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LEGALWORKS, our brand since 2008, is a law firm working in different practice areas, in both public law and private law, litigation and corporate law. Our client-focussed approach is supported by a commitment to top quality work and the pursuit of excellence.

In recent years, LEGALWORKS has developed its expertise in specific fields, such as the energy sector, major media and entertainment events, public procurement and real estate, alongside a growing involvement in employment law and business restructuring.

Built around the existing structure of Rui Gomes da Silva & Associados (the firm founded in 1998, and registered with the Portuguese Bar Association under no. 1/99), LEGALWORKS draws on the professional experience, over close to 30 years, of its founder and senior partner, Rui Gomes da Silva.

LEGALWORKS has offices in Lisbon and Funchal. In order to ensure ongoing support for its clients as they plan for growth, the firm has established partnerships with firms in other locations at home (Porto) and abroad (Poland and Brazil).

Pro bono

LEGALWORKS believes that law firms should do more than just provide paid services to clients.

A keen sense of ethics and social responsibility has led LEGALWORKS to support the wider community, not only by providing legal services free of charge to charities, but also by building a better quality of life and well-being for its staff and reducing the negative impacts of its activities on the community and the environment.

At LEGALWORKS, we regard this social mission as a challenge and an opportunity to aspire to higher standards.

This spirit of social engagement has led LEGALWORKS to contribute actively to organisations such as Helpo, and Pedro Dias - Uma Vida, Um Projecto. The firm has also won awards for its efforts to provide its staff with a quality working environment, in which they are valued as both professionals and individuals, and takes its environmental and social responsibility seriously in everyday office life, recycling materials and streamlining costs.


In addition to offices in Lisbon and Funchal, the firm works in partnership with lawyers in Porto, as well as with law firms in Warsaw (Poland), Curitba, Florianópolis and Porto Alegre (Brazil).