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Sofia Vaz Sampaio

Partner

Sofia Vaz Sampaio joined the firm in 2006 and became a partner in 2020. She is head of a litigation and arbitration team. She is also member of the sport and entertainment 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.

Education

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

Languages

Portuguese, English and Italian.

Memberships

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