At AFMA, we have particularly significant experience in the areas of Distribution and Consumption which enables us to provide our clients with specialised advice on contract negotiation, regulatory issues and support in litigation (court and arbitral proceedings).

We represent clients from different economic sectors, accompanying their companies’ entire commercial cycle (production, distribution and sale of products or services, in both wholesale and retail markets).

AFMA has been closely following the rapid growth in e-commerce, and the resulting changes to legislation, in Portugal and the European Union.

On competition issues, AFMA also has a highly consolidated practice. We provide our clients with a full advisory service before administrative and judicial authorities, guaranteeing support in mergers, restrictive practices in competition and trade, reporting and complaints.

Other areas of expertise

Other areas of expertise

AFMA lawyers are also skilled in other areas, to support their clients regarding matters that also require thorough knowledge. They are prepared and able to advise on:

Industrial Property and Copyright

In the areas of Industrial Property and Copyright, AFMA provides consultancy on all matters in relation to patents, brands, copyright protection and related rights.


Since it was established, AFMA has followed the area of freight transport and express mail, both in terms of regulatory issues and fleet management and also regarding related air and port matters.

Sports, Gaming and Betting

At AFMA, we have lawyers with specific knowledge in Sports Law, Gaming and Betting, who can support clients in each sector at all stages, from the negotiation process to the completion of the business vehicle.

Public and Administrative Law

AFMA has advised a number of clients on public tender procedures, including, among others, preparation of tenders, statements in preliminary hearings and reactions to award decisions (complaints, hierarchical appeals and pre-contractual litigation).

Mutualism and Insurance

AFMA has vast experience in advising on governance and other matters of regulatory importance in the field of Mutualism, and also Insurance.