Ana Sofia
Batista

Partner|Lisbon

Ana Sofia Batista is a Partner having joined Abreu Advogados in 1996. 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 in M&A, private equity transactions and project finance transactions.

She has also been involved in investment operations in Mozambique, providing legal advise 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 organisations and seminars.

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.

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.

Associations

Education

Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law

Law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law, Lisbon (1996)

King’s College London

LLM from King’s College London (2001)

University of Lisbon Faculty of Law

Extension course in Securities Law from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (2000)

University of Lisbon Faculty of Law

Course in Banking Law from the University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (1999)

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish
  • German

Contacts

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