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Rui Gomes da Silva

Founding Partner


English, French and Spanish
"Professional ethics, a sense of responsibility and the highest quality standards lie at the heart of the LEGALWORKS approach."

Main Areas of Practice

Energy Sector, Project Finance and Capital Markets, Real Estate, Property Development and Environment, Media, Events and Advertising.

Academic Curriculum

Degree in Law, Faculty of Law, University of Lisbon, graduated 31 July 1981.

Professional Curriculum

Legal practice (professional license no. 5.514, Portuguese Bar Association, Lisbon District Branch, founder and senior partner of LEGALWORKS - Gomes da Silva & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, R.L.)
Vice-Chairman of Sport Lisboa e Benfica (member no. 1.812).
Director of Benfica Multimédia.
Member of Remuneration Committee, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, Futebol, SAD.
Chairman of the General Meeting, Imobiliária Construtora Grão Pará, SA.

Past Activities

Minister for Parliamentary Affairs (16th Constitutional Government – 2004).
Minister attached to the Prime Minister (16th Constitutional Government – 2004/2005).
Member of Parliament, in the 5th (1987/1991), 6th (1991/1995), 7th (1998), 8th (1999/2002), 9th (2002/2004) and 10th (2005/2009) Legislatures.
Member of the NATO Parliamentary Assembly (1991/1995, 1999/2002, 2002/2004 and 2005/2009) and Head (2002/2004) Deputy Head (2005/2009) of the Portuguese delegation, elected by the Assembly of the Republic.
Vice-President of PPD/PSD - Social Democratic Party (2007-2008).
Member of the Higher Council of the Department of Public Prosecutions (1994/1999), elected by the Assembly of the Republic.
Member of Lisbon Municipal Assembly (1990/1994 and 2002/2005).
Member of Cascais Municipal Assembly (1998/2002).
Member of the Board of Appeal, Federação Portuguesa de Futebol (1993).
Chef de cabinet to the Secretary of State of the Presidency of the Council of Ministers (1985/1987).
Director, Mútua dos Pescadores (1984).
University Lecturer.
Participant, Instituto de Defesa Nacional (National Defence Course - 1987).
Participant at Georgetown Leadership Seminar, Georgetown University, Washington DC (2001).
Elected official (national level), PPD/PSD (1979/2009).
Director, Sport Lisboa e Benfica, - Futebol, SAD (2009/2012).


Commander of the Order of Francisco Miranda, Venezuela (1993).


General Theory of Civil Law - An Introduction (1st edition, 2010).
Contributor to Enciclopédia Polis (1st edition, 1986).

LEGALWORKS is providing legal assistance to ALSTOM in the privatization of EMEF

News • 2 July 2015

LEGALWORKS’ Lawyers publish book

News • 1 July 2010

LEGALWORKS opens office in Funchal

News • 1 March 2011

LEGALWORKS is providing legal assistence to Portimão’s City Council

News • 2 January 2015

LEGALWORKS Lawyers attended to an Alumni meeting at Georgetown University

News • 14 November 2015

LEGALWORKS’ Lawyers publish book

News • 1 July 2010


News • 18 May 2016

LEGALWORKS - GOMES DA SILVA & ASSOCIADOS, is providing legal assistance to the Event “Arabian Days”

News • 2 July 2013

Portugal precisa de uma mensagem de esperança

Press • 1 July 2013

LEGALWORKS – GOMES DA SILVA & ASSOCIADOS provides legal support to Rock in Rio Lisboa and Madrid

News • 1 June 2012


News • 1 September 2011

LegalWorks provides legal assistance to Rock In Rio Lisbon and Madrid

News • 27 September 2021