Marco Correia Gadanha


Lisbon | Luanda | Maputo

He is a lawyer with extensive experience of legal practice in Portugal and in the Portuguese speaking African countries. Since 2008, he has practiced mainly in the area of Employment law and litigation, assisting national and international clients in these and other matters, namely corporate law, especially in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique.

Practice Areas

Employment Law and Litigation in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique.

Experience Highlights

Daily legal assistance to several companies and individuals in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique namely in labor and litigation matters;

— Conducting several DD’s for the acquisition of companies in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique;

— Establishment of companies in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique;

— Ongoing assistance to a major international pharmaceutical group in the full restructuring of its companies in Portugal, Angola and Mozambique, including assistance to terminate several labor contracts;

— Advice a Swedish bank in obtaining the authorization from the supervisor to start up its activity in Portugal;

— Advised a Swedish international sports company, in litigation procedures.

Awards and Recognitions

In 2005, he won the “Dr. Beleza dos Santos” Award, by the school of Law of the University of Coimbra, in Criminal Law area.

Professional Associations

— Member lawyer with the Portuguese Bar Association.

— Associate of JUTRA – Luso-Brazilian Association of Labour Jurists.

Publications and Seminars

— Author of several publications in labour area, regarding Portugal, Angola and Mozambique.

— Speaker in several national and international lectures namely Employment Law.


— Master’s degree in Angolan Law by the school of Law of the University of Lisbon (2013).

— Postgraduate training course in labour case law (fixed-term contract) by the University Lusófona of Porto (2011).

— Postgraduate in Employment Law by the Institute of Business and Employment Law of the FDUC (2006).

— Degree in Law by the University of Coimbra school of Law (2005).


Portuguese, English and French.

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