Marta Alves Vieira

Marta Alves Vieira joined VdA in 2012. She is head partner of the IP Litigation practice where she has been actively involved in intellectual property litigation and arbitration, notably in disputes involving pharmaceutical patents, regularly providing legal and strategic advice to companies in all intellectual property matters.

Lawyer of the Year Life Sciences - IP&TMT Awards 2022

Law degree University of Lisbon Faculty of Law.

Erasmus, University of Pisa, Faculty of Law (1999-2000).

Post-Graduation in Arbitration, University Nova of Lisbon, Faculty of Law (2013).

Certified Course in Pedagogical Training for Trainers – Proficiency certificate as trainer (2015).

“Successful Interviewers” ​​course, certified by IQF – Portuguese Institute for Quality in Training (2017).


Marta concluded her traineeship at ANBM - Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, RL (currently, DLA Piper ABBC).

She was associate lawyer in the Litigation team of Ana Oliveira Bruno & Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, RL and in the Litigation practice area at Abreu & Marques, Vinhas e Associados – Sociedade de Advogados (currently, Abreu & Marques e Associados - Sociedade de Advogados, RL). She also joined the Litigation, Arbitration and Employment group of Linklaters, LLP, where she was dedicated in particular to Intellectual Property Litigation.

Before joining the firm she worked at JSMS – Jardim, Sampaio, Magalhães e Silva e Associados – Sociedade de Advogados as associate lawyer in Litigation matters.

Regular collaboration with the journal OJE (opinion articles on law matters), 2011 and 2012.

“A competência dos tribunais estaduais na arbitragem. Anotação ao artigo 59.º da Lei da Arbitragem Voluntária.” (The competence of the State Courts in the arbitration proceedings. Comments to Article 59 of the Portuguese Law on Voluntary Arbitration.), in Themis, Revista da Faculdade de Direito da UNL, 2015.

The Patent Litigation Law Review - Portuguese Chapter, The Law Reviews (with António Andrade) - Trevor Cook, 2017 and 2018 editions.

Admitted to the Portuguese Bar Association.

Member of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association).

Member of the Design Committee of ECTA (European Communities Trade Mark Association).

Member of MARQUES (European Trade Mark Owners).

English, Italian.

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