Abreu Advogados promotes five to partner

Marta Romano de Castro, Rodrigo Formigal, Marta Costa and Pedro Alves da Silva have all been promoted to partnership at Abreu Advogados. Maria Inês Assis was also promoted to professional partner.

pjimage 97Abreu Advogados has announced the promotion of four new partners, who are (pictured from left to right) Marta Romano de Castro, Rodrigo Formigal, Marta Costa and Pedro Alves da Silva. The news was confirmed after the last General Shareholders’ meeting, which included the promotion of Maria Inês Assis to professional partner (pictured far right), specialised in Tax Law and Wealth Management, Rui Humberto Messias to principal lawyer and António Frusoni Gonçalves, José Maria Alves Pereira and Sara Gonçalves to senior associate.

Inês Sequeira Mendes, managing partner at Abreu Advogados said: “The invitation to our four most recent partners is the deserved recognition of the extraordinary talent of these lawyers and their personal and professional qualities. These lawyers have excelled in their activity and are today a reference in their respective practice areas. Its growth is in line with the culture of Abreu Advogados, which promotes organic growth and career progression, in addition to investing in new leaders and generational renewal, essential in a firm that wants to be a project to and from the future. The positive results we achieved in 2020 are largely due to the commitment and resilience of our people and these promotions are a recognition of the unsurpassed work they have been doing on behalf of Abreu Advogados and our clients. Once again, we put the future into practice.”

Marta Romano de Castro, partner, has been with Abreu Advogados since 2001, working mainly in Corporate and M&A, namely in business structuring and company restructuring operations. She has 20 years of accumulated experience in matters related to Acquisitions, Mergers, Divisions, Asset Transfers or Stock Swaps, and Private Equity transactions. She has been involved in several investment operations in Angola and Mozambique, providing Corporate advice and supporting the interconnection with Abreu International lawyers in those countries.

Rodrigo Formigal, partner, has been with Abreu Advogados since 2018, working mainly in the Financial area, with over 15 years of experience in advising Banks and other Financial Institutions, having collaborated with international Banks on a secondment basis in the areas of Investment Banking and advising the Corporate Client Management area. 

Marta Costa, partner, has been part of the Abreu Advogados team since 2019 and is a coordinator of the Private & Clients sector, as well as the company’s Italian Desk. She also works in the Technology, Media & Telecommunications sector. Marta has extensive experience in consulting Family Offices and individual clients in the area of ​​Inheritance and Family Law (in the areas of Planning, Negotiation, organisation and generational transfer of Assets and Litigation), Wealth Planning, Private International Law and nationality issues.

Pedro Alves da Silva, partner, has been with Abreu Advogados since 2013, working mainly on Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Law and Commercial Contracts. In the corporate and financial aspects, he has a particular intervention in the provision of legal advice, representation, advice and consultancy to commercial companies, national and foreign, in matters of current life and in Mergers and Acquisitions, Divisions, Restructuring of corporate groups, purchase of assets, constitution of investment vehicles and Private Equity and Venture Capital operations. He has conducted several operations to implement foreign groups in Portugal, leading multidisciplinary teams capable of assuring customers support in the various areas necessary for this implementation. He also intervenes in transactions in Angola and Mozambique, providing Corporate and Commercial advice and supporting in connection with lawyers from Abreu Advogados’ international network.

Maria Inês Assis, professional partner, has been with Abreu Advogados since 2019, working on matters related to the Tax area. Throughout her professional career, she has focused her activity on international Tax consultancy. She has also provided Tax advice on Corporate Reorganisations, Private Wealth Management, individual and international Taxation, Succession Planning and Family Governance.

With the latest round of promotions, Abreu Advogados now counts on 35 partners, with more than 200 lawyers.

Michael Heron