VdA is in the spotlight at the Women in Business Law Awards 2022, having been shortlisted in 4 firm categories, and in 18 individual nominations.

In the "Firm Awards" category, VdA is nominated as firm of the year in the categories of "Gender Diversity National Firm", "Pro Bono National Firm" and "Work-Life Balance National Firm", having also been nominated as firm of the year in Portugal in the "Jurisdiction Awards" category.

In the "Practice Area Awards", in the category "Lawyer of the Year", VdA has the following individual nominations: in Banking & Finance - Benedita Aires; in Commercial Arbitration - Carla Gonçalves Borges; in Corporate Governance - Isabel Gião de Andrade; in Energy, Natural Resources & Mining - Ana Luís de Sousa; in Information Communication Technology - Magda Cocco; in Insurance & Reinsurance - Helena Vaz Pinto; in International Trade - Isabel Gião de Andrade; in Life Sciences - Francisca Paulouro; in Mergers & Acquisitions - Maria Cunha Matos; in Patent - Marta Alves Vieira; in Privacy & Data Protection - Magda Cocco; in Private Equity - Maria Cunha Matos; in Project Finance - Teresa Empis Falcão; in Structured Finance - Benedita Aires; and in Technology - Magda Cocco.

 In the "Rising Star Awards" category, VdA counts with the nominations of Sara Nazaré in Intellectual Property, Joana Neves in Litigation and Joana Lobato Heitor in Tax, as "Rising Star".

 The Women in Business Law awards aim to honour women at the forefront of legal work, as well as firms that have produced initiatives and programmes to support and encourage women and promote diversity in the legal marketplace. 

The winners will be announced at a ceremony to be held on 23 June.

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