Sofia
Silva
e Sousa

Associated Partner|Lisbon

Practice Areas
Sports
Employment

Sofia Silva e Sousa is an Associated Partner since 2019 and has been with Abreu Advogados since 2013 working primarily in the areas of employment law, social Security and sports law.

She has focused particularly on advising on labour regulation matters and providing human resources advice to national and multinational companies in a wide range of areas, including labour relations, hiring, senior management, working conditions, remuneration systems, secondments, collective bargaining, restructuring, employment termination procedures, collective dismissals and lay-offs, disciplinary procedures, outsourcing, relationships with worker committee representatives, labour due diligences that include a risk analysis and quantify contingencies, employee loans, litigation and Social Security. Such advice benefits from her extensive experience in this field.

She also has relevant experience in advising on matters related to sports labour law, having done significant work in this area.

Experience

Regularly advising a national company which is part of a major multinational group in the aeronautical sector on labour, human resources and Social Security matters.

Regularly advising a national company which is part of a major multinational group in the metal sector on labour, human resources and Social Security matters.

Advising a major Spanish financial institution on performing due diligence procedures with regard to labour and Social Security at Portuguese branches of financial institutions belonging to multinational financial groups within the scope of the acquisition of their retail business.

Advising a major international group on the performance of labour and Social Security due diligences within the scope of the acquisition of a Portuguese company in the metal sector.

Regularly advising a national company which is part of a major multinational group in the transport and information technology sectors on labour, human resources and Social Security matters.

Advising a major English club on the transfer of a professional player contracted to a major Portuguese club.

Education

Portuguese Catholic University

Law degree from the Portuguese Catholic University, Faculty of Law, Lisbon (1997)

Portuguese Catholic University

Master degree in Labour Law from the Portuguese Catholic University, Faculty of Law, Lisbon (2012)

Portuguese Catholic University

Postgraduate diploma in Labour Law from the Portuguese Catholic University, Faculty of Law, Lisbon (2009)

University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law

Postgraduate degree in Securities Law from the University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law (2000)

Independent University of Lisbon

Postgraduate diploma in Economic and Sports Law from the Independent University of Lisbon, Faculty of Law (1999)

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