Marina, who has over 11 years’ experience as a lawyer, joins us from Portuguese firm Abreu Advogados and her joining strengthens our Lisbon office’s commercial practice.
Working for individuals, large corporates and local authorities (foreign and border control services), Marina’s expertise is with Portuguese immigration law, real estate, sports law, commercial and litigation. She is one of the few Portuguese lawyers that specialise in immigration law.
Marina has been responsible for most of the golden visa proceedings granted in Portugal, which is where foreign investors from non-EU countries obtain a fully valid residency permit on a fast track basis. She is also representing on all immigration issues for one of the most important Portuguese football agencies, ProEleven, as well as several major real estate transactions.
Paulo Almeida, partner at Kennedys, says:
“We are committed to attracting top talent and growth where our clients need it most and Marina’s appointment will help to grow our regional presence and our commercial practice in particular. Her experience will certainly be attractive to our national and international clients and I’m delighted Marina is on board.”
This appointment follows last week’s announcement that we are set to hire a 24-strong team from Hill Dickinson to augment our Sheffield office and national personal injury practice.