Maritime Law

Mesquita Ferreira - Legal Partners

Our core values are accuracy, confidentiality, innovation and promptness. We are available to all kinds of companies, professionals and entrepreneurs associated with the maritime sector. The partners we work with know that they can count on us when they need us the most. Due to our technical background and vast know-how of the maritime sector, our legal services are deemed as first-rate.

Who are we ?

A team of Lawyers

Our team is experienced and distinctive in several legal practice areas, being particularly devoted to the maritime law sector. We ensure that our clients receive support from a team of qualified professionals that are trained and prepared to face everyday challenges with fast and accurate answers.

What we do

Legal Services

We are consultants and legal assessors for the most diverse areas of law practice. The services delivered create value and that is why we are constantly growing as professionals. Our feedback is swift, effective and that is why we, together with our clients, are able to surpass the challenges we face.


National and global partnerships

If there is an ocean or a sea, we are there. We make it easy for our clients to access international markets due to our partnerships, so we can offer them an array of services that cover a wide range of legal areas: maritime, labor, commercial, intellectual property, customs, arbitration and insurance.


Target and Skills

Our services are especially structured to be useful for all kinds of professionals connected to the maritime sector, such as ship owners, charterers, P&I Clubs, insurance companies, insurance brokers, logistic operators, freight forwarders, shipping agents, shipyards and all types of companies and entrepreneurs that develop their activity in the sea. We have the necessary expertise to advise on international financial matters, maritime insurance, maritime accidents and transport contracts.


Raquel de Mesquita Ferreira

Raquel João de Mesquita Ferreira is registered in the Portuguese Bar association since 2004. She holds a degree obtained in the Universidade Católica Portuguesa – Porto since 2003. In 2015 she concluded with merit the post-graduation in Maritime law in Lloyd’s Maritime Academy in London. Also in 2015, Raquel Mesquita de Ferreira obtained a post-graduate diploma in Maritime law and harbors by the CIJE FDUP (The Legal and Economic Research Center of the law school of the University of Porto) and the training center of the harbor of Leixões.


Our services cover the entire national territory if the legal skills required are centered in maritime law. We ensure international coverage through several partnerships we develop with law firms abroad, mainly in Europe, Asia and Africa.