Cavaleiro Machado & Associados


Cavaleiro Machado & Associados is a limited liability partnership law firm, founded in 2010, the result of the friendship and joint legal practice of its partners and associates. The firm is dedicated to corporate law, especially the world of franchising and entrepreneurship in general and start-ups in particular, as well as supporting the same with internationalization.

Based on the franchising experience of its founding partner, in order to find the best legal solutions for those who intend to develop their business under the franchise system, or through any other kind of entrepreneurship, the firm has acquired a cohesive and multidisciplinary team of lawyers that bring together diverse legal skills and strengths, enabling it to provide legal advice according to the particular needs of each client.

In order to provide and ensure the best and most efficient legal advice and representation to its clients, Cavaleiro Machado & Associados has developed a system of close and preferential partnerships with other law firms and lawyers in individual practice domestically and internationally, which, through its geographical location, experience and knowledge in specific areas of law, allows it to put at clients’ disposal a range of legal, centralized and coordinated resources for their specific case.

Cavaleiro Machado & Associados is a legal advisor to and member of the Portuguese Franchise Association.


Cavaleiro Machado & Associados is committed to constructing the best legal solutions for the needs of entrepreneurs or a start-ups, particularly in relation to their internationalization. We cover the main legal areas for this purpose and set up, whenever this is in the client's best interests, partnerships with other domestic and international law firms.
Our main areas expertise are as follows:

  • Franchising
  • Commercial and Corporate Law
  • Civil Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Litigation and Arbitration
  • Employment and Social Security Law
  • Tax Law
  • Public, Administrative and Environmental Law
  • Family Law and Inheritance