Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira


Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira joined Morais Leitão in 2005 and became a partner in 2020. He is head of a litigation and arbitration team.

His practice focuses on several areas of civil and commercial law and on contentious and non-contentious matters of intellectual property and pharmaceutical law, notably involving the pharmaceutical industry. He assists and represents national and foreign clients in pre-litigation matters and conducts and participates in domestic and multi-jurisdictional judicial and arbitration proceedings.

He’s a regular speaker at conferences and academic activities related to litigation, arbitration and intellectual propriety. He has published several articles in national and foreign legal reviews on those subjects.

Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira is an arbitrator in several arbitration institutions. He is a member of the Under-40 Counselling Commission of the Portuguese Arbitration and Intellectual Property International Chamber of Commerce.

Winner of the Iberian Lawyer “40 under Forty Awards” (Life Sciences) in 2021.


Law Degree (Nova Law School, 2005). Postgraduate Studies in Industrial Property Law (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2007). Attends the PhD Program and is preparing his doctoral thesis on the area of Industrial Property (Nova Law School).


Portuguese, English, Italian and Spanish.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2008). Portuguese Arbitration Association.

Ricardo do Nascimento Ferreira