Sofia Vaz Sampaio


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.


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).


Portuguese, English and Italian.


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