Rui Alves Pereira


AAMM, Sociedade de Advogados
Praça Duque de Saldanha, 1
Edifício Atrium Saldanha, 8.º E
1050-094 Lisboa - Portugal

Tel: (+351) 211 940 538
Fax: (+351) 211 940 539


Rui Alves Pereira, the partner who heads the private client team, has almost 20 years’ experience and specialises in family law and inheritance (successions). These types of matters are often extremely emotional and require great sensitivity, and they need a lawyer like Rui, who establishes a strong connection with the client right from the start. He also has excellent technical and strategical skills acquired over years of practice, and this means he is able to present innovative solutions adapted to the needs of each client.

Relevant Experience:
  • The first lawyer in Portugal to be instructed to represent a child in court in a parental responsibilities case
  • Developed a negotiation strategy for pre-nuptial and pre-civil agreements, and the importance of this has increased over recent years
  • Complex proceedings of divorce and regulation of the exercise of parental responsibilities
  • Adoption
  • Legal capacity and guardianship
  • Reorganisation of assets done, for example, by will, structuring and placement of financial portfolios with a fund, estate planning with trusts, and life insurance
  • Guest lecturer giving practical classes at law faculties
  • Participation in various television programmes and interviews on family and inheritance law topics
  • Domestic and international conference speaker

Rui places great value on having a close relationship with his clients and, as a specialist in private client work, he is the lawyer of choice for high profile figures and in complex cases.

Rui is recommended by the leading international directories – The Legal 500, Who’s Who and Best Lawyers.

The private clients team at AAMM is made up of a group of lawyers who specialise in family law and inheritance (succession) matters. They have been practising in the market for decades and have achieved recognition in Portugal and internationally for their know-how and experience. These qualities give them the degree of sensitivity necessary to deal with the complex situations that arise in matters where strong emotions are involved.

We build a close relationship with our clients and take a practical and objective approach to dealing with each case. This means we can provide the best solutions, including alternative forms of dispute resolution that not only bring benefits in terms in terms of cost, but also help preserve personal relationships.

The law firm AAMM is widely recognised in the areas of public law, tax and private clients due to the excellence and rigour of the services it provides to its clients, with proven results.

AAMM is a law firm that stands for “getting it right” with a team of specialist lawyers with recognised expertise in their respective practice areas. Our lawyers focus on guaranteeing the highest standards of excellence, providing tailor-made legal advice and support to meet the needs of every client and help them develop solutions for the present and strategies for the future.

We provide legal advice and representation in Portugal and supports our clients in the international markets wherever they do business.

Our clients include market-leading Portuguese and international companies as well as private clients. A number of our international clients are Fortune 500 companies and most of our Portuguese clients appear on the list of the country’s 1000 largest companies.

We act for clients from a broad range of different industry sectors, including public sector entities, but also private investors and non-profit organisations.

We are involved in major projects on a national and international level but we also have social concerns and social responsibility is a core value at AAMM.

Rui is recommended by the leading international directories – The Legal 500, Who’s Who and Best Lawyers
Honours & Recognition, 2017