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Athayde, Augusto de Albuquerque de
Augusto de Albuquerque de Athayde
Telephone: +351 213 243 690

Augusto de Albuquerque de Athayde



  • Acts for banks, insurers, loss adjusters, reinsurers, Telecommunications Group, providing policy advice and interpretation on insurance and reinsurance disputes.
  • Drafting and adaptation of insurance policies.
  • Acted for insurers in a wide range of professional liability claims.
  • Handled the preparation and running of board of directors and general meetings, capital increases/reductions, mergers and acquisitions, drafting of commercial contracts.
  • Advises on non-contentious matters such as policy and contract wording.
  • Languages - Portuguese, English, Spanish, French.

Significant reported cases

  • Advising the insurance company which holds the professional indemnity policy for the Portuguese Bar.
  • Representing Banco Espírito Santo in several court disputes.
  • Representing Banco Internacional do Funchal in several court disputes.
  • Advising Grupo Portugal Telecom in several contracts.
  • Advising companies such as Markel International, Chartis, Domestic and General, Munich RE, ARCH, Oterin GabRobbins.


  • Representing and defending insurance companies in Portugal and in Portuguese speaking countries in Africa, Asia and Brazil.
  • To set and to develop periodical newsletters on bank/insurance law related to Portugal and to portuguese speaking countries.


  • Insurers
  • Reinsurers
  • Loss adjusters
  • Claims handlers
  • Banks
  • Construction companies
  • Telecommunications companies


  • Several articles on Portuguese Chamber of Commerce reviews
  • Co-author of book on banking law
  • Co-author of the 'Guide to Insurance and Reinsurance Law in Spain and Latin America', Kennedys 2005