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Sérvulo: A highly specialised business partner

SÉRVULO was founded in the late 1990s as a firm based around the esteemed Professor Sérvulo Correia. It has since evolved and consolidated to become one of the leading law firms in Portugal, recognised for providing high-quality legal services across all practice areas. The firm’s distinguished, multi-disciplined team is driven by a singular aim: to convert outstanding legal knowledge into robust, value-added legal solutions for clients. SÉRVULO has earned the trust of an array of leading private and public sector entities across all sectors of economic activity, nationally and overseas. It has achieved this by basing its practice around four fundamental principles: independence; dedication; exacting standards; close client care.


At a National Level

SÉRVULO is able to provide high-quality legal services throughout Portugal, working out of its own Lisbon headquarters and via strategic partnerships with Nuno Teixeira Advogados in Madeira and Rodrigo de Oliveira – Escritório de Advogados in the Azores.

At a Global Level

SÉRVULO has the capacity to provide high calibre legal advice at the global level through its membership of the Legalink and Cathay Associates networks. In both instances, SÉRVULO is the only Portuguese member of the network. SÉRVULO also benefits from maintaining close relationships with a number of leading law firms in key international jurisdictions, including Angola, Brazil, China, Mozambique and East Timor.


MM&A-Advogados Associados

MM&A is a young and dynamic firm comprised of lawyers with considerable international training and experience. The firm is especially well-equipped to assist foreign and domestic clients investing in Mozambique.


MJN Advogados

Founded in 2003, in the city of Praia, MJN ADVOGADOS grew as a prestigious law firm, with an international profile and covering a wide range of industries and practice areas, with special focus on the preparation of tender dossiers, evaluation of offers, negotiation of contracts and monitoring of the execution of public and private works contracts, arbitration, banking law, finance and tax, foreign investment and tourism utility, commercial and civil law, labor disputes and administrative law, as well as the issuing of legal opinions and advice in the drafting of legislation. MJN is today one of the leading law firms in Cape Verde.


SÉRVULO considers its management model to be a key component of its overall operation as a means of ensuring transparency and efficiency. In keeping with best practice principles, the firm appoints a President of the Administrative Board alongside a Managing Partner: the President of the Administrative Board presides over the General Assembly and the Administrative Board; the Managing Partner presides over the Executive Committee, which comprises three members.

The firm’s administrative structure is complemented by a number of internal portfolios overseen by partners and associates, and which focus on business development, international relations, conflicts of interest, knowledge management, human resources, assessment, IT and social responsibility.


In 2015, SÉRVULO began a new chapter in its commitment to social responsibility: the creation of RSSÉRVULO, which defines the firm’s social responsibility strategy, and the joining of GRACE (Business Citizens Group of Support and Reflection, or Grupo de Reflexão e Apoio à Cidadania Empresarial in Portuguese) were two highly significant milestones. In what is an area of growing importance, RSSÉRVULO defines four strands of activity: pro bono legal support; volunteering; promoting gender equality and institutional participation in charitable initiatives.

All contact regarding this area should be directed to the Social Responsibility Committee via the email

Strands of activity:
  • Pro bono legal support: In general terms, this involves providing legal support to disadvantaged communities to ensure that their basic rights are respected. In this regard, SÉRVULO strives to offer as much constitutional support as possible to Third Sector entities, operating as an incubator for such organisations and supporting projects that provide training to individuals and have a multiplying value effect.
  • Volunteering: Members of SÉRVULO have participated in numerous voluntary activities over the years. The firm currently provides weekly support to Refood Misericórdia (which redistributes leftover restaurant food to the needy), takes part in GRACE’s annual volunteering programme (a day of activities known as the GIRO) and promotes various spontaneous initiatives.
  • Promoting gender equality: As a member of iGen - Equality Organizations Forum, SÉRVULO adopted a set of measures aimed at reinforcing and highlighting the principle of equality between women and men at work .
  • Institutional support: SÉRVULO is one of 13 law firms that back social projects through Rock’n’Law. The firm also promotes at least one annual solidarity campaign in benefit of a chosen institution.

Where possible, SÉRVULO seeks to apply its social responsibility principles in its day-to-day business dealings, not least by promoting diversity and environmental sustainability, and by donating equipment to charity organisations.