Sónia Gemas Donário strengthens commitment in the Competition area and Art & Entertainment industry
Sónia Gemas Donário is the new professional partner of Abreu Advogados and reinforces the Competition, Regulatory and EU practice area and the Arts & Entertainment industry. This integration reflects Abreu Advogados’ growth strategy and its affirmation path as one of the leading independent law firms in Portugal.
With a Law Degree by the Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa (FDUL) and a Master Degree in Legal and Community Sciences from the same university, Sónia Gemas Donário has a vast experience in Competition Law and EU Law, a department she coordinated at Albuquerque & Almeida Advogados, from where she moved to Abreu Advogados. She was a trainee at the Court of Justice of the European Union and a lawyer at Autoridade da Concorrência (the Portuguese Competition Authority), where she was a representative of the organization in several working groups within the European Commission. In addition, she has a wide experience in the cultural sector, advising several relevant companies in the entertainment area and cultural associations on issues related to Art and Cultural Heritage Law.
“The arrival of Sónia Gemas Donário reflects Abreu’s strategic positioning and our vision for the future, with a focus on the most promising talents of the national legal practice and the reinforcement of strategic areas with a very relevant growth potential. Sónia is a multifaceted lawyer, with a high quality work in the Competition and Arts areas, which will increase our response in these matters, with a closer and more personalized approach to our clients, with the same rigor and excellence as always”, highlights Inês Sequeira Mendes, Managing Partner of Abreu Advogados.
Sónia Gemas Donário’s academic career also includes post-graduate courses in “Energy Law” at FDUL, “European Law and Integration Law” from FDUL’s European Institute; “Public Regulation and Competition” from Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra; “Public Procurement Law” from FDUL and “Art Market and Collectorism” from the FSCSH at Universidade Nova de Lisboa.
“It is a great pleasure to join Abreu Advogados’ team and contribute to the growth of one of the leading independent law firms in Portugal. Abreu Advogados’ identity goes beyond the legal services and integrates a distinctive culture, mission and purpose, which promote a vision of a sustainable future and a concern about the community surrounding it. These are values I am identified with and have defended throughout my career, so this integration at Abreu Advogados, more than a pride, is a motivating factor to go further and do more “, explains Sónia Gemas Donário, professional partner at Abreu Advogados.
With Sónia Gemas Donário’s integration, Abreu Advogados reinforces its focus on Competition and EU Law and on the Arts industry, continuing, in this new year, its growth and affirmation path as one of the leading independent law firms in Portugal.