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Avocat à la Cour, Member of the Luxembourg Bar, 1998

1997 Strasbourg University, France (DEA en Droit des Affaires/Master in Commercial law)
1996 Strasbourg University, France (Maître en Droit)

Speaks English, French, German, Luxembourgish and Portuguese


Paulo is a member of the International Bar Association (IBA), the European Employment Lawyers Association (EELA) and the Employment Law Specialists Association (ELSA). 

Career to date

Paulo has been a partner at MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour since 2002 and co-heads the Dispute Resolution & Litigation Department. He is regularly involved in commercial cross-border aspects of the law and is also very active in banking litigation, particularly matters involving the liability of banks and their directors.

Recommendations & Listings

Paulo is ranked in The Legal 500 EMEA and The Legal 500 US Special Edition.
He is seen as 'well reputed' and an 'excellent counsel', 'extremely professional', 'empathetic to clients'and has 'an entrepreneurial spirit' (Legal 500 EMEA).

Chambers Europe ranks him as a key individual, stating that he receives excellent feedback from all sides. One source describes him as "an excellent technician, a smart lawyer who goes straight to the point, identifying and understanding problems quickly".

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What they say about him

Dispute Resolution – Market Perception

The Legal 500, 2016

Jointly headed by Paulo Lopes Da Silva and François Cautaerts, MOLITOR Avocats à la Cour's litigation team is 'well thought of' in the market with regard to commercial and constitutional litigation.

Dispute Resolution – Market perception

Chambers Europe, 2015

Paulo Lopes da Silva is highly regarded by peers as an 'excellent lawyer'. One source added: "He is very objective and has great knowledge of the civil procedure rules in Luxembourg."

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