Gonçalo Afonso Proença has been a counsel at Cuatrecasas since 2016 and was a senior associate lawyer between 2005 and 2016. He is a member of the public law department and provides current legal advice to clients in public procurement law.

Gonçalo’s areas of particular expertise within public law include contracting law; litigation, namely, actions for damages arising from liability under contract, tort liability and strict liability of the state and other public entities, and non-compliance of concession contracts; and pre-contract procedures.

He has been a legal adviser on matters concerning the concession contracts of casino games of chance in Portugal.

Gonçalo was involved in the new legal framework for online gambling that was published in Portugal, and has extensive focus and knowledge concerning Portuguese gaming law.

He has a law degree from the School of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon and a postgraduate degree in administrative litigation. He has participated in international gaming law conferences, both domestic and abroad.

He regularly advises clients on a broad range of gaming-related issues, including online gaming, sports betting and fantasy sports leagues.