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Nuno Andrade do Passo


Nuno Andrade do Passo practices in compliance and corporate law, with particular focus on corporate finance and governance. His clients include companies in a range of sectors including financial, cosmetic and banking.


  • Legal support to one of the largest oil companies in the world, starting its activities in Angola.
  • Advising one of the largest Angolan companies in real estate matters.
  • Negotiating and drafting a USD200 million sports sponsorship agreement.
  • Under the new labor law, drafting Internal Regulations, Code of Ethics, and Employment Contracts for Timor-Leste's largest telecom company.
  • Negotiating numerous Satellite rental contracts for Timor-Leste's largest telecom company.
  • Assistance in compliance matters to an Investment Fund managed by a prominent Portuguese Venture Capital Firm.
  • Portuguese
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
  • Instituto de Formação Bancária, Advanced Training in Compliance, 2022
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Post Graduation Corporation’s Legal Practice, 2003
  • Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Law Degree (Juris Doctor), 2001

Prior Experience

  • 2022 - present, Associate, DLA Piper ABBC
  • 2021 - 2022, Senior Associate, Law firm based in Lisbon
  • 2019 - 2021, Consultant, Law firm in Florida, United States
  • 2012 - 2017, International Senior Legal Advisor, Telecom operator in Timor-Leste
  • 2010, Senior Consultant, Accounting firm in the Angola office
  • 2006 - 2010, Legal Counsel, French Company
  • 2006 - 2009, Legal Counsel, Portuguese company
  • 2002 – 2005, Lawyer, Law firm with offices in Lisbon and Madrid

Additional Information

  • Volunteer at Palácio Nacional da Ajuda
  • Novos Rumos, Novos Rostos - Volunteer at the syringe and condom distribution program for drug addicts

Memberships And Affiliations

  • Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association, 2004
  • Admitted to the East Timor Bar’s Association, 2012