Duarte Santana Lopes


Duarte Santana Lopes joined the firm in 2007 and became a partner in 2022.

His activity focuses on the assistance of clients in the context of criminal and misdemeanour cases, especially in economic and financial domain. Duarte has extensive trial experience, having been involved in various high-profile litigation cases in Portugal. 

In recent years, Duarte has been intensely working on compliance matters, in particular relating to the prevention of corruption, money laundering and terrorist financing.

Between 2013 and 2015, Duarte worked at a Macau law firm as International Representative for China of the Morais Leitão Legal Circle, advising mainly in the areas of criminal, civil and administrative litigation.

Since 2017, he is a Guest Professor at the Faculty of Law, Nova University of Lisbon (Interdisciplinary Legal Practice).

Law Degree (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2007). Attendance of Postgraduate Studies in Punitive Law of Independent Regulatory Authorities (University of Lisbon School of Law). Intensive Specialization Course in Financial Technology Challenges - Fintech in a Data Economy (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2017).


Portuguese and English.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2010). Macau Lawyers Association (admitted in 2014). Criminal Forum.

Duarte Santana Lopes