Maria de Santa Martha has a degree in Law since 1999 having begun her career as a Lawyer in 2001; Maria has been assisting local and foreign clients for practically 20 years, with special emphasis on her 15 year experience with a big law firm and, more recently, as a partner and head of the Porto office of another law firm.
Maria works mainly on grand scale real estate operations; on corporate real estate, purchase and sale of assets, sale and leaseback; on the development of real estate commercial projects, housing, services and logistics; on the expansion planning for retail facilities; and, particularly, on multinational companies, institutional investors and family owned businesses.
Likewise Maria focusses on Corporate and M&A transactions having participated in several M&A operations. Maria assists renowned corporations, both national and international, from different activity sectors, on Corporate Law matters.
Mergers and Acquisitions Law, 2021
Legal assistance to investors and family owned businesses in the structuring of acquisition projects, development, licencing, construction and sale of housing projects, hotels and touristic projects, university residences and old age homes.
Legal assistance to a major family owned business on the restructuring of its real estate portfolio and successions planning.
Legal assistance to several multinational companies in the retail sector, namely in the shoe industry, in the implementation and expansion plans, including purchases, titles of incorporation, licencing processes and construction of retail and large commercial sites.
Legal assistance to investment groups on real estate corporate matters, including the acquisition of real estate assets, and on real estate projects involving the purchase of independent units and buildings for real estate development.
Legal assistance to a leading renewable energies multinational company in the negotiation of energy supply contracts, construction, operation and maintenance of power generating plants (using wind technologies).
Legal assistance to domestic and international investment groups and to family owned businesses on real estate corporate matters, on the acquisition of real estate assets and on real estate projects involving the purchase of independent units and buildings for real estate development.
Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Lisboa
Law degree (1999)
IDET, Faculdade de Direito da Universidade de Coimbra
Post graduate studies in Corporate Law (2007)
Universidade Católica Portuguesa do Porto
Tutorial aspect of the Master Degree in Corporate Law (2011)