Luís Gagliardini Graça


Luís Gagliardini Graça joined the firm in 2001 and became a partner in 2013. He is a member of the corporate and M&A team.

He is a member of the coordinating team of the Africa Team, an internal structure that guarantees, on a permanent basis, and in close cooperation with the member firms of the Morais Leitão Legal Circle, personalised day-to-day assistance to clients on matters that involve or are related to the jurisdictions of the Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. He is referred as “Key Portugal-based partner active in Lusophone Africa” in the 2013 edition of IFLR 1000 Energy & Infrastructure Sub-Saharan Africa Guide.

Luís has been very active in the area of concessions for public construction, providing start to finish legal advice from negotiation to contractual execution, as well as handling any litigation arising as a result of the construction activities. In 2003 and 2004 Luís acted in an advisory role to the entities responsible for the construction of several of the new football stadiums for the “Euro 2004” as well in the project and construction of motorways.

He has been involved in several M&A operations and the restructuring of companies, but he also has a strong background in litigation related to his practice areas.


Law Degree (Católica Porto School of Law, 1996). Postgraduate Studies in Contracts (Universidade Portucalense Infante D. Henrique, 2002).


Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 1998).

Luís Gagliardini Graça