Diana Ribeiro Duarte

Managing Associate

Diana Ribeiro Duarte joined Morais Leitão in 2006. She’s a member of the firm’s corporate and M&A and capital markets team.

Diana’s practice is focused on the areas of corporate and commercial law. She provides legal assistance on acquisitions and sales of shareholdings, mergers, split transactions, restructurings and advises clients on the establishment and execution of commercial partnerships. She has acted in a wide variety of business sectors, notably energy, information technologies, internet services, research and development and healthcare.

She is also deeply experienced as a legal advisor in the setting up of equity funds and provides day-to-day regulatory advice to several private equity funds.

Diana Ribeiro Duarte has an active and significant role in multiple privatization processes in Portugal. In the area of capital markets, she has been involved in the structuring of several initial public offers, including the largest initial public offer ever made in the country.

She also participates in the structing of public acquisition offers, advising both the offeror companies, as well as the target ones.

On a regular basis, Diana provides legal assistance on consumer law.



Law Degree (University of Lisbon School of Law, 2005). Postgraduate Studies in Commercial Law (Católica Lisbon School of Law, 2008).


Portuguese and English.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2008).


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