Outstanding shipping boutique covering the full range of maritime law matters, particularly ship arrests, purchase agreements and commercial litigation and arbitration. Advises foreign and domestic clients, primarily P&I clubs, with an increasing focus on cross-border work. 

In Chambers & Partners, 2016

Andrade Dias & Associados was incorporated in 1994, having as its main founding partner the deceased Mr. Mateus Andrade Dias.

The firm developed from a law office lead by Mr. Mateus Andrade Dias who started his Shipping Practise in 1962. At the present date, following the tendencies of the Portuguese maritime law market, Andrade Dias & Associados refuses to follow the path of mass production under the principle that “small is beautiful” and growth is good but does not stand for excellence.

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This specialist shipping firm enjoys an outstanding reputation. Its areas of expertise include litigation and arbitration, vessel arrests, enforcement of claims, insurance and marine contracts.

In Chambers & Partners, 2013


Teresa Andrade Dias

Mateus Andrade Dias

Maria Andrade Dias

Pedro Andrade Dias

The firm is dedicated to render legal services in the following areas:

  • Maritime Law;
  • Aviation Law;
  • Transports Law;
  • Arbitration and Mediation;
  • International Trade;
  • Litigation;
  • International Contracts;
  • Banking and Finance Law;
  • Civil Law;
  • Commercial and Corporate Law;
  • Criminal Law and White Collar Crime;
  • Consumer Law;
  • Contract Law;
  • Insurance Law;
  • Tax Law; and
  • Labour Law.

Sources commend this firm’s outstanding shipping work, which covers all areas of the sector, including litigation, arbitration, arrest of vessels, maritime injunctions over cargo, enforcement of claims, and labour, criminal and administrative offences.

In Chambers & Partners, 2012

Maritime Law

The firm’s major area of practise is maritime law by providing a full range of legal services to the maritime industry, namely but not exclusively, related to: judicial litigation; arbitration; arrest of vessels or any other maritime injunctions over cargo or bunkers; enforcement of claims and labour, criminal and administrative offences proceedings related to the maritime activity. Andrade Dias & Associados is also strongly involved in the settlement of any type of disputes outside court, in the negotiation of maritime contracts and in client’s representation before the Portuguese Authorities.

The firm advocates in cases connected with protection and indemnity (P&I Clubs); marine insurance; limitation of liability; collisions and all type of navigation accidents or incidents; salvage; pollution; wreck removal; ship’s sale and purchase; ship’s registration; ship’s mortgages; charter-parties; carriage of goods by sea; general average; multimodal transport; freight forwarders; ship’s agency; harbour and customs law; maritime labour law; maritime criminal law; non judicial detention of vessels at Portuguese harbours; port state control and all maritime administrative proceedings related to the maritime safety.

Boutique firm Andrade Dias e Associados is “very well known” in the maritime sector. The group has longstanding experience, and assists clients on all maritime issues.

In Legal 500, 2012


Andrade Dias & Associados – Sociedade de Advogados, SP, RL.

Rua Marquês de Fronteira, n.º 111, R/C Direito
1070-292  Lisboa – Portugal
Tel: (+351) 21 346 81 34
Fax: (+351) 21 347 37 46
E-Mail: geral@diaslawyers.com

Emergency Contacts
(+351) 918 347 636
(+351) 917 545 969
(+351) 916 134 979

Andrade Dias e Associados