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Susana Afonso

Susana Afonso


CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut
Rua Sousa Martins 10
1050-218 Lisbon
Languages Portuguese, Spanish, English

Susana Afonso has been developing her activity within the area of Labour Law, Social Security Law and Labour Litigation.

Susana Afonso's work has been particularly acknowledged in the area of restructuring of staff establishing plan resulting from merger processes, transmission of establishment or other forms of corporate reorganisation.

Susana Afonso has a vast experience in the international harmonisation of staff at the level of multinational corporations with the consequent implementation of secondment regimes.

Susana Afonso professional experience has further been focused on the redefinition of remuneration plans and social benefits policies.

Susana Afonso is a partner of CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut since 2010

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Susana Afonso is rated highly by clients, who regard her as "technically impressive" and "very responsible" when providing employment advice. Clients appreciate that "she's very strategic, focused on objectives and oriented towards results".

Chambers & Partners 2017

Susana Afonso and team has a strong track record handling collective dismissals.

Legal 500 2017

Susana Afonso has also been awarded with the prize “Forty under 40” by the magazine Iberian Lawyer.

Susana Afonso has been awarded by the Portuguese Bar Association with the title of Expert Lawyer in Labour Law (2007).


  • Susana Afonso holds a graduation degree in Law from the Law Faculty of Universidade Lusíada de Lisboa.
  • 1995 - Member of the Portuguese Bar Association. 
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  • Member of EELA – The European Employment Lawyers Association since 2004.
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