization Course in Value Added Tax, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade do Lisboa, IDEFF, 2020
  • Postgraduate student in Tax Litigation, Universidade Católica Portuguesa, 2021

Professional qualifications

  • Arbitrator at the Administrative Arbitration Center (CAAD) where she acts as an arbitrator in matters of a fiscal nature, 2012.

  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association, 1986
  • Initial Pedagogical Training of Trainers (CCP), 2015

Professional Career

  • Founding Partner of AMMOURA, 2005
  • Partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Tax and Legal Services, responsible for M&A operations, 1998-2005
  • Partner of AMMOURA Legal, an Independent Law Firm member of PwC Legal,  1990-2005
  • Member of the Tax Services Department of Price Waterhouse, Lisbon and Madrid - 1986-1997 

Professional Associations

  • International Fiscal Association (IFA)
  • Portuguese Fiscal Association (AFP)
  • Portuguese Association of Arbitration (APA)

Published works

  • Le Fusioni Transfrontaliere, ed. PricewaterhouseCoopers, 2009
  • The 2006 Guide to Corporate Governance, 2006, ed. International Financial Law Review
  • European Restructuring & Insolvency Guide, 2005, ed. Euromoney
  • Corporate Governance in Portugal, 2004, ed. International Financial Law Review
  • Restructuring and Insolvency Guide 2003/2004, ed. Global White Page
  • Doing Business in Spain, 1992, ed. ICEP
  • Doing Business in Portugal, 1990, ed. Price Waterhouse

Practice Areas

  • Corporate and Commercial
  • Financial Institutions
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Tax
  • Private Law Contracts
  • Banking and Capital Markets
  • Arbitration


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