Practice Areas: Corporate and M&A

Industries: Private Equity & Venture Capital

Type: Abreu News

Rita Albuquerque is the new professional partner of Abreu Advogados

The lawyer joins the firm with over 17 years’ experience in mergers and acquisitions, private equity, corporate reorganizations, joint ventures and commercial contracts.

Rita Albuquerque is the latest professional partner to join Abreu Advogados. This move represents a strategic investment by Abreu Advogados in the Corporate, Commercial and M&A area, led by José Maria Corrêa de Sampaio, Ana Sofia Batista and Manuel Santos Vítor, and particularly in the private equity segment.

he lawyer joins Abreu from PLMJ, where she was a Managing Associate in the Corporate and M&A area, having advised several national and international clients on a wide range of M&A and corporate restructuring projects.

Her name has been associated with some of the largest M&A deals in Portugal, advising leading companies and private equity funds in a variety of sectors, including sovereign wealth funds, industry, distribution, new technologies and innovation and media.

“The arrival of Rita Albuquerque is a strong investment by Abreu Advogados in the M&A area, at a time when the macroeconomic indicators and the PRR funds may bring opportunities for new investments in Portugal. Rita has extensive experience in the private equity area and has done an excellent job advising some of the largest national and international players. We are sure that she will be an excellent addition to the Corporate & M&A team, bringing new solutions and ideas to respond to all of our clients’ challenges,” says Inês Sequeira Mendes, Managing Partner of Abreu Advogados.

Inês Sequeira Mendes added: “Together with the recent announcement of the addition of the Urban Planning and Territorial Planning team, this arrival demonstrates the strengthening of Abreu Advogados’ strategy to continue to grow and promote a commitment to relevant talent in the legal sector, helping to position us as one of the most innovative and differentiated law firms in the market.”

For her part, Rita Albuquerque,  Professional Partner at Abreu Advogados, points out: “It was with great enthusiasm that I decided to accept the invitation to join the Corporate and M&A team at Abreu Advogados. Abreu Advogados has established itself in the Portuguese market as an outstanding law firm, with unrivalled growth and truly impressive results over the last few years. Although it is a challenging project, the truth is that the path already taken by Abreu Advogados, its current positioning, and its constant ambition for growth, combined with the professionalism of its members, principles and culture, give me the full conviction that this is the right decision at the right time.”

The new professional partner concludes: “I am confident that at Abreu Advogados I will find all the conditions to continue offering clients a differentiated innovative and excellent service to clients. This factor, as well as a no less important component of a personal nature, was absolutely decisive in my decision.”

Rita Albuquerque has a law degree from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon, an LL.M. Advanced Programme in International Business Law from the Portuguese Catholic University and a post-graduate degree in Corporate Law from the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.

Her professional experience includes working at PLMJ and Garrigues, where she was recognised as a Recommended Lawyer in the areas of M&A Law and Corporate Law by The Best Lawyers (since 2018) and as a Recommended Lawyer in the area of Corporate/M&A by The Legal 500 (since 2019).

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