Global Product Liability


Our well-regarded product liability capability in Portugal encompasses consumer protection law, dispute resolution and regulatory matters; spanning a broad range of sectors, such as consumer goods, food and retail, life sciences, industrials and aviation.

Our multidisciplinary team is highly experienced in providing legal assistance to national and international companies in respect of regulatory authorities’ inquiries within the scope of product recalls. We are also experienced with administrative consumer claims in all their phases, including mediation and consumer arbitration, as well as class actions. We also have extensive experience in consumer civil proceedings and negotiating extra-judicial settlements with customers. We are advising a global pharmaceutical company on a civil liability lawsuit concerning a defective product manufactured between 2002 and 2018.

We provide regular advice on clients’ day-to-day activities, identifying possible areas of concern from a dispute resolution perspective. If and when disputes arise, our main focus is to try to find the best possible solution for the client, preferably by avoiding litigation.

We also advise our clients on product liability compliance. We are experienced in the full range of regulatory matters, including representation before regional, national and EU courts, as well as regulatory tribunals. Our regulatory lawyers have deep experience advising on the requirements of national and regional regulatory authorities, including the implementation of directives in local markets and ensuring compliance in multimarket and multiproduct operations. We provide compliance solutions that cover the widest requirements and risks while still promoting consistency across all business activities and geographic regions.

The team is also experienced in assisting clients in law-making procedures in highly regulated sectors, notably on the impact for consumers of provisions related with product liability and consumer protection.

Our extensive experience representing consumer product manufacturers and distributors in Portugal makes us your go-to firm for product liability matters in the Portuguese market.


CGFR, Lifesciences, Industrials, Aviation

Key contacts

António Moura Portugal
António Moura Portugal
Partner [email protected]T +351 21 358 36 20View bio
Sofia Ribeiro Mendes
Sofia Ribeiro Mendes
Partner [email protected]T +351 213 583 620View bio