Managing Associate

Labour Department

Maria Barbosa


Maria is Managing Associate of the Labour Department, having started her collaboration with the firm in September 2020. Her experience focuses on legal advice on corporate restructuring operations, namely downsizing processes (collective dismissals and extinction of the work post, incentive leave plans, etc.); support in the scope of operations for the acquisition of businesses or establishments (e.g.: transfers, mergers, divisions, etc.); daily assistance to companies and their human resources departments and assistance to workers and members of statutory bodies in hiring and dismissal processes. In addition, she also has extensive experience in the resolution of judicial and extrajudicial labour disputes, administrative offenses, and disciplinary proceedings.

  • Attendance of the VI Postgraduate Course in Labour Law, taught by the IDET - Institute of Enterprise and Labour Law, Faculty of Law, University of Coimbra (2007)
  • Law degree from the Catholic University of Porto (2005)
  • Senior Associate at Uría Menéndez - Proença de Carvalho (2013 - 2020)
  • Associate at Jardim Sampaio Magalhães e Silva e Associados (2010 - 2013)
  • Associate at Abreu & Marques, Sociedade de Advogados, RL and Moser & Lobo d´Avila, Sociedade de Advogados (2008 - 2010)
  • Professional internship at Porto's PLMJ (2005 - 2008)
  • Author of the article “Members of Statutory Bodies - Social Security Framework and Contributory Exclusion Scheme” published in Actualidad Jurídica, no. 45, 2017.
  • Co-author of the article “Facebook: Private or Public Sphere? Jurisprudential Analysis”, published in Actualidad Jurídica, no. 40, 2015.
  • Co-author of the compilation of “Social Security Legislation”, published by Coimbra Editora, in 2013.
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