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Sofia Vaz Sampaio

Sofia Vaz Sampaio joined the firm in 2006. She is a member of the litigation and arbitration team. She is also member of the Sports Law team.

She has acted as counsel in judicial and arbitration proceedings in several in a variety of industrial sectors, such as banking, construction, food and beverage, infrastructures, media and advertising, public-private partnerships, energy, and telecommunications domestic and international.

From September to December 2005 Sofia practised law at Osório de Castro, Verde Pinho, Vieira Peres, Lobo Xavier e Associados – Sociedade de Advogados.

From March to July 2011, Sofia practised law as foreign intern at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, LLP & Affiliates, in London, International Litigation and Arbitration Group.


Practice Areas

Litigation and Arbitration (Arbitration and other Alternative Means of Dispute Resolution, Civil and Commercial Litigation, Corporate Litigation).


Law Degree (Law Faculty of the University of Coimbra, 2005). Postgraduate Studies in Commercial Law (Law Faculty of the Portuguese Catholic University, 2008). Specific Elite Training – Sports Law – Specialization Football (Quest - Soluções para o Desporto, 2009). Postgraduate Studies in Arbitration (Law Faculty of Nova University of Lisbon, 2013).


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2008). Portuguese Arbitration Association. Arbitration Centre (Portuguese Chamber of Commerce and Industry).


Portuguese, English and Italian.

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