Isabel Carneiro Kahlen

Senior Lawyer

Isabel Carneiro Kahlen advises on corporate/commercial matters, mergers and acquisitions, venture capital and capital markets transactions.
As a member of Team Genesis, she works daily alongside founders and national and international scalable emerging companies (tech and life sciences among others). The advice provided covers the full life cycle: fundraising (convertibles, preferred rounds, venture debt), growth/scaling and exits. 

Isabel also advises international venture capital funds (lead investors) in connection with their equity investments in Portuguese start-ups (preferred rounds).

Isabel re-joins the firm in 2021 from Allen & Overy LLP in London, where she was a Senior Associate in the International Capital Markets (ICM) Department. 

Between 2013 and 2021, while at Allen & Overy, Isabel advised the major investment banks, as well as corporate clients, in Europe on a broad range of capital markets transactions with a focus on bank and insurer regulatory capital issues, hybrid instruments, ESG, sovereign and supranational listings and liability management exercises.

She was a junior lawyer at Morais Leitão between 2008 and 2012, where she qualified as a Portuguese lawyer.

Law Degree (Católica Porto School of Law, 2007). Master’s Degree (MA) in Law and Economics (Católica Lisbon School of Law, 2014).


Portuguese, English and German.


Portuguese Bar Association (admitted in 2012). Admitted as solicitor, England and Wales (admitted in 2017).

Isabel Carneiro Kahlen

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