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Mafalda dias Martins - LLA




Mafalda Dias Martins - Founder of Legal Latin Advisors.
Her professional experience is largely international, in Portuguese-speaking countries (Angola and Brazil). She lived two and a half years in Angola, where she was the Legal Director and General Secretary of Banco Millennium Angola, and then six and a half years in São Paulo, where she was the Legal Director of a Luso-Brazilian media/information technology group and later Of-Counsel with Abreu Advogados for Brazil, where she mainly worked as a legal adviser to Brazilians to obtain Portuguese nationality / invest in Portugal. She was also President of the Association of Consuls of São Paulo, where she promoted various charitable and cultural activities, strengthening her network of contacts.
In Portugal, she started her professional activity at Abreu Advogados, then at ABBC (Azevedo Neves, Benjamim Mendes, Bessa Monteiro, Cardigos e Associados, Sociedade de Advogados), she was legal assistant to the Minister of Public Works, Transportation and Communications in the XVII Constitutional Government. At the end of 2018, she returned to Portugal having rejoined Abreu Advogados, focusing on personalised services for private clients.

Since 2019, she has been a Volunteer Trainer at the Talent School of the Social Life Support Project.
In 2021, she created MMA -Mafalda Martins Advogados.

  • Education
    - Law Degree, Lisbon Lusíada University Law School, commercial law (2000). - Post-Graduate Degree in Legal Sciences from the Catholic University of Lisbon Law School (2002).
  • Languages
    Portuguese Spanish English
  • Experience
    - Legal counsel in matters related to construction, development, financing and real estate investment in business parks, logistics warehouses, residential buildings, hotels, offices, tourist complexes, shopping centers and social centers. - Advisor to several companies on corporate restructuring, statutory reforms, assistance to the board of directors and management, general meetings, directors' duties and liability, the execution of shareholders' agreements and capital increases and reductions. - Advisor in the governance of various companies and corporate groups, by preparing regulations for the General Meeting and the Board of Directors and by supporting the administration and management of various companies. - Advisor to major Spanish real estate developers on the whole process of real estate development, preparation and negotiation of contracts for the purchase and sale of property, rentals, as well as the building of legal structures for the purchase, sale, investment and management of real estate projects. - Advisor to various real estate developers on issues related to financing contracts for the advancement, purchase and development of real estate projects. - Advisor to a large French business group in carrying out real estate due diligence for the acquisition of several real estate units providing long-term care and health services to the elderly. - Advisor to various Spanish business groups in the preparation, negotiation, and execution of works contracts. - Carrying out urban due diligence, urban soil analysis, verifying authorisations and licences, analysing compliance with the requirements arising from applicable sector legislation.; - Coordination of a complex M&A operation between a Portuguese and American company belonging to a large American business group in the hazardous waste treatment and environmental remediation plans sector. - Co-author of the books "Direito Civil - Direito das Coisas (Civil Law - Law of Things)" and "Direito Civil - Direito Registral Imobiliário (Civil Law - Real Estate Registration Law)". - Publication of several articles in newspapers and magazines about third party funding.
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