Miranda & Associados has confirmed the promotion of Paula Dutschmann to salary partner, with Rita Lufinha Borges and Sofia Martins promoted to the group of equity partners
A spokesperson from Miranda said: “These appointments are in line with the firm’s culture and development strategy, in which the lawyers now promoted, have stood out in their activity and respective areas of practice.”
Paula Dutschmann (pictured left) has 20 years of experience in the field of Labour Law. Her practice has a special focus on the Portuguese jurisdiction, but also covers most of Miranda Alliance’s Portuguese-speaking jurisdictions. She has a degree in Law from the Universidade Moderna de Lisboa and a postgraduate degree in Labour Law and Social Security from the Faculty of Law of Lisbon.
Rita Lufinha Borges (pictured centre) began her collaboration with Miranda in 2007, having been promoted to partner in 2016. She is one of the partners responsible for the practice area of Real Estate Law, developing her activity not only in Portugal, but also in Angola, Cabo Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique and São Tomé and Príncipe. She is a graduate of the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University of Lisbon.
Sofia Martins (pictured right) joined Miranda in 2014 and has been a partner since 2016, being responsible for the firm’s Litigation and Arbitration practice. She has accumulated significant experience in Litigation & Arbitration in Portugal and abroad, including in other Miranda Alliance jurisdictions such as Angola, Timor-Leste, Cabo Verde and Mozambique. She holds a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon. She has also acted as an Arbitrator in several international Arbitrations.
Diogo Xavier da Cunha, managing partner at Miranda said: “The confirmation of the status of partner for Paula Dutschmann, a lawyer who has been with us for over 15 years and is recognised for her unsurpassed dedication to the area of the Labour practice, shows her commitment towards the recognition of merit and tireless work towards our clients and the firm’s objectives. Likewise, it is with great satisfaction and pride that we announce the inclusion of Rita Lufinha Borges and Sofia Martins in the Miranda equity partners group. They are two excellent professionals, with evident professional qualities and who share our DNA and international vocation across the board.”
Xavier da Cunha added: “Given the current circumstances and the challenges that lie ahead, these are moments of special joy and satisfaction for Miranda and for the entire Miranda Alliance.”
Miranda now counts on a total of 29 partners, including 17 equity partners.