Mariana França Gouveia joins VdA as partner for Dispute Resolution

Mariana França Gouveia has strengthened VdA’s dispute resolution practice by joining the firm. She holds a PhD in law. Her area of specialisation includes, in addition to Civil Procedural Law, Alternative Dispute Resolution, in particular Arbitration and Mediation. In this context, she created and directs the NOVA Dispute Resolution Forum, a knowledge center that investigates and trains in matters of Civil Procedure and Alternative Dispute Resolution.

Between September 2018 and October 2022 she was the Director of NOVA School of Law. She was also a partner at PLMJ, on the Dispute Resolution team. For João Vieira de Almeida, senior partner, “The arrival of Mariana França Gouveia to VdA is a reason for great pride and satisfaction, due to her personal qualities and the recognised experience and reputation in the area that she has come to develop.”

For Mariana França Gouveia: “It is a privilege and an enormous joy to join a team of excellence such as VdA, to strengthen the area of arbitration. Arbitration is a very demanding area of litigation and VdA is undoubtedly the ideal place to continue developing a project capable of serving customers at the highest level, both in Portugal and anywhere in the world”.

Michael Heron