Sofia Barata

Having joined VdA in 2005, Sofia Barata is Principal Consultant and head of practice of the Corporate Services Unit. With a vast track record in M&A, she worked in numerous domestic and international transactions over the years, notably mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, acquisition and corporate finance deals.

The combination of years of experience in the day-to-day support of clients across industries and a perfect command of the new technological tools of AI and process automation procedures, gives Sofia the skill sets required to develop and optimize new cross-practice products and services within VdA, resorting to the consistent adoption of technological procedures.

Law Degree, University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Post-graduation in Commercial Law, Catholic University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law.

Before joining the firm she worked at A. M. Pereira, Sáragga Leal Oliveira Martins, Júdice e Associados - law firm, as legal counsel at Marcascais - Sociedade Concessionária da Marina de Cascais, and as an associate at Ferreira Pinto, Olavo Cunha & Associados - law firm.

Author of various articles namely:

  • "International Comparative Legal Guide to Corporate Governance", 2008 
  • "Ethical corporate governance" on the International Financial Law Review 2008

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

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