Mr Nuno Sobreira

Nuno Sobreira

Lawyer biography

Areas & Industries
Capital Markets, Corporate and M&A, Restructuring and Insolvency, Banks and Financial Services, Insurance and Pension Funds
Professional Experience
Nuno Sobreira joined the firm in September 2013. He began as a member of the corporate and M&A and capital markets team of which he is currently a member as well as of two cross-practice teams responsible for insurance, reinsurance and pension funds and restructuring and insolvency. He has also collaborated with the litigation and arbitration team.
Law Degree (Coimbra Faculty of Law).
Master’s Degree in Private Law (Coimbra Faculty of Law, 2014).
Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2016).
Portuguese, English, French and Spanish.




Insurer's subrogation right – statute of limitation period
Portugal | 22 January 2019

A recent Portuguese Supreme Administrative Court jurisprudence uniformising decision held that the statute of limitation period of an insurer's subrogated right had started only when it had paid the damages incurred by the insured due to a motor accident. The decision is a relevant milestone in administrative jurisprudence, as there are divergent opinions in this regard.

Portugal Finlab – innovation hub for insurtech
Portugal | 06 November 2018

The Portuguese insurance regulator recently entered into an agreement with Portugal Fintech – a network focused on start-ups that connects fintech founders, investors, academics, consultants and legal advisers – to establish Portugal Finlab. From an insurance regulatory perspective, Portugal Finlab will be a useful tool to ensure an appropriate balance between innovation and consumer protection in the insurance sector.

Amendments to Insurance Supervision Act
Portugal | 04 September 2018

A number of amendments were recently made to the Insurance Supervision Act in the context of transposing the EU Markets in Financial Instruments Directive. The main amendments concern the protection of communications to the Portuguese insurance regulator regarding violations, the imposition of fines on insurers that violate the EU Benchmarking Regulation and the rules applicable to insurers' marketing of insurance products linked to investment funds.

General good provisions: freedom of establishment and freedom to provide services
Portugal | 20 February 2018

The Insurance Supervisory Authority (ASF) recently published a consultation paper requesting comments on the draft regulatory norm, which sets out the general good provisions applicable to insurers acting in Portugal under the freedom of establishment or freedom to provide services. The draft sets out a number of general good provisions which would be applicable to the distribution of all types of insurance and provisions which would apply to the distribution of mandatory insurance and life insurance products.