Maria
de Deus
Botelho

Professional Partner|Oporto

Practice Areas
Corporate and M&A

Maria de Deus Botelho has been a Lawyer since 2002 working mainly in the areas of commercial law, corporate and M&A, having developed, in parallel with her professional career, a relevant academic research.

She has an active role in representing national and international clients in various mergers and acquisitions and business and financial restructuring projects, due diligences, joint ventures, real estate investment, corporate governance matters and support for startups, being president and secretary of the general meeting in several companies and collective investment undertaking.

Particularly focused on the French market, she has been intensely involved in multiple transactions, providing legal advice on transnational transactions and on relevant investments involving different jurisdictions and representing national and international investors.

She has an extensive experience in current advisory and transactions in the corporate area in the pharmaceutical and health sectors, catering and distribution, telecommunications, construction, mining and footwear, real estate and services and online commerce.

Experience

Advising an international group in the ​​health care sector on the acquisition of a national company for the installation of a new unit.

Advising a family-owned group on the partial sale to a collective investment undertaking of a national group of companies dedicated to the cork industry, including the transfer of assets, the asset swap and the release of personal guarantees; 2 years later, she participated in the sale of the remaining capital to a French international group and in the concomitant reacquisition, by the family-owned group, of the non-operational part of the group.

Advising a national group on the acquisition of a subsidiary in Portugal from a multinational group in the ​​telecommunications sector and subsequent restructuring.

Advising a French multinational group in the ​​distribution sector on the expansion of its activity in the national territory, including the negotiation and acquisition of real estate properties for the construction of commercial enterprises, the corporate organization with a view to its exploitation and the dialogue with the public regulatory entities.

Advising in the corporate restructuring of a national group of companies dedicated to the dentistry area.

Advising a national group in the area of ​​healthcare on a deep corporate restructuring, including the reorganization of the activities developed.

Advising a French international group on the creation of corporate governance mechanisms aimed to safeguard and protect the brand and to deal with situations of conflict of interest between administrators and the respective companies and on the subsequent practical implementation of the created safeguard mechanisms.

Advising a national family-owned group on structuring its assets in order to facilitate their intergenerational transmission.

Advising an international group in the geological resources sector in the process of acquiring a Portuguese company, including the follow-up of the post-acquisition period.

Advising an English international group in the fashion and online commerce sector in the acquisition of a group of national companies to expand its activity.

Advising an international group in the distribution sector on the merger of its subsidiaries in Portugal.

Assistance to several private clients dedicated to the activity of pharmacy in the restructuring of their activity through the incorporation of commercial companies and subsequent corporate reorganization.

Associations

Education

Universidade de Coimbra

Law Degree from Faculty of Law of the Universidade de Coimbra (2000)

Universidade de Coimbra

Post-graduation in Economic and European Criminal Law from the Faculty of Law of the Universidade de Coimbra (2002)

Universidade de Coimbra

Post-graduation in Consumer Law from the Faculty of Law of the Universidade de Coimbra (2003)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Post-graduation in Contract Law from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2004)

Universidade Católica Portuguesa

Master in Corporate and Business Law from Universidade Católica Portuguesa (2010)

Universidade de Coimbra

PhD in Legal and Business Sciences at the Faculty of Law of the Universidade de Coimbra (ongoing since 2014)

Languages

  • English
  • French
  • Italian

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