Sérvulo announced a new executive committee and a series of promotions to its partnership. Rita Canas da Silva has been confirmed as a new financial partner. Alberto Saavedra, Ines Palma Ramalho and Marianne Costa Pinto are confirmed as wage partners.
Lead by Manuel Magalhaes (who takes up his duties as managing partner on September 1) the new Executive Committee is made up of partners João Saude, Mark Kirkby, Sophie Carreiro and Rita Canas da Silva.
According Paolo Camara, managing partner of Sérvulo, “these appointments are the result of the recognized talent of these lawyers who are today a national and international benchmark in their fields of practice. They have taken a truly unique and differentiating path and have greatly contributed to the positive results we have achieved in recent years.
Rita Canas da Silva, elected partner in the capital, is responsible for the department of labor law and professor at the Faculty of Law of the Portuguese Catholic University (School of Lisbon). She has advised numerous public and private, national and international organizations on all matters of individual and collective labor law, also having extensive experience in the management of labor relations subject to special regimes.
Alberto Saavedra, senior partner in the Europe and Competition department since 2015, now becomes a partner. He has distinguished himself by the quality of his legal advice to numerous companies and public entities in the areas of merger control, restrictive practices of competition, State aid and services of general economic interest, both at national and European. He was assistant to the Secretary of State for the Treasury, of the 19th constitutional government, between 2013 and 2015, and asserted himself in complex files in the most diverse sectors of activity.
Inês Palma Ramalho strengthens the team of partners in the Finance and Governance department. At Sérvulo since 2015, she is also a specialist in the Fintech and Compliance teams. Palma Ramalho has more than thirteen years of experience in advising on the structuring and renegotiation of financing transactions, having concentrated his activity in recent years in the fields of Private Equity, Fintech and Regulation, advising both institutional clients and new entrants to these markets.
Mariana Costa Pinto, senior associate in the Intellectual Property, IT and Litigation departments since 2019, has also been promoted to partner. Recognized internationally as an undisputed specialist in trademarks and patents, Mariana Costa Pinto has stood out for her legal advice to various multinationals, including pharmaceutical companies and companies in the technology sector with a particular focus on artificial intelligence, in all matters related to intellectual property, as well as in monitoring patent, trademark and copyright litigation before national courts and in advising on litigation abroad.
In the photo, from left to right, João Saúde, Sofia Carreiro, Manuel Magalhães, Rita Canas da Silva and Mark Kirkby.