About us

An alternative way of doing legal

We are not your regular lawyers.
An alternative and client-centric law firm that provides a complete legal support for your company’s needs.
We’re on path of changing legal from within.


An alternative vision supported on 5 key points:

We engage with your business as if it was our own. No titles, no detachment. Empathy and trust, is how we share the true value of our expertise and create long term relationships.

These are, for us, the foundations for an alternative way of doing legal.

1º A client-centric mindset

2º Technology (even award winning!)

3º Legal Design and Communication

4º Pricing – Value-billing

5º Human Lawyers

Meet the Team

A dedicated and challenging team, focused on delivering value and making it happen.

Ana Rocha Alves

Co-founder. Public and Company Law & Recoveries Manager


Change the Game - transforming the legal experience.

Diogo Mendes Peixoto

Corporate, Contract Management, IP & Innovation Lead


Disrupting the legal industry

Mariana Machado

International & Foreign Direct Investment Lead


Your strategic partner for navigating international legal waters

Ana Rita Antunes

Company Law & Recoveries


Empowering the future in legal industry

Rui Neves Ferreira

Co-Founder and Managing-Partner


Making Legal a Competitive Advantage for Companies

Sara Gomes

Head of People & Customer Experience


I see you. I feel you. I care for you.

Sílvia Vilas Boas

Employment, Compliance & Privacy Lead


Unleash the Power of Legal with your champion for Labor Law and Data Protection

Legal Projects we’ve worked on

"NOVA Legal has been an invaluable partner to our company's operations in Portugal, providing exceptional legal services and strategic guidance that have helped us navigate local laws and achieve our business goals. "

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A.T. | Legal Associate

Startup - Series A Legal Project: Global HR Restructuring

"A NOVA Legal é o arquétipo daquilo que uma start-up necessita para crescer. A inteligência de reconhecer que na área do direito é necessário descentralizar o conhecimento, apesar de ser, por vezes, difícil de entender, por parte das equipas de gestão destas pequenas empresas, é o passo correto para crescer de forma orgânica e profícua."

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D.P. | Founder - CEO

Startup - Healthcare Legal Project: Equity Investment and Corporate Diligence

"Com a NOVA Legal passamos a ter na empresa uma equipa de apoio jurídico com um contacto muito próximo e direto, que nos permite abordar as operações diárias nas diversas áreas com toda a confiança, sem preocupações."

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J.S. | Co-Founder - CEO

Startup – Urban Mobility Legal Project: Founders Agreement & Equity Investment

"I really appreciated how quickly NOVA Legal reviewed several legal documents and provided our Company highly qualified feedback."

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S.F. | Co-Founder – CEO

Startup – SaaS Digital Transformation Legal Project: Privacy Policy and Data Protection Compliance

“O nosso crescimento, verificado nos últimos anos, implicou a garantia de contratos sólidos e claros. Num trabalho conjunto, melhoramos os nossos processos contratuais e jurídicos, num modelo em que a NOVA é visto por nós como o nosso departamento jurídico.”

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A.C.P. | Co-Founder – CEO

Energy and Renewable Company Legal Project: Contract Management and Renewable Energy Advising

"We have been working with NOVA Legal since the company was established – and so far we solely experienced highly skilled and qualified advising in all legal matters. Friendly and professional at the same time – strict focus on the most relevant issues and always efficient procedures.”

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H.B. | Founder – CEO

International Retail Company Legal Project: PT Company Incorporation and HR Advising

“A NOVA é para nós uma extensão da nossa empresa. A equipa a quem recorremos para tomar decisões e resolver problemas utilizando o racional do Direito moderno, dinâmico e transversal”

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M.M. | Head of Finance & Control

International Retail Company Legal Project: Contract Management & International Legal Procedures

"Proximidade com o cliente e elevado rigor nos pequenos detalhes."

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J.A. | Founder - Business Development

Startup - Artificial Intelligence & Artificial Vision Legal Project: Contract Management & IP Management

"NOVA Legal's advisory is the cornerstone of our legal strategy as a tech startup since the beginning. They're diligent, responsive, always there when we need prompt legal advice and support."

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A.O. | Founder – CEO

Startup - Artificial Intelligence & Artificial Vision Startup – Sustainability & Events Project: Pre seed funding e corporate restructuring

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