Lawyers in Funchal | Madeira Island
Madeira International Business Centre
Licensing; Purchase and Sale contracts, exchanges, donations, urban leasing.
Our team is made up of a multigenerational group of Lawyers who share their experiences and carry out their activities with high responsibility and commitment.
Areas of Practice
Commercial and Corporate Law
Mergers and Acquisitions
Family and Succession Law
Urban Planning and Real Estate
Insolvency and Business Restructuring
Registries and Notaries
Free Trade Zone / Madeira IBC
Our Office was founded by Dr. Luís Simeão Mendes, in September 1946. Since the beginning, the Office has been well-known in Madeira and the founder’s second and third generation continues to practice law in Madeira with the same principles and professional values.
Luís Simeão Mendes
Born on January 5, 1914, in the parish of Porto da Cruz (Madeira), Luis Simeão Mendes went to Coimbra, at the age of 13, to complete his studies at Colégio Luís de Camões. In 1934 he was admitted to the Lisbon Faculty of Law, where he graduated in 1939. Between 1940 and 1945 he completed his military service in Madeira island. In 1946, Luis Simeão Mendes began his professional career as a Lawyer, firstly with an office in Santa Cruz and, since 1952, in Funchal, where he settled with an office at Rua Padre Gonçalves da Câmara, practicing until the end of his life. He died on September 26, 1993, at the age of 79.
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Throughout his career as a Lawyer, Luís Simeão Mendes was recognized for his pragmatism in the legal consulting and for his enormous ability in litigation. He was a renowned “Bar Advocate” in Madeira, having come to represent the Portuguese State in the expropriation of the land for the Porto Santo Airport.
He dedicated his life to Advocacy, in individual and general practice, having been the trainer of several other prestigious Madeiran lawyers. He had always exercised his profession in an absolutely free and independent manner, without any political connection. He is still remembered today by many family and friends as a serious, honest and friendly man. Friendship and socialization were always part of him until the last days of his life.
Our office pays tribute to Dr. Luís Simeão Mendes (father and grandfather of current partners), who continues to be an inspiration for our team, especially for seriousness, honesty, humanism and deep dedication to the causes which he sponsored.
In 1980, Isabel Mendes Londral joined the Office, working mainly in Madeira and in the areas of civil litigation, family and succession, corporate, employment and real estate.
In 2010, Roberto Mendes Londral also joined the Office, working mainly with tax law, corporate law and M&A. In the same year, Vera Valério joined the Office, having a huge experience in insurance law and civil litigation.
In April 2011, we incorporated “Mendes Londral & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL”, with a strong family background.
In September 2017, Patrícia Viveiros joined the team, working with civil law (litigation and contracts), real estate, urban leasing and condominium law.
Over the last 70 years, our Office has contributed to the professional training of several Lawyers in Madeira.
Our Office has a partnership with PLMJ – A. M. Pereira, Sáragga Leal, Oliveira Martins, Júdice & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL allowing us to share knowledge and follow our clients nationally and internationally, as well as access to highly specialized areas of practice.
PLMJ has its own offices in Lisbon, Porto, Algarve and local offices in Brazil, Angola, Mozambique and Macau.
PLMJ’s National Partner Network has the following Law Firms:
Borges da Ponte, Linhares Dias e Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, RL
Gama Lobo Xavier, Luís Teixeira e Melo e Associados, Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL www.gamalobomelo.com
Roberto Mendes Londral was, once again, recognized by the American Best Lawyers directory in the Corporate area, on 26.11.2018. This American ranking distinguishes annually the Lawyers having greater appreciation among their peers, in diverse areas of practice.
Above all, this distinction is the recognition of the hard work and full dedication of the entire team of ML&A Lawyers!
The full list is published at https://www.bestlawyers.com/current-edition/portugal
Mendes Londral Advogados
T. (+351) 291 22 19 45
F. (+351) 291 22 62 82
Rua do Seminário, 7 – 3rd floor
9050-022 Funchal (Madeira)