With over twenty years’ experience, Lino Torgal is acknowledged as one of the leading references in administrative law in Portugal

Garrigues hires Lino Torgal to lead its Department of Administrative Law, Energy and the Environment in Portugal


Lino Torgal has joined Garrigues as partner in charge of the Department of Administrative, Energy and Environment Law in Portugal. His incorporation and that of his team will strengthen the team of professionals working for the firm in the area.

With more than twenty years’ professional experience, Lino Torgal is considered as one of the country’s leading professionals in public law. After heading the Portuguese firm Sérvulo e Associados from 2012 to 2014 and a partner since 2005, Lino set up his own law firm: Lino Torgal & Associados. He now joins as a partner of Garrigues succeeding João Rosado Correia.

Since 2016, Lino Torgal has been vice-president of the Latin American Association of Economic Regulation, an organization that contributes to the development of several regulated economic sectors in Latin America, in particular, those of transport, energy and the environment. He also has an extensive academic career. Since1996, he has taught several subjects in Administrative Law and post-graduate courses for the Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law; and also regularly collaborates as a professor at other renowned Portuguese universities. Leading international directories, such as Chambers and Legal 500 acknowledge Lino Torgal as a reference in the area of administrative law in Portugal.

«We are very pleased that Lino has joined our firm. He is an excellent lawyer with an outstanding professional career. Lino will undoubtedly contribute to our continued growth and excellence and help to strengthen and consolidate the market position of our Department of Administrative Law, Energy and the Environment», said João Miranda de Sousa, partner in charge of the firm’s Portuguese practice.

The Garrigues Portugal team currently includes twelve partners and more than eighty lawyers working at offices in Lisbon and Porto. Garrigues’ geographic network has its own offices in a total of thirteen countries, five of which are in Latin America (Colombia, Peru, Chile, Mexico and Brazil) and two in China (Beijing and Shanghai).  


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