Ana Sofia
Batista

Partner|Lisbon

Ana Sofia Batista Partner whose practice focuses on Corporate and M&A in Portugal. She works primarily on business restructuring operations and acquisitions, as they relate to corporate structures, contracts and financing.

Her practice focuses particularly on matters related to acquisitions, mergers, spin-offs, liquidity inflows or share swaps, and specifically Corporate and M&A in Portugal, private equity transactions and project finance transactions.

She has also been involved in investment operations in Mozambique, providing legal advice and liaising with local lawyers within Abreu Advogados' international network.

She has extensive experience in advising on transactions is the health, transport, food and finance sectors, as well as on corporate housekeeping for national and multinational companies in various sectors of the economy.

She has also lectured in areas connected with corporate and finance law in universities, professional organizations and seminars.

She is frequently referred by - Transactional Track Record (a premium financial technology platform that delivers unrivaled transactional data and actionable market intelligence in real time) because of her involvement in major operations.

Ana Sofia Batista joined Abreu Advogados in 1996

Corporate Law, 2021

Experience

Advising two international finance groups on the acquisition of two reputable financial institutions in Portugal, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising an international group in the food sector on the acquisition of a company within the same sector in Portugal, including corporate structuring, corporate and commercial due diligence, and drafting of contracts and providing daily regarding on Corporate and M&A in Portugal.

Advising a competing consortium on the privatisation process in respect of an airport management company, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising a competing entity on the privatisation process in respect of an air transport company, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising a group of clinical laboratories in Portugal on the acquisition of shares in companies and on the internal restructuring processes of the group, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising a company connected to the biomedical sciences area as of its incorporation in private equity financing rounds including, together with the European Investment Bank, corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising a multinational group in the health sector on the acquisition of companies within the sector and business expansion and restructuring, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising a national group in the health sector on the acquisition of companies within the sector and business expansion and restructuring, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising a French group in the aviation sector on the acquisition of companies within the sector, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts.

Advising an international real estate group on the acquisition of a leading company and property in Portugal, including corporate and commercial due diligence, corporate structuring and drafting of contracts and subsequent process of M&A, Corporate and business integration in Portugal.

Associations

Education

Faculdade Direito da Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Law degree (1996)

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Course in Banking Law (1999)

Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa

Extension course in Securities Law (2000)

King’s College London

LLM (2001)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

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