João Louro e Costa

Counsel ––– Lisbon
Member no. 50354L of the Portuguese Bar Association


João Louro e Costa joined the Lisbon office of Uría Menéndez – Proença de Carvalho in 2008 as a trainee lawyer. He became Counsel in 2020.

He was seconded to the London office of Slaughter and May as a foreign associate from September 2015 to March 2016.

His practice focuses on both private and public law, including administrative and regulatory law, public procurement, project finance, environmental law and litigation.

João mainly advises public and private clients on the negotiation and implementation of public-private partnerships and on issues related to public procurement and projects in regulated sectors such as electricity, natural resources and infrastructure. João also possesses an extensive track record in public M&A and has been involved in the some of the largest operations of that sort in Portugal since 2013.

Continue reading


  • Law Degree, Universidade de Lisboa, 2008

Professional associations

  • Portuguese Bar Association

Teaching activity

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa.

Recent publications

  • João Louro e Costa, Francisco Fraguas Mateus. In Renewable Energy 2022. Mhairi Main Garcia (Contributing Editor). International Comparative Legal Guides, 2021

  • Gonçalo Andrade e Sousa, João Louro e Costa. In Environment & Climate Regulation 2021. Getting the Deal Through, 6th Ed. James M Auslander (Contributing Editor), Brook J Detterman (Contributing Editor). London: Law Business Research, 2020

  • Tomás Cabral Anunciação, João Louro e Costa, Miguel Ferreira, Gonçalo Andrade e Sousa. In Procedimiento administrativo y contratación pública en Iberoamérica "España, Portugal, Chile, Colombia y Perú". José Luis Lara Arroyo (Director), Mariano Magide (Director). Valencia: Tirant lo Blanch, 2020

  • João Louro e Costa. In The Energy, Mergers & Acquisitions Review. Robert S. Fleishman (Editor), Kristin Mendoza (Editor), Roald Nashi (Editor), Sean T. Wheeler (Editor). London: Law Business Research, 2020. También en Lexology, 16/01/2020

  • Gonçalo Andrade e Sousa, João Louro e Costa. In Climate regulation. Lexology. Getting the deal through. Carlos de Miguel Perales (Editor), Jesús Andrés Sedano (Editor), Per Hemmer (Editor). London: Law Business Research, 2019. También en Lexology, 20/11/2019