Francisco Sousa Coutinho

Francisco Sousa Coutinho

Principal Associate
Head of Real Estate

Francisco Sousa Coutinho is Principal Associate of CCR Legal and Head of the Real Estate Practice Area.

He develops his activity with focus on real estate transactions and development projects.

He provides legal assistance, notably, in due diligences, real estate sale and purchase transactions and any other rights created over the same, mortgage transactions, drafting, negotiation and execution of lease agreements (urban and rural), use of shop agreements, works agreements (new construction and deep renovation works) and other services agreements related to the construction and real estate brokerage sectors.

Francisco also provides legal assistance in issues regarding horizontal property and condominium regimes, having also significant experience in the areas of hospitality, leisure and retail parks.

Professional background

From 2013 to 2019 worked in the Real Estate Department of Vieira de Almeida, last position as Managing Associate.

On 2012 worked as Lawyer at Teixeira Duarte (one of the top 5 construction companies in Portugal), in the distribution sector and as legal advisor of a shopping centre.

Between 2006 and 2012 worked in the Real Estate Department of Garrigues.

From 2003 to 2005 worked as Trainee Lawyer at the law firm Henrique Abecasis & Adresen Guimarães, Associados.

Contact details

Tel.: (+351) 215 873 166



  • Real Estate Law
  • Legal assistance in the development and management of any type of real estate assets (residential, commercial, touristic and rural properties)
  • Real Estate Financing

Academic background

  • Law Degree, Law Faculty of University of Lisbon (2003)
  • Post-Graduation in Real Estate Management and Property Valuation, ISEG (2010)
  • Member of the Portuguese Bar Association