Catarina
Bahia

Associate Lawyer|Oporto

Catarina Bahia is an Associate Lawyer at Abreu Advogados. She joined the firm in 2019 where she practices  in the area of labour law and works with the litigation department.

Her interests are focused on supporting companies in matters related to labour law. She has experience on advising on matters related to legal and conventional provisions, as well as in drafting employment contracts. She also assists clients in court cases by drafting written pleadings and participating in court acts.

Additionally, she has extensive experience in the areas of executive and insolvency law where she advises banks and companies in the energy sector on the processes of legal proceedings to recover credit.

She has experience in the area of Real Estate and has actively participated in a large scale due diligence process for a group of companies that manage woodland assets.

Her experience also covers companies law and she has participated in the incorporation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and drafting contracts.

Experience

Advising companies on matters related to labour law by providing counsel on matters related to legal and conventional provisions and, assisting in legal court cases.

Participating in a large scale due diligence - lasting approximately 10 months – related to real estate law, for a group of companies that manage woodland assets.

Assisting companies in matters related to insolvency and executive law in the banking sector, specifically recovery of debt (primarily mortgages) by effecting the procedures at all stages of the judicial proceedings and participating in the respective in court actions.

Advising a large company in the energy sector on matters related with mass credit recovery and carrying out the procedures: i) in a pre-litigation phase, via direct contact with the debtors, drafting payment agreements and ii) during the litigation phase, by participating in the court cases: drafting written pleadings and take part in court acts.

Advising international company groups in the sports sector, as well as others, on matters related to corporate law, specifically, assisting in the incorporation of companies, mergers and acquisitions, due diligence and drafting contracts.

Advising a company in the agro-food sector on civil litigation matters; participating in monthly meetings with their clients, and carrying out legal procedures involving contractual and extra-contractual civil liability.

Associations

Education

Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law

Law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University Faculty of Law, Porto (2009)

Catholic University Faculty of Law

Masters in Civil and Criminal Law from the Catholic University Faculty of Law, Lisbon (2011)

Catholic University Faculty of Law

Postgraduate studies in Labour Law and Social Security  from Catholic University Faculty of Law, Porto (2018)

Languages

  • English
  • German

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