Advising on crossborder mergers and acquisitions (M&A), joint ventures, shareholders agreements and corporate restructuring.

Sofia Alves advises on crossborder M&A transactions, partial and total acquisitions,  joint ventures, and shareholders agreements in several sectors including media, retail, health and transportation. She also handles corporate restructuring.

Before joining Cuatrecasas, Sofia worked in the corporate and M&A practice of another law firm in Portugal.

She is a member of the Portuguese Bar Association.

She was a guest lecturer in the course Fundamentos de Direito Civil e Direito das Pessoas (Fundamentals of Civil and Personal Law) at Universidade Católica Portuguesa for two consecutive years.

She is author and co-author of many specialized articles covering a range of topics, including shareholders agreements, family-owned businesses and directors’ liability in subordinated companies.


  • Postgraduate studies in M&A and Corporate Litigation
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2021

    Master in Law and Management
    Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon, 2018

    Postgraduate studies in Corporate Law
    Universidade de Lisboa,, 2016

    Bachelor of Laws
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2016

    Family-owned business models and management of family-owned companies
    ESADE Business & Law School, Barcelona, 2024

    Program for lawyers organized by Uría Menéndez in collaboration with IE Headspring Executive Development
    IE Business School, Madrid, 2021

    Intensive course in investment funds
    Universidade de Lisboa, 2019

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