DLA Piper promotes three new partners

DLA Piper Lawyers has promoted 72 lawyers to partners in different practice areas from 42 offices and in 20 countries. Among the new partners are three portuguese women: Ana Carvalho, Catarina Santos Ferreira and Margarida Leitão Nogueira.

Ana Carvalho works within the tax practice, being at DLA Piper Portugal since 2018. The lawyer has extensive experience in the area of tax law, focusing on the planning of investment structures, corporate and business model reorganizations, as well as taxation of financial instruments. She has advised private equity funds and represented clients, Portuguese and international multinationals, in various sectors, including financial, insurance, pharmaceutical and energy.

For Ana Carvalho, quality thrives when working on building “a culture that values critical and forward-thinking as well as curious and forward-looking approaches. I also believe that leveraging our global presence to share knowledge and different perspectives on a given subject is critical to our success.”

Catarina Santos Ferreira works within the employment practice, being at DLA Piper Portugal since 2010. She has extensive experience in hiring employees and managers, termination of employment contracts and restructuring, labour aspects related to transactions, legal audits and social security. She also has experience in advising national and international clients operating in different sectors of activity.

For Catarina Santos Ferreira, “effective leadership requires empathy, flexibility, the ability to adapt quickly to change and, above all, open, clear and honest communication with your team. In addition, understanding your team members, and prioritizing their well-being, is a key to building trust and to keeping the team focused and aligned with the same goals and vision.”

Margarida Leitão Nogueira works within the intellectual property and technology practice, being at DLA Piper Portugal since 2006. She has extensive experience in the fields of privacy and data protection, cybersecurity, gaming and entertainment, e-commerce and commercial contracts. She has advised clients in privacy and data protection, developing privacy policies and compliance programmes, namely with companies within the life sciences sector.

For Margarida Leitão Nogueira, “leadership, as the ability to motivate, inspire and guide others to achieve common goals, implies effective and empathetic communication. A good leader promotes the creation of relationships based on trust and integrity and is committed to continuing to learn and grow the team. “.

For Nuno Azevedo Neves, country managing partner at DLA Piper Portugal, “having Ana, Catarina and Margarida as Partners of the firm is as natural as expected. They are extraordinary lawyers, focused on the client, with a career that makes us very proud and absolutely aligned with our values and culture. I am sure that they will continue to pursue an exemplary role and will continue their journey of excellence, knowing that for all of us it is an asset to count on their contribution.”

In total, there were 23 promotions in the US, 13 in the UK, 23 in Europe, four in Latin America, three in Canada, one in Asia, three in Australia, one in the Middle East and one in Morocco.

Among the global practice areas, corporate was the group that registered the highest number of promotions, with 18 new partners, followed by litigation and IPT with 12, finance and projects with ten, employment registered seven promotions, real estate five and tax and regulatory four.

DLA Piper is committed to providing our clients with the highest levels of service as a trusted business partner. We do this within the framework of our values of being supportive, collaborative, bold and exceptional. The newly appointed partners are true advocates of these values, making a demonstrable contribution to the success and growth of our firm.” said Simon Levine, Global Co-CEO of DLA Piper.

Frank Ryan, Global Co-CEO and Global Co-Chair of America, adds, “ We are transforming how a global law firm serves the world’s most aspiring businesses. Each of these attorneys plays a role in achieving new standards of excellence in how we represent our clients, develop our people, and serve our communities. We are proud to welcome them to our partnership.”

Julia Gil