João Vieira de Almeida takes office today as Senior Partner and Paula Gomes Freire as Managing Partner of VdA.

As Senior Partner, João Vieira de Almeida will continue to chair the Board of Directors and perform executive duties, particularly taking on the partnership’s strategic development and management and the assurance and promotion of the firm's Culture and Sustainability.

As Managing Partner, Paula Gomes Freire will sit on the Board of Directors and chair the Executive Committee. She will be leading the firm’s operational management, focusing on business, the team, and results.

VdA’s innovative governance model brings about a combined and collaborative leadership that can focus on different aspects and is enhanced by the firm’s current structure and sophistication. Our focus is unchanged and we remain driven by the same ambition, ever in line with our vision of very long-term sustainability.