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Margarida Vila Franca

Margarida Vila Franca


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

Margarida Vila Franca has been developing her activity mainly within the areas of Corporate Law, Mergers and Acquisitions, Commercial Law, Capital Markets, Banking and Financing.

Margarida has been participating in different processes of acquisition and sale of companies, national and cross-border corporate restructuring, structuring of international partnerships and public offers of acquisition transactions.

Margarida Vila Franca provides standing legal assistance within the ambit of Corporate Law to several national and international clients, including advice in issues of corporate governance and has further developed her activity within the area of commercial contracts.

Margarida Vila Franca has joined CMS Rui Pena & Arnaut in 2001.

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"Margarida Vila Franca is highlighted as an "organised, efficient and technically very complete" associate."

Chambers & Partners - 2015

"Margarida Vila Franca and team head João Caldeira are recommended."

Legal 500 - 2015


  • Master degree in Legal and Commercial Sciences from the Law Faculty of the Catholic University Portugal.
  • Post - Graduation degree in Securities from the Law Faculty of the Classic University of Lisbon.
  • Graduated in Law from the Law Faculty of the Classic University of Lisbon.
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  • Portuguese Bar Association
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