Ana Simões Ferreira

Professional Partner | Lisbon

Ana Simões Ferreira is a Professional Partner and has been at Abreu Advogados since 2011, working mainly on public tender matters and regulations regarding the environment and health.

She has extensive experience in assisting various public entities in public procurement procedures and contract execution, mainly related to public works contracts, including objective modifications to contracts and requests for restoring the financial balance. She also assists private entities in public procurement procedures, providing advice at all stages of the procedure, including complaints and challenges.

She has a particular involvement in matters relating to the health sector, including the licensing of private units and handling relations between these and regulatory authorities and other public entities, as well as in the sale and acquisition of shareholdings in this sector.

She assists various entities in the area of waste management in matters relating to the licensing of their activity, including the necessary articulation with the regulatory authorities of the sector.

She also has a vast experience in general administrative litigation.

She is a guest lecturer in executive training courses at the Instituto Superior de Gestão in the area of public procurement: Advanced Course in Public Management (CAGEP) and Public Management Training Course (FORGEP).

Work Experience

Advice to various procurement entities, from different areas, on matters of public procurement;

Oversight of the procedures for obtaining prior approval, auditing and financial responsibilities with the Court of Auditors;

Advising on the execution of several high value works' contracts and in co-financed projects, from signing to conclusion;

Advising various waste management bodies on the regulation of their activity;

Advising a major economic group in the health sector on matters relating to licensing, registration, waste, medical liability and participation in public procurement procedures;

Participation in operations involving the purchase and sale of shareholdings in companies in the health sector, in particular in matters related to the regulation of the activity;

Advising on processes relating to the recognition of professional qualifications in the European Union;

Advising a multinational food retailer on day-to-day matters - advertising, consumption, promotional sales, licensing, environment;

Advising on several matters in administrative litigation proceedings in different areas - public procurement, civil liability, medical liability, challenge of administrative acts and regulations in general.

Academic Background

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Law degree (2001)

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Master of Laws (LL.M) (2017)