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Paulo LOPES DA SILVA

Position

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

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

Speaks English, French, German, Luxembourgish and Portuguese

Associations

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".

Related News & Publications

MOLITOR obtains one of the first court decisions in favour of a lessor amid the Covid-19 crisis: payment of commercial rents is due despite the mandatory measures taken by the government to limit the spread of the Covid-19

14 August 2020

Since the proclamation of the state of crisis related to Covid-19 by a Grand-Ducal regulation of 18 March 2020[1], which prohibited a number of activities open to the public for several weeks, and thus forced the closure of establishments in question[2], a recurring issue has arisen concerning relationships between commercial lessees and their lessors: was rent […]

MOLITOR obtient une des premières décisions au profit d’un bailleur sur le paiement des loyers commerciaux durant l’état de crise lié au Covid-19

14 August 2020

Depuis la proclamation de l’état de crise lié au Covid-19 par un règlement grand-ducal du 18 mars 2020[1], interdisant durant plusieurs semaines un certain nombre d’activités accueillant du public et prescrivant ainsi la fermeture de ces établissements[2], une question lancinante s’est posée aux commerçants et à leurs bailleurs : les loyers correspondant à cette période étaient-ils […]

Retention of Title in an out of Insolvency

01 January 2015

Retinete An hos faciat publico non omnium existimaretur amicorum se.

Terrains en «zone de réserves foncières»: expropriation pour cause d’utilité publique moyennant une juste indemnite

02 November 2014

Depuis quelques années, de nombreuses communes du GrandDuché se trouvent confrontées à une problématique de plus en plus difficile à résoudre. Ces dernières essayent en effet de répondre au mieux à une demande toujours croissante de la population en matière de logement et d’habitat, mais se heurtent bien souvent à une raréfaction des terrains disponibles […]

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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