Américo de Oliveira Fragoso, Benedita Gonçalves, and Sofia Bobone made Partners at VdA

Their appointment is part of a strategy to reinforce the firm's expertise in core areas and to develop new skills in key economic sectors that bring added value to clients. 

Américo de Oliveira Fragoso is a member of the Labor practice area and has advised clients in several Labor and Social Security Law areas, both as regards individual and collective labor relations.

Américo has been involved in several corporate restructuring processes on behalf of domestic and foreign clients, advising on the transfer, acquisition, and sale of companies or business areas, and leading procedures for the termination of employment contracts. He also works in labor litigation cases on a regular basis.

Benedita Gonçalves joined the Labor practice area in the Porto office in 2007. Benedita focuses her practice on labor and social security law, notably employee hiring, restructuring, labor audits, pay and benefits, dismissal procedures, individual and collective bargaining, and labor disciplinary proceedings.

She has also worked actively in litigation, representing companies in several areas of labor law.

Throughout her career Benedita has worked in various industries, particularly in the auto, manufacture, transport, health and pharmaceuticals industries, and represented a large number of major national and foreign companies in Portugal. 

Sofia Bobone is a member of the Corporate and M&A practice area where she works on the acquisition, sale, and restructuring of companies, and assists several companies in connection with their corporate life.

Sofia also provides assistance in connection with acquisition finance and Corporate Finance on behalf of national and international clients particularly relevant to the implementation and monitoring of investment projects by venture capital funds.