Maria da Conceicao is a partner in the Corporate M&A practice. With over 30 years of experience, she focuses on advising Portuguese and foreign companies and investors on matters relating to corporate law, commercial contracts, corporate governance, mergers and acquisitions, and private equity.
Maria also advises on banking and financial law issues, and she heads a multidisciplinary team that is fluent in French and provides advice to investors and companies with mostly French capital.
Maria is also responsible for PLMJs work in Sao Tome and Principe.
She is a guest lecturer on the postgraduate course in securities, banking and financial law at Universidade Catolica Portuguesa in Porto.
Maria completed a postgraduate course in securities law at the Faculty of Law of the University of Lisbon.
Before joining PLMJ, she was a founding partner of the law firm Cavaleiro Brandao, Pinheiro Torres, Cabral, Sousa e Silva e Associados and was legal adviser to Banco Comercial de Macau (1989-1997).
Degree in Law from the Oporto Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law, 1986
Admitted to the Bar Association in 1988
Postgraduate degree in Securities Law, University of Lisbon Law School (2010/ 2011)
Trainee at Manuel Cavaleiro Brandao's office from 1986 - 1988
Founder member of the law firm of Vellozo Ferreira, Cavaleiro Brandao, Pinheiro Torres e Associados, 1992 - 2006
Founder member of the law firm of Cavaleiro Brandao, Pinheiro Torres, Cabral, Sousa e Silva e Associados since 2006